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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).

Duties & 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, except for days when on official travel and leave.

  • Regularly observe, demonstrate and coach Grade 1 and 2 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 school data, CICO, LRS and Reading Skill data related to program quality.

  • Supports school librarian in the initial set up of the library, including book delivery, leveling and classification system, check-out system, setting up furniture, and creating a library period time-table.

  • 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 and facilitate in school level teacher meeting, literacy events, parent meeting and other community activities

Training, workshop and meeting

  • Participate and facilitate in regular teacher and librarian trainings (both center 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 level organized by Room to Read and government’s education department, as required, and complete all programmatic reports on a timely manner

Planning, Reporting and Documentation

  • Compile and analyze ongoing student tracking assessments data 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.

  • 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 fulfill the objectives of the organization

Qualification & Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree in education / social sciences or equivalent
  •  Minimum 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
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills


Room to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Benefits include thirteenth month bonus, 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.


India - Uttar Pradesh

To be successful at Room to Read, you will also: 

  • Have passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic nonprofit organization 
  • Be a proactive and innovative thinker who achieves results and creates positive change
  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness  
  • Embrace diversity and a commitment to collaboration 
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment 

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. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

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