Volunteering roles at Vso Rwanda; Apply now.

By | April 8, 2018

Volunteer role: Gender and Disability Adviser


Type of role: Teaching and education
Location: Various Districts, Rwanda
Application Closing Date: 12 Apr 2018
Interview date: To be advised
Start date: To be advised
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.

Role overview
• Support key strategic VSO partner organisations, in social exclusion and gender analysis to establish the relationship between gender and disability in VSO Rwanda priority programme areas of Inclusive Education (IE), Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (AYSRHR), Empowering Youth for Employment and Enterprise (EYEE), and Social Accountability (SA).
• Establish a baseline of the understanding of key strategic VSO partner organisations, and the VSO Rwanda team itself, of the relationship between gender and disability and the needs and priorities of women and girls with disabilities, and their ability to use participatory approaches to empower women and girls with disabilities to lead their own development.
• From this baseline, and from the results of the social inclusion and gender analysis, put in place and begin to deliver a programme to improve the response of key strategic VSO partner organisations, and VSO team itself, to the needs and priorities of women and girls with disabilities, and to empower women and girls with disabilities to lead their own development.
Skills, qualifications and experience
Essential
• At least a bachelor degree in a related subject.
• At least five years’ experience in investigating and developing responses to gender issues in a development context, including links to disability.
• Proven ability to engage women and girls, including those with disabilities, in identifying their needs and using their own voice to express their priorities.
• Strong background in participatory community consultation.
• Experienced in designing and delivering community consultation programmes.
• Excellent organisational skills.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision.
• Excellent written and communication skills especially when explaining complex concepts to audiences of different levels.
• Proven ability to train, coach and supervise others.
Desirable
• Proven experience of similar work in developing countries
Allowance and accommodