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Volunteer role: Education Technology and Communication Specialist

Type of role:Teaching and education
Location:Sierra Leone -Freetown, Various Countries
Application Closing Date:30 Nov 2020
Interview date:Ongoing
Start date:Ongoing

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

The education technology specialist trains and supports teachers, education management and community members to respond to Education challenges in order to unlock the talent of every child. The ideal candidate should have excellent teacher trainer skills, experience with
education management, the ability to support teachers and learners in the
use of technology and communication in improving children’s learning through digital education technology (DET).

Skills, qualifications and experience

The ideal applicant will have

•At least 5 years’ experience working in the education sector
•Teaching and classroom management experience especially in the early grades (first and second year of primary school)
•Experience in using different and innovative approaches to improve learning outcomes
•Prior experience in using technology and community in education would also be a plus
•Experience in the use of data/research outcomes to make and implement initiatives that would enhance learning
•Ability to self-manage, set targets and self-monitor would also be ideal
•Teacher training, capacity building and monitoring and evaluation experience

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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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