Learning through Play Consultant

Type of role Teaching and education
Location Rwanda
Salary Negotiable
Contract type Consultant Agreement
Negotiable Hours 10 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date 15th April
Start date 19th April

VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions. We bring key stakeholders together to co-ordinate collective action, from local organisations to national governments. Our programmes in Africa and Asia focus on health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience, peace building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change that will improve the lives of generations to come.

Role overview


VSO is excited to be embarking on a new four-year programme to strengthen ECCE systems through deeper integration of Learning through Play (LtP) for 3-6-year-olds to become creative, engaged and resilient lifelong learners. At the heart of the programme is capacity building of Early Childhood Education teachers.

VSO is seeking a short-term consultant to support the inception period of the programme. The consultant will provide high-level technical expertise to the development of a multi-media, app-based self-guided toolkit for ECE Educators on inclusive learning through play aligned to the ECE curriculum.

Skills, qualifications and experience

About you

You are an expert in Early Childhood Education with considerable experience in the sector in Rwanda. You have extensive experience of training early childhood care and education educators on learning through play pedagogies including developing materials for professional development on inclusive learning through play preferably resources for remote learning and digital/app-based material. You have proven knowledge of the ECE context in Rwanda in particular the experiences of ECE teachers and the context of ECE centres and schools.

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, as a volunteer or as a consultant working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities: VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

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