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Volunteer role: Teacher Educator


Type of role:Teaching and education
Location:TBC, Myanmar
Application Closing Date:31 Mar 2020
Interview date:To be announced
Start date:To be announced

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 support teacher education reforms in Myanmar. The volunteer will be based at Education Colleges (ECs) and will strengthen Continuing Professional Development (CPD) pathways and programmes for EC principals, Teacher Educators (TEs) and teachers. The CPD will build the capacity of TEs to deliver the new 4-year pre-service degree course. Volunteers will support TEs and teachers to adopt more inclusive teaching practices, paying special attention to the access, participation and achievement of children with disabilities.

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 CPD programmes
• Experience of mentoring teachers

Desirable:
• Qualifications in special needs an advantage
• Experience of working in Myanmar or Southeast Asia

How we support our volunteers

VSO provides a support package which includes a basic living allowance, accommodation, medical cover and travel expenses. You'll get extensive training before leaving and support from local staff when you're overseas. When you return, we'll help you resettle.

Some background about VSO

In the last 60 years, we have worked in over 90 countries and supported over 50 million people. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation.
Our proven approach works with volunteers of different skillsets, from overseas consultants to youth. These volunteers work alongside community organisations, local and national governments, and global partners.
Right now, VSO is bringing justice to rape survivors in Pakistan, building resilient disaster prevention and relief in Mozambique, ending stigma against children with disabilities in Ethiopia and tackling the youth skills gap in Uganda and Bangladesh.
Today over 50% 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: create a fair world for everyone.

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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