Id
a0cD0000006RH2JIAW

Volunteer role: ICT in Education Specialist

Type of role
Location Bangladesh
Application Closing Date
Interview date July 22, 2021
Start date August 1, 2021
Mode of delivery Working from home and at project location

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. As a VSO volunteer you’ll live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. By sharing your unique skills and experience you’ll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

Working from home and at project location -  In this role, you will spend some time providing part-time remote support (e.g. from your home) to VSO projects or partners, and also a set period working full-time in the project location and/or VSO office.

The purpose of this placement is to support VSO Bangladesh in identifying appropriate, scalable, and low-cost mobile information, develop simple softer/apps and communication technology (ICT) solutions to improve and involves a variety of skills in creating ‘Mobile learning Centre for ECCE’ that is suitable to the developmental needs of the Rohyinga Refugee children. S/He needs to have a clear understanding of the cultural context and ECCE needs for the Rohyinga children. The ICT in Education Specialist will ensure all sorts of support to roll out MESH guide’s module through a mobile device and also establish the e-learning opportunity & E-documentation on project programmes. The assigned person must have prior knowledge to establish mobile learning & E- documentation both in offline and online.
S/He will ensure instant troubleshooting support and promote uninterrupted ECCE intervention for targeted Rohyinga children.

Skills, qualifications and experience

- Should have at least a Bachelor’s degree in a CSE, Telecommunication Engineering, ICT, Software, and Networking.

- Must be able to communicate well in English

- At least 1-3 year experience in managing and administering IT systems – software development and management

- Experience in network administration and knowledgeable on windows server

- Able to maintain an active directory and have knowledge of projects

- Experience coaching and training others in managing and administering IT systems

- Report writing skills

- Proven experience establishing and maintaining relationships with individuals and organizations at all levels


Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer 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.

Allowance

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Accommodation

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

Some background about VSO

Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes 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 organisations, 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 programmes. 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.

Your application and COVID-19

We are continually reviewing our ability to safely programme and implement projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many local restrictions are being implemented in several VSO locations, which impacts VSO’s existing programme delivery.

We will continue to follow the advice of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and national governments to protect the wellbeing and safety of all communities, employees and volunteers.

We’re continuing to build a talent pool of prospective professional volunteers so we can get back to supporting communities as soon as we’re able to.

If your application is shortlisted, a VSO hiring manager will be in touch to discuss the next steps and any changes to your placement and role.

You can read VSO’s COVID-19 statement and frequently asked questions about volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic here.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

Once you’re ready to apply, click on ‘make an application’ below to complete the online form.

Make an application

VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

Volunteer Dr Kiran Cheedella in Sierra Leone
VSO / Peter Caton

Why volunteer?

Find out about the benefits to yourself and people in poverty.

Volunteer role: Learning Center Trainer

Type of role Teaching and education
Location Bangladesh
Partner organisation Mukti Cox's Bazar
Application Closing Date
Interview date July 19, 2021
Start date August 1, 2021
Mode of delivery Working from home and at project location

VSO is the world's leading independent international development organization that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

Role overview

Working from home and at project location -  In this role, you will spend some time providing part-time remote support (e.g. from your home) to VSO projects or partners, and also a set period working full-time in the project location and/or VSO office.

This position will ensure all types of technical support to ensure the successful implementation of learning Center’s activities and management. The LC volunteer will ensure all sorts of technical support to develop Learning Center Management guideline. Ensure Community managed to learn Center capacity building of Learning Center management committee, community youth volunteers.

Responsibilities:

- Education-related all training will be conducted and follow up in the field.
- Classroom assessment and provide hands-on support to the Community volunteers/teachers
- Receive all kind of educational sectoral training related to LC and provide those training relevant staff/ CV / or teaches
- Prepare a schedule for LC training following Sectors curriculum.
- Support for the CV/ Teachers for classroom decoration
- Organize Teachers learning Circle
- Facilitate positive parents meeting
- Monitoring LC activities to keep on truck
- Training needs assessment for CVs / teachers and takes action accordingly
- Upload success or best practices on Blog

Skills, qualifications and experience

Required work experience/skills:

• Minimum Bachelor Degree in Education, preferably a Master’s Degree in Education.
• Minimum 1-3 years’ work experience in education projects of the development sector.
• Experience of module or guideline development
• Practical knowledge of inclusiveness strategies
• Experience of designing and facilitating training workshops
• Experience of working and living in developing countries, preferably in Southeast Asia
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including presentation and training skills to majority non-English speaking audiences
• Excellent written and spoken English

Personal Qualities
This individual should be:

• A self-starter who learns quickly and works well in a team environment with minimal supervision, gaining staff trust and confidence so that outcomes can be achieved together
• Adaptable: this is key to living and working in Myanmar. At the personal level, the volunteer will have to make major adjustments simply to live and work in a different culture and environment. Volunteers need to demonstrate and practice patience and cultural sensitivity. This involves being non-judgmental and accepting of various religious and cultural traditions
• Resourceful and flexible

Allowance

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Accommodation

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

Some background about VSO

Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes 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 organisations, 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 programmes. 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.

Your application and COVID-19

We are continually reviewing our ability to safely programme and implement projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many local restrictions are being implemented in several VSO locations, which impacts VSO’s existing programme delivery.

