Room to Read is a US 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. Room to Read 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

Room to Read is working in Bangladesh since 2008. We are inviting applications from Bangladeshi nationals to work in the following regular position:

Literacy Program Officer
(Based in Dhaka & Natore and Reports to the Field Manager)

Position Overview:

The Literacy Program Officer works as technical lead on literacy skills and the habit of reading at upazila level and coordinates closely with the district field office to ensure successful implementation of the program on Reading Advancement activities. This position reports to the Field Manager and provide technical supervision to the Literacy Facilitators.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for implementing reading improvement activities under program on Reading Advancement to a certain number of schools;
  • Coordinate and facilitate upazila level workshops, training and other events for field level staff, Head teachers, Teachers, SMC members, as per program design and implementation calendar;
  • Provide support to partner organization in organizing, training and events at upazila and school level;
  • Coordinate to ensure timely distribution of learning materials to the schools;
  • Make regular visit to the schools and provide technical feedback on improvement of program quality to the Literacy Facilitators and to the teachers;
  • Take initiative for professional development of program staff;
  • Report timely implementation of the program targets;

Required Qualification:

  • Master’s Degree in Education/ Project Management/ Social Science/Child Development or any other relevant subject;
  • Minimum of 5 years’ related work experience;
  • Strong planning, budgeting, supervisory, training management and facilitation skills;
  • Good knowledge and understanding of education issues and priorities;
  • Strong interpersonal communication, language and computer skills.


We offer competitive salary. The benefits include:

  • Provident Fund
  • 13th Month Bonus
  • Discretionary Performance Bonus
  • Gratuity
  • Health coverage including spouse and children
  • Insurance
  • 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:

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply online using the below links for separate locations:

i) For Dhaka

ii) For Natore:

Please apply on or before 17 September 2019. Any persuasion attempt will disqualify your candidacy. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

“Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply”