volunteer job -community inclusion adviser in tbc

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voluntary
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job details

posted
location
tbc
job category
Community, Social Services & Non-profit
job type
voluntary
reference number
JOB0115911
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job description

The purpose of this role is to raise awareness of communities to ensure that parents and communities about inclusion so that all children, especially children with disabilities, can access and participate in schools. The community inclusion adviser will work with a small team of local community volunteers to support community initiatives with the aim of bringing ‘out of school children’ with disability back into education. People with disabilities who have the relevant skills and experience are encouraged to apply for this position.

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.

PLEASE NOTE THIS ADVERT IS FOR A ROLE WE ARE EXPECTING TO BECOME AVAILABLE IN THE NEAR FUTURE ONCE WE HAVE SECURED FUNDING FOR THE PROJECT. Allowance As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. 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

Essential: • Excellent English and Myanmar language skills • Ability to liaise and coordinate with a range of stakeholders • Experience of managing projects at community level • Experience of leading initiatives to increase student, parent and community awareness • Ability to mentor and support a team of community volunteers Desirable • Experience of working in the education sector, and knowledge of inclusive education