volunteer job -primary teacher trainer in various locations

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voluntary
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job details

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location
various locations
job category
Education, Training & Library
job type
voluntary
reference number
JOB0027182
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job description

Thousands of teachers around the world are without the necessary training and support, and so as a consequence students aren’t reaching their full potential. VSO is working to change this, and that is where you come in. As a VSO volunteer, you’ll draw on your experience to advise on teacher motivation, helping to develop curriculum, coach tutors, train pre-service teachers, and check resources are fit for purpose. You’ll also be responsible for monitoring and evaluating the progress of the placement. Project specifics vary, so you may work in a Teacher Training College, or an Education Development Centre, or Ministry of Education, for example. The aims of the project will also vary depending on the location of your placement.

About VSO

VSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty. The communities we work in need people like you - experienced professionals with the ideas, energy and courage to make a difference.

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

• Primary teaching qualification • Minimum of 3 years teaching experience in primary education Experience of teacher training and teacher coaching is not always essential and we will consider applicants without this experience. Together with the above, VSO will assess all candidates against the following, part of VSO's volunteer competency framework. As a volunteer, you should be: • Open minded and respectful • Resilient and adapt well to new situations • Able to effect positive change • Able to build sustainable working relationships • Keen to seek and share knowledge