VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. As a VSO volunteer you’ll live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. By sharing your unique skills and experience you’ll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.
The role is to support district level educational authorities, local level government education heads and school teachers in developing their capacities with regard to disability and inclusive education. You will support in integrating and implementing inclusive education practices in schools and ensuring accessibility of quality education for all girls with disabilities aged 6-19.
Skills, qualifications and experience
•A minimum of a BA degree in Education, teacher training, inclusive education and/or related areas. Preference will be given to those who have experience of working with girls and disability.
•A minimum of 5 years of experience in in-service and/or pre-service teacher training at pre-primary and primary education level;
•Experience of training teachers at primary level and/or secondary level and proven knowledge and skills in active learning, child-centred and inclusive methodologies and special needs education;
•Fluent in English; Understanding of Nepali or other local language (Maithali, Bhojpuri & Abadhi) or enthusiasm to learn will be an asset.
•Proven experience and knowledge of developing, implementing and coordinating inclusive education projects/programs;
•Advisory, communication and networking skills and experiences;
•Experience in developing inclusive education/ gender empowerment (including teaching aids) and in delivering training;
•Proven and practical knowledge of peer-to-peer support to share experience and learning;
•Have enthusiasm and the adequate knowledge and experience to continuously monitor, write and evaluate project results and reports on a quarterly and annual basis;
•Good interpersonal skills combined with a flexible and adaptable attitude;
•Excellent communication skills with good command of both spoken and written English;
•Experience in using the technology to ensure effective management of information systems, planning and decision making;
•Knowledge and experience in working both at grass root and strategic level;
•Willingness to share his/her skills with colleagues in a professional but sensitive manner.
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.
VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means 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 organisation. 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 programmes 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 organisations, 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 programmes. 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.
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