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Volunteer role: Disability Inclusion Coach-RELi Project

Type of role Teaching and education
Location Kenya
Application Closing Date
Interview date To be confirmed
Start date From April 2021
Mode of delivery Working at project location

VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. 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.

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.

The purpose of the placement is to support implementation of Right to Education and Life for marginalized children with Disabilities project in Isiolo and Laikipia counties.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential criteria (must have to be able to carry out the role successfully)

Knowledge/qualifications:
• A diploma/degree in Special Needs and/or Inclusive Education /Early childhood education/Education
• Teachers Service Commission Registration Certificate
Skills/Abilities:
• An understanding of challenges facing inclusive /special education
• Ability to employ various techniques in facilitating trainings among children with disabilities, the community, teachers and other stakeholders
• Knowledge on different disabilities and their transition pathways
• Good communication, computer skills and ability to manage organization resources
• Ability to work independently and in a team.
• Attitude of listening, initiative, and creativity
• Interpersonal competence and ability to maintain good partnership relations
• Knowledge of Competence Based Curriculum (CBC)
• Demonstratable understanding of the transition process for children with disabilities

Desirable Criteria: (skills that could be an advantage in the role)

Knowledge/qualifications:
• Understanding of key protection concerns in education and child safeguarding
• Knowledge on policies related to inclusive education and child protection
• Knowledge or experience in project cycle management is an added advantage
• Knowledge of Kenya Sign Language/Braille will be an added advantage
Experience:
• At least 2 years continuous experience in implementing inclusive education related projects
• Desirable experience in training teachers on professional documents development

Skills/Abilities:
• Ability to work in ASAL areas with challenging terrains
• An ability to handle insecure environments
• Knowledge on material development for children with disabilities

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.

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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).

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Location Kenya
Salary KES 2,133,998 basic per annum
Contract type Fixed Term
Full Time 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date To be confirmed
Start date From April 2021

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. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they 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 and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

The purpose of the post is to provide leadership and management in the implementation of Right to Education and Life for Children with Disabilities project (RELi) and contribute in realization of IE programme’s team objectives; Providing staff and volunteers’ duty of care, strengthening partnerships and programme networks, effective delivery of IE thematic area and improved documentation of proven practices and knowledge sharing

Skills, qualifications and experience

Holder of Bachelor of Education degree with specialisation in Special Needs or inclusive education. A result driven individual with qualification in development, project management knowledge and experience preferably in Inclusive Education projects. An individual with excellent communication, influencing, people management, strategy development and implementation skills.
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).

Project Administrator and M&E Assistant-RELi Project

Type of role
Location Kenya
Salary KES 1,465,524 basic per annum
Contract type Fixed Term
Full Time 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date To be confirmed
Start date From April 2021

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. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they 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 and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

The purpose of this role is to work in close collaboration with county governments, Education Actors, schools, parents, communities and volunteers to deliver Right to Education and Life for Children with Disabilities Project.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Holder of Bachelor of Education degree with specialisation in Special Needs or inclusive education. A result driven individual with at least two years’ experience and qualification in development, project management, finance, and administration. An individual with excellent Monitoring and Evaluation, communication, Disability project implementation, coaching and mentoring skills and experience.

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).

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