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 Primary Teachers, Teacher Trainers who want to share their skills. We are looking for experienced education professionals, with a background in inclusive education and delivering continuing professional development programs, to join VSO’s inclusive education project in Myanmar.
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 need will decide your exact job description.
The Teacher Educator will play a crucial role in VSO’s teacher education project in Myanmar. Based at an Education College, you will support teacher education reforms in Myanmar and build the capacity of local Teacher Educators (TEs) to deliver the new 4-year pre-service degree course. The role will focus on inclusive teaching practices and, in particular, the access, participation and achievement of children with disabilities.
Skills, qualifications and experience
- Bachelor’s degree or post-graduate qualification in education
- Minimum of five years of primary or secondary school teaching experience
- Expert knowledge of pedagogy and inclusive classroom practice
- Strong track record in planning, delivering and monitoring teacher Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs
- Experience of mentoring teachers
- Qualifications in special needs
- Experience of working in Myanmar or SE Asia is added advantage
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.
Allowance & Accommodation
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.
VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which mean 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 organization. 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 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.
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.
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