Position: Program Officer-Quality Reading Material
Location: Dwarka, New Delhi Country Office
Start Date: 12 July 2021
End Date: 12 Aug 2021
Room to Read India was established in 2003 and presently have programs in 10 states- Andhra Pradesh 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 has received several awards and recognition over the years including recognition as one of the top ten NGOs to work for during the past five years by the Great Places to Work Institute.
Program Officer - QRM position will be based at New Delhi, Country Office and report directly to the Sr. Program Manager - Quality Reading Material. The position will require some travel and involves frequent interaction with authors, illustrators, publishers, printers, and officials.
QRM create and publishes local language books for children between the ages group of 5 to 12 years. These books cover topics that capture children’s imaginations and make reading fun. Our goal is inspire children to read, expand their minds, and develops a lifelong love for reading and learning.
Apart from publishing books for our libraries, the department is also responsible for procuring relevant reading material for the libraries.
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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 opportunitytobepartofaninnovative,meaningful,andrapidlygrowingorganizationthatischanging transforming the lives of millions of children in developing countries on literacy and gender equality ineducation.
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