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Volunteer role: Teacher Educator


Type of role:Teaching and education
Location:TBC, Myanmar
Application Closing Date:31 Jul 2019
Interview date:TBA
Start date:TBA

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 the some of the world’s poorest regions. By bringing the right people together we can build stronger, fairer and more inclusive communities, breaking the cycle of poverty and ensuring our impact lasts for generations to come.
We’re looking for experienced education professionals, with a background in inclusive education and delivering continuing professional development programmes, to join VSO’s inclusive education project in Myanmar.

Role overview

The Teacher Educator will play a crucial role in VSO’s teacher education project in Myanmar. Based at an Education College, you will support teacher education reforms in Myanmar and build the capacity of local Teacher Educators (TEs) to deliver the new 4-year pre-service degree course. The role will focus on inclusive teaching practices and, in particular, the access, participation and achievement of children with disabilities.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Skills, qualifications and experience
Essential:
• Bachelor’s degree or post-graduate qualification in education
• Minimum of five years of primary or secondary school teaching experience
• Expert knowledge of pedagogy and inclusive classroom practice
• Strong track record in planning, delivering and monitoring teacher Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes
• Experience of mentoring teachers

Desirable:
• Qualifications in special needs
• Experience of working in Myanmar or SE Asia

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.

Find out more about how we support you before, during and after completion of your project and how you can stay engaged with VSO afterwards.

Some background about VSO
Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes focus on the areas of health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion.
We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organisations, from local and national governments, to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.

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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