The Literacy Facilitator (LF) is responsible for supporting and coaching teachers, librarians, and principals to adopt new ways of working with children to increase their literacy skills and habit of reading. The LF will report to the Program Officer Literacy Field. The Literacy Facilitator has no direct reports.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Program Implementation, Training, and Monitoring
- Serves as the technical resource in the schools on applying literacy skills and the habit of reading techniques in the classroom or library.
- Through the Program Officer, Literacy Field, coordinates closely with the instructional design and Teacher Support Unit to ensure they are successfully implementing the program design and able to provide feedback on how well it is working.
- Regularly observes, demonstrates, and coaches Grade 1 and 2 teachers in delivering the instructional component of the Literacy Program.
- Regularly observes, demonstrates, and coaches all teacher Librarians and language primary grade teachers in the management and implementation of the library period and reading activities.
- Supports Grade 1 and 2 teachers in effective use of ongoing student tracking assessments to inform to inform the management and Instruction teachers.
- Conducts and analyzes data related to formative student assessments to inform support for Grade 1 and 2 teachers.
- Regularly provides an update to the head of school on progress and coaches the same on ways to support teachers and ensure longer term sustainability of literacy outcomes within the school.
- Attends and participates in teacher and librarian trainings related to the Literacy program.
- Participates in literacy events, parent meeting and other community activities.
- Participates in regular review meetings and any other activities which may be required to be undertaken to fulfill the objectives of the organization.
- Supports donor visits through demonstration projects and presentation, as needed.
Planning, Reporting and Documentation
- Conducts ongoing planning, documentation, and reporting of school visits.
- Documents best practices and lessons learned and shares with the Program Officer, Literacy Field.
- University degree in Education, preferably with a major in Language/Linguistics
- 1-2 years of related work experience
- Proficient user of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), internet and related applications
- Good command of English (both written and oral)
- Good interpersonal skills and a team player
- Ability to monitor progress of program implementation
- Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people
- Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative
- Desire and ability to spend 90% of time traveling and visiting school sites to provide coaching and monitor progress of program implementation
- Experience working with young children
- Experience working with schools and teachers
- Experience with reading, literacy or learning improvement programs
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.
Please visit our website at www.roomtoread.org and click on the “careers” link under about us tab. This will take you to Room to Read’s Career Portal. Click on the See Current Vacancies to find this vacancy, select the vacancy you are interested and click apply to begin the online application process. If you do not hear from Room to Read within one month of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Please note that late applications will not be considered, and correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only.
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, Women are encouraged to apply. Room to Read is a child safe organization. CLOSING DATE: February 14th, 2022.
Tanzania – Tanga
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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