Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond. We are a non-government organization who works with local communities and governments to implement our programs. We are a learning organization that finds innovative solutions to challenges and acts quickly to achieve results. We hold ourselves accountable to both the children and the communities we serve and to our investors.
We currently work in fourteen countries of Asia and Africa. The countries with a desperate lack of resources to educate their children. Since our inception, Room to Read has impacted over 12.4 million children across 20,000 schools, published 1382 new children’s book titles, and reached over 50,000 girls through our Girls’ Education program. Room to Read has an annual budget of approximately US$51 million with global staff numbers over 1400. The global headquarters is located in San Francisco, having smaller fundraising offices in New York, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, Sydney, and Tokyo. The Asia Regional Office located in New Delhi.
Room to Read India was established in 2003. It is headquartered in New Delhi and currently has operations across ten states, viz. Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. We collaborate with local governments to ensure that primary school children can become independent readers and girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions. In the past fourteen years, Room to Read has benefited over 3,7 million children, helped set up over 8000 libraries in government schools, trained teachers on literacy instruction in over 2300 schools, published over 200 titles of children’s literature in local language and provided material, academic and life skills support to over 14000 girls. 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 four years by the Great Places to Work Institute.
The Girls’ Education (GE) Program Officer spends the majority of his or her time providing direct support to the GE Program Associate (PAs)/Social Mobilizers (SMs) and report to the State Manager. The work entails leading SM trainings, working 1:1 and in groups with SMs/PAs regularly. To ensure that they are effective in their roles in working with girls, and when needed plan effective life skills or mentoring sessions with girls. The Program Officer is also responsible for aspects of program administration such as strengthening linkages with like- minded organizations, liasioning with block/district level officials, regular program and financial tracking, collecting/ reviewing and analyzing program data collected by Social Mobilizers (SMs)/PAs and entering it into RtRs database, supporting needs assessments and delivery of material support for girls on the program, and supporting the annual planning and budgeting process. The PO will also be responsible for meeting the reporting mechanisms and ensuring the quality of the same
Roles & Responsibilities
Program Implementation and Training
Manage Social Mobilizers (SMs) / PAs
Liasioning, networking and building linkages
Annual planning and budgeting
Planning, Reporting and Documentation
Qualifications and experience Required:
To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also:
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. 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.
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