Volunteer role: Education Technology Content Developer - E-Volunteer

Type of role Business
Location Various Countries
Application Closing Date
Interview date Week of 22-26 August TBD
Start date 15 September 2022
Mode of delivery Working from home

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

Working from home – In this role, you will provide remote support (e.g. from your home) to VSO projects or partners on a part/full time basis for a set period of time. It does not involve on-site work in the project location and/or VSO office.

Are you passionate about new technologies and education for all in a fair world? As an e-volunteer Education Technology Content Developer you will be directly contributing to VSO’s goal to provide safe, quality and inclusive education to 10 million children and youth by 2030 by harnessing the power of EdTech.

The main purpose of your role will be to work with our Global EdTech Advisor, volunteers and staff in several countries to develop high quality interactive contents for the VSOSCHOOL application. You will be part of our expert inclusive education Global E-volunteers group for Resilient and Inclusive Education Team.

Skills, qualifications and experience

The ideal volunteer is excellent in developing digital interactive contents and has experience in supporting users. You enjoy working in a diverse team and bring in your ideas and creativity. Experience of designing and implementing interactive content by using H5P is an advantage. You are available preferable 20 hours per week. To learn more about the role, please check the job description.

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 work on an ad hoc basis, performing activities for VSO during your free time. Expenses you incur while volunteering for VSO are reimbursed.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

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. (JOB0126909)

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