Program Coordinator (Accelerator)

Program Coordinator (Accelerator)

Room to Read

Rajasthan, India

Position Overview:

The Girls’ Education Program (GEP) coordinator spends the majority of his or her time providing support to the school teachers (as per program design) and assists the Program Officer in carrying out all activities of the GEP. The position will be field based in the district/block of the state - Rajasthan and will involve extensive travel to the areas of work - to the KGBVs spread across the districts of the state. The work will entail providing direct support to KGBV School teachers supporting and facilitating school teachers training, working regularly with School teachers–to ensure they are effective in their roles in working with girls, and when needed modeling effective life skills sessions with girls. The incumbent will also be responsible for working with and orienting the KGBV wardens and other government officials as per the requirement. They will also be responsible for strengthening linkages with like- minded organizations, liasioning with block/district level officials, regular program and financial tracking, collecting program data, undertake monitoring as required and entering it into RtRs database. The Program Coordinator, Accelerator reports to the Girls’ Education Program Officer, Accelerator.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Program Implementation and Training {Provide support to school teachers (as per program design)};
  • Set a schedule of visit to the KGBV schools as per the benchmarking indicated;
  • Training teachers on the program content;
  • Support to school teachers to set her schedule of life skill session with girls, observing sessions and providing handholding support to the teachers;
  • Undertake regular field based monitoring as per the approved monitoring plan;
  • Fill the monitoring forms, consolidate and report to state office;
  • Support and facilitate the administration of teacher’s training assessment tool for all the trainings at district/ state levels;
  • Facilitate or participate in monthly/quarterly meetings of school teachers (cluster/block/district level) to discuss and identify solutions to challenges are facing in program implementation and in working with the girls;
  • Participate in regular trainings and meetings with Room to Read staff;
  • Ensure feedback is given to specific school and recorded in written regularly;
  • Participate in donor/government stakeholders visits to program locations and provide information to donors/stakeholders about Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program as needed.

Liaising, networking and building linkages at the field, block and district level:

  • Plan and organize trainings and meetings for government officials (block and district level) about the program and its updates, upcoming plans;
  • Establish and strengthen monitoring mechanisms at the district/block level while working closely with the governance systems;
  • Liason with the government to strengthen mainstreaming of reporting and monitoring mechanisms related to the Program;
  • Building linkages with like-minded organizations for referral services for girls after discussing with Program Officer;
  • Providing support to school teachers in maintaining program record as decided;
  • Support Program Officer for creating visibility of GEP in District and State level.

Ensuring Quality program at the field level:

  • Conduct discussions on Program Quality with School teachers during meeting;
  • Share learnings from INCO level review meetings;
  • Understand and work on factors that may impede quality and fidelity of Life skills on the field;
  • Tracks to see if quality standards are being met and provide updates to PO;
  • Use LS observations form and basis this provides feedback to school teachers.

Planning, Reporting and Documentation:

  • Ensure the school teachers are keeping program records as decided per the program design;
  • Collect this data and provide to PO/PM as needed and agreed as per data flow mechanisms;
  • Collect this data (MIS), provide it to the PO/PM, and enter it into Room to Read’s database (as indicated);
  • Document best practices, case studies, photos and lessons learned and share with the GEP Team;
  • Flag challenges/issues/timely alerts to GEPO to ensure smooth implementation.

Annual planning and budgeting:

  • Participate in the annual planning and budgeting process;
  • Ensure budget forecasting for the month and submit bills timely to state office.

Any other:

  • Provide adequate direction to ensure smooth functioning of the teachers.

Reporting relationship:

  • Reports to the Girls' Education Program Officer/Senior Girls' Education Program Officer (Accelerator);
  • Other Significant Relationships to be maintained;
  • Ensure effective liaison with State finance/Admin and HR where required.

Qualifications and experience:

Required:

  • Master’s degree in Education/Social Work/development/Gender Studies or equivalent to these;
  • 3 - 5 years of relevant work experience in areas of girls education, gender and life skills;
  • Prior experience of living and/working in rural and semi urban areas;
  • Prior experience of working closely with school teachers and government;
  • This position requires extensive travel to district/block levels;
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player;
  • Good understanding of MS word and MS excel for reporting purpose;
  • Strong organizational and planning skills including the ability to monitor progress of program implementation;
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative;
  • Prior experience of working closely with diverse groups of people;
  • Prior experience in facilitation and training;
  • Good knowledge of Hindi and English.

Preferred:

  • English fluency;
  • Experience of working on counselling techniques related to adolescent girls;
  • Good knowledge of local dialect.

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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