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Volunteer role: Education Literacy Adviser - Bilingual (Portuguese/Spanish/French and English speaking)

Type of role:Teaching and education
Location:Chimoio, Mozambique
Application Closing Date:30 Apr 2020
Interview date:February - March 2020
Start date:July - August 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. In 2018/19, VSO supported over one million of the poorest and most excluded people in 23 countries across Africa and Asia.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering with VSO is your opportunity to improve lives and gain unforgettable experiences. You will immerse yourself in a new culture, face fresh challenges and build new friendships whilst doing something truly fulfilling.

Role overview

Your role will be to 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 focuses on literacy issues according to the needs of the students.

Skills, qualifications and experience

• A minimum of a bachelors’ degree in inclusive education 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 in literacy.
• Experience of training teachers at pre-primary and primary level and/or secondary level and proven knowledge and skills in active learning, child-centered and inclusive methodologies and special needs education.
• 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/special needs education literacy training materials (including teaching aids) and deliver training.
• Fluent in English and minimum intermediate level knowledge of Portuguese

• Willing to work in challenging locations and where facilities are very basic.
• Knowledge and experience in working both at grass root and strategic level.
• Willingness to share his/her skills with colleagues in a professional but sensitive manner without appearing to be aggressive or impatient.
• You have proven experience in gender focused projects
• You have proven experience in project implementation
• All applicants must possess strong written and spoken English language skills. Applicants may be required to take a VSO language test as part of the selection process.

How we support our volunteers

VSO provides a support package which includes a basic living allowance, accommodation, medical cover and travel expenses. For this volunteer job the accommodation will be on a shared bases: you'll have a private room in a house which you will share with other international/national volunteers. You'll get extensive training before leaving and support from local staff when you're overseas. When you return, we'll help you resettle.

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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