Friday, March 23, 2012

Program Manager, Literacy Instruction: Room to Read Bangladesh

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 work in the following position:

Program Manager, Literacy Instruction is an education program management position with strong technical background and skills in literacy. This position is responsible for working with Room to Read staff in 2 or more South Asian countries (Bangladesh and Nepal), as well as local and external consultants, on all aspects of literacy instruction program development, implementing, revising and expanding that are in line with Room to Read’s new strategic plan focusing on literacy. In collaboration with the Global Literacy Instruction Team, Global and Regional Programs Team, and Country Teams, the Program Manager is responsible for providing countries with technical assistance and support on all aspects of their literacy instruction programming. This position will be based in Dhaka, Bangladesh and will report directly to the Asia Regional Literacy Director.

Key Duties & Responsibilities: i) Act as a program support and technical assistance to countries on all aspects ongoing implementation, revision, new design of literacy program, analysis of organizational strategies and budgets, quality management and successful achievement of annual goals, design and implement monitoring systems including evaluation for progress against planned activities, collaborate with worldwide team to write guidelines; ii) Research on educational issues, and stay abreast of global trends and challenges in the field of developing reading skills among children; iii) Work with RtR team to develop capacity of teams to carry out planned program with quality; iv) Play vital role on annual planning, report writing, budgeting, spending including tracking best practices; v) Frequent travel to different countries as per need.

Required Qualifications:  i) Master’s degree in education or a related field of study, ii) minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience, iii) Experience working with or studying reading/literacy or learning improvement programs; iv) Good understanding of interactive teaching methodologies, lesson planning, and curriculum development; v) Experience of developing educational learning materials and for students or teachers; iii) Experience of facilitating training programs for teachers; vi) General understanding of monitoring and evaluation; vii) Prior success working closely, and building relationships, with diverse groups of people and organizations; viii) Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative; ix) Strong verbal and written communication skills in English; x) Ability to work creatively with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; xi) Ability to travel frequently to different countries as per need.

Preferred Qualifications: i) Experience in teaching and/or language education at the primary school level; ii) Ability to speak Nepalese and or Bengali a plus.

Compensation: Room to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Benefits include health insurance and retirement benefits. 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 05 April 2012. Any persuasion attempt will disqualify your candidacy.

Room to Read is an equal opportunity employer committed to identify and develop
skills & leadership of people from diverse backgrounds.

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