Program Associate – Girls’ Education Program (Room to Read)

Job Description Position: Program Associate – Girls’ Education Program (GEP PA) Location: Tuyen Quang Employment: Full time Quantity: 1 Organization Profile

Room to Read is a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, our innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools during two time periods that are most critical in a child’s schooling: early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education. We work in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations, and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions. By focusing on the quality of education provided within the communities and ensuring these outcomes are measured, we have created a model that can be replicated, localized and sustained by governments. Room to Read has benefited 16.8 million children across over 37,000 communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Grenada, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zambia. Learn more at www.roomtoread.org.

In Vietnam, Room to Read has been providing educational support in 20 years, establishing our presence in 35 provinces.

Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program Strategy

Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program ensures that girls complete secondary school and have the skills to negotiate key life decisions. We collaborate with local communities, partner organizations and governments towards these goals. Our program reinforces girls’ commitment to their own education, works with girls to develop essential life skills and increases support for girls’ education among their parents, school staff, and communities. We ensure each girl gets the material and emotional support she needs to succeed in school and beyond through an enhanced approach that includes academic support, mentoring and life skills training. We set measurable goals and are committed to collecting action-oriented data to ensure our programs are run with quality and impact, while maximizing cost efficiencies.

Position Overview

The GEP Program Associate’s overall responsibility is to work in teamwork with respective Field Manager (FM) and Program Officer (PO) as well as other GEP members to ensure the program activities are on time implemented and have them monitored. The GEP Program Associate reports to the Program Officer (PO), working closely with Social Mobilizers in charge in the schools of assignment and manages a group of Social Mobilizers

The PA will be based in province and work closely with schools, students and teachers in the program areas.

Duties and Responsibilities

The position will work under the direct management of Program Officer and under supervision of North Field Managers; specifically he/she will be responsible for:

Activities implementation

  • Planning for program activities and budgets.
  • Working with accountant about payment for activities.
  • Planning for logistic for program activities.
  • Participation in Life skills, camps, field trip.
  • Leading some activities/event as required.
  • Case writing & photos.
  • School monitoring: Meeting with principals, teachers, Social Mobilizers (SMs), girls.
  • Training for SM/partner/ girls.
  • Coaching SMs and monitoring SMs work.
  • Monitoring program activities at schools.
  • Collecting local information related to GEP.
  • Getting inputs from local partners in to the program.
  • Home visit: coaching to SMs for problem solving to girls.
  • Participating in RTR meeting, monthly GEP meeting.
  • Packing the newsletter, timely dispatching and handing over of newsletter to girls and partners.
  • Participating in any other activities which may be required to be undertaken to fulfill the objectives of the organization.

Management

  • Lead SMs team and managing girls’ situations
  • Photos collection.
  • Taking date on girls education performance: Attendance, tutoring.
  • Monitoring logistics for activities and donor visits (accommodation, meals, and travel.)
  • Working with Project Management Board (PMB) at province and monitor activities & budget implemented by PMB.

Data base and Reporting

  • Maintaining & updating records related to girls, parents (GSD).
  • Synthesis of monthly SM report on girls to PO Monitoring actual expenses by SMs.
  • Activity actual expenses report.
  • Ensure receipts/ bills legally collected.

Office work and others

  • Support team members when the works required in respected areas.
  • Assisting PO in office work.

Qualifications

  • A university Degree in related fields: either sociology, women’s studies, social work, pedagogic Management.
  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience especially in girls’ education.
  • Prior experience working with schools, teachers, administrators and government officials.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of gender issues in education.
  • Knowledge and skill of virtual training and online training tools
  • Planning, supervisory, coaching and management skills.
  • Ability to travel frequently to target provinces
  • Verbal and written communication skills in English and Vietnamese.
  • Good working experience with education programs/projects
  • Good working experience with local partners, government and other INGOs.

Working location:

She/he will be working mainly or based in Tuyen Quang province. She/he may travel for work to other provinces or cities upon the request of the organization.

To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also:

  • Have passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic nonprofit organization
  • Be an innovative and creative thinker that tries new things and inspires others to do so
  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
  • Have a strong work ethic and require minimal direction
  • Work well independently as well as part of a team
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment

Compensation 

Room to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and rapidly growing organization that is changing transforming the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. 

Application Procedure:

Qualified candidates are invited to apply at Careers - Room to Read. You will be asked to complete an online application and upload your resume and cover letter. Alternately, you can send your resume and cover letter directly to hrvn@roomtoread.org.

Due to high applicant volume, we regret that we are not able to send personalized responses to all applicants.  Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

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

Room to Read is a child-safe organization; all personnel are expected to adhere to Room to Read’s Child Protection Policy and Child Protection Code of Conduct.

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