✫✫ Job @ Room to Read Bangladesh Program Officer, Girls Education Program
Room to Read is a San Francisco, USA based international non-profit organization. We envision a world in which all children can pursue a quality education, reach their full potential and contribute to their community and the world. To achieve this goal, we focus on two areas where we believe we can have the greatest impact: literacy and gender equality in education. We work in collaboration with communities and local governments and partner organizations across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the life skills they’ll need to succeed in school and beyond. We currently work in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zambia. To learn more about Room to Read, please visit www.roomtoread.org .
Room to Read is working in Bangladesh since 2008. We are inviting applications from Bangladeshi nationals to work in the following regular position:
PROGRAM OFFICER, GIRLS’ EDUCATION PROGRAM (Based in Natore and Reports to the Field Manager)
Key Responsibilities: i) Support Program Associates to ensure they are providing targeted and appropriate support to Social Mobilizers so that girls receive quality life skills sessions and parents receive quality parent workshops aligned to the standards in our worldwide program content packages; ii) Support Program Associates to facilitate group discussions with the Social Mobilizers which may include providing ideas for discussion topics and coaching the Program Associate on how to handle difficult topics; iii) Ensure Program Associate know how to coach Social Mobilizer to identify and support girls at risk of dropping or failing out of school using Room to Read’s risk and response protocol; iv) Conduct Program Associate performance reviews; v) Facilitate Program Associate review meetings to discuss and identify solutions to challenges Social Mobilizers are facing, challenges with data collection, or other field-level program implementation challenges; vi) Supports the Senior Program Manager to ensure overall program implementation quality, including local adaptation of Room to Read’s worldwide program content, meets Room to Read’s standards; vii) Ensure school authorities and communities are supportive of the program and fulfilling the agreements they made; viii) Conduct training for Program Associates and Social Mobilizers which may include co-facilitating training sessions with Senior Program Manager; ix) Participate in regular trainings and meetings with Room to Read staff, as planned; x) Participate in regular review meetings and any other activities that may be required to be undertaken to fulfill the objectives of the organization; xi) Coordinate with other Program Officers/Program Manager to implement GEP activities; xii) Participate in donor site visits and provide information to donors about Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program as needed; xiii) Ensure the Social Mobilizers and Program Associates are monitoring and keeping records of girls including attendance, academic performance, and other program activities as required per the program design; xiv) Prepare and review regular staff reports; xv) Participate in annual planning and budgeting for project areas of assignment; xvi) Responsible for expenses and expense reporting in project areas of assignment; xvii) Document best practices, case studies and lessons learned and share with the GEP Team, as needed. Position Specific Requirements: i) Masters degree in a related field (e.g. education, social science, community development etc.); ii) 3 – 5 years of relevant work experience; iii) Prior experience in planning and facilitating trainings; iv) Prior experience coaching others; v) Good interpersonal skills and a team player; vi) Strong organizational and planning skills including the ability to monitor progress of program implementation; vii) Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative; viii) Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people; ix) Experience working with and or counseling adolescent girls; x) Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and Outlook; xi) Fluency in language spoken by girls; xii) English fluency Compensation Package:We offer competitive salary. The benefits include: i) Contributory Provident Fund (10% of gross salary), ii) 13th Month Bonus, iii) Discretionary Performance Bonus, iv) Gratuity (One month gross salary per year), v) Health coverage including spouse and children, vi) Insurances, vii) Professional Development opportunities. The most significant benefit is the opportunity to work with one of the fastest growing international organizations, which has sole focus on education & continuously innovating efficient & effective social entrepreneurship. Application Procedure: Send application & resume (please use your name in naming CV) to Manager – Human Resources, Room to Read Bangladesh through email with the applied position’s title in the subject line firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 28 June 2015.
Any persuasion attempt will disqualify your candidacy. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Room to Read is an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying & developing the skills & leadership of people from diverse backgrounds.
“Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply”