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Volunteer role: Inclusive Education Specialist – Gender and Disability

Type of role:Teaching and education
Location:Various Locations, Various Countries
Application Closing Date:31 Dec 2019
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 purpose of this role is to create an environment where all children, and girls, in particular, feel included and are able to access quality education. You’ll also be looking to improve attendance and reduce school dropout rates.
You’ll be working in a team, supporting target partners to introduce inclusive education practices. You’ll be working across many age groups, promoting inclusive principles at the pre-primary, primary and secondary level.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Skills, knowledge, experience

•Bachelor's degree in education/inclusive education or related areas preferred
•Minimum of 3 years of experience in in-service and/or pre-service teacher training at pre-primary and primary education level
•Experience of training teachers at pre-primary and primary level and/or secondary level
•Proven knowledge and skills in active learning, child-centred and inclusive methodologies and special needs education
•Proven experience and knowledge of developing, implementing and coordinating inclusive education projects/programmes
•Experience in developing inclusive education or special needs education training materials and delivering training
•Practical knowledge of peer-to-peer support
•Ability to monitor and evaluate project results and write up quarterly and annual reports
•Communication and networking skills with a good command of both spoken and written English
•Computer literate and have basic skills for managing information systems, such as creating spreadsheets and word documents.

Please note that this is a generic advert. Please apply and when a specific position arises that matches your skills and availability, we'll contact you directly.

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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