National Volunteer – Learning Advisor

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Website VSO Nepal

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Position: National Volunteer – Learning Advisor

Location: Nepal
No. of Vacancy: 4
Partner organisation: VSO Nepal
Application Closing Date: 01 Apr 2021
Interview date: Soon as possible
Start date: Soon as possible
Mode of delivery: Working at project location

VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions. We bring key stakeholders together to co-ordinate collective action, from local organisations to national governments. Our programmes in Africa and Asia focus on health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience, peace building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change that will improve the lives of generations to come.

Role overview

Working at project location – In this role, you will provide on-site support in the project location and/or VSO office, (full-time unless otherwise specified) for a set period of time.

  • To support implementing partners including schools, local service providers and the community leaders to improve learning achievement (literacy and numeracy) of marginalized children.
  • To develop teachers’ professional competencies community volunteers and district level project teams ensuring quality of service delivery.
  • To provide mentoring and coaching support to the teachers, and community volunteers on quality teaching learning process.

To facilitate training sessions as per project plans, objectives and deliverables.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Essential

    • At least Bachelor’s Degree in education (B.Ed.) and have experience of teaching, coaching, and mentoring, and training to the teachers.Experience:
    • Experience in teaching learning and inclusive education
    • Experience in training the teachers
    • Experience of working with marginalized and vulnerable children including children with disabilities.
    • Willingness to share his/her skills with colleagues in a professional but sensitive manner
    • Experience in using the technology

Skills/Abilities:

    • Able to frequently travel
    • Able to accommodate in diverse socio-economic, and multicultural context
    • 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

Desirable Criteria:

    • Experience of working with/as volunteer.
    • Ability to understand and speak local language of the district/community.
    • Desirable Criteria: (skills that could be an advantage in the role)

Knowledge/qualifications:

  • Knowledge of working with community level organizations, local government, and multi-stakeholders

Experience:

  • Experience in working with marginalized community.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Willingness to share his/her skills with colleagues in a professional but sensitive manner
  • Previous experiences of working as VSO in the field of volunteering mainly material development, teacher training would be an asset
  • Able to accommodate in diverse socio-economic, and multicultural context

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.

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.

Your application and COVID-19

We are continually reviewing our ability to safely programme and implement projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many local restrictions are being implemented in several VSO locations, which impacts VSO’s existing programme delivery.
We will continue to follow the advice of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and national governments to protect the wellbeing and safety of all communities, employees and volunteers.
We’re continuing to build a talent pool of prospective professional volunteers so we can get back to supporting communities as soon as we’re able to.
If your application is shortlisted, a VSO hiring manager will be in touch to discuss the next steps and any changes to your placement and role.
You can read VSO’s COVID-19 statement and frequently asked questions about volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic here.
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.
Once you’re ready to apply, click on ‘make an application’ below to complete the online form.


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