Volunteer Role: Inclusive Education Expert

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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

Volunteer role: Inclusive Education Expert


Type of role: Teaching and education
Location: Naypyitaw, Myanmar
Application Closing Date: 31 Mar 2019
Interview date: TBD
Start date: April 2019

VSO is the world's leading development organization 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.

Role overview

To provide technical support on inclusive education policy and practice to a teacher education project in Myanmar and support the Ministry of Education (MoE) to improve the quality of pre-service teacher education. Focus will be on inclusive teaching practices, access, participation and achievement of children with disabilities. 

This volunteer will be based at the Ministry of Education in Naypyitaw.

Skills, qualifications, and experience

Essential: 

• Higher level post-graduate qualification in an appropriate field
• Expert knowledge of inclusive education policy and practice 
• Experience of supporting professional development programmes 
• Knowledge and experience of the disability sector
• Ability to coordinate multiple stakeholders
• Understanding of systems and policy
• Excellent report writing and communication skills.

Desirable:
• Experience of working in Myanmar or SE Asia

Allowance

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full-time basis.

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.

 

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