Theme

Education

Countries

Rwanda, Myanmar, Malawi, Nepal and Ethiopia

Application closing date

Flexibele/ not applicable/ any time

Start date

Flexible

Duration

12 or 24 Months

Role overview

As a VSO volunteer, you will immerse yourself in a new culture, face fresh challenges and develop your educational expertise while doing something truly fulfilling. The local partner’s need will decide your exact job description.

Overall you will advise on the design of projects, with the main objective to improve the learning among children with disabilities. You will work on the improvement of the identification, screening and diagnoses process, teacher development and teaching practice and enhanced school leadership.

  • Teacher training in inclusive education
  • Provide ongoing technical advice and leadership in the implementation of project interventions.
  • Train, mentor and coordinate national volunteers
  • Make regular school and community visits to support the achievement of the program.
  • Regularly collect data on progress towards achieving program goals.
  • Look for and adapt instruments for the screening and assessment of children with disabilities
  • Develop training manuals on inclusive education screening and assessment of children with disabilities for the training of teachers and national volunteers
  • Develop disability-inclusive education training/reference manuals for both pre-service and in-service teachers
  • Support the teachers and national volunteers to follow up

Skills, qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in education
  • A minimum of 3 years teaching experience in inclusive education in Pre-primary, Primary, Secondary or teacher training college.
  • Experience of teacher training, teacher coaching, teacher capacity building is desirable.
  • English proficiency.
  • Experience in mentoring or training other teachers.
  • Computer literate and have basic skills for managing information systems, such as creating spreadsheets and word documents.
  • Experience in using different approaches to improve learning outcomes.

Besides these skills, you need to be openminded, respectful, resilient and adaptive to new situations. It is important that you can facilitate positive change, build sustainable working relationships and are willing to seek and share knowledge.

Terms & conditions

VSO will cover and support you in all preparations: training, visa, work permit, registration in-country, flights, vaccinations, anti-malarial treatment, PEP treatment, medical and security clearance. In-country VSO will provide induction and support in placement, arrange secure accommodation (often shared with another VSO professional), full medical insurance (including repatriation cover), medical indemnity insurance, work-related travel costs and a living allowance which will enable you to live a basic but healthy lifestyle, but which is not sufficient to cover ongoing commitments at home.

What we do at VSO

Our programs focus on the areas of health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organizations, from local and national governments to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programs. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.

The experience of a placement is a one-of-a-life-time experience and will benefit you in multiple ways. You will have the chance to learn to work with people from different cultural backgrounds. There is often the opportunity to develop your teamwork-, leadership- and management skills. This can be helpful for career opportunities after your placement.

The environment of development work is changing continuously. Our recruiter knows the actual vacancies abroad. If you have any questions about our current programs and where we currently operate, don’t hesitate to contact Kelly.

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