International Relations

Senior Literacy Facilitator

Website Room to Read

Position Overview:

The Senior Literacy Facilitator leads the planning and execution for all works related to providing technical support at block 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 at block. 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 Consultant will report to the Sr PA/PA/Consultant, district level.

This position will involve frequent travel to block 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 block level institutions and local government officials and coordinate the work of other RtR teams in his/her jurisdiction.

This position would preferably be based at block office.

Room to Read is a child safe organisation.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Program understanding

  • Have an excellent understanding of Room to Read’s Literacy Program design and the ability to defend the program in various forums.

  • Have good awareness of literacy programs, their design and strategies operating in project region.

  • Oversee the quality of program implementation and adherence to program guidelines in Literacy.

Technical assistance and advocacy

  • Serve as a technical resource at block level, will organize and participate proactively in technical assistance discussions and workshops especially on early grade reading, library.

  • Attend government meetings, discussions and committees on literacy and use those forums to advocate for enabling policies and government orders in support of RtR literacy.

  • Regularly communicate and work with block level government counterparts to build awareness and understanding among them with respect to the Room to Read literacy program and its main features.

  • Participate in the district and block level discussions organized by government counterparts and advocate for RtR approach through developing good understanding of state curriculum, text books and various education projects/programs.

  • Provide technical assistance to schools in teaching-learning of reading and life skills by using instructional materials and make suggestions for improving quality and utilization of these materials.

  • Be responsible for developing a cadre of Master Trainers on early grade reading, library in district and will follow up with them in providing technical support as and when required.

Program coordination and monitoring

  • Be responsible for managing the implementation of the Literacy program for the set of schools under his/her jurisdiction, ensuring timely, efficient and well-coordinated implementation, adhering to the TA guidelines.

  • Analyze various data and information emanating from the field, develop programmatic co-relations and flag off issues for larger discussion.

Training, workshop and meeting

  • Provide technical oversight to block level officials and support them in their coaching and communication with government teachers and schools; identify gaps in their capabilities and plan for their capacity building in discussion with the team.

  • Participate in IDTS workshops on material development, training module development and training of trainers as and when required.

  • Attend review meetings at state level and provide reflective feedback on program implementation and design issues; at the same time, act as the conduit for transferring innovative ideas and practices from the state level on to the field.

Planning, Reporting and Documentation

  • Responsible for preparing regular (monthly, quarterly and yearly) qualitative reports and documenting case studies and best practices.

  • Participate in any other activities which may be required to be undertaken to fulfill the objectives of the organization.

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in education/social sciences or equivalent

  • Master’s Degree in education/social sciences or equivalent preferred

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in the education sector

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in Hindi

  • Critical thinking and analytical skills

  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player

  • Proven track record of achieving results

  • Proven ability to work effectively with schools and communities

  • Ability to travel regularly to project sites in remote locations

Recommended

  • Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people

  • Prior experience of working in a non-profit organization that is focused on maintaining high quality work and low overhead

  • Prior experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional organization

  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative

  • Prior experience living and/or working in rural areas

  • Prior experience working with schools, teachers, administrators and government officials

  • Experience in successful implementation of a wide range of tasks as well as developing and implementing improvements in a prior position

Compensation:

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.

Location(s)

India – Uttarakhand

To be successful at Room to Read, you will also: 

  • Have passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic nonprofit organization
  • Be a proactive and innovative thinker who achieves results and creates positive change
  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
  • Embrace diversity and a commitment to collaboration
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment

Room to Read is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

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