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Volunteer role: Education Disability Inclusion Advisor - Bilingual (Portuguese/Spanish/French and English speaking)


Type of role:Teaching and education
Location:Beira and Chimoio, Mozambique
Application Closing Date:30 Apr 2021
Interview date:Nov 2020
Start date:Oct 2020

VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone.
At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions.
We bring key stakeholders together to co-ordinate collective action, from local organisations to national governments.
In 2018/19, VSO supported over one million of the poorest and most excluded people in 23 countries across Africa and Asia.
Our programmes focus on health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience, peace building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion.
We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change that will improve the lives of generations to come.

Role overview

As an Education Disability Inclusion Advisor you will support and advise local education providers and community leaders in integrating and implementing inclusive education practices for people with disabilities and ensuring accessibility of quality education for all girls aged 15-19 who have been excluded from the Education System for different reasons. The role's main focus will be on the disability issues according to the needs of students.

Skills, qualifications and experience

•A Bachelor degree in inclusive education and/or related areas
•At least 5 years of experience in in-service and/or pre-service teacher training at pre-primary and primary education level
•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 command of Portuguese/French/Spanish/Italian and English languages
•Proven experience and knowledge of developing, implementing and coordinating inclusive education projects/programs;
•Advisory, communication and networking skills and experience
•Experience in developing inclusive education/SNE training materials (including teaching aids) and in delivering training;
•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;
•Good interpersonal skills combined with a flexible and adaptable attitude
•Experience in using the technology to ensure effective management of information systems, planning and decision making

You will need to be fluent in English and Portuguese/French/Spanish/Italian to be successful in your application

Allowance

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.

Accommodation

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

Some background about VSO

In the last 60 years, we have worked in over 90 countries and supported over 50 million people. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation.
Our proven approach works with volunteers of different skillsets, from overseas consultants to youth. These volunteers work alongside community organisations, local and national governments, and global partners. Right now, VSO is bringing justice to rape survivors in Pakistan, building resilient disaster prevention and relief in Mozambique, ending stigma against children with disabilities in Ethiopia and tackling the youth skills gap in Uganda and Bangladesh.
Today over 50% 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: create a fair world for everyone.

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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