Thousands of teachers around the world do not get the necessary training and support, and as a consequence pupils do not reach their full potential. VSO is working to change this, and for this, we need School Managers who want to share their skills. VSO Cambodia is working on a project called Capacity Development Partnership. This project intends to enhance learning outcomes for children in Cambodia by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the education sector. The focus will be on ensuring the development, implementation, and monitoring of result-based and high-quality sector plans and budgets in the sub-national levels. Particularly in target provinces, districts, and underperforming schools.
As a VSO volunteer, you will immerse yourself in a new culture, face fresh challenges and develop your educational expertise while doing something truly fulfilling. The local partner’s needs will decide your exact job description.
The program is managed by UNICEF and financed by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and the European Union (EU) and is run in conjunction with the Ministry of Education Youth and Sport (MoEYS). The intervention modality of Capacibility Development Partnerships primarily relies on knowledge-sharing and capacity-building through activities like coaching and mentoring of sub-national education officials carried out by international- and national volunteers placed within 8 Provincial Offices of Education.
Skills, qualifications and experience
The role as an Education Management Advisor requires extensive professional experience within the field of educational planning and management with skills in problem-solving, analytical thinking, adaptive implementation and continuous professional development (i.e. ability to inspire, mentor, coach and facilitate training).
- Bachelor’s degree or Post-Graduate certificate in education
- At least 5 years’ experience of school leadership or education management focused on improving language learning and mathematics outcomes and strengthening school management
- Fluent English speaker, with good written skills in English
- Capability to produce accurate, reflective reports with reference to qualitative and quantitative data
- Key qualities of relationship-building, adaptability and resilience
Besides these skills, you need to be openminded, respectful, resilient and adaptive to new situations. It is important that you can facilitate positive change, build sustainable working relationships and are willing to seek and share knowledge.
For further information about this job, download here the detailed job description.
Terms & conditions
VSO will cover and support you in all preparations: training, visa, work permit, registration in-country, flights, vaccinations, anti-malarial treatment, PEP treatment, medical and security clearance. In-country VSO will provide induction and support in placement, arrange secure accommodation (often shared with another VSO professional), full medical insurance (including repatriation cover), medical indemnity insurance, work-related travel costs and a living allowance which will enable you to live a basic but healthy lifestyle, but which is not sufficient to cover ongoing commitments at home.
What we do at VSO
Our programs 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 organizations, 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 programs. 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.
The experience of a placement is a one-of-a-life-time experience and will benefit you in multiple ways. You will have the chance to learn to work with people from different cultural backgrounds. There is often the opportunity to develop your teamwork-, leadership- and management skills. This can be helpful for career opportunities after your placement.
The environment of development work is changing continuously. Our recruiter knows the actual vacancies abroad. If you have any questions about our current programs and where we currently operate, don’t hesitate to contact Kelly.
VSO heeft zo’n 900 vacatures per jaar in Afrika en Azië. VSO’ers werken in vrijwel alle beroepsgebieden: onderwijs, gezondheidszorg, business en management, IT, techniek en natuur (van landbouw tot visserij en natuurbeheer).
Wereldwijd werken er op dit moment zo’n 1.700 VSO’ers aan armoedebestrijding, waaronder 120 Nederlandse VSO’ers. Sinds de oprichting, in 1958, hebben meer dan 43.000 vakdeskundigen hun kennis en ervaring gedeeld in 140 landen. Vanuit Nederland zijn er totaal 1.500 VSO’ers uitgezonden.