Block Program Officer

Educate Girls, , Uttar Pradesh, India
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Job Summary

Job Description


job Title
Block Program Officer
Department
Operations
Position Location
District (Field)
Type of Agreement 
Renewable fixed-term contract
Position Reporting
District Program Officer (Direct Reporting)
Position Reportees
Field Coordinator
Position Level
Middle
Educate Girls – An Overview:
Vision- We aim to achieve behavioural, social and economic transformation for all girls towards an 
India where all children have equal opportunities to access quality education. 
Background- Educate Girls (a project of 'Foundation to Educate Girls Globally’) is a non-profit 
organization that focuses on mobilizing communities for girls’ education in India’s rural and 
educationally backward areas. Strongly aligned with ‘Right to Education Act’ or the ‘Samagra Shiksha’ 
the organization is committed to the Government’s vision to improve access to primary education for 
children, especially young girls. Educate Girls currently operates successfully in over 20,000+ villages 
in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. By leveraging the Government’s existing investment 
in schools and by engaging with a huge base of community volunteers, Educate Girls helps to identify, 
enrol and retain out-of-school girls and to improve foundational skills in literacy and numeracy for all 
children (both girls and boys). This helps deliver measurable results to a large number of children and 
avoids parallel delivery of Services. 
We are at www.educategirls.NGO for detailed information on our vision, mission and programs.
Position Overview:
The position is responsible for an allocated block (consisting of a cluster of villages targeted for 
intervention), ensuring end-to-end programmatic and operational support to Field Coordinators and 
Team Balika (local youth volunteers). The incumbent acts as a bridge between field and district level. 
The position is responsible for generating awareness and the cause for girl education, mobilizing 
community members, ensuring enrolment and retention of targeted beneficiaries in the education 
program and ensuring effective stakeholder management, including government departments and 
functionaries. The position entails extensive field travel in the project location/s.

Position in the Organogram:
Position Key Responsibilities:
Enrollment & Retention-
● Mainstream out of school girls age 6-14, including drop outs and never enrolled girls through 
community-based enrolment plans
● Identification of Out of School Girls in every village; conduct survey and consult the Child 
Tracking Survey by the government
● Conduct home visits, door to door survey to gather information on out of school girls, school 
facilities, teacher motivation, accessibility of school, community issues
● Organize Gram Shiksha Sabha, Ma Beti Sammelan and Mohalla Meeting- ensuring 
participation by parents and girl child ; promoting school enrolment process
● Community based micro planning of enrolment activities and for driving enrolment. Conduct 
monthly meetings with Government to drive enrolment.
● Collect& Maintain details of dropped out or irregularly attending children
● Assessment of girl enrolment at primary and upper primary level
● Formation /orientation/ meetings of School Management Committee (SMCs). 
● Preparation & follow-up of School Improvement Programs (SIPs).
● Identify the hotspots with low retention rates & intensify community mobilisation efforts
Learning & Training-
● Conducting baseline assessment and endline assessments 
● Deliver the full GKP curriculum and plan for each session. Conduct rapid assessments and 
course correct when feedback received.
● TB Handholding for TB GKP schools
● Build awareness, buy-in and support of parents and teachers
● Attending and coordinating all training workshops such as Community mobilization training , 
Enrolment Training, SMC Training, Bal Sabha/Life Skills training, GKP training 

● Ensuring all Field Coordinators and Team Balika from the Block undergo regular training 
● Take lead and Facilitate formation of Bal Sabha; deliver the life skills program. 
● Stakeholder Management & Liaison-
● Active engagement with local functionaries at village & block level
● Interaction and progress brief to Govt. Officials on Monthly,Quarterly,Half Yearly & Annual 
basis
● Formulate andconduct SMC meetings and School improvement plans and approval of plans 
● To be in regular contact with SMC members, Head Master and Village Sarpanch
● Team Balika recruiting, engagement, handholding and monitoring
● Orientation on Volunteer Engagement 
● Donor engagement and visits 
Reporting, Documentation& Administration –
● Ensuring documentation of all activities on regular basis
● Update regular reports (on a daily basis)
● Fortnightly and monthly meetings with Field Coordinators and District Program Manager
● Report through tell calling/ PMS/ Spine 
● Master Data Finalization 
● Budget utilization; variance tracking 
● Risk mitigation & conflict management
Desired Incumbent Profile:
Personality: Tech-Savvy, Self-driven, result-oriented with a positive outlook. Must have clear focus on 
high quality output. Empathic communicator, ability to see things from the other person's point of 
view. Sufficiently mobile and flexible for frequent travel. Ability to get along with variety of individuals 
and a team-player.
Work Life Balance: Must be mature and domestically secure. Able to work extended hours on 
occasions when required. 
Technology skills: Must be adept in use of MS Office, particularly Excel and Word, and ideally Access 
or similar database to basic level, Internet and email. Open for learning and adapting to new 
technologies being introduced in the organization. 
Specific job Skills & Values:
• Sound contextual knowledge of local issues, organizational relationships, social and cultural 
constraints and realities, and environmental conditions, Right to Education, Child 
Psychology, and Community Motivation
• Ability to multitask and perform under stress situation
• Ability to treat people equally irrespective of gender
• Integrity towards the work and ability to “know & do” what is right
• Striving to lead by performance excellence
• Working effectively and inclusively with a range of people both within and outside of the 
organization
• Empathy

 

Preferred Education Background:
• Masters in Social work/Diploma in Social Work
• Fluent in Hindi and local dialect and basic knowledge of English 
Preferred Work Experience:
• A minimum experience of 2 years as social worker. 
Desired CompetenciesStrategic Thinking – Think big 
yet act focused
Taking Ownership – Feel 
responsible & accountable
Analytical Thinking – Stay true 
to your data
Developing Talent – Growing and taking people 
together
Ensuring Alignment – Think differently but work 
together

 

 


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