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Volunteer role: Education Management Advisor (National Volunteer Position)

Location:Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Application Closing Date:27 May 2022
Interview date:ASAP
Start date:ASAP

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. Our programmes in Africa and Asia 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

VSO is looking for national volunteers who have passion and motivation in promoting quality of public education and contributing to developing effective human resources in Cambodia. The volunteers will have an opportunity to engage in providing professional development to school directors and teachers on School Based Management and pedagogy.

What are the benefits of volunteering with VSO?

• Able to use your skills, knowledge, and talents to create long lasting, sustainable change for the development of education sector in
• A great opportunity to join the world’s leading independent international development organization
• Advance your career by improving job prospects
• Boost your self-esteem and self-confidence for dream career
• Experience culturally diverse workplace within VSO
• Volunteering brings fun and fulfillment in life

Skills, qualifications and experience

What is the project that you will make a difference?

The Education Management Advisor will provide on-the-job coaching support to personnel of the General Secondary Education Department (GSED) of MoEYS on coordinating the improvement of leadership, management, and library services in Upper Secondary Schools nation-wide, and in 50 Upper Secondary Schools more specifically.
Beyond, both positions will work in close cooperation with KAPE and other VSO volunteer advisors (International Volunteers) who work at the national level and in the other regions on the same project to achieve project objectives and outcomes.

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

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.

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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