volunteer job -education management adviser phnom penh

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voluntary
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job details

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location
phnom penh, phnum penh
job category
Education, Training & Library
job type
voluntary
reference number
JOB0109826
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job description

VSO Cambodia are recruiting 8 international volunteers to work as Education Management Advisors (hereby referred to as EMAs) in the the third phase of a project called Capacity Development Partnership – VSO (hereby referred to as CDP). The project intends to enhance learning outcomes for children in Cambodia by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the education sector. Indeed, the project will focus on ensuring the development, implementation and monitoring of results-based and high quality sector plans and budgets in the sub-national levels, particularly in target provinces, districts and underperforming schools. CDP is embedded in a wider program aimed to strengthen multiple functions and structures of the Cambodian education system. The program is managed by UNICEF and financed by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and the European Union (EU) and is run in conjunction with the Ministry of Education Youth and Sport (MoEYS). The intervention modality of CDP primarily rely on knowledge-sharing and capacity-building through activities like coaching and mentoring of sub-national education officials (i.e. MoEYS staff placed at provincial- and district levels and school directors) carried out by international- and national volunteers placed within 8 Provincial Office of Education (POE). The EMAs will work in pair with national Senior- and Junior Education Volunteers to be placed in POEs across 8 provinces. In brief, EMAs will work towards strengthening regional and local planning and management systems and building the planning and management capacity of MoEYS official at subnational levels. Although based at POE but will also provide support to officials based at targeted DOE and to school directors within the province. The EMAs will work to maximise the impact and sustainability of their inputs by promoting local ownership through mentoring and coaching. The role as an EMA requires extensive professional experience within the field of educational planning and management with skills in problem-solving, analytical thinking, adaptive implementation and continuous professional development (i.e. ability to inspire, mentor, coach and facilitate training). In addition, each EMA will provide specific expertise in one or more area(s) of focus of the project, such as Data analysis or Social Inclusion and gender, for the benefit of the whole team. This will require some travel and capacity building plans to the other provinces and close coordination with the central ministry.

About VSO

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. 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 world without poverty. VSO has been working in Cambodia for over 25 years contributing to poverty reduction, policy change and community empowerment. VSO Cambodia strives for quality education, particularly in the most marginalized and under-served areas of the country. Our education programme supports the Government of Cambodia’s national education goals, including the Education Strategic Plan.

Allowance and accommodation All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency. The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

skills

At least 10 years of experience in the field of educational management- and planning and capacity building. • Excellent knowledge of- and experience from working with at least one of VSO’s core approaches: social inclusion, gender, social accountability and resilience. • Extensive experience and knowledge in coaching and mentoring and facilitation of capacity-building training and of at least one of the following area: - Human Resource and Training assessment Need - Data analysis, statistical knowledge and Action research - Social Inclusion and gender in Education sector • Experience of working in a developing country preferably in the field of education. • Experience with analysing data and building budgets. • Committed to VSO’s values. • Understanding/Knowledge of the value of volunteering in the education sector. • Excellent communication skills and ability to present information in a clear and concise manner including verbal and written fluency in English. • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel and Power Point). • Excellent skills in building effective work relationships built on trust and mutual accountability. • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire others. • Excellent coordination- and planning skills with experience of delivering results under high pressure. • Able to work in a cross-cultural context. • Ability to analyse situations and finding innovative solutions to possible challenges. • Ability to be flexible including being open to change, uncertainty and new opportunities. Desirable: • Experience of working in central or local government in an education context. • Experience of volunteering for development. • Understanding/Knowledge of participatory approaches. • Experience of working within a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and with volunteers.