Wednesday, February 22, 2012

PROGRAM Officer - Girls Education Program : Room to Read

Room to Read is an international non-profit organization working in Asia & Africa with focus on Literacy & Gender Equality in education. To know more, please visit: We are inviting applications from Bangladeshis to work in the following regular position:
PROGRAM Officer - Girls Education Program (Reports to: Program Manager - Girls Education Program)

Key Responsibilities: i) Identify schools and/or NGO partners; ii) Coordinate the process of selecting Girls Education Program participants; iii) Develop and maintain good working relationships with school, partner NGOs, government, parents and other stakeholders ; iv) Train and supervise the local management committees; v) Coordinate the purchase and distribution of scholarship materials to the; vi) Research activities; vii) Assist in Monitoring and Evaluation; viii) Coordinate annual data collection; ix) Design and implement life skills programs; x) Develop and help support partner organization staff to conduct mentoring and counseling activities; xi) Networking with similar organizations and activities; xii) Fulfilling reporting requirements; xiii) Prepare cost estimations and budget related other works; xiv) Continuously assess strategies to enhance the program’s impact and effectiveness; xv) Represent Room to Read at relevant meetings and occasionally assist in hosting key donor visits; xvi) Document and share best practices and lesson learned; xvii) Participate in any other activities to fulfill the objectives of the organization.

Position Specific Requirements:
i) Master’s degree; ii) 5 years of professional experience in education; iii) Strong planning, supervisory, and management skills; iv) Good knowledge and understanding of education issues, child issues, child at risk, including teaching methodologies and community involvement in schools; v) Advance degree in a related field (i.e. education, pedagogical techniques) vi) Experience developing and or implementing large-scale scholarship initiatives; vii) Prior experience working with vulnerable students, schools, teachers and government officials.

General Requirements: i) Willingness & ability to visit program sites extensively, ii) Skill & experience of working with e-communication & people with diverse culture, iii) Strong communication skills in English, iv) Excellent computer operating skill, v) Ability to work under pressure, vi) Comfortable in a performance-based organization working with low overhead budget.

Compensation: We offer competitive salary. The benefits include: i) Provident Fund, ii) 13th Month Bonus, iii) Performance Bonus, iv) Health coverage, v) Insurances, vi) Professional Development, vii) Gratuity. 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.

Application Procedure:
Send application & resume to HR Manager, Room to Read Bangladesh through email with the applied position’s title in the subject line to on or before 04 March 2012. Any persuasion attempt will disqualify your candidacy.

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

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