Program Associate-Girls’ Education (Temporary)

Position: Program Associate-Girls’ Education (GEP PA) – 7-month Temporary

Location: Tra On, Vinh Long

Expected starting date: 15/7/2017

Organization Profile

Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.

We are non-governmental, non-religious and work with many local NGOs and community based organizations to implement our programs. We currently work in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zambia – countries with a desperate lack of resources to educate their children. Since our inception, Room to Read’s worldwide team has impacted over 7.8 million children by constructing more than 1,600 schools, establishing over 15,000 libraries, publishing 874 new children’s book titles in 27 local languages, and reaching over 20,000 girls through our Girls’ Education program.

Room to Read has an annual budget of approximately US$43.7 million and our global staff numbers over 600. Our global headquarters is located in San Francisco, and we have smaller fundraising offices in Delhi, New York, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, Sydney, and Tokyo. We have an Asia Regional Office located in New Delhi and program offices in Colombo, Dar es Salaam, Dhaka, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kathmandu, Lusaka, New Delhi, Pretoria, Phnom Penh, and Vientiane.

Position Overview:

The GEP Program Associate’s overall responsibility is to work in team work with respective Program Operation Director and Program Officer as well as other GEP members to ensure the program activities are on time implemented and have them monitored. 

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

General Duties & Responsibilities

The position will work under the direct management of the Program Officer; specifically 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.
    • Case writing & photos.
    • School monitoring: Meeting with principals, teachers, SMs, girls.
    • Providing coaching for Social Mobilizer (SM), Life skill (LSE) teachers on life skill training, mentoring.
    • Assisting PO for coaching SMs and monitoring SMs work
    • Monitoring program activities at schools.
    • Get 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 
    • Participate in any other activities which may be required to be undertaken to fulfill the objectives of the organization.
  • Management
    • Managing girls situations 
    • Photos collection 
    • Taking date on girls’ education performance:  Attendance
    • Monitor logistics for activities and donor visits (accommodation, meals, and travel.)
    • Work with PMB and Monitor activities and 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 respective areas
    • Assist PO in office work.

Qualifications

  • A university degree in related fields: either sociology, women’s studies, social work, pedagogic management
  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience, preferably in girls’ education
  • Prior experience working with schools, teachers, administrators and government officials
  • Good knowledge and understanding of gender issues in education
  • Strong planning, supervisory, and management skills
  • Ability to travel frequently to target provinces
  • Strong 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

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

Application Procedure:

Please send your Curriculum Vitae (in English) to HR department at hrvn@roomtoread.org

Application due: until the position is filled.

Due to the high volume of applicant response, not all applicants may receive a response from Room to Read. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.   

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

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Room to Read
Location: 
Vinh Long
Application Deadline: 
Tue, 2017-06-20