VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT



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 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 Cox’s Bazar and Reports to the Senior Program Officer- GEP)

Position Overview:

The Program Officer, Girl Education Program will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program, including program development, planning, implementing and monitoring of scholar girls.  S/he will be constantly engaged in working to improve girls scholarship program, with the aim of ensuring that Room to Read sponsored girls are getting good education and performing well in schools.  This position requires skills in project management, life skill training, Mentoring, networking, accounting, and supervising. The Program Officer, GEP will report to the Senior Program Officer, GEP.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Program Implementation and Training

  • Support Social Mobilizers (SM) to ensure they are providing targeted and appropriate support so that girls receive quality life skills sessions and parents receive quality parent workshops aligned to the standards in our worldwide program content packages;
  • Support Social Mobilizers to facilitate group discussions which may include providing ideas for discussion topics and coaching the SMs on how to handle difficult topics;
  • Ensure Social Mobilizers know how to coach to identify and support girls at risk of dropping or failing out of school using Room to Read’s risk and response protocol;
  • Conduct Social Mobilizers performance reviews;
  • Facilitate Social Mobilizers review meetings to discuss and identify solutions to challenges Social Mobilizers are facing, challenges with data collection, or other field-level program implementation challenges;
  • 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;
  • Ensure school authorities and communities are supportive of the program and fulfilling the agreements they made;
  • Conduct training for Social Mobilizers which may include co-facilitating training sessions with Senior Program Manager;
  • Participate in regular trainings and meetings with Room to Read staff, as planned;
  • Participate in regular review meetings and any other activities that may be required to be undertaken to fulfill the objectives of the organization;
  • Coordinate with other Program Officers/Program Manager to implement GEP activities;
  • Participate in donor site visits and provide information to donors about Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program as needed.

Planning, Reporting and Documentation

  • Ensure the Social Mobilizers are monitoring and keeping records of girls including attendance, academic performance, and other program activities as required per the program design;
  • Prepare and review regular staff reports;
  • Participate in annual planning and budgeting for project areas of assignment;
  • Responsible for expenses and expense reporting in project areas of assignment;
  • Document best practices, case studies and lessons learned and share with the GEP Team, as needed.

Require Qualification:

  • Only females are allowed to apply
  • Master’s degree in a related field (e.g. education, social work, community development).
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Prior experience in planning and facilitating trainings.
  • Prior experience coaching others.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills including the ability to monitor progress of program implementation.
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative.
  • Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people.
  • Experience working with and or counseling adolescent girls.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and Outlook.
  • Fluency in language spoken by girls.
  • English fluency.

Compensation:

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 through https://osv-rtr.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/RoomToRead/job/Bangladesh---Coxs-Bazar/Program-Officer--Girls--Education-Program_R-01094 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”