We will continue to follow the advice of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and national governments to protect the wellbeing and safety of all communities, employees and volunteers.

We’re continuing to build a talent pool of prospective professional volunteers so we can get back to supporting communities as soon as we’re able to.

If your application is shortlisted, a VSO hiring manager will be in touch to discuss the next steps and any changes to your placement and role.

You can read VSO’s COVID-19 statement and frequently asked questions about volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic here.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

Once you’re ready to apply, click on ‘make an application’ below to complete the online form.

Make an application

VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

Volunteer Dr Kiran Cheedella in Sierra Leone
VSO / Peter Caton

Why volunteer?

Find out about the benefits to yourself and people in poverty.

VSO education volunteer Ana Paula Pinto in Myanmar
VSO/Ntan Zay Htet

Volunteer jobs in teaching and education

We work to improve education at all levels and need volunteers from a range of education backgrounds.

Volunteer role: Early Childhood Care and Education

Type of role Teaching and education
Location Bangladesh
Application Closing Date
Interview date July 15 , 2021
Start date August 1, 2021
Mode of delivery Working at project location

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. As a VSO volunteer you’ll live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. By sharing your unique skills and experience you’ll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

Working at project location – In this role, you will provide on-site support in the project location and/or VSO office, (full-time unless otherwise specified) for a set period of time.

This position will ensure all types of technical support to ensure successful implementation of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) through ‘Mobile Learning Centre’ in Rohyinga Refugee Camp, and in the host communities in Cox’s Bazar. The specialist will ensure all sorts of technical support to develop contextualize ECCE curriculum; ensure child-friendly learning environment; capacity building of mother/sister/aunt/ community youth volunteers through ‘MESH guide’.

The ECCE specialist will lead the process of showcasing ‘ECCE Mobile Learning Centre’ as one of the best innovations considering extreme constraint of open space at Rohyinga camp through mothers and sisters approached. Therefore he/she will develop different modules on ECCE capacity building for different types. Different organizations already started/going to start their intervention for early childhood development, and this position will focus to exchange learnings among different organizations. The EiE cluster and different institutions of Bangladesh Government are well functioning at Cox’s Bazar, and this position will liaison with all forums/platforms to highlight VSOB’s inputs for ECCE during Rohyinga crisis at Cox’s Bazar.

Skills, qualifications and experience

• Minimum Bachelor degree, preferably a Master’s degree, in Education (ideally with specialization in ECCE)
• Preferably having 3 years work experience in early childhood education
• Experience of course design and education program development
• Practical knowledge of inclusive education strategies
• Experience of designing and facilitating training workshops
• Preferably working experience in similar contexts.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including presentation and training skills to majority non-English speaking audiences
• Excellent written and spoken English

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer 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.

Allowance

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Accommodation

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

Some background about VSO

Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes 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 organisations, 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 programmes. 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.

Your application and COVID-19

We are continually reviewing our ability to safely programme and implement projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many local restrictions are being implemented in several VSO locations, which impacts VSO’s existing programme delivery.

We will continue to follow the advice of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and national governments to protect the wellbeing and safety of all communities, employees and volunteers.

We’re continuing to build a talent pool of prospective professional volunteers so we can get back to supporting communities as soon as we’re able to.

If your application is shortlisted, a VSO hiring manager will be in touch to discuss the next steps and any changes to your placement and role.

You can read VSO’s COVID-19 statement and frequently asked questions about volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic here.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

Once you’re ready to apply, click on ‘make an application’ below to complete the online form.

Make an application

VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

Volunteer Dr Kiran Cheedella in Sierra Leone
VSO / Peter Caton

Why volunteer?

Find out about the benefits to yourself and people in poverty.

VSO education volunteer Ana Paula Pinto in Myanmar
VSO/Ntan Zay Htet

Volunteer jobs in teaching and education

We work to improve education at all levels and need volunteers from a range of education backgrounds.

Technical Lead – Agri-based Value Chains

Type of role Agriculture and natural resources
Location Bangladesh
Salary BDT. 19,17,000.00
Contract type Fixed Term
Full Time 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date July 5, 2021
Start date August 15, 2021

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

The Technical Lead will be responsible for coordinating all agriculture-based activities for the USAID-funded Youth Empowerment for Social Cohesion (YESC) project, focusing on increasing women and youth participation in the governance and leadership in their community towards reducing conflict and ensuring youth-led social cohesion.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Qualification and experiences:

• 10 years of increasingly senior technical and leadership and management experience, including in entrepreneurship.
• Bachelor/Master’s in in Agriculture or Agribusiness
• Working experience in empowering women within agricultural value chains will be an advantage.

Technical:
• Project management and implementation experiences, including private sector partnerships.
Teamwork:
• Excellent team working and relationship building skills; the experience of working collaboratively and of building partnerships in a multi-cultural environment.

Information Technology:
• Good level of computer skills (Windows, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, and Internet).

International Development:
• Understanding of the role of international development, more specifically volunteering in Country.


Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer 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.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

Once you’re ready to apply, click on ‘make an application’ below to complete the online form.

Make an application

VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

Subscribe to Bangladesh