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Volunteer role: District Teaching Advisers

Type of role Teaching and education
Location Rwanda
Interview date TBA
Start date October 2021

VSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.

Role overview

Role overview

The overall purpose of the job is to train and mentor English and Mathematics teachers and VSO National Volunteers to improve children’s English literacy and numeracy skills

Responsibilities:

• Plan and facilitate frequent fact-based Review and Capacity-Development Meetings with the district team of national volunteers.
• Undertake school visits alongside national volunteers demonstrating effective mentoring activities for primary teachers of English and Mathematics
• Support national volunteers to implement their own professional development activities for teachers.
• Lead the national volunteers in preparing and implementing high quality training workshops for primary teachers of English and Mathematics and high quality school visits
• Participate in various meetings for head teachers and district and sub-district education officials and advise on teachers’ professional development, monitoring and evaluation.
• Develop and communicate ‘success stories’ and produce regular and reflective individual and district volunteer team reports incorporating both quantitative and qualitative information.
• Lead and support SLFs planning their work including how to reach out to all schools to implement BLF activities without compromising the quality.
• Significantly contribute to the reporting system In place( weekly review meeting reports and DEM-DTA report monthly)

Skills, qualifications and experience

Successful candidates are likely to have the following skills, knowledge and experience:


Skills, Knowledge and Experience

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

Knowledge/qualifications:
• A primary education degree or Post-Graduate Certificate of Education
Experience:
• At least 4 years’ experience of effective teaching of foundational English and Mathematics and understanding of learner-centred teaching.
Skills/Abilities:

• Fluent English speaker with good written skills
• Able to produce accurate, reflective reports with reference to qualitative/quantitative data
• Key qualities for team-leadership, dedication, and resilience
Learner-centred teaching involves

• Differentiated and interactive teaching and learning to meet the diverse needs of children
• Implementation of Individual Education Plans for children with special educational needs incl. collaboration and communication with parents, school leaders and other teachers
• Effective and creative use of teaching and learning materials
• Positive behavior management techniques and approaches which mitigate against gender stereotyping

Team-leadership involves
• Able to motivate and inspire a team of national volunteers through demonstrating professionalism and enthusiasm
• The resilience to persevere with travelling as a motorbike passenger on hilly and rough paths to reach remote schools
• Networking with other Teaching Advisors to share experiences and learning.

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.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application 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: District Teaching Advisers

Type of role Teaching and education
Location Rwanda
Interview date TBA
Start date 01/10/2020

VSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.

Role overview

Role overview

The overall purpose of the job is to train and mentor English and Mathematics teachers and VSO National Volunteers to improve children’s English literacy and numeracy skills

Responsibilities:

• Plan and facilitate frequent fact-based Review and Capacity-Development Meetings with the district team of national volunteers.
• Undertake school visits alongside national volunteers demonstrating effective mentoring activities for primary teachers of English and Mathematics
• Support national volunteers to implement their own professional development activities for teachers.
• Lead the national volunteers in preparing and implementing high quality training workshops for primary teachers of English and Mathematics and high quality school visits
• Participate in various meetings for head teachers and district and sub-district education officials and advise on teachers’ professional development, monitoring and evaluation.
• Develop and communicate ‘success stories’ and produce regular and reflective individual and district volunteer team reports incorporating both quantitative and qualitative information.
• Lead and support SLFs planning their work including how to reach out to all schools to implement BLF activities without compromising the quality.
• Significantly contribute to the reporting system In place( weekly review meeting reports and DEM-DTA report monthly)

Skills, qualifications and experience

Successful candidates are likely to have the following skills, knowledge and experience:


Skills, Knowledge and Experience

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

Knowledge/qualifications:
• A primary education degree or Post-Graduate Certificate of Education
Experience:
• At least 4 years’ experience of effective teaching of foundational English and Mathematics and understanding of learner-centred teaching.
Skills/Abilities:

• Fluent English speaker with good written skills
• Able to produce accurate, reflective reports with reference to qualitative/quantitative data
• Key qualities for team-leadership, dedication, and resilience
Learner-centred teaching involves

• Differentiated and interactive teaching and learning to meet the diverse needs of children
• Implementation of Individual Education Plans for children with special educational needs incl. collaboration and communication with parents, school leaders and other teachers
• Effective and creative use of teaching and learning materials
• Positive behavior management techniques and approaches which mitigate against gender stereotyping

Team-leadership involves
• Able to motivate and inspire a team of national volunteers through demonstrating professionalism and enthusiasm
• The resilience to persevere with travelling as a motorbike passenger on hilly and rough paths to reach remote schools
• Networking with other Teaching Advisors to share experiences and learning.

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.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application 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.

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