Program Associate

Position:                         Reading Room Program - Program Associate
Duty Station:                    Ho Chi Minh city
Deadline for Application:     15 August 2010
Date of Issue:                   1 August 2010

Organization Profile:
Room to Read’s  is a non – profit organization. Working in nine countries across Asia and Africa, we believe that World Change Starts with Educated Children.

Their Mission
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.

Their Vision in Vietnam
Room to Read Vietnam strives to become a leader in educational development for disadvantaged children. In partnership with local communities, we are committed to child-centered, creative, sustainable programs with high quality followed the Vietnamese lawful standards and regulations.

Position Overview:
The Reading Room Program Associate will assist and report to the Reading Room Program Officer.  She.he will provide logistical and organizational assistance to the RRPO in implementing the Reading Room Program.  Her/his primary responsibilities will assist the Reading Room Program Team with book selection, selecting,book procurement, book leveling and delivery  to Room to Read libraries.  She/he will also assist the Team with the training activities, school visits and other relevant events,
This position might involve frequent travel to districts in which Reading Room Program is implementing on need basis.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Giving support to locals, schools and field facilitators and trainers as needed.
2. Assisting with field visits of Country Office, Regional Office, Global Office, Donors.
3. Assisting with the training activities, and other events by Reading Room Team
4. Completing basic reports and documentation on field activities
5. Participating in book/ other resources for libraries selection, leveling and delivery to program schools
6. Assisting with the communication between Reading Room Program and schools on program activities
7. Participating in meetings, conferences, workshops that are relevant to Reading Room Program
8. Assisting the Reading Room Program Team with regular visits to program schools
9. Performing other tasks as required by Reading Room Program Officer/Program Manager.

Qualifications and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in Education or social sciences.
- Minimum one year of professional experience in relevant area of work
- Experience in successful implementation of a wide range of tasks.
- Ability to travel frequently and spend time in the field.
- Good verbal and written communication skills in English.

- Experience of working with INGOs working on education
- Prior experience of working in rural and / or urban areas.
- Prior experience in working with children or youth.

To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also:
- Have a passion for their mission and a strong desire to impact an up-and-coming non-profit organization.
- Be an innovative and creative thinker – you are not afraid to try something new and inspire 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.
- Be both self-confident and humble.
- Work well independently as well as part of a team.
- Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment.

The salary range for this position will be determined based upon the experience of the candidate hired. Health benefits are also provided. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, and rapidly growing organization that is changing the world through the lifelong gift of education.

Application Procedure:
Please submit your resume and cover letter by email  to [email protected] with “Reading Room Program Associate)” before 15 August 2010.

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
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2010-08-15