Volunteer role: Disability Inclusion Advisor
|Type of role:||Teaching and education|
|Location:||Bake, Parsa & Sarlahi, Nepal|
|Application Closing Date:||30 Apr 2019|
|Interview date:||Soon as possible|
|Start date:||June 2019|
VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. As a VSO volunteer you’ll live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. By sharing your unique skills and experience you’ll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.
The role is to support downstream partners including local education providers and community leaders in integrating and implementing inclusive education practices for children with disabilities and ensuring accessibility of quality education for girls with disabilities aged 6-19 years, who are out of school and excluded from the Educational opportunities. You will provide technical and professional supports to partners and project team and develop the capacity of school teachers with specific focus on disability.
Skills, qualifications and experience
• A minimum of a bachelor level University degree in disability studies or Special Need education or inclusive education and/or related areas
• A minimum of 5 years of experience in in-service and/or pre-service teacher training at pre-primary and primary education level with special focus on disability and inclusion
• Experience of training teachers at pre-primary and primary level and/or secondary level and proven knowledge and skills in Active learning, child-centred and inclusive methodologies and special needs education;
• Fluent in English and motivated to learn local language
• Proven experience and Knowledge of developing, implementing and coordinating inclusive education projects/programs;
• Advisory ,communication and networking skills and experiences;
• Experience in developing inclusive education/SNE training materials (including teaching aids) and in delivering training for the children with disabilities ( visual impairment, hearing impairment, and physical disabilities.
• Proven and practical knowledge of peer-to-peer support to share experience and learning;
• Have enthusiasm and the adequate knowledge and experience to continuously monitor, write and evaluate project results and reports on a quarterly and annual basis;
• Excellent communication skills with good command of both spoken and written
• Knowledge and experience in working both at grassroots and strategic level;
• Previous experiences of working as VSO in the field of disability and inclusion mainly material development, teacher training would be an assets
• Able to accommodate in diverse socio-economic, and multicultural context
VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.
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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