Organization: VSO Nepal
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.
Position: Volunteer role: National Volunteer-Inclusive Education Advisor
Number of Vacancies: 3
Location: Parsa Sarlahi and Banke, Nepal
The role is to support downstream partners including local education providers and community leaders in integrating and implementing inclusive education practices for out of school girls with disabilities aged 6-19 years.
Provide technical and professional supports to promote to the partners project team and develop the capacity of school/resource classes’ teachers with specific focus on disability issues according to the needs of students. To support and mentor or coach to the teachers responsible to educate children with disabilities mainly visual impairment, hearing impairment and physical disabilities.
Furthermore, support to accomplish the ENGAGE project’s outcomes is the specific purpose of this job.
Skills, qualifications and experience
• A B.ED/M.Ed. level University degree in disability studies or Special Need education or
• Experience in pre-primary and primary education level with special focus on disability and inclusion
• Experience of training teachers at pre-primary and primary level and/or secondary level and proven knowledge and skills in Active learning, child-centered and inclusive methodologies and special needs education
• Fluent in English, Nepali and motivated to learn
• Proven and practical knowledge of peer-to-peer support to share experience and learning
• Have enthusiasm and the adequate knowledge and experience to continuously monitor, write and evaluate project results and reports on a quarterly and annual basis
• Good interpersonal skills combined with a flexible and adaptable attitude
• Excellent communication skills with good command of both spoken and written
• Experience in using the technology to ensure effective management of information systems, planning and decision making
• Knowledge and experience in working both at grassroots level;
• Willingness to share his/her skills with colleagues in a professional but sensitive manner
• Previous experiences of working as VSO in the field of disability and inclusion mainly material development, teacher training would be an assets
• Able to accommodate in diverse socio-economic, and multicultural context
• VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.
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.
VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.
Last date to apply: 8 June 2019
HOW TO APPLY
Source: Kantipur Dainik, 31 May 2019