Girl's Education Program Officer

Organization Profile

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.

We are non-governmental, non-religious and work with many local NGOs and community based organizations to implement our programs. We currently work in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zambia – countries with a desperate lack of resources to educate their children. Since our inception, Room to Read’s worldwide team has impacted over 7.8 million children by constructing more than 1,600 schools, establishing over 15,000 libraries, publishing 874 new children’s book titles in 27 local languages, and reaching over 20,000 girls through our Girls’ Education program.

Room to Read has an annual budget of approximately US$43.7 million and our global staff numbers over 600. Our global headquarters is located in San Francisco, and we have smaller fundraising offices in Delhi, New York, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, Sydney, and Tokyo. We have an Asia Regional Office located in New Delhi and program offices in Colombo, Dar es Salaam, Dhaka, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kathmandu, Lusaka, New Delhi, Pretoria, Phnom Penh, and Vientiane.

Room to Read Vietnam currently operates the following programs: Reading Room Program (RR), Girls’ Education Program (GEP), Local Language Publishing (LLP), School Room (SR) and Literacy Instruction Program (Literacy Instruction) in five provinces of the Mekong Delta and two provinces in the North of Vietnam.

Girls’ Education Program has been started in Tra On district since 2011 with 4 schools in the beginning. In 2012, the program has been expanded to 4 new schools. At present, the program is being operated at 8 secondary schools with more than 1,350 female students who are participating in the program.

Position Overview

The GEP Program Officer’s overall responsibility is to manage the implementation of the New Enhanced Approach of the GEP in selected areas.

The position will be in charge of the management of the program, budget plan, monitoring and evaluation of the program and other tasked for the program assigned by the GEP Program Manager.

General Duties & Responsibilities

  • The position will work under the direct management of the GEP Program Manager; specifically GEP Program Officer will be responsible for:
  • Participation in program planning and design for Enhanced Approach with the GEP team at the Country Office, among the project team and or with relevant Local Partners in provinces.
  • Overall implementation of the enhanced approachactivities with girls, teachers and government partners in selected areas with the implementation of activities for Life skill Education, Mentoring, Academic support, Material support, Gender-Responsive Teaching, Infrastructure, Stakeholder engagement, Partnership with local government/other INGOs and Research, Assessment and Evaluation
  • Overall budget management and budget reporting on the program for the GEP Program Manager and local government partners
  • Development of reports on program activities for the Program Manager and  local government partners
  • Closely work with local partners to make sure the program is effectively running at the project sites.
  • Recruitment of School mobilizes and provision of overall management of School mobilizes to ensure their productive performance for the program
  • Training and other activities for target girls, school mobilizes, teachers and education authorities in target areas
  • Regular visits to program sites to monitor and provide support with program activities for girls at schools
  • Coordination with the GEP’s programs in Ho Chi Minh City, Long An and Tra Vinh (Tra Cu) and other programs of Room to Read Vietnam in order to enhance the quality of program implementation and program integration
  • Development of term of references for hiring consultants and their assignment of training, workshops and manual production for the program
  • Coordination with the Monitoring and Evaluation Team for the monitoring of and supporting to program activities, SMs training and data collection
  • Input of the program data/information to Room to Read’s Global Statistics Data (GSD)
  • Participate in the organizing or meetings, program events, study tours… of Room to Read Vietnam with governments, CO/RO/GO visitors, donors to program sites
  • Lead the team of the program associates at the project sites and work closely with them, monitor and support their works.
  • Provision ofrelevant information on the program to the Program Manager, key partners, other relevant governments and organizations.


  • A university degree in related fields: either sociology, women’s studies, social work, pedagogic management
  • A minimum of 4 years of professional experience especially in girls’ education
  • Prior experience working with schools, teachers, administrators and government officials
  • Good knowledge and understanding of gender issues in education
  • Strong planning, supervisory, and management skills
  • Ability to travel frequently to target provinces
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and Vietnamese
  • Good working experience with education programs/projects
  • Good working experience with local partners, government and other INGOs

Working location:

The position will work mainly in Tra On district, travel for work to HCM city and other places when requested  

When to start: As soon as possible

Term of employment: Full-time employee

The salary range for this position will be determined based upon the experience of the candidate hired.

Applications should be sent to: [email protected]

Due to the high volume of applicant response, not all applicants may receive a response from Room to Read. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.   

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
Tra On
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2014-06-30