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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:31 Mar 2021
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. We bring key stakeholders together to co-ordinate collective action, from local organisations to national governments. 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

VSO is currently implementing the Unlocking Talent Project in various Countries. The projects uses tablet technology to improve core competencies of reading, writing and mathematics for Standard 1 and 2 (early grade) primary school children. This is an exciting initiative that will among other things provide real time data to teachers and school administrators on learners progress. This therefore provides new and different opportunities and challenges that educators need to respond to. Therefore the project is looking for an education advisor who will be able to train and support the teachers and school administrators to be able to respond to these challenges and to mainstream this new approach into their teaching as well as the overall school activities. As an Education Technology and Communications specialist, you will train and support teachers, education management and community members to respond to Education challenges in order to unlock the talent of every child.

Skills, qualifications and experience

•At least 5 years’ experience working in the education sector
•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).
•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
•Experience in using data/research outcomes to make and implement initiatives that would enhance learning
•Ability to self-manage, set targets and self-monitor
•Teacher training, capacity building and monitoring and evaluation experience

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