Volunteer role: Education Technology Specialist (Talent pool)

Type of role Teaching and education
Location Various Countries
Application Closing Date
Interview date TBC
Start date Sept 2022
Mode of delivery Working from home and at project location

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 and at project location -  In this role, you will spend some time providing part-time remote support (e.g. from your home) to VSO projects or partners, and also a set period working full-time in the project location and/or VSO office.

The education specialist trains and supports teachers, education management and community members to respond to these challenges in order to unlock the talent of every child. The ideal candidate has excellent teacher trainer skills, experience with education management, the ability to support teachers and learners in the use of technology and is passionate about improving children’s learning through digital education technology (DET).

Skills, qualifications and experience

Do you have excellent teacher trainer skills and would like to support teachers and learners through using technology?

You could be the part of our team in Rwanda, Malawi, Sierra Leone or in Nepal who are instrumental in improving children’s learning through digital education technology (DET).
VSO is currently implementing the Unlocking Talent Technology Project in various countries across Africa. The project uses tablet technology to improve core skills of reading, writing and mathematics for primary school children.

This is an exciting initiative that will provide real-time data to teachers and school administrators on children's learning progress, among other improved teaching outcomes. This will lead to new and different opportunities and challenges for the educators.

We are, therefore, looking for an education advisor who can train and support the teachers and school administrators to respond to these challenges and opportunities to mainstream this new approach into their teaching and overall school activities.

As an Education Technology and Communications specialist, you will train and support teachers, education management and community members to respond to Education challenges to unlock the talent and potential of every child.

Disclaimer:
Please note that this is a speculative job to help build a talent pool of prospective candidates for the upcoming volunteering jobs.

The details of any personal considerations specific to the placement (if any) will be communicated to you at a later stage. In addition to the job description, the following information should be used when considering whether a placement is suitable for you.

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.

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.

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