volunteer job -psycho social support and child friendly pedagogy specialist in oromia and snnp regions

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job type
voluntary
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job details

posted
location
oromia and snnp regions
job category
Education, Training & Library
job type
voluntary
reference number
JOB0116392
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job description

The project is expected to design and deliver short term teacher training in selected locations of Oromia and SNNP regions on inclusive practices and child friendly methodology for teachers from crisis/conflict affected areas in Ethiopia; empowering teachers and education officers so that they can provide better support to children under the conflict situation to stay in school and achieve better in their education.

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. As a VSO volunteer you’ll live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. By sharing your unique skills and experience you’ll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you 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 as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

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. 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.

skills

Qualification • A recognized MA level Qualification in education in emergencies, Psychology Child friendly Methods, educational psychology, guidance and counselling with grounded experience in teacher training, educational monitoring and assessment project management, and training materials development; Experience/Knowledge • Proven experience in training of teachers at pre-primary and primary level and proven knowledge and skills in Active learning, child-centred and inclusive methodologies and special needs education, • Proven knowledge and experience in projects related to DRR, child-centred and active learning methodologies, • Practical understanding of children and teachers’ needs in areas of basic education • Evidenced skills experiences and qualification in psychosocial skill and child friendly methods; Given the challenging nature of this placement: • The volunteer should be patient enough to face and withstand the different situational problems that may arise out of this placement; • Problem solving behaviour and skill are very essential; • To have a realistic outlook about what can be achieved in the placement in light of the social-economic and cultural conditions Competencies and Behaviour At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies: • Ability to be open minded and respectful • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships • Ability to seek and share knowledge Equal Opportunities VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.