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Inclusive Education Officer

Type of role Teaching and education
Location Mozambique
Salary Negotiable
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract length 2 Years
Full Time 40 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date 08/07/2021
Start date 15/08/2021

Organisation background
VSO is a leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers. We are unique in the way we bring people together to volunteer their knowledge, experience and skills to fight poverty. VSO currently works in 24 developing countries mainly in Asia and Africa. We always work in partnerships, supporting and bringing together diverse partners (government departments, community based organisations, NGOs and the private sector) who are strategically placed to advance pro-poor policies and programmes. We have been working in Mozambique since 1997, strengthening capacity to improve the quality, delivery and access of services in education, health and livelihoods. All aspects of VSO’s programming are underpinned by social and gender inclusion, social accountability and resilience to ensure sustainable, systemic change in the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalised.
Project background
In Mozambique, VSO is working to increase access to education and improve literacy and numeracy for out-of-school girls (OOS) and adolescents ages 15-19. This project targets marginalized girls that have had no previous schooling, dropped out of school, or failed to achieve basic numeracy and literacy skills in primary school. These girls are prevented from attending school as a result of poverty and harmful cultural norms and have prioritized economic work and household and child care responsibilities over education. Girls forced into early marriage and may be pregnant or with children are barred from regular day school as a result of existing policies, while those with disabilities face social stigma and physical barriers integrating into schools and the community. Collectively, these girls have been out of school for a number of years and often have little external engagement with actors outside their communities to gain marketable skills and generate income.

The project works in Manica and Sofala provinces in Mozambique where poverty rates are 55 and 58 percent respectively, to help girls: 1) access accelerated literacy and numeracy classes that are age and disability appropriate, 2) attain basic literacy and numeracy to support the development of business, financial, and life skills for income-generating activities, and 3) gain community and peer support for their education. We will establish learning centers for OOS girls, arrange transportation for disabled girls, and provide child care to young mothers to enable access to accelerated literacy and numeracy classes. These classes will have disability- and gender-responsive curricula that align with government education objectives.
We will provide cash transfers or in-kind benefits to retain girls in school and complement trainings in financial management, business acumen, and market-based skills development. Life skills trainings on early child marriage, child protection, gender-based violence, and sexual and reproductive health and rights will also be provided to empower girls and promote gender equality. After these trainings, the girls will participate in village savings and loans groups and receive start-up capital and mentorship to develop their new small businesses and income-generating activities. Throughout the project, we will also facilitate monthly men’s community groups and peer support networks that involve the families and communities of these OOS girls, increasing engagement to promote girls’ education, sensitize gender equality and girls’ rights, and help men and boy’s better support education and economic opportunities for girls and women.

Role overview

To promote Inclusive education principles and practices at primary, level; to create an inclusive education environment where children, especially girls, can attend, stay in school longer and receive quality education.
The role is to support the target partners in integrating and implementing inclusive education practices and ensuring accessibility of quality education for all children of the target district, irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, social background, language and physical disability.

Skills, qualifications 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).

Child Protection Officer

Type of role Advocacy policy and research
Location Mozambique
Salary Negotiable
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract length 2 Years
Full Time 40 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date 08/07/2021
Start date 21/06/2021

Organisation background
VSO is a leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers. We are unique in the way we bring people together to volunteer their knowledge, experience and skills to fight poverty. VSO currently works in 24 developing countries mainly in Asia and Africa. We always work in partnerships, supporting and bringing together diverse partners (government departments, community based organisations, NGOs and the private sector) who are strategically placed to advance pro-poor policies and programmes. We have been working in Mozambique since 1997, strengthening capacity to improve the quality, delivery and access of services in education, health and livelihoods. All aspects of VSO’s programming are underpinned by social and gender inclusion, social accountability and resilience to ensure sustainable, systemic change in the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalised.
Project background
In Mozambique, VSO is working to increase access to education and improve literacy and numeracy for out-of-school girls (OOS) and adolescents ages 15-19. This project targets marginalized girls that have had no previous schooling, dropped out of school, or failed to achieve basic numeracy and literacy skills in primary school. These girls are prevented from attending school as a result of poverty and harmful cultural norms and have prioritized economic work and household and child care responsibilities over education. Girls forced into early marriage and may be pregnant or with children are barred from regular day school as a result of existing policies, while those with disabilities face social stigma and physical barriers integrating into schools and the community. Collectively, these girls have been out of school for a number of years and often have little external engagement with actors outside their communities to gain marketable skills and generate income.

The project works in Manica and Sofala provinces in Mozambique and aims to help girls: 1) access literacy, numeracy and life skills activities that are age and disability appropriate, 2) attain basic literacy and numeracy to support the development of business, financial, and life skills for income-generating activities, and 3) gain community and peer support for their education. We will deliver life skills, literacy and numeracy activities for OOS girls through ed-tech solutions (tablet based applications) and provide a range of support to enable access and attendance.
We will provide cash transfers or in-kind benefits to retain girls in the Project and complement trainings in financial management, business acumen, and market-based skills development. Life skills trainings on early child marriage, child protection, gender-based violence, and sexual and reproductive health and rights will also be provided to empower girls and promote gender equality. After these trainings, the girls will participate in village savings and loans groups and receive start-up capital and mentorship to develop their new small businesses and income-generating activities. Throughout the project, we will also facilitate monthly men’s community groups and peer support networks that involve the families and communities of these OOS girls, increasing engagement to promote girls’ education, sensitize gender equality and girls’ rights, and help men and boy’s better support education and economic opportunities for girls and women.
We will provide support to child protection committees to conduct their duties and oversee the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable girls and young women in the districts where the Project operates. This role will be leading on this aspect of the work that will include capacity assessments of the committees and the designing and roll out of capacity building plans and best practice sharing across the Project’s geographic footprint.

Role overview

Program Development and Delivery:
The Child Protection Officer will be part of Provincial Office and will be working to plan, manage, oversee and monitor the implementation of child protection programs.
In this role, the Child Protection Officer will support the delivery of project activities, project management, and program planning. In addition, he/she will act as master trainer for the staff, partner´s field team on topics identified during capacity assessments and in line with the program design and will work to disseminate capacity building to the partners field staff. The Child Protection Officer will actively monitor programme activities remotely ensuring quality of VSO programme and will be a focal point for safeguarding and the prevention of sexual abuse and exploitation for all Project activities within the province. In addition, the postholder will also ensure that all primary actor information is kept in accordance with VSO Data Protection and Confidentiality Policies.

Skills, qualifications 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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