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Volunteer role: Secondary School Teacher Trainer

Type of role:Teaching and education
Location:various towns, Various Countries
Application Closing Date:31 Mar 2019
Interview date:To be confirmed
Start date:To be Confirmed

VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

Role overview

As a Secondary School Teacher / Advisor you’ll be working collaboratively with your counterpart in a developing country. You'll advise them on curriculum design, relationship management, resourcing and evaluation of skills, and help them progress with their stakeholder engagement. You'll assist on strengthening the relationship between teachers, directors and parents. You'll identify opportunities for head teachers to develop staff unity and increase teacher motivation. The emphasis of your position will depend on the key objectives of the local partner.
As an English teacher and Teacher trainer, you will deliver training to the academic staff who train student teachers. Volunteers will be expect to model best practice participatory teaching practices to teacher trainers, for many of whom this will be a new approach.

The aims of these projects are to:
(i) Improve the English proficiency of Academic staff
(ii) Strengthen teaching methodology of State School Teacher Trainers.
(iii) Increase awareness and use of latest materials, media and methodology of Teacher Trainers

Skills, qualifications and experience

You have at least a bachelor's degree in education (BEd)or Bachelor of Secondary education
A minimum of 5 years teaching experience in secondary or teacher training college.
Experience of teacher training and teacher coaching is not essential but desirable.
Able to demonstrate excellent practice in the classroom
Fluent English proficiency
Experience mentoring or training other teachers
IT skills (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
Together with the above, VSO will assess you against the following competencies, which make up VSO's volunteer competency framework. You're open minded and respectful. You're resilient and adapt well to new situations. You're able to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships. But most of all, as this is the vision of V SO, you're competent to seek and share knowledge.

Please note that this is a generic advert. Please apply and when a specific position arises that matches your skills and availability, we'll contact you directly.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

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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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