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Volunteer role: District Teaching Advisers

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

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation 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. 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 fair world for everyone.

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

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.

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.

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VSO/Ntan Zay Htet

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Volunteer role: Inclusive Education Adviser

Type of role Teaching and education
Location Rwanda
Interview date To be advised
Start date June 2021

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation 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. 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 fair world for everyone.

Role overview

The overall job purpose is to provide high-level technical input and support to improve the learning of children with disabilities which enable an improvement in their overall quality of education.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Essential:
• Bachelor’s degree in Education preferably with Special Needs

• At least five years’ practical experience in inclusive education and/or special needs education.

• Advanced knowledge of understanding disability as a social as well as a medical experience


• Fluent English speaker with good written skills and the ability to explain complex concepts to audiences of different levels of experience and knowledge.


• Proven ability to train, coach and supervise others.

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

Desirable:

• Data collection and project monitoring experience and a structured approach to documenting progress and learning.


Knowledge/qualifications:
• Strong ICT skills and knowledge of using tablets, smartphones and computers for data collection
Experience:
• Influencing, negotiation and facilitation skills

Skills/Abilities:
• Sensitivity to working in developing countries

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.

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.

Please note that this advert is for a role we are expecting to become available in the near future once we have secured funding for the project. If you are interested in this, or similar positions, please express your interest by clicking on the ‘make an application’ button below.

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

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Volunteer role: Early Childhood care and Education advisors (ECCE advisors)

Type of role Teaching and education
Location Rwanda
Application Closing Date
Interview date N/A
Start date N/A

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation 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. 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 fair world for everyone.

Role overview

The overall purpose is to technically support the implementation of inclusive learning through play by 3-6 year olds within early-childhood care and education provision.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Essential:
• Bachelor’s degree or post-graduate degree in Early Childhood/Early Years Education
• Minimum 3-4 years’ experience of teaching early childhood education focused on inclusive learning through play for 3-6 years old children Fluent English speaker with good written skills and the ability to explain complex concepts to audiences of different levels of experience and knowledge.
• Able to produce accurate, evidence based, reflective reports, case stories with reference to qualitative and quantitative data on a quarterly basis
• Working knowledge of early childhood education learning through play for improving learning through play pedagogy for teaching early childhood education children/ kindergarten
• Extensive experience of training early childhood care and education educators on learning through play pedagogies
• Ability and experience of mentoring ECCE Educators to practically advance learning through play in indoor and outdoor environments
• Experience of training education leaders on supervision, monitoring to support ECCE
• Ability to develop professional development materials on inclusive learning through play preferably resources for remote learning and digital/app-based material
• Ability to use technology for professional development and use data to monitor progress and inform changes to approaches and support provided for professional development.
• Strong skills in facilitating peer learning amongst professionals
• Ability to identify and promote LtP approaches to meet the needs of children with learning difficulties and/or disabilities
• Able other stakeholders to increase understanding of LtP and build support and partnership between schools and parents for LtP
• Capacity to build understanding and support for LtP approaches amongst teachers, school leaders, local authorities and national government stakeholders.

Desirable
• Knowledge and/or experience of the ECCE context in Rwanda
• Experience of working in a development context like Rwanda
• Working knowledge of safeguarding concepts and processes
• Experience of working with rural isolated Communities and parents

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.

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: School Leadership Advisor

Type of role Teaching and education
Location Rwanda
Application Closing Date
Interview date TBA
Start date April 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

The overall job purpose is to support the development of school leadership for the provision of quality, inclusive education.

Responsibilities:

• Provide coaching to selected higher-performing head teachers to lead effective professional learning community meetings for all other head teachers in their districts

• Collaborate with district officials with selection of new higher-performing head teachers to take on the role of supporting lesser-performing head teachers


• Provide training to new higher-performing head teachers

• Support head teachers with compiling evidence of learning and action in portfolio form to submit for assessment as part of certificate and diploma courses on school leadership to improve learning

• Support evaluation of portfolios of evidence and learning of head teachers


• Train sub-district education officials on supporting school governing bodies to both support head teachers but also hold them and their school to account for provision of quality, inclusive education

• Engage in field level link-ups with VSO international and national volunteers who provide training and mentoring support for teachers for sharing of information and learning

• Contribute to project review and learning events


• Produce accurate and reflective reports

Skills, qualifications and experience

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Essential:
• Bachelor’s degree in Education or post-graduate degree of Education

• Min. 4 years’ experience of school leadership focused on improving learning of all children

• Fluent English speaker with good written skills and the ability to explain complex concepts to audiences of different levels of experience and knowledge.

• Able to produce accurate, reflective reports with reference to qualitative and quantitative data.

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

Desirable:

Knowledge/qualifications:

• Knowledge of school leadership for improving teaching of language and mathematics and inclusion

Experience:
• Training, coaching or mentoring of school leaders

Skills/Abilities:
• Evidence of having improved school leadership which has again resulted in school improvement in provision of quality, inclusive education

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.

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