Job Opportunity For Block Program Coordinator, Literacy Field At Room To Read In Karnataka

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Position Overview:

The Block Programme Coordinator (BPC) assist the planning and execution for all work related to implementing Room to Read’s Programme at the field level and provides strategic, technical and management support. S/he will oversee the quality of implementation, coordination, development and reporting of the Literacy program for a set of schools.  S/he would identify quality issues related to program design and management and discuss them with the supervisor and provide solutions at the field level.  S/he would assist Programme Associate/Programme Officer with respect to teacher training and capacity building of government officials. The BPC will report to the Programme Associate. 

This position will involve frequent travel to field locations as well as regular interaction with education officials, school administrators, teachers and students. S/he would serve as the main point of contact for the school and local government officials and coordinate the work of other RtR staff in his/her jurisdiction.


Roles & Responsibilities:

Program Understanding:
Have a strong understanding of Room to Read’s Literacy program design and the ability to present the program in various forums.
S/he has good awareness of literacy programs, their design and strategies operating in project region.
Have good awareness on quality of program implementation and adherence to program guidelines for the set of schools under his/her jurisdiction.

Technical assistance and advocacy:
Serve as a technical resource at the block level. Attend government meetings, discussions and committees on literacy and use those forums to advocate for enabling policies and government support in support of RtR literacy program.
Participate in the district and block level discussions organized by government counterparts and advocate for RtR approach through developing good understanding foundational literacy and reading programme.
Training, workshop and meeting:
Provide technical oversight to the CRPs/BEOs and support them in their coaching and communication with teachers and schools. Identify gaps in their capabilities and plan for their capacity building in discussion with the State and Country office team.
Act as the resource person with respect to teacher training and capacity building. Assist in planning for all teacher trainings at the district/state level.
Conduct monthly review meeting with BEO and CRPs at block level.

Program coordination and monitoring:
Responsible for managing the implementation of the Literacy program for the set of schools under his/her jurisdiction, ensuring timely, efficient and well-coordinated implementation, adhering to the program and budget guidelines.
Collate and analyze program data and school information emanating from the field, develop programmatic co-relations and flag off issues for larger discussion.
Ensure that all program schools receive books, materials at the appropriate time.
Ensure program data entry and compilation on monthly, quarterly and yearly basis. Maintain high level of data quality.

School visits:
Make regular visits to program schools, observe classroom transactions, library activities, and speak to teachers and headmasters in coordination with Cluster Resource Person (CRP).
Observe and coach teacher by using structured observation form during regular school support visit and develop their academic understanding in the reading practices in schools in coordination with CRP.

Bachelor Degree in education / social sciences or equivalent required.
Master Degree in education / social sciences or equivalent preferred.
Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in the development sector.
In-depth knowledge about language and reading practices and approaches.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Good interpersonal skills and a team player.
Proven track record of achieving results.
Proven ability to work effectively with schools and communities.
Ability to travel regularly to project sites in remote locations.
Knowledge of Kannada.

Room to Read is a child-safe organization.


India – Karnataka 

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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