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Literacy Facilitator (LF), Literacy Field


  • Organization: Room to Read
  • Location: Nirmal
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Translations and Languages
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: Closed
Position: Literacy Facilitator (LF), Literacy Field
Location: Asifabad, Nirmal, Mancherial, Adilabad districts of Telangana state
No of positions: Nine (09)
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. With its global headquarters in San Francisco, Room to Read till date has benefited 32 million children across 21 low-income countries.
Room to Read India was established in 2003 and presently has programs in twelve states – Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi NCR, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh.
Position Overview:
The Literacy Facilitator (LF) will be responsible for supporting and coaching teachers, librarians, and principals in the literacy program schools to help them adopt to new ways of working with children that increase the children’s literacy skills and habit of reading. They will report to the Literacy Program Officer/Associate and will not have any direct reports. This position is based at project location (District/Block/Mandal/ Cluster).
Roles & Responsibilities:
Program Understanding:
  • Develop a thorough understanding of Room to Read’s Literacy program design.
  • Support literacy program intervention across assigned project schools and ensure adherence to the program design.
  • Provide reflective feedback on program design and implementation (especially with respect to progress towards outcomes) and demonstrate a solution-oriented approach.
  • Serve as a technical resource to the schools in the area of language development, literacy skills and reading.
School visits:
  • Undertake school visits every day and also with government resource persons/CRPs at cluster/mandal levels every day, except for days when on official travel and leave.
  • Regularly observe Grade 1 and 2 Telugu instructional classes and demonstrate and coach teachers in delivering the instructional component of the Literacy Program.
  • Conduct informal assessment of at least 5 children during every school visit and discuss with teachers and share report to supervisors.
  • Regularly observe, demonstrate, and coach teachers and librarians in the implementation of the model library period, reading activities and library management practices.
  • Support teachers in conducting ongoing student tracking assessments and plan corrective action.
  • Regularly collect data related to program quality.
  • Supports schoolteachers/librarian in the initial set up of the library/reading corners, including book delivery, levelling and classification system, check-out system, setting up furniture, and creating a library period timetable.
  • Regularly provide the principals/ Headmasters an update on progress and coach them on ways to support teachers and ensure longer term sustainability of literacy outcomes within the school.
  • Participate in school level teacher meeting, literacy events, parent meeting and other community activities.
Training, workshop and meeting:
  • Participate and facilitate in regular teacher/librarian trainings (both complex/mandal based and school based) related to the Literacy program (Instruction, library activities and management)
  • Participate in development of materials, training modules and other technical resources as required.
  • Attend professional development training and workshops at block/district/state/national level, as required.
  • Attend review meetings at block/district/state within RtR and with government stakeholder, as required, and complete all programmatic reports on a timely manner.
  • Participate in monthly review meetings with government resource persons/CRPs at school level.
Planning, Reporting and Documentation:
  • Compile and analyze ongoing reading skill assessments data conducted by school and plan school wise corrective action in discussion with supervisors.
  • Tracks and reports library monitoring data to ensure timely and accurate reporting to stakeholders.
  • Conducts ongoing planning, documentation, and reporting.
  • Write weekly/monthly reports to supervisor including progress data of CICO and status of student reading skill, in a template provided by RtR along with the photographs.
  • Documents best practices and lessons learned and shares with the Literacy program team.
  • Collaborates with Principal, and community to develop sustainability plan for managing literacy program components and acquiring resources (instruction materials, stationery, and new books) after Room to Read’s support ends.
  • Reports to the Literacy Program Officer/Associate
  • Supports in donor visits, and in any other activities which may be required to be undertaken to fulfil the objectives of the organization.
  • Bachelor’s degree in education / social sciences or equivalent
  • Minimum 2- 3 years of relevant experience in development projects, preferably in education
  • Teaching experience at primary level preferred
  • Strong knowledge about education in general and language and reading practices and approaches in particular.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in Telugu
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills.
To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also:
  • Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic non-profit organization.
  • Be innovative and creative – not afraid to try something new and inspire others to do so
  • Have a solution-oriented approach.
  • 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.
Room to Read offers competitive pay with excellent benefits. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, and rapidly growing organization that is changing transforming the lives of millions of children in developing countries on literacy and gender equality in education.
Application Procedure:
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Due to the high volume of applicant response, not all applicants may receive a response from Room to Read. Regret the inconvenience. Room to Read is an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. We always encourage women to apply.    
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