Rwanda, Myanmar, Malawi, Nepal, Cambodia
Application closing date
6, 12 or 24 Months
Thousands of teachers around the world do not get the necessary training and support, and as a consequence pupils do not reach their full potential. VSO is working to change this, and for this, we need experienced school managers/ leaders to support school management in Africa or Asia. Our Education projects and their objectives vary, you may work in a Teacher Training College, an Education Development Centre, or Ministry of Education, for example.
As a VSO volunteer, you will immerse yourself in a new culture, face fresh challenges and develop your expertise, and often also management skills while doing something truly fulfilling. The local office or partner’s need will decide your exact job description.
Overall you will support the development of school leadership and management at school levels to significantly increase the capacity of principals and deputy principals to support primary grade teachers in language, literacy and mathematics.
- Create an environment that will support the improvement of language and mathematics teaching and learning.
- Improve the quality of teaching and resources.
- Improve School leadership and management
- Increase Parental involvement
- Ensure that developed competencies and resources are continuously available at each school.
Skills, qualifications and experience
- Bachelor’s degree or Post-Graduate certificate in education
- At least 5 years’ experience of school leadership or education management focused on improving language learning and mathematics outcomes and strengthening school management
- Fluent English speaker, with good written skills in English
- Capability to produce accurate, reflective reports with reference to qualitative and quantitative data
- Key qualities of relationship-building, adaptability and resilience
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.
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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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VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organization that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Find out about the work we’re doing in the fight against poverty.
Our most common vacancies are summarized in our vacancy bank. You will find an overview at ‘Check out all vacancies’. Because we work in a very dynamic and fast-changing environment we advise you to go to our international website for an overview of our current demand in Africa and Asia.