SAFE TO LEARN, NATIONAL VOLUNTEER
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. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world's poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they 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 and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.
Detailed Job description / requirements:
Type of role
Teaching and education
Application Closing Date
06 Jul 2020
Soon as possible
Soon as possible
To provide professional supports to enhance the capacity of the project team key stakeholders including school teachers to create the safer learning environment at school and community.
Skills, qualifications and experience
- Skills, Knowledge and Experience
- Essential criteria (must have to be able to carry out the role successfully)
- Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Social Sciences or equivalent is essential (Master’s degree is preferable)
- Knowledge in inclusive education, gender and disability
- Experience in pre-primary and primary education level with special focus on disability and inclusion
- Experience of training teachers at pre-primary and primary level and/or secondary level and proven knowledge and skills in Active learning, child-centered and inclusive methodologies and special needs education.
- Experience in using the technology to ensure effective management of information systems,
- planning and decision making.
- Fluent in English, Nepali and motivated to learn
- 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
- Desirable Criteria: (skills that could be an advantage in the role)
- Knowledge of working with community level organizations, local government, and multi-stakeholders
- Experience in working with marginalized community.
- Willingness to share his/her skills with colleagues in a professional but sensitive manner
- Previous experiences of working as VSO in the field of disability and inclusion mainly material development, teacher training would be an assets
- Able to accommodate in diverse socio-economic, and multicultural context
- 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.
- This volunteering opportunity is planned for 7 months hence, 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 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 developingcountry 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. If you are interested in applying for this role, please fill in the application form https://www.vsointernational.org/volunteering/professional/jobs/safe-to-learn-national-volunteer-a0m3z00000d7jy9aaj to submit your application, click on 'Make an application' and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.