Senior Associate, Literacy Field
Date: 11 Nov 2021
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 India has worked in Telangana since 2008 and till now we have 2,256 Girls' Education and 636 Literacy Program Schools.
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 Francisco, 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.
Room to Read is a child-safe organization; all personnel are expected to adhere to Room to Read’s Child Protection Policy and Child Protection Code of Conduct.
Position Overview (Madhya Pradesh):
The Senior Program Associate leads the planning and execution for all works related to providing technical support at DIET, DPO and other institutions where scale up technical support is required at district level. S/He will be responsible for implementing Room to Read’s Literacy Program’s technical support activities such as various workshops and coordinating studies for program quality and provides strategic, technical and management support. S/he will oversee the quality of program implementation of the Literacy program. If needed s/he may be assigned for overseeing the literacy program implementation. S/he would identify quality issues related to program design and management and discuss them with the supervisor keeping the state office in loop and provide solutions at the field level. The SPA – TA will report to the Program Officer TA. The SPA-TA will also support the PO-TA in conducting and organizing activities related to Center for Excellence on Early Literacy and Language (CELL) proposed to be established at State and District Level in partnership with Government.
This position will involve frequent travel to district locations as well as regular interaction with education officials, organization and departments working with similar mandate, school administrators, teachers and students. S/he would serve as the main point of contact for the DIET, DPO, CEO and other institutions and local government officials and coordinate the work of other RtR staff in his/her jurisdiction.
This position would preferably be based at DIET/District Mission Office in district.
Position Overview (Rajasthan) :
The Sr. Literacy Program Associate Technical Assistance (Sr. LPA-TA) leads the planning and execution for all works related to providing technical support at RSCERT, SSA level and other institutions where scale-up technical support is required. S/He will be responsible for implementing Room to Read’s Literacy Program technical support activities such as various workshops and coordinating studies for program quality and provides strategic, support on SCF development, research areas, work on MLE, foundational literacy related activities, technical and management support. S/he will oversee the quality of program implementation of the Literacy program. If needed s/he may be assigned for overseeing the literacy program implementation. S/he would identify quality issues related to program design and management and discuss them with the supervisor keeping the country office in loop and provide solutions at the field level. The Sr. LPA-TA will report to the State Officer, Literacy Field and will have dotted reporting to the State Manager/ State Coordinator.
This position will be based on RSCERT at Udaipur (Raj) for regular interaction with State level Govt Education officials and leading the assign tasks under the foundational literacy at RSCERT as well as monthly or need based visit to state office for strategic planning and review meeting. S/he would serve as the main point of contact for the district level research as well RSCERT level tasks and other institutions and coordinate the work of other RtR staff.
Roles & Responsibilities:
Technical assistance and advocacy
Program coordination and monitoring
Training, workshop and meeting
Planning, Reporting and Documentation
Annual planning and budgeting
Qualification & Experience
To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also:
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.
To submit your application please Madhya Pradesh- CLICK HERE
To submit your application please Rajasthan- CLICK HERE
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.