Program Associate – Girls’ Education Program (Temporary)


Position: Program Associate – Girls’ Education Program (GEP PA)
Location: HCMC and frequent travel to Can Giuoc, Long An or to other project sites.
Employment: Temporary - 5 month contract

Organization Profile

Room to Read is a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, our innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools in low-income countries 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. By focusing on the quality of education provided within the communities and ensuring these outcomes are measured, we have created a model that can be replicated, localized and sustained by governments.Room to Read has benefited 11.5 million children across over 20,000 communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Grenada, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam and Zambia, and aims to reach 15 million children by 2020.

Position Overview

The GEP Program Associate’s overall responsibility is to work in team work with respective Field Manager (FM)/ Program Manager (PM) and Program Officer (PO) as well as other GEP members to ensure the program activities are on time implemented and have them monitored. The Program Associate (PA) will work closely with schools, students and teachers in the program areas.

Duties and Responsibilities

The position will work under the direct management of the Field Manager and Program Officer; specifically he/she will be responsible for:

Activities implementation

  • Planning for program activities and budgets.
  • Working with accountant on advance and payment for activities with she is responsible for,
  • Be responsible for logistics and related budget for program activities as well as logistics for field office,
  • Participation in Life skills, camps, field trip, group & individual mentoring; Family, school, community
  • Case writing & photos.
  • School monitoring: Meeting with principals, teachers, Social Mobilizers (SMs), girls.
  • Assisting PO/ PAs for planning details for program activities: group mentoring for girls at Lower & Upper Secondary Schools.
  • Assisting PO/ PAs in training for SM/partner/ girls (co-facilitator).
  • Assisting PO/ PAs for coaching SMs and monitoring SMs work.
  • Monitoring program activities at schools.
  • Collecting local information related to GEP.
  • Getting inputs from local partners in to the program.
  • Home visit: coaching to SMs for problem solving to girls.
  • Participating in RtR meeting, monthly GEP meeting, Program Management Board meeting.
  • Packing the newsletter, timely dispatching and handing over of newsletter to girls and partners.
  • Participating in any other activities which may be required to be undertaken to fulfill the objectives of the organization.
  • Supporting SM on preparing and implementing group mentoring at school as GEP design.
  • Assisting PO/ PA for implementing CSR project and Life skills survey assessment if required.


  • Managing girl’s situations.
  • Photos collection.
  • Taking date on girls education performance: Attendance, tutoring.
  • Monitoring logistics for activities and donor visits (accommodation, meals, and travel.)
  • Working with Project Management Board (PMB) and monitor activities and budget implemented by PMB.
  • Assisting PO/PAs in monthly checking and tracking Can Giuoc’s expenditure.
  • Synthesizing of PIM, monthly mentoring report.
  • Field office data on SharePoint.

Data base and Reporting

  • Key person for management GSD in the area: Maintaining & updating records related to girls, parents (GSD), tracking for all GSD updated.
  • Assisting PO in RtR, donor report
  • Synthesis of monthly SM report on girls to PO Monitoring actual expenses by SMs.
  • Activity actual expenses report.
  • Ensure receipts/ bills legally collected.

Office work and others

  • Support team members when the works required in respected areas.
  • Assisting PO/ PAs in office work.
  • Assisting PO/ PAs for maintaining admin works at field office


  • A university Degree in related fields: either sociology, women’s studies, social work, pedagogic Management.
  • Minimum of 1 years of professional experience especially in girls’ education.
  • Prior experience working with schools, teachers, administrators and government officials.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of gender issues in education.
  • 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:

She/he will be working mainly in Can Giuoc district, Long An province. She/he may travel for work to other provinces or cities upon the request of the organization.

To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also:

  • Have passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic nonprofit organization
  • Be an innovative and creative thinker that tries new things and inspires others to do so
  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
  • Have a strong work ethic and require minimal direction
  • Work well independently as well as part of a teamThrive in a fast-paced and fun environment

Expected starting: August 2019

Application Procedure:

Please send your Curriculum Vitae (in English) to HR department at [email protected]
Application due : until the position is filled.

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
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2019-07-25