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The Literacy Program Officer (LPO)
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Room to Read Laos

N/A Vatnark sisattanak Vientiane Capital

JOB DESCRIPTION

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(For Lao Nationals only)

Application close: 27 February 2020

Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, Room to Read’s innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools in low-income communities 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. Room to Read has benefited 16.6 million children across more than 30,000 communities in 16 countries. Learn more at www.roomtoread.org.

The Literacy Program Officer (LPO), based in Attapue Province

Position Overview

The Literacy Program Officer (LPO) is responsible for serving as the technical expert in the field on library programming (library management and library reading activities) and the habit of reading. The LPO will manage the ongoing implementation of Room to Read libraries for a set of schools as a part of the World Food Program’s Reading Promotion Project. The LPO will ensure timely, efficient, well-planned, and wellcoordinated implementation. This position will involve frequent travel to project sites and close coordination with local partners, and thus requires strong communication and coordination skills. The LPO reports to the Sr. Literacy Program Manager.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in education, Social development, or other related field
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of child-friendly libraries and library programming, support and monitoring, and teacher training at the primary stage
  • 3 – 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Good command of English (both written and oral)
  • Experience developing and delivering teacher trainings
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player
  • Proven ability to build the capacity of others to achieve desired outcomes
  • Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people
  • Ability and desire to travel frequently
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously

Compensation & Benefits

Room to Read Laos values our staff commitment and offers a professional working environment, competitive monthly salary and other fringe benefits such as 13th Monthly salary, AGL Premium Insurance for its staff and Medical Insurance for the family members, annual medical check-up, retirement funds, field allowance and relocation grants, telephone allowance etc.

Application Procedure

Please submit your application through our online recruiting system at the link below. You should include your updated resume/CV along with a cover letter that refers to the specific position you are applying for.

https://www.roomtoread.org/about-us/careers/

And click: https://osv-rtr.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/RoomToRead/job/Laos---Remote/Officer--LiteracyField_R-01232 

 

Room to Read Laos

Room to Read Laos

N/A Vatnark sisattanak Vientiane Capital

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Room to Read India's Literacy Program is the country's only children’s education program that develops both literacy skills and reading habits. Our Girls’ Education Program supports girls to finish secondary school and works with government stakeholders to advocate for girls' education.

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