The Sr. Program Associate (Sr. PA) leads the planning and execution for all work related to implementing Room to Read’s Literacy program at the field and state level and provides technical and management support. S/he will oversee the quality of implementation, coordination, development, and reporting of the Literacy program for the whole state. S/he would identify intervention areas in alignment with State Government’s priorities and RtR’s vision and accordingly conceptualize programs, discuss them with the relevant internal and external teams, keeping supervisor in loop and implement the agreed programs at the field level. S/he would be the assist the PO with respect to implementation of Scaling-up Early Reading Interventions (SERI) program at the state level. The Sr. PA will report to the Program Officer and will have dotted reporting to the Instruction Design and Technical Support (IDTS) unit and SERI team at the country level.
This position will involve frequent travel to field locations as well as regular interaction with education officials at State, District and Block level, school administrators, teachers and students. S/he would support the Program Officer for building and maintaining the contacts with school and local government officials and support in the work of other RtR staff in his/her jurisdiction.