Job Opportunity for Program Officer, IDTS at Room to Read in New Delhi

Website Room To Read

Position Overview:

Program Officer- IDTS position will be based at New Delhi, Country Office and report directly to the Advisor – Instruction Design and Teacher Support (IDTS). This position will involve frequent travel to field offices, as well as regular interaction with education officials, partners, school administrators, teachers and students.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of RtR’s Literacy program design.
  • Contribute to preparation of conceptual notes, logical framework/results framework, operation manuals/guidance and related tool kits in local language. 
  • Attend meetings and engage in interaction with government officials for liasoning and strengthening organisation’s relationship with the government.
  • Provide technical support and assistance to the state Program Officers/Associates, Field level monitoring staff with respect to all aspects of the Literacy program/s.
  • Keep track of progress towards the agreed outcomes.
  • Analyse data from reading assessments and library rating indicators to determine trends, if any and identify areas that need more focused attention. Review and revise program design, materials and training content accordingly.
  • Determine topics for research and further analysis, both at the local/field level as well as at the country level.
  • Regularly communicate with Operations/RM&E/Administration/ Finance/ HR teams at the CO and State levels to ensure smooth implementation of program activities.
  • Communicate with Global Office and other external stakeholders as needed.
  • Contribute to preparation of various reports, budget reviews, forecasts and documentation of good practices.
  • Contribute to contextualizing Professional Development Modules and other documents/guidance are provided by the Global Professional Development and Technical Assistance team. 
  • Carry out necessary revisions in program design and activities based on feedback from the field and results emanating from reading assessments and library indicators.
  • Develop training plan, growth frameworks, training content, trainer manuals and participant handbooks for all the various types of trainings planned for the teachers and head teachers. 
  • Facilitate translation of all training content, manuals and handbooks into local languages.
  • Organize and facilitate network meetings for primary grade teachers to share lessons learned and practice lessons learned from trainings.
  • In phase out states develop plans for sustaining program interventions beyond RtR support; negotiate such plans with the respective state governments.
  • Define core areas of school support and monitoring for Library Coaches and Literacy Facilitators.
  • Develop/Refine the Facilitator Guides of professional development.
  • Attend training and review meetings for Teachers, Library Coaches, and Literacy Facilitators.
  • Undertake any other work assigned from time to time to meet the technical needs of the organization. 



  • Graduate Degree in education / social sciences or equivalent.
  • Master’s Degree in education / social sciences or equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Prior experience of working in the area of Early Grade Literacy/Reading and School Libraries. 


  • Awareness about language and reading practices and approaches. 
  • Master’s in education / social sciences or equivalent preferred.
  • Experience of working in Multi-lingual context.
  • In-depth knowledge about language and reading practices and approaches, including national and international research on the same.
  • Knowledge of existing edtech resources available on multiple platforms.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English, Hindi and Marathi/Kannada/Telugu. 


Room to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Benefits include a thirteenth month bonus, health insurance and a retirement plan. 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 a child-safe organization.


India – Main – New Delhi 

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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