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

Website Room To Read

Position Overview:

Program Officer, MLE- 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:

  • Led the development of instruction design and materials for multilingual education programs in consultation with different departments and based on available research.
  • Develop planning and material for capacity building of state team on multilingual education.
  • Review existing materials on foundational literacy, multilingual education, and capacity building and develop content for the Cadre of trainers (videos, hand-outs, literature review, etc.)
  • Participate in the discussions, reviews, presentations, and meetings related to the multilingual education program.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of RtR’s Literacy program design. 
  • Lead expert engagement on MLE
  • Participate in GO-led meetings/workshops for multilingual education.
  • Participate in CO-level meetings/workshops with the technical team and IDTS.
  • Preparation and facilitation in Training of Trainers (ToT), one MLE alignment with policy and Instruction and library interventions
  • Participate in CO level Program Review Meetings
  • Facilitate and participate in state-level training on foundational literacy and multilingual education.
  • Any other task or combination of smaller tasks (Research/ assessments, other departmental coordination) that will require a significant amount of this position’s time.
  • Participate in meetings with government officials to coordinate for multilingual education.
  • Determine topics for research and further analysis, both at the local/field level as well as at the country level w.r.t MLE
  • Keep track of progress towards the agreed outcomes.
  • Regularly communicate with Operations/RM&E/Administration/ Finance/ HR teams at the CO and State levels to ensure smooth implementation of program activities.
  • 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. 



  • Master’s degree in education / social sciences or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5-8 years of relevant experience
  • Prior experience working in the area of Early Grade Literacy/Multilingual Education 


  • Awareness of language and reading practices and approaches.
  • Master’s in education / social sciences or equivalent preferred
  • Experience working in a Multi-lingual context.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in Hindi, and English. Knowledge of another Indian language would be an added advantage.  

Room to Read is a child-safe organization. All personnel are expected to adhere to Room to Read’s Child Protection Policy and Child Protection Code of Conduct.


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 

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