Literacy 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

  • 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;

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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