Job Opportunity for Block Coordinator, Literacy Field at Room to Read in Jharkhand

Website Room To Read

Position Overview:

The Block coordinator (s) will work closely with the Program Associate in engaging with the respective schools in their field(s) in District, Jharkhand as part of the Foundational Literacy initiative in Jharkhand. The project is for a three (03) year duration and S/he will support the Program Associate in the execution of the Foundational literacy program at field level and coordination with various stakeholders (Field level government and non-profit partners) to sustain the impact and interventions from the program. The position will report to the Program Associate.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Block coordinator (s) will serve as a technical resource for literacy program at the field level and support PEEOs in delivering the various program activities, innovations and will have the following specific key roles and responsibilities:

On-ground implementation:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of Room to Read’s Literacy program design
  • Interact with key stakeholders (government departments and officials such as PEEOs, CBEO etc.) on a day-to-day basis to ensure delivery on program objectives.
  • Work closely with teachers, PEEOs and CBEO to implement literacy program and innovations as part of Project.
  • Identify operational bottlenecks and weaknesses, wherever applicable and suggest solutions to PA.
  • Organize and lead monthly meetings of the PEEOs.
  • Ensure proper implementation of community engagement plans.
  • Participate actively in events, campaigns, meetings and trainings through the virtual and offline mode.

Technical Support/Monitoring and Data Collection:

  • Assist to PA in planning and delivery of monthly review meetings, including documentation and data provision for the same.
  • Play the key role as a resource person with respect to teacher training.
  • Regular school visits (stand-alone and jointly with PEEOs/Field officials) for technical support to teachers /PEEOs, data collection.
  • Track and report performance on key indicators on a timely basis as per the M&E framework.

Communication & Documentation:

  • Documentation and communication of program achievements/outcomes through reports and notes.
  • Preparing and managing documentation related to program implementation e.g., approvals, letters, etc.
  • Support to preparing regular (monthly, quarterly and yearly basis, including program data) qualitative reports and documenting case studies and best practices
  • Documentation of on-ground learnings and knowledge received from the ground to support coalition partners internal capacity / knowledge building.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education or equivalent is required.
  • Work experience of minimum 1-3 years in development sector.
  • Experience with on-ground program implementation is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of Foundational Literacy concepts.
  • Experiences working with the government in the education sector and teachers training is required.
  • Fluency in Hindi (spoken, written, and reading) is required and basic communication in English is preferred.
  • Desired skills include written and oral communication skills, ability to adapt to emerging situations, interpersonal skills and networking skills, ability to work on tight deadlines.


Room to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. 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.

Room to Read is Child Safe Organisation.


India – Jharkhand

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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