The Manager, Literacy Program (LM) is responsible for providing technical assistance, support and supervision on all aspects of the Literacy Program (LP) including design, material development, professional development of teachers in close coordination with the Literacy Director (LD) to the LP team. LM will closely work with the field leaders to strengthen the capacity of the LP team, government officials, teachers and partner staff on reading and writing instruction, library management and reading activities to support primary grade children. LM is expected to provide support in developing the in-country LP strategy for scale in coordination with LD.
LM will ensure that PLK’s Literacy Program (LP) schools are supplied with engaging, relevant, and appropriate books and instructional materials that support the development of reading skills and a habit of reading. LM is responsible to identify the gaps that currently exist in available books for purchase, the LM is responsible for coordinating all aspects of PLK’s publishing initiatives, including sourcing original content, reviewing, editing, producing, and negotiating agreements. S/he will also be required to research and form networks within the publishing industry to gauge local market trends and promote PLK as a key player in children’s book publishing.
Overall, LM is responsible to innovate and improve the quality of the Literacy Program in coordination with LD.
Strictly adhere and comply with Room to Read’s Child Protection Policy and Child Protection Code of Conduct
Master's degree in Education or Social Science or related field
Minimum 7 years of professional experience in managing large scale education projects for primary grades
Strong leadership and management skills
Experience with reading/literacy or learning improvement programs
Excellent knowledge and understanding of teaching methodologies, government curriculum and teacher training at the primary grade
Experience with library programming (e.g. book selection, book leveling, library management, reading/library activities that instill a habit of reading in children).
Experience of developing educational learning materials for students or teachers of the primary grades
Experience of developing and conducting training programs for in-service teachers
Experience in developing and implementing programmatic improvements
Strong planning, supervising, and program development skills
Understanding of monitoring, evaluation, and process documentation
Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people and organizations
Good understanding of government system related to primary grades, able and well versed in working and dealing with government stakeholders at the central/state/local level
Knowledge and understanding of the local book publishing industry
Experience in managing a printing and publication process
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Nepali and English
Able to type in Nepali language and is comfortable editing Nepali fonts (e.g. Preeti, Kantipur, Himali, PLK, Himalb, etc.)
Edit stories for QRM books in Nepali language (genre, content, themes, plot, grammar, spelling, vocabularies, sentence structure etc.)
Able to edit simple Nepali language by using InDesign files
Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously
Master’s degree in Education with specialization in Nepali
Experience in material design, development, training, and teaching at the primary grade
Work experience in a non-profit organization (I/NGOs)
Prior track record of achieving results in a fast-paced, growth-oriented organization
Experience in instructional and Supplementary material development, teacher training, student assessment (EGRA, CB-EGRA), and monitoring in the field
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
Padhnako Lagi Kotha offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits; benefits including 13th-month bonus, provident fund, medical insurance for staff and their dependents, accidental insurance for staff; leaves and staff professional development. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and rapidly growing organization that is changing, transforming the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.
Nepal - PLK
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We envision a world in which all children can pursue a quality education, reach their full potential and contribute to their community and the world.
To achieve this goal, we focus on two areas where we believe we can have the greatest impact: literacy and gender equality in education. We work in collaboration with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the life skills they’ll need to succeed in school and beyond.