Vacancy Announcement


Room to Read is a US based international non-profit organization. We envision a world in which all children can pursue a quality education, reach their full potential and contribute to their community and the world. To achieve this goal, we focus on two areas where we believe we can have the greatest impact: literacy and gender equality in education. We work in collaboration with communities and local governments and partner organizations across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the life skills they’ll need to succeed in school and beyond. Room to Read currently work in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zambia. To learn more about Room to Read, please visit www.roomtoread.org.

Room to Read is working in Bangladesh since 2008. We are inviting applications from Bangladeshi nationals to work in the following regular position:


Literacy Facilitator
(Based in Natore and Dhaka District)

Position Overview:

The Literacy Facilitator (LF) is responsible for supporting and coaching teachers and Head teachers to adopt new ways of working with children to increase their literacy skills and habit of reading.

Roles & responsibilities

  • Support the literacy program intervention across assigned project schools, ensure adherence to the program design, and demonstrate solution-oriented approach to challenges encountered in schools;
  • Serve as the technical resource in assigned schools on applying literacy skills and the habit of reading techniques in the classroom and library;
  • Closely work with school authorities, communities in creating literate environment in the selected government primary schools, conduct community meetings and events related to RtR program;
  • Closely work with government primary schools and provide support the school authorities and teachers in adopting RtR program components in their schools including Early Grade Reading Instruction and School Libraries; 
  • Undertake school visits every day, except for days when on official travel, attending Room to read meetings and trainings, or on leave;
  • Support teacher in the initial set up of the library;
  • Collaborate with school to support minor improvements to the library space (i.e. painting);
  • Support logistics of annual delivery of library books, instruction materials and other program materials to schools;
  • Regularly observe, demonstrate and coach Grade 1 and 2 teachers in delivering the instructional component of Room to Read’s Literacy Program;
  • Support Grade 1 and 2 teachers in effective use of ongoing student tracking assessments to inform instruction and analyze data to inform support for Grade 1 and 2 teachers;
  • Conduct informal assessment of 3-5 students during each Grade 1 and 2 classroom visit and discuss results with teachers during feedback;
  • Collaborate with Head Teachers and community to develop a sustainability plan for continued implementation of literacy program practices and acquiring resources (instruction materials, stationery and new books) after Room to Read’s support ends;
  • Participate in required trainings and professional development opportunities to understand the Literacy program and how to provide effective coaching support;
  • Provide support to the schools and communities in organizing literacy events, parent meeting and other community activities and conduct the events as well;
  • Conduct and/or participate in Room to Read teacher trainings related to the Literacy program;
  • Regularly consult with Literacy Program Officer to provide feedback on program design and for support in addressing technical challenges;
  • Participate in regular one-on-one meetings with the Literacy Program Officer to make sure the program is implemented smoothly in target schools;
  • Participate in regular review meetings and any other activities which may be required to be undertaken to fulfill the objectives of the organization;
  • Participate in government meetings as required;
  • Conduct ongoing planning, documentation, and reporting of school visits and observations as required by Room to Read;
  • Regularly collect school-level data, program implementation monitoring data, library systems data and other required key program indicators;
  • Document best practices and lessons learned and share with supervisor and the Literacy Program Officer;

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in education / social sciences or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in development projects, preferably in education
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player
  • Ability to travel daily to target schools in agreed district

Compensation:

We offer competitive salary. The benefits include:

  • Provident Fund
  • 13th Month Bonus
  • Discretionary Performance Bonus
  • Gratuity
  • Health coverage including spouse and children
  • Insurances
  • Professional Development opportunities.

Application Procedure

Send application & resume (please use your name in naming CV) to Senior Manager – Human Resources, Room to Read Bangladesh through email with the applied position’s title in the subject line to bdhiring@roomtoread.org on or before 08 December 2017. Any persuasion attempt will disqualify your candidacy. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Room to Read is an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying & developing
the skills & leadership of people from diverse backgrounds.

“Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply”