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Volunteer role: Foundational English Literacy and Numeracy Teaching Advisor


Type of role:Teaching and education
Location:Nyamasheke, Rwanda
Application Closing Date:31 Aug 2019
Interview date:ongoing
Start date:Nov 2018-April 2019

VSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.

The communities we work in need people like you - experienced professionals with the ideas, energy and courage to make a difference.

Role overview

By volunteering as a Literacy and Numeracy Teaching Adviser, you’ll be helping to address this. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to be part of a large and dynamic team aiming to improve children’s learning outcomes. The work you do will influence every primary school in Rwanda, changing how they teach literacy and numeracy.
You’ll provide high-quality teacher training, focusing on innovative and sustainable evidence-based approaches. You’ll also be working with a team of national volunteers, impacting upon 400 English and Mathematics teachers in your district.

Skills, qualifications and experience

• A primary education degree or Post-Graduate Certificate of Education
• Minimum of 4 years’ experience of teaching foundational English literacy and numeracy
• Demonstrable understanding of learner-centred pedagogic techniques
• Fluent English speaker
• Good written skills in English
• Ability to produce accurate, reflective reports with reference to qualitative and quantitative data
• Key qualities of relationship-building, adaptability and resilience
We are looking for 6 teaching advisors to start placements in October/November 2018, and more to be placed in January, April and September 2019 locations

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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