Inclusive Education Specialist – Gender and Disability

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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

Inclusive Education Specialist – Gender and Disability

Volunteer Job

Various Locations, Various Countries
Placements are typically 12 to 24 months
Placeholder Partnerships Programme Org

About VSO

VSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty. 

The communities we work in need people like you - experienced professionals with the ideas, energy and courage to make a difference.

Role overview

Thousands of children are unfairly discriminated against in the classroom, prevented from accessing a proper education. These children deserve the same opportunities as any other child, and that’s where you come in. In this role, your goal will be to create an environment where all children, and girls, in particular, feel included and are able to receive a quality education. You’ll also be looking to improve attendance and reduce school dropout rates. 
You’ll be working in a team, supporting target partners to introduce inclusive education practices. You’ll be working across many age groups, promoting inclusive principles at the pre-primary, primary and secondary level.

Skills, qualifications and experience required

• Bachelor's degree in education/inclusive education or related areas preferred 
• Minimum of 3 years of experience in in-service and/or pre-service teacher training at pre-primary and primary education level 
• Experience of training teachers at pre-primary and primary level and/or secondary level 
• Proven knowledge and skills in active learning, child-centred and inclusive methodologies and special needs education 
• Proven experience and knowledge of developing, implementing and coordinating inclusive education projects/programmes 
• Experience in developing inclusive education or special needs education training materials and delivering training 
• Practical knowledge of peer-to-peer support 
• Ability to monitor and evaluate project results and write up quarterly and annual reports 
• Communication and networking skills with a good command of both spoken and written English 
• Computer literate and have basic skills for managing information systems, such as creating spreadsheets and word documents.

Please note that this is a generic advert. Please apply and when a specific position arises that matches your skills and availability, we'll contact you directly.

How to apply

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Application closing date

31 Aug 2019

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