District Teaching Advisers_ Volunteer Job

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Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) is an international development charity with a vision for a "world without poverty" and a mission to "bring people together to fight poverty". VSO recruits professionals to work as volunteers, living and working alongside local populations in developing countries. VSO was founded in 1958, and currently works in 23 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

VSO started work in Rwanda in 1998 at the invitation of the Government of Rwanda and it focuses on programmes in Education, disability and youth/national volunteering. VSO Rwanda's work revolves around six development goals including, Secure livelihood, HIV/AIDS reduction, Education, Participation and Governance, Health and Disability

District Teaching Advisers

Volunteer Job

Various Districts, Rwanda
6weeks
VSO Rwanda (Rwanda)

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

To contribute to a significant increase in children’s foundational English literacy and numeracy outcomes and reduction in dropout by providing high quality training and coaching to all English and Mathematics teachers at P1-3, intensive support for advance skills teachers and education through coaching and leadership of both face-to-face and virtual peer-network activities. They will also build the capacity of district training teams and share qualitative information to support evaluations and on-going adaption of the programme to maximize effectiveness. Whilst each advisors will provide overall support in 2 districts, they can also be flexibly deployed to provide intensified support in other districts as necessary

Skills, qualifications, and experience required

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 

Equal Opportunities 

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

Allowance 

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. 

Accommodation 

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 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 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 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

05 Jul 2019

Interview/Assessment date(s)

TBA

Start date

23/09/2019
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