School Management and Leadership Adviser

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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

School Management and Leadership Adviser

Volunteer Job

Various Locations, Various Countries
Placements are typically 12 to 24 months

About VSO

VSO is the world's leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

Role overview

To support the development of school leadership and management at school levels to significantly increase the capacity of principals and deputy principals to support primary grade teachers in language and literacy. 
To create an environment that will support the improvement of language teaching and learning, school leadership has to address in-classroom factors, such as teaching and resources; in-school factors, such as leadership and management; and out-of-school factors, such as parental involvement and socio-economic circumstances. The inclusion of both school principals, as well as deputy principals, will ensure that developed competencies and resources are continuously available at each school.

Skills, qualifications, and experience required

  • Bachelor degree or Post-Graduate certificate in education 
  • At least 5 years’ experience of school leadership or education management focused on improving language learning outcomes and strengthening school management 
  • Fluent English speaker, with good written skills in English 
  • Capability to produce accurate, reflective reports with reference to qualitative and quantitative data 
  • Key qualities of relationship-building, adaptability and resilience
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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