Library Management Facilitator At Room to Read Bangladesh

Job Description

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

Literacy Coach
(Based in Natore and Dhaka District)

Position Overview:

The Literacy Coach (“LC”) serves as the technical resource for applying techniques in classrooms and libraries to improve literacy skills and the habits of reading in children. S/he supports and coaches teachers, librarians, and principals to adopt new ways of working with children to increase their literacy skills and habits of reading. The LC will report to the Literacy Program Operations Officer with strong communication, programmatic direction, and oversight provided by the Literacy Program Officer (Technical). The Literacy Coach has no direct reports.

Roles & responsibilities

  • Advises and guides school librarians to set up new libraries, including book labeling and classification systems, check-out systems, furniture arrangements, and creation of a library period timetable;
  • Ensures annual delivery of books is received and incorporated into library systems;
  • Regularly observes library management practices and systems of designated libraries;
  • Coaches librarian to address library management challenges as they arise;
  • Collaborates with school to support minor improvements to the library space;
  • Collaborates with school principals to improve management of and family and community engagement in libraries;
  • Collaborates with librarian, principal, and community to develop sustainability plan for managing library and acquiring new books after Room to Read’s support ends;
  • Coordinates with the Literacy Coach to share information about the quality of library management at designated libraries;
  • Participates in regular librarian training related to the use of the library;
  • Supports library stakeholders to implement successful and meaningful literacy events, parent meetings and other community activities;
  • Participates in regular review meetings and any other activities which may be required to be undertaken to fulfill the objectives of the organization;
  • Collects and tracks library monitoring data to identify ways to improve the operations of the designated libraries and ensure timely and accurate reporting to stakeholders;
  • Documents best practices and lessons learned and shares with the Literacy program team.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree on Education, Social Science, Business Management and other related field;
    2 years of relevant working experience with Development project preferred;
  • Desire and ability to spend 90% of time traveling and visiting school sites to provide coaching and monitor progress of program implementation;
  • Ability to monitor progress of program implementation;
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player;

General Requirements:

  • Willingness & ability to visit program sites extensively;
  • Skill & experience of working with e-communication & people with diverse culture;
  • Strong communication skills in Bangla and English;
  • Excellent computer operating skill,
  • Ability to work under pressure,
  • Comfortable in a performance-based organization working with low overhead budget;
  • Proven track record of achieving results;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Job Level: Entry

Job Nature: Full Time

Industry: NGO / Development

Preferred Business Area: NGO / Development

Other Benefits
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. The most significant benefit is the opportunity to work with one of the fastest growing international organizations, which has sole focus on education & continuously innovating efficient & effective social entrepreneurship

Desired Education
Bachelor’s degree on Education, Social Science, Business Management and other related field;

Apply Instructions:
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 [email protected] 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”

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