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Volunteer role: Inclusive Education Adviser


Type of role:Teaching and education
Location:Various district, Rwanda
Interview date:To be advised
Start date:June 2021

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a fair world for everyone.

Role overview

The overall job purpose is to provide high-level technical input and support to improve the learning of children with disabilities which enable an improvement in their overall quality of education.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Essential:
• Bachelor’s degree in Education preferably with Special Needs

• At least five years’ practical experience in inclusive education and/or special needs education.

• Advanced knowledge of understanding disability as a social as well as a medical experience


• Fluent English speaker with good written skills and the ability to explain complex concepts to audiences of different levels of experience and knowledge.


• Proven ability to train, coach and supervise others.

VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we are protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy.

Desirable:

• Data collection and project monitoring experience and a structured approach to documenting progress and learning.


Knowledge/qualifications:
• Strong ICT skills and knowledge of using tablets, smartphones and computers for data collection
Experience:
• Influencing, negotiation and facilitation skills

Skills/Abilities:
• Sensitivity to working in developing countries

Allowance

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.

Accommodation

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

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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