title: Officer, GEGEP
Girls’ Education & Gender Equality Program
Date: 02- Jun- 2021
India Country Office.
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 in9661 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.
Program officer at the Country office will be responsible for
supporting the India Country Office in achieving the Country goals
set out for the Girls Education & Gender Equality Program.
This position requires experience in Education, gender as well as
matters like partnership management and program management, budget
and program appraisals etc. This position will require frequent
travel to all the concerned field areas Room to Read works in, as
well as regular interaction with key stakeholders like state
teams, partners, field staff and colleagues in different offices.
S/he will extend support to GEP program officers based in states.
This position will report to Senior Manager, GEGEP.
and Thought Leadership:
update oneself with knowledge and policy related information on
Girls' Education programming in India and worldwide, and develop
in-depth understanding of issues and practices related to it
the organization and influencing the process of strengthening
life skills education in the educational ecosystem by being part
of different groups and in different forums
in developing standard presentations, notes that can be used to
represent GEGEP to various audiences like government, donors,
external agencies, academics etc.
notes, training documents, TOT programs, presentations, content
for various INCO initiated capacity building and review meetings
of States; preparation and follow for these engagements with the
states; rendering team in organizing national event.
to development of strategic documents at the country level;
Contribute to QPR, Annual Reports, Donor reports, and other
documents as necessary
develop technical assistance proposals and budget
Visioning, Development & Content Creation [Demonstration &
support to the Senior Program Manager and state team to envision
program trajectories in a collaborative model with the state
to program development - conceptualizing program designs,
frameworks and monitoring tools in response to diverse
opportunities and asks in varied contexts – especially at scale
review and contextualize all materials related to the worldwide
modules received from GO. Collectively work with the State POs
and PAs as working group for content review and development
the process of developing training materials and training designs
for life skills educators – especially at scale basis the
in developing/upgrading SOPs/ guidance note/ checklist wherever
the development of one edition of GUPSHUP
the Senior Program Manager to develop standards and checklists
for defining the quality parameters of the programs and shares
and takes on board for further discussion and follow up with team
at State level
a leading role in getting all the teammates (across the country)
on a common page for delivering a quality program – whether in
direct model or in partnership
Research/Baseline studies as well as Action Researches as
required and interfaces with external and internal stakeholders,
as and when required.
in Special Task forces as and when required.
Capacity Building efforts of States on specific themes.
Program Quality – Demonstration:
in ensuring that the program(s) (depending upon the allocated
state) are being implemented on agreed benchmarks and stays on
top of implementation of the allocated states by working with
closely with Program Operations team and the State Team in
identifying bottlenecks of implementation and resolves it
initiative in identifying and resolving quality issues in the
program while working together with the INCO colleagues and other
stakeholders as required
that relevant data (reports/ dashboards) are analyzed timely and
the feedback loop is closed by using it in the program
undertakes and documents the monthly check in calls conducted
with the relevant stakeholder(s)
that Standard Operating Protocols (SOPs) are being followed, keep
abreast of the ground zero challenges
being faced by the state teams.
corrective measures and proposes relevant changes/process
improvement(s) (if any) that might be required to fine-tune the
existing SOPs for better implementation of the tasks.
and organizing GEGEP meetings with the states
undertake field visits. Observe quality of program and program
fidelity at the field level. Share observations with state GEGEP
team, State managers and INCO Prog Ops, along with suggested
of Partner proposals and suggest the specific points to team for
Program Quality – Custom Project:
out the training of the Accelerator team.
support in Teacher's Training.
field visits to observe roll of quality of program.
presentations, program notes, status update etc. to be shared
during the internal meetings and meetings with the government
officials; rendering support in donor reporting and the state
team in advocating with the govt. to institutionalize the life
skill sessions in the school.
support to the state team in ideating the community campaigns,
community events, teachers/ warden training, holding teams’
meetings, Radio and TV program and in other program components;
closely monitor the program in collaboration with Ops.
coordination and meetings with the state team and other
departments regarding the program implementation status, analysis
of dashboard, budget and other programmatic aspects
with RM&E on data quality monitoring visits and follow up all
the concerns and ensure resolution
Planning and Budgeting:
in events, workshops and seminars on Girls’ education
Communications Dept. to develop outreach materials for GEP
including brochures, yearbook, case studies, films etc.
Communications department and Organize events and technical
sessions that help create visibility and thought leadership of
with other departments:
required Program Officers liaison with other departments like
administration and finance for follow up on Requisitions for
workshops, logistics, payments, other services required like
closely with Operations on tracking spending and initiating
corrective measures for budget utilization and Donor reports
closely with HR if any support is required being a part of the
interview panel; Participate in hiring interviews, orientation
sessions, program events and other INCO activities.
degree in education/Social work/development studies/Gender or
of working in the areas of elementary/ secondary education,
girls’ education, gender, school development.
in developing training modules, conducting trainings and managing
to travel frequently and spend time in the field.
verbal and written communication skills in English and Hindi.
range of 5-7 years’ experience in working with an
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
transforming the lives of millions of children in developing
countries on literacy and gender equality ineducation.
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
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