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Officer, Early Childhood Educator

New Delhi

  • Organization: Room to Read
  • Location: New Delhi
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
  • Closing Date: Closed

 JOB DESCRIPTION

Position:Officer, Early Childhood Educator

 

Department: IDTS

 

Location: Qutub Institutional Area, New Delhi

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 eleven states – Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi NCR, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh.

Position Overview:

 

The Early Childhood Educator will be responsible for sessions with parents and children, and curricula focusing on primary and pre-primary school students. The early childhood educator is responsible for providing developmentally appropriate programs that are aligned with national norms of the state. Ability to create prototype that can be scaled in different set ups across states. Deep research attitude and data-driven instruction-making abilities with agility to work with constant changes.

 

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Strong understanding of pedagogy and child development-related theories and practices, and an ability to combine theory and practice for on-ground execution. You are motivated by the desire to optimize the organization’s productivity by building and nurturing the foundations of ECE and bringing it to life through our programs.
  • Develop and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum plans and instructional materials for the foundation level (pre-school to early primary) in alignment with educational standards and objectives.
  • Capacity building of teams, partner staff related stakeholders and other program aspects. Design technology initiatives and coordination with different stakeholders (tech agencies, designers, govt. officials, Anganwadi, implementation partners) for the same Development of the Anganwadi Learning Lab concept - i.e., ideating and then demonstrating how the model will work, documentation and scale up of grassroots innovations.
  • Deep understanding of Policies around ECE around the globe
  • Develop an India-specific Early Childhood Development and Education-focused strategy, building towards systems change.
  • Oversee all technical aspects of the programme, design new initiatives and ensure quality of programme implementation.
  • Should have good understanding of evaluation and child assessments and can provide technical inputs.
  • Planning: Implementation plans, budgets, project management trackers etc. designed with inputs from partners and other Leads, aligned with ECE
  • Periodic review of project implementation and timely reporting of results.
  • Analyse student assessment data to track progress, identify trends, and make data-informed decisions to improve teaching and learning outcomes.
  • Conduct regular evaluations of the foundation level program to assess effectiveness, identify areas for improvement, and implement evidence-based practices to enhance program quality.
  • Strong project management skills with proven program implementation experience.
  • Prior hands-on experience in the Indian education sector and with government stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to design and drive data monitoring systems for large-scale projects. 

       Qualifications:

       Required:

 

  • Bachelor's /PG degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience working in early childhood education
  • Strong knowledge of child development theories, early childhood curriculum frameworks, and best practices in early childhood education
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders, including teachers, parents, administrators, and community members.
  • Knowledge of early childhood development principles and practices.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with children.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.   

Compensation:

Room to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Benefits include health insurance and a retirement plan. 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.

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.

 

Application Procedure:

 

Kindly CLICK HERE to submit the application.

 

Due to the high volume of applicant responses, not all applicants may receive a response from Room to Read. Room to Read is an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds.

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