Program Coordinator, Literacy Field

Program Coordinator, Literacy Field

Room to Read

Maharastra, India

Position Overview:

The Programme Coordinator (PC) assist the planning and execution for all work related to implementing Room to Read’s “Strengthening Academic Leadership for Early Reading” at the field level and provides strategic, technical and management support. S/he will oversee the quality of implementation, coordination, development and reporting of the Literacy program for a set of schools. S/he would identify quality issues related to program design and management and discuss them with the supervisor and provide solutions at the field level. S/he would assist Program Officer with respect to teacher training and capacity building of government officials. The LPA will report to the Program Associate.

This position will involve frequent travel to field locations as well as regular interaction with education officials, school administrators, teachers and students. S/he would serve as the main point of contact for the school and local government officials and coordinate the work of other RtR staff in his/her jurisdiction.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Program Understanding

  • Have an strong understanding of Room to Read’s Literacy program design and the ability to defend the program in various forums;
  • S/he has good awareness of literacy programs, their design and strategies operating in project region;
  • Have good awareness on quality of program implementation and adherence to program guidelines for the set of schools under his/her jurisdiction.

Technical assistance and advocacy

  • Serve as a technical resource at the district/block level and participate proactively in technical assistance discussions. Attend government meetings, discussions and committees on literacy and use those forums to advocate for enabling policies and government orders in support of RtR literacy program;
  • Participate in the district and block level discussions organized by government counterparts and advocate for RtR approach through developing good understanding of state curriculum, text books and various education projects/programs;
  • Provide technical assistance to schools in teaching-learning by using instructional materials designed and produced especially for teachers and make suggestions for improving quality and utilization of these materials.

Training, workshop and meeting

  • Provide technical oversight to the CACs/BACs and support them in their coaching and communication with teachers and schools. Identify gaps in their capabilities and plan for their capacity building in discussion with the IDTS unit;
  • Act as the resource person with respect to teacher training and capacity building. Assist in planning for all teacher trainings at the district/state level;
  • Participate in IDTS workshops on material development, training module development and training of trainers;
  • Assist PO in district level review meeting, ensuring proper documentation of the meeting including follow actions;
  • Conduct monthly review meeting with BRC/BAC/CACs at block level.

Program coordination and monitoring

  • Responsible for managing the implementation of the Literacy program for the set of schools under his/her jurisdiction, ensuring timely, efficient and well-coordinated implementation, adhering to the program and budget guidelines;
  • Collate and analyze program data and school information emanating from the field, develop programmatic co-relations and flag off issues for larger discussion;
  • Ensure that all program schools receive books, materials at the appropriate time;
  • Ensure program data entry and compilation on monthly, quarterly and yearly basis. Maintain high level of data quality.

School visits

  • Make regular visits to program schools, observe classroom transactions, library activities, and speak to teachers and headmasters in coordination with Block Academic Coordinators (BAC)/Cluster Academic Coordinators (CAC);
  • Observe and Coach CACs & BACs by using structured observation form during regular school support visit and develop their academic understanding in the field of early grade reading & writing.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in education/social sciences or equivalent required;
  • Master Degree in education/social sciences or equivalent preferred;
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in the development sector;
  • In-depth knowledge about language and reading practices and approaches;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player;
  • Proven track record of achieving results;
  • Proven ability to work effectively with schools and communities;
  • Ability to travel regularly to project sites in remote locations.

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