Room to Read
Officer, People Operations
Auditing, Taxation, Financial accounting/Operations, Payroll officer
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Dec 11 2021


Position: Officer, People Operations

Location: Dwarka, New Delhi

Start Date: 11 Nov 2021
End Date: 11 Dec 2021


Organization Profile:

Room 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 girls. 

Room 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 Overview:

The People Operations (Recruitment) Officer will be responsible for strategic sourcing and planning of all positions of Room to Read India. S/he will also initiate and implement recruitment strategies to increase the talent pool and pipelines and will provide input to ensure the RtR has diverse talent that performs at a high level responding to the changing needs of the organization. This position works in close collaboration with program and operations and other support functions. Other responsibilities include supervising People Operations Associate/Assistant and supporting Manager, People Operations with strategic planning. This position reports to the Manager, People Operations. The following duties are exemplary of the type of tasks the Officer People Operations may be assigned.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for strategically planning and sourcing the potential candidates.

  • Be well versed with RtR HR Recruitment Policies, and provide weekly, monthly and quarterly Recruitment metrics as required.

  • Lead full-cycle recruitment process and directly recruit positions; develop candidate rosters, employ traditional sourcing strategies, actively network and employ innovative, creative recruiting methods to hire the best talent.

  • Develop and maintain a collaborative relationship with key stakeholders internally and externally including HR staff, Universities, recruiting agencies, etc.

  • Maintain all documentation pertaining to Recruitment, including tracking weekly recruitment metrics. 

  • Work closely with hiring managers to review the Job descriptions and make sure all the JDs are updated 

  • Organise in-take meetings with hiring manager before initiating work on any open position to understand the need of the position and skill set of the candidate.

  • The individual will be responsible for pro-active sourcing, advertising, screening, interviewing, reference checking and final negotiations for open positions.

  • Implement industry “best practices” to ensure the timely selection of talent that will support RtR’s organizational culture, while contributing to RtR’s position as an employer of choice. 

  • Expand the capacity of hiring managers and new HR or Recruitment staff to identify talent via improved interview skills & ability to specify critical needs.

  • Develop a deep understanding of the RtR’s culture and values and align these with sourcing and attracting talent. 

  • Develop and implement strategies to maintain internal and external pipeline and roster of talent across all states.

  • In collaboration with program team, represent RtR at industry related career fairs, conferences, seminars and other relevant industry events as necessary.

  • Other recruitment responsibilities as assigned.

Other HR Responsibilities

  • Represent the POSH committees of 3 states and conduct quarterly meeting with the IC members

  • SPOC Person for at least 3 states, proactively sense the issues that can emerge and resolve them before they are escalated.  

  • Lead implementation of global initiatives at country level such as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Be a part of the investigation committees that are established from time to time to deep dive into employee complaints and submit a detailed report to management 

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Set goals for performance and deadlines in ways that comply with organization’s growth plan and vision and communicate them to subordinates.

  • Organize workflow and ensure that employees understand their duties or delegated tasks

  • Conduct regular 1:1 to monitor employee productivity and provide constructive feedback and coaching

  • Resolve job related issues if there are any 

  • Communicate any important information from management to the team and vice versa

  • Conduct performance reviews and support their development within the organization 

  • Recommend reward and promotion based on performance



  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement recruiting initiatives, preferably in development sector.

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum of eight years of professional experience in HR position.

  • General knowledge of the principles and best practices of Hiring and Selection.

  • Strong recruiting background preferably developed through various specialist assignments. The most important of which would be recruiting

  • Demonstrated strategic approach to HR with the ability and willingness to also execute the tactical elements of the job.

  • Ability to work within narrowly defined objectives under general supervision

  • Ability to effectively address well defined problems of moderate complexity and complete moderately complex assignments

  • Generally, assists with Country Office wide projects as assigned by the Manager, People Operations

  • Generates tactical solutions that address the needs of various departments in the Country Office.

  • Excellent communication skills in English (oral and written) and capability to relate and interact with multicultural teams and represent the organization in professional forum 

To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also:

  • Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact an up-and-coming nonprofit organization

  • Be an innovative and creative thinker; you’re not afraid to try something new and inspire others to do so

  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness

  • Have a strong work ethic and require minimal direction

  • Work well independently as well as part of a team

  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment 

Room 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 check




Room 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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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.