Program Officer, IDTS

Program Officer, IDTS

Room to Read

New Delhi, India

Position Overview:

Program Officer- IDTS position will be based at New Delhi, Country Office and report directly to the Sr. Program Manager - 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.

Duties & 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;
  • 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 the Worldwide Implementation and Professional Development Modules and other documents/guidance are provided by the Global Professional Development and Technical Assistance team.;
  • Undertake detailed analysis of the state language curriculum, textbooks and instructional approach. Based on the gap areas identified though the above analysis and the global guidance on instruction design develop state specific instruction approach and scope & sequence;
  • 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;
  • Undertake any other work assigned from time to time to meet the technical needs of the organization.



  • Bachelor Degree in education/social sciences or equivalent;
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience;
  • Prior experience of working in the area of Early Grade Literacy/Reading/ Reading and School Libraries.


  • Masters in education/social sciences or equivalent preferred;
  • Awareness about language and reading practices and approaches;
  • Experience of working in Multi-lingual context;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English, Hindi and Marathi/Kannada/Telugu.

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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