Associate, Literacy Field
Date: 2nd June 2021
by: 1st July 2021
to Read India
was established in 2003 and presently have programs in 09 states-
Chhattisgarh, Delhi NCR, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra,
Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Literacy
Program implemented in 9661 government schools, 20,342 teachers
trained in library management and reading activities. 17,868 girls
benefitted from our Girls’ Education Program.
to Read is a global organization transforming the lives of
millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on
literacy and gender equality in education. Founded in 2000 on the
belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, our
innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within
schools during two time periods that are most critical in a
child’s schooling: early primary school for literacy acquisition
and secondary school for girls’ education. We work in
collaboration with local communities, partner organizations, and
governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading
among primary school children and ensure girls can complete
secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life
decisions. By focusing on the quality of education provided within
the communities and ensuring these outcomes are measured, we have
created a model that can be replicated, localized and sustained by
governments. Room to Read has benefited 16.6 million children
across over 30,000 communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Grenada,
Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Rwanda,
South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zambia.
to Read global headquarters is in San Francisco, and we have
smaller fundraising offices in Hong Kong, London, and Delhi. We
have an Asia Regional Office located in New Delhi, a Southern
Africa Regional Office in Pretoria, and program offices in
Colombo, Dhaka, Ho Chi Minh City, Kathmandu, Lusaka, New Delhi,
Pretoria, Phnom Penh, and Vientiane.
to Read is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of
children and expects everyone to share this commitment.
Literacy Program Associate (LPA) assist the planning and execution
for all work related to implementing Room to Read’s program at
the field level and provides strategic, technical and management
support. S/he will oversee the quality of implementation,
coordination, development and reporting of the Literacy program
for a set of schools. S/he would identify quality issues related
to program design and management and discuss them with the
supervisor and provide solutions at the field level. S/he would
assist Program Officer with respect to teacher training and
capacity building of government officials. The LPA will report to
the Program Officer/State Manager. This position will involve
frequent travel to field locations as well as regular interaction
with education officials, school administrators, teachers and
students. S/he would serve as the main point of contact for the
school and local government officials and coordinate the work of
other RtR staff in his/her jurisdiction.
a thorough understanding of Room to Read’s Literacy program
the program independently of assigned project area and ensure the
program outcome in consultation with Reporting manager
the block level officials engagement in program, Encourage and
facilitate field visit and create favorable environment for
the ongoing implementation of the Literacy program for
the set of schools under his/her jurisdiction, ensure
timely, efficient and well-coordinated implementation, adhere to
the program and budget guidelines
relationships with school, community and government
counterparts and respond to issues that may
arise in these relationships.
regions with library only schools, the LPOA will manage both the
operational and technical support and oversight of the Library
Coaches. In regions with both instruction and library components,
the LPOA will manage the operational support and oversight of the
literacy coaches and Literacy Facilitators.
in selecting the program schools as per program guidelines
all program schools receive books, materials, and furniture
at the appropriate time
that all teacher training and capacity building activities are
held as per plan and program guidelines, including the
receipt of necessary approvals
that program schools are monitored as per guidelines and the
field staff perform their job effectively
effective utilization of program budget through proper planning
and tracking of planned activities. Ensure that financial and
procurement norms are adhered to and efforts are made to be
reduce cost to the extent possible, without compromising on the
cash advance, settlement, and reimbursement for program
and ensure all data entry and compilation on monthly,
quarterly and yearly basis, including GSD data. Maintain high
level of data quality
Literacy Program Operations Officer in preparing programmatic
and financial reports
progress of implementation and expenditures through regular
review meetings and field visits; flag off deviations and delays
at the earliest; ensure proper documentation of the meeting
including follow up actions.
Liaison with district education
departments to explore opportunities for technical
and update oneself regarding the current national/international
research in the field.
technical oversight to DIET/ district level officials and
support them in their coaching and communication with government
teachers and schools.
review meetings at the district and state/national level
and participate in key government level meeting, trainings
and development workshops.
PO in preparing regular (monthly, quarterly and yearly basis,
including GSD data) qualitative reports and documenting case
studies and best practices.
PO in literacy program AWP&B, IC and development of program
tracking system for timely and quality implementation of
regular visits to program schools, observe classroom and/or
library activities, speak to teachers and headmasters and
supervise the functioning of the LFs/LbCs
design and quality issues, including problems being faced by
LFs/LbCs. Discuss these issues with supervisor and based on that
provide solutions at the field level.
informal discussion at least 5 children during every
school visit and discuss with teachers and share report to
and Coach LFs/LbCs by using structured observation form
during regular school support visit.
as the resource person with respect to teacher training and
capacity building of field team. Assist in planning for all
teacher trainings at the district/state level.
Participate in training
of trainers (TOT), central and monthly
review meetings, provide reflective feedback on program
implementation and design issues.
proper implementation of community engagement plans.
actively on social media in all RtR campaigns.
in any other activities which may be required to be undertaken to
fulfill the objectives of the organization
Degree in education / social sciences or equivalent
degree in education / social sciences or equivalent preferred
3-5 years of relevant experience in the education sector
written and oral communication skills in state
thinking and analytical skills
interpersonal skills and a team player
track record of achieving results
ability to work effectively with schools and communities
to travel regularly to project sites in remote locations.
success working closely and building relationships with diverse
groups of people
experience of working in a non-profit organization that is
focused on maintaining high quality work and low overhead
experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional
to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative
experience living and/or working in rural areas
experience working with schools, teachers, administrators and
in successful implementation of a wide range of tasks as well as
developing and implementing improvements in a prior position
to Read has zero tolerance when it comes to child abuse and
exploitation and believes that all children have equal rights to
protection. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to
the child protection policy, code of conduct and standards and
will undergo rigorous reference and background check through third
party. Background check will include the verification of
employment history and criminal check. Selected candidates may be
required to provide additional information to conduct a background
to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits.
Benefits include thirteenth month bonus, health insurance and a
retirement plan. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique
opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, and rapidly
growing organization that is changing transforming the lives of
millions of children in developing countries on literacy and
gender equality in education.
HERE to apply for this position.
Due to the
high volume of applicant response, not all applicants may receive
a response from Room to Read. Regret the inconvenience. Room to
Read is an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and
developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse
backgrounds. We always encourage women to apply.