Early Childhood Education Learning Facilitators ( 10 Positions) – Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)


About VSO

VSO is the world’s leading international development organization 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 organizations 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.

Role overview

The overall purpose is to provide high-level technical inputs to improve learning outcomes for pre-primary children by supporting teachers to adapt integrated play-based and learner-centered teaching, inclusion, gender, social accountability and resilience in the delivery of the programme and overall quality of education.


  • Train and mentor ECE / pre-primary teachers and school leaders to support play-based, inclusive and learner centered approaches
  • Make frequent school visits to mentor teachers to practically apply play-based learning effectively ensuring the integration of inclusion, gender, social accountability and resilience
  • Technical facilitate the training for community volunteers targeting social-economic development officers (SEDO) and friends of family (IZU) for improved coordination of parental engagement in children’s learning and management by local education authorities.
  • Facilitate training on inclusion, gender, social accountability and resilience for teachers, headteachers, and community volunteers.
  • Innovatively and creatively support the reach to 2,000-2,400 children in 1 year
  • Collect data and evidence, including supporting the development of success and case stories, to inform evaluation, learning and communications regarding the programme
  • Contribute to local level and central level reviews of the progress of implementation and impact of the programme
  • Produce accurate and reflective reports regarding progress on the implementation of the programme

Note that this position involves working across several schools of the district 20/24. To travel between schools, in districts will usually be as a passenger on motorbike taxis.
You will be working with an international volunteer managing more than 3/4 districts.
You will be expected to collaborate and to be able to deliver the work with less supervision and keeping the teams informed.
You will be expected to lead your own learning because your performance will be measured based on how you deliver the work.
Any behaviors that display a lack of open communication and dishonesty in engaging with partners and service providers, will not be tolerated. Fraud is not tolerated in VSO

Skills, qualifications, and experience required

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in pre-primary/or with related qualifications in early childhood education from the Teacher Training College (TTC) in Rwanda
  • At least two years’ practical experience in early childhood education/candidates without any teaching experience who qualified in early childhood education course are encouraged to apply
  • Practical Knowledge of understanding play-based, inclusion and learner-centered approaches
  • Ability to write good reports generating evidence and change case stories
  • Fluent English and Kinyarwanda speaker with good written skills and the ability to explain play-based learning concepts to relevant audiences of different levels
  • Demonstrate the ability to learn to adapt practical training, mentoring, coaching


  • Data collection and project monitoring experience and a structured approach to documenting progress and learning.
  • Open to learning tips of better approaches
  • Mentoring colleagues and teachers to gain experience
  • Write a letter for your motivation, the district of origin/preferred district placement


  • Strong ICT skills and knowledge of using tablets, smartphones, and computers for data collection
  • Integrating core approaches of social inclusion, gender, social accountability, and resilience


  • Influencing, negotiation and facilitation skills
  • Working in teams to maximize their contribution


  • Sensitivity to working with multicultural colleagues and adjusting to working under pressure
  • Working collaboratively in a team to lead planning and implementation
  • Adapting good Facilitation


As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full-time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in the country.


VSO expects everyone to apply in the district that they are based in as it does not provide accommodation for National Volunteers.

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 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.

How to apply

Once you’re ready to apply, click on ‘make an application’ below to complete the online form.

Application closing date: February 21,2020

Interview/Assessment date(s)

2nd March 2020

Start date

18th April 2020

Click here to download the job description in PDF format


To apply, please choose one of the following districts and flow the instruction.

NyagatareGatsiboKayonzaGisagaraNyaruguruHuyeNyanzaRusiziNyamasheke and Karongi District



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