Officer, Gender Equality and Girls’ Education Program
Date: 11 Nov 2021
End Date: 11 Dec 2021
to Read India was established in 2003 and presently have programs
in 9 states- Chhattisgarh, Delhi NCR, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh,
Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
Our Literacy Program has been implemented in 15642 government
schools, training 25,741 teachers trained in library management
and reading activities. Over the same period our Girls’
Education & Gender Equality Program has benefitted over 62,457
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. With its, global headquarters in San Fransisco, Room
to Read has benefited 18 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. Room to Read India has
received several awards and recognition over the years including
recognition as one of the top ten NGOs to work for during the past
six years by the Great Places to Work Institute.
position is based in a state office. The PO will be accountable
for quality field implementation across the state, constantly
evolving teams and ensuring that the program achievements are
taken to the government to advocate system integration. The PO
will be directly leading a team of PAs and will be closely working
with the country team to ensure that implementation across various
program sights are on time and of super quality. The PO will also
ensure that the ecosystem around the program sights is constantly
engaged and energized. S/he will work very closely with the state
manager to ensure that all documentation has programmatic insight
and is of best quality. The person is expected be passionate about
the issue and lead the discourse at the state level with various
position will report to State Manager /State Coordinator.
field visits and observe the implementation of pre- decided
quality benchmarks in the field basis the LS observation form
discussion with PAs/ SMs around quality and ensure its
implementation at the field level
program audit in the field and ensuring the implementation of its
validation and physical verification of scholars in field
Quality standards are being implemented as per program
Quality standards are being implemented as per program
updates and inputs to INCO on quality benchmark implementation
and Capacity Building:
PAs to ensure they are providing targeted and appropriate support
to SMs, support PAs to facilitate group discussions with the
PAs know how to coach SMs to identify and support girls at risk
of dropping or failing out of school using Room to Read’s risk
and response protocol.
Regular Feedbacks and handholding support(coaching) to PA on
documentation and other related tasks.
and facilitating donors/ INCO/ govt visits
for team training and capacity building of SMs
with other POs/Program Manager to implement GEP activities- e.g.
participate in special task forces as agreed
in review meetings and trainings at INCO
with Govt. organizations to explore the channels to provide
the Contracts/MOU, taking approvals etc. with SSA and RMSA
in government meetings - participation in their AP&B,
attending steering committee meeting, attending any strategic
meeting as a technical advisor etc.
with DPO/DRPs and DEOs in new geographical areas
with different NGOs for visibility and Linkages in different
levels from village level to state level and conducting the
with media persons for program visibility and exploring the
possibilities for program documentation.
state level scholarships, schemes available for girls and link
them to the same. Create a road map to ensure girls avail the
local referral services for the girls including counselling,
health services etc.
and strengthen community development structures (SMCs, VCPC) for
creating safety nets for girls and strengthening similar
institutions at the State level.
Budgeting & Planning:
budget utilization on regular basis and guiding program
associates on cash forecasts, fund projections and transfers.
the activities/ reprogramming and sending request to ensure the
utilization of surplus (unspent, underspent and savings) budget.
in the state and national level discussions and plan the
activities for upcoming year in Annual Planning and Budgeting
and recommending bills and expenses.
Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation:
of Program reports received from the program associates and
compiling of Program-MPR for INCO
CMT & Program dashboard, Ops MPR and MIU
and reviewing the government reports, QPR to INCO
wise cohort risk analysis to combat the issues proactively.
planning and conducting alumnae events
information and writing case studies, donor reports and INCO
for reviewing the performance of your team members, like goal
setting process, mid-year and annual performance review
1 to 1 meetings on monthly basis with supervisees and provide all
possible support in their capacity building
degree in education/Social work/development studies/Gender or
of working in the areas of elementary/secondary education, girls’
education, gender, school development and life skills
in developing training modules, conducting trainings and managing
to travel frequently and spend time in the field.
in language spoken by girls in the state.
verbal and written communication skills in English and Hindi/or
the local language of the state where position is based
range of 6-8 years’ experience in working
experience in planning and facilitating trainings.
experience coaching others.
interpersonal skills and a team player.
organizational and planning skills including the ability to
monitor progress of program implementation.
to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative.
success working closely and building relationships with diverse
groups of people.
working with and or counseling adolescent girls.
computer skills including Microsoft Office and Outlook.
experience living and/or working in rural areas.
experience working with schools, teachers, and government
be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will
a passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact an
up-and-coming non-profit organization
an innovative and creative thinker – you are not afraid to try
something new and inspire others to do so
a very high level of personal and professional integrity and
a strong work ethic and require minimal direction
both self-confident and humble
well independently as well as part of a team
in a fast-paced and fun environment
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.
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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.