Room to Read South Africa: Literacy Coach - Tshwane

Room to Read South Africa
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 13 November, 2015
Opportunity type: 
Employment

X2 LITERACY COACH
TSHWANE
 
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.
 
Room to Read is looking for x 2 Literacy Coaches (“LC”) based in Tshwane. These incumbents will be 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 Literacy Coaches will report to the Field Manager with strong communication, programmatic direction, and technical oversight also provided by the Literacy Program Officer.

Key requirements: University degree in education, NQF level 7 on early childhood development or other related field; Minimum 5 years’ experience working with young children in schools and teachers; Experience with reading, literacy or learning improvement programs. Proficient user of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), internet and related applications; high proficiency of Sepedi or/ and  Setswana (both written and oral),Ability to monitor progress of program implementation; Desire and ability to spend 90% of time traveling and visiting school sites to provide coaching and monitor progress of program implementation; Good interpersonal skills and a team player.
 
The candidate must be competent in the following:

Serves as the technical resource in the schools on applying literacy skills and the habit of reading techniques in the classroom or library; 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& 2 teachers in delivering the instructional component of the Literacy Program; Regularly observes, demonstrates and coaches all primary grade teachers and librarians in the implementation of the library period and reading activities; Supports Grade 1& 2 teachers in effective use of ongoing student tracking assessments to inform instruction; Conducts and analyzes data related to formative student assessments to inform support for Grade 1& 2 teachers; 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; Conducts ongoing planning, documentation, and reporting of school visits; Documents best practices and lessons learned and shares with the Literacy Program Field Officer. 

Enquiries for this position should be directed to HR Manager on Tel: (012) 346 8731
 


Interested persons can forward a comprehensive CV and motivation letter to za.hiring@roomtoread.org or send by post to HR Manager, Room to Read South Africa, Human Resources Department, Postnet Suite172,Private Bag x 15,Menlo Park,0102. 

Only South African citizens will be considered for these positions. We welcome applications from persons with disabilities. Room to Read is an equal opportunity employer.

If you do not hear from Room to Read within one month of the closing date, please accept that you application was unsuccessful. 

CLOSING DATE: 13 November 2015. 

Please note that  late applications will be not be considered and correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only.

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