Volunteer role: CPD and Inclusion advisors
|Type of role:||Teaching and education|
|Application Closing Date:||31 Mar 2019|
|Start date:||June, 2019|
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 purpose of this role is to support teacher education reforms in Myanmar. The volunteer will be based at Education Colleges (ECs) and will strengthen Continuing Professional Development (CPD) pathways and programmes for EC principals, Teacher Educators (TEs) and teachers. The CPD will build the capacity of TEs to deliver the new 4-year pre-service degree course. Volunteers will support TEs and teachers to adopt more inclusive teaching practices, paying special attention to the access, participation and achievement of children with disabilities.
This position will be based at an Education College in Myanmar.
Skills, qualifications and experience
• Bachelor’s degree or post-graduate qualification in education
• Minimum of five years of primary or secondary school teaching experience
• Expert knowledge of pedagogy and inclusive classroom practice
• Strong track record in planning, delivering and monitoring teacher CPD programmes
• Experience of mentoring teachers
• Qualifications in special needs an advantage
• Experience of working in Myanmar or SE Asia
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.
VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means 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 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.
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