Website Room To Read
India – Chhattisgarh
The Literacy Facilitator (LF) will be responsible for coaching teachers, librarians, and principals in the literacy program schools to help them adopt to new ways of working with children that increase the children’s literacy skills and habit of reading and also support parents at community level to ensure learning at home. They will report to the Literacy Program Officer/Associate and will not have any direct reports. This position is based at project location (District/Block/Mandal/Cluster).
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Develop a thorough understanding of Room to Read’s Literacy program design
- Develop a thorough understanding of EGL and read relevant literature/researches
- Participate actively in online capacity building program of the RtR staff
- Support literacy program intervention and Learning at home environment across assigned project schools and ensure adherence to the program design
- Provide reflective feedback on program design and implementation (especially with respect to progress towards outcomes) and demonstrate a solution-oriented approach
- Serve as a technical resource to the schools in the area of language development, literacy skills and reading.
School and home/community visits:
- Undertake school visits with government resource person at cluster levels every day when the schools are open, except for days when on official travel and leave.
- Conduct home/community visits as per requirement.
- Conduct orientation/sensitization of parents, SMC and PRI members on home as a learning space
- Supports and participates in Family & Community Engagement (F&CE) activities like literacy events, parent meetings, reading campaign, summer camp and other community activities
- Explore opportunities and methods of providing distance support to the teachers.
- Regularly observe, demonstrate and coach assigned grades teachers in delivering the instructional component of the Literacy Program, either in person or through recordings and distance mode.
- Conduct informal assessment of at least 5 children during every school visit and discuss with teachers and share report to supervisors.
- Regularly observe, demonstrate and coach teachers and librarians in the implementation of the model library period, reading activities and library management practices.
- Coordinate’s formation and training of Child Management Committees
- Support teachers in conducting ongoing student tracking assessments and plan corrective action
- Support teachers in conducting online classes, if any
- Regularly collect data related to program quality.
- Supports school librarian in the initial set up of the library, including book delivery, leveling and classification system, check-out system, setting up furniture, and creating a library period timetable.
- Regularly provide the principals/ Headmasters an update on progress and coach them on ways to support teachers and ensure longer term sustainability of literacy outcomes within the school.
- Participate and support teachers in creating variety of content, to help reach maximum children.
- Help create awareness regarding Foundational Literacy and importance of reading at the community level.
Training, workshop, and meeting:
- Participate and facilitate in regular teacher and librarian trainings (both center- based and school based) related to the Literacy program (Instruction, library activities and management) in online and offline mode.
- Participate in development of materials, training modules and other technical resources as required
- Attend professional development training and workshops at block/district/state/national level, as required.
- Attend review meetings at block/district/state within RtR and with government stakeholder, as required, and complete all programmatic reports on a timely manner
- Participate in monthly review meetings with CRC’s at school level.
Planning, Reporting, Documentation and Content Creation:
- Compile and analyze ongoing reading skill assessments data conducted by school and plan school wise corrective action in discussion with supervisors.
- Analyze school and community level data and information on a regular basis collected during regular school and community visit, identify corrective action to be taken and build it into school and community level planning
- Create some online content such as short audio messages/lesson plan and disseminate & support parents/Teachers/SMCs
- Tracks and reports library monitoring data to ensure timely and accurate reporting to stakeholders.
- Conducts ongoing planning, documentation, and reporting.
- Write monthly reports to supervisor including progress data of CICO and status of student reading skill, in a template provided by RtR.
- Documents best practices and lessons learned and shares with the Literacy program team.
- Collaborate with Principal, and community to develop sustainability plan for managing literacy program components and acquiring resources (instruction materials, stationery and new books) after Room to Read’s support ends.
- Support in donor visits, and in any other activities which may be required to be undertaken to fulfill the objectives of the organization
- Bachelor’s Degree in education / social sciences or equivalent
- Minimum 2- 3 years of relevant experience in development projects, preferably in education
- Teaching experience at primary level preferred
- Strong knowledge about education in general and language and reading practices and approaches in particular
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Good interpersonal skills and a team player
- Critical thinking and analytical skills
Room to Read offers a competitive pay with excellent benefits. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, and rapidly growing organization that is transforming the lives of millions of children in developing countries on literacy and gender equality in education.
India – Chhattisgarh
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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