Program Manager, IDTS

Room to Read

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Position Overview:

The Program Manager, IDTS is a member of the Instructional Design and Teacher Support Unit, based within the Country Office Literacy Program technical team. This unit is responsible for managing Room to Read’s literacy curriculum related to grade 1 and 2 literacy instruction and guidelines related to primary grade library management and activities. This includes adaptation of Room to Read global guidelines and content to local context and standards, improving the design based on research, monitoring & evaluation data, collaboration with the government to build support for the program and identify ways to supplement and augment the government curriculum, and support the delivery of high-quality training and support to Room to Read field staff and teachers, and principals/Head Teachers in Literacy Program schools. In collaboration with the Country training team, the Program Manager, Instructional Design and Teacher Support is responsible for providing technical assistance and support on all aspects of professional development to school and Room to Read staff about reading and writing instruction and library management and activities. This position will be based in the CO and will report directly to the Literacy Director. This position will involve frequent travel to field offices, as well as regular interaction with education officials, partners, school administrators, teachers and students.

Program Management, Contextualization, Training and Coordination (80%):

  • Responsible for designing Room to Read’s approach to teacher and librarian professional support to improve students’ literacy skills and habit of reading;
  • Work closely with training unit, this includes designing and conducting Training of trainers to conduct the trainings;
  • Conducts an analysis of government curriculum to identify gaps for developing literacy skills;
  • Identifying content and structure for developing teaching materials, and designing training and workshop modules for Literacy Facilitators and teachers;
  • Ensures global guidelines are being adhered to and adapted as needed;
  • Identifying content and structure for developing digital contents for teachers and learners to enhance learners reading skills and habits;
  • Responsible for designing new initiatives as per GO goals followed by Room to Read’ principles;
  • Works closely with the Quality Reading Material Unit to ensure reading materials are appropriate and enhance the literacy and library experience;
  • Manages and supervises the Instructional Design team;
  • Provides technical support and guidance to staff involved in supporting literacy program implementation;
  • Build capacity of the CO IDTS unit to continue developing their skills in understanding literacy instruction and library management from both a theoretical and practical perspective;
  • Support and mentor Instructional Design & Teacher Support Program Officers and Associates, ensuring that program activities are carried out efficiently and effectively;
  • Plan and coordinate workshops, conferences and meetings for instructional materials development and learning sharing;
  • Provide technical assistance to the training unit for developing manuals, training modules and documenting best practices.

Planning, Reporting, and Documentation (15%):

  • Provides literacy and library expertise to the RM&E team to support the design, implementation and refinement of monitoring and evaluation systems and procedures used to track progress against planned program outcomes;
  • Collaborate with the CO Program Operations team on oversight of the implementation calendar, budget, annual planning, quarterly reporting, and overall tracking of program implementation and spending;
  • In collaboration with the CO Programs Operations team, create, implement and analyze annual program goals and budgets to ensure alignment with organizational strategies and priorities;
  • Review program reports and respond as necessary.

External Coordination and Networking (5%):

  • Collaborate with the GO Development and Communications Teams to write program-specific portions of funding proposals;
  • Attend to donor affairs including donor site visits and documenting anecdotes that evolve through field work;
  • Liaise with other Global Office team and govt officials to coordinate workplans and share program information;
  • Participate in other activities, which may be required to be undertaken to fulfill the objectives of the literacy program and any other tasks assigned by the Literacy Director.



  • A minimum Master’s Degree in Education or a related field of study;
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience;
  • Experience with reading/literacy or learning improvement programs and excellent knowledge and understanding of teaching methodologies, curriculum and teachers training at primary stage;
  • Experience developing educational learning materials for students or teachers;
  • Experience developing and conducting training programs for teachers;
  • Experience in developing and implementing programmatic improvements;
  • Strong planning, supervising, and program development skills;
  • Understanding of monitoring, evaluation, and process documentation;
  • Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people and organizations;
  • Ability and desire to travel internationally frequently;
  • Effectiveness in working or volunteering in a non-profit organization that is focused on maintaining high quality work and low overhead;
  • Prior track record of achieving results in a fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional organization;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously.


  • Experience in language education at the primary stage;
  • Experience teaching at the primary stage;
  • Experience in library management.

To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also:

  • Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic non-profit organization;
  • Be an innovative and creative thinker -you are not afraid to try something new and inspire others to do so;
  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness;
  • Have a strong work ethic and require minimal direction;
  • Work well independently as well as part of a team;
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment.

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