Volunteer role: Education Literacy and Numeracy Adviser
|Type of role:||Teaching and education|
|Location:||Various Districts, Rwanda|
|Application Closing Date:||31 Mar 2020|
|Interview date:||To be announced|
VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions. In 2018/19, VSO supported over one million of the poorest and most excluded people in 23 countries across Africa and Asia.
Volunteering with VSO is your opportunity to improve lives and gain unforgettable experiences. You will immerse yourself in a new culture, face fresh challenges and build new friendships whilst doing something truly fulfilling.
As part of the innovative and effective Building Learning Foundations programme you will lead a group of VSO national volunteers to become a dynamic team that provides high-quality training and follow-up mentoring to all teachers of English and Mathematics at lower-primary level in one district of Rwanda. You will ensure that through the team quality support is given to even the remotest areas and to benefit all children in lower primary, including those with disabilities and special educational needs.
Skills, qualifications and experience
Successful candidates are likely to have the following skills, knowledge and experience:
• An primary education degree or Post-Graduate Certificate of Education
• At least 4 years’ experience of effective teaching of foundational English and Mathematics (see Job Description for more details)
• Demonstrable understanding of learner-centred teaching techniques (see Job Description for more details)
• Fluent English speaker
• Good written skills in English
• Capability to produce accurate, reflective reports with reference to qualitative and quantitative data
• Key qualities for team-leadership, teamwork, dedication, and resilience
Competencies and Behaviour
At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:
• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge
VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.
How we support our volunteers
VSO provides a support package which includes a basic living allowance, accommodation, medical cover and travel expenses. You’ll get extensive training before leaving and support from local staff when you’re overseas. When you return, we’ll help you resettle.
Some background about VSO
In the last 60 years, we have worked in over 90 countries and supported over 50 million people. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation.
Our proven approach works with volunteers of different skillsets, from overseas consultants to youth. These volunteers work alongside community organisations, local and national governments, and global partners.
Right now, VSO is bringing justice to rape survivors in Pakistan, building resilient disaster prevention and relief in Mozambique, ending stigma against children with disabilities in Ethiopia and tackling the youth skills gap in Uganda and Bangladesh.
Today over 50% 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: create a fair world for everyone.
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.
To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.