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Social Mobilizer- Girls Education Program (females Only)

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    The social mobilizer will report to the Program Associate. The position will be responsible for a group of 80 adolescent girls as their mentor, support system and motivator.

    Program planning, implementation:

    Develop a thorough understanding of Room to Reads Girls Education program design, objectives and outcomes

    Implement program activities as per design maintaining fidelity

    Undertake corrective action and incorporate feedback when provided by the supervisor for life skills sessions etc

    Participate in program planning in consultation with Program Associate and other state level staff.

    Regularly attend weekly and monthly workshops where weekly and monthly plans are made and reviewed

    Attend mandatory training of Social Mobilizers

    Family and Community engagement:

    Have a thorough understanding of social issues, safety concerns and child protection issues affecting girl participants and an awareness of available social safety net mechanisms, schemes and referrals. (With child protection and safety issues of girls that emerged through a study done in India last year and the new mentoring module that requires the program to address such issues, we need a social mobilizer who is well networked and well acquainted with existing social safety mechanisms, schemes and also referral)

    Organize and lead family and community meetings and consultations with school staff, parents and community members/organizations as per design;
    discuss life skill content and issues with them in a tactful manner (especially sensitive/taboo issues like early marriage and attending school during menstrual cycle).

    Seek opportunities for networking at local level and create a resource pool to be used as a referrals if there is a need

    Facilitate visits of donors and support SO/INCO team members in conducting research/ survey/ study/ data collection/ baseline etc.

    Working with girls:

    Conduct life skills sessions for 80 girls in batches of 20-25 as per the prescribed session content and as per agreed plan.
    Each girl will need to be provided with a minimum of 16 life skills sessions in one year. This would require a thorough understanding of the content and skills of delivering it tactfully (especially the content related to reproductive health)
    The reproductive health sessions that has been introduced in the worldwide GEP modules require more experienced professionals who are well equipped to deliver the content as well as handle queries of parents and convince them on the need for these sessions.

    Form Life skills clubs/Children groups and facilitate regular meetings and discussions of these groups; at least 8 meetings are to be held every year.
    Ensure that through these groups the girl participants develop skills of articulation and self-expression and initiate action on issues they face in their lives. This would require the social mobilizer to have excellent facilitation skills and understanding of the principles of child participation.

    Distribute the newsletter GUPSHUP, initiate discussion around it and hold follow-up activities. (This requires an ability to engage with text in a magazine format written for girls to eventually lead them into an analysis of the magazines/mass media and inspire them to express and deconstruct gender stereotypes)

    Help girls to develop wall magazines and write for state-level Gupshup so that their voices can be captured

    Mentoring: Conduct group mentoring sessions for 80 girls in batches of 10-12 girls as per prescribed content guidelines and record each session. Plan out the group mentoring sessions in association with the Program Associate, taking into account the needs expressed by the girls.

    Conduct individual mentoring sessions as needed. This may need creation of new content wherever needed (The new mentoring module being introduced requires social mobilizers to be barefoot counselors not just mentoring girls in groups but also identifying challenges being faced by girls, developing sessions to address the challenges, identifying the content for these sessions and developing the content if needed)

Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter

Industry: NGO, Social Services, Regulators, Industry Associations

Functional Area: Other

Role:Other

Employment Type: Permanent Job, Full Time

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Desired Candidate Profile

    This profiles requires travel within the delhi on frequent basis.

    The Social Mobilizers are responsible for implementing the Girls Education program at the field level. They are the first point of contact for the girls whom we work with; they are also the point of contact for the schools and parents and hence are critical to the success of the program.

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UG: Any Graduate - Any Specialization

Company Profile:

Room to Read India Trust

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, 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 India was established in 2003. It is headquartered in New Delhi and currently has operations across seven states, viz. Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. Room to Read India has been the recipient of the prestigious TOI- JP Morgan Social Impact Award 2013 under the NGO category for education.
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Mandeep Kaur Officer-People Operations Room to Read India Trust Delhi

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