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Volunteer role: Beacon school advisers


Type of role:Teaching and education
Location:TBC, Myanmar
Application Closing Date:31 Dec 2018
Interview date:TBA
Start date:TBA

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.

Role overview

To support a pilot initiative to strengthen inclusive practice in selected schools and develop inclusive policies and practices and share good practice on inclusion.

People with disabilities with the relevant skills and experience are encouraged to apply.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential:

• Excellent English and Myanmar language skills
• Excellent knowledge of disability issues and the needs of disabled people
• Ability to establish strong working relationships with a range of stakeholders
• Experience of working on projects at school or community level
• Ability to mentor and support young people

Desirable
• Experience of working in the education sector, and knowledge of inclusive education

PLEASE NOTE THIS ADVERT IS FOR A ROLE WE ARE EXPECTING TO BECOME AVAILABLE IN THE NEAR FUTURE ONCE WE HAVE SECURED FUNDING FOR THE PROJECT.

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 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 developing country 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.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

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VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

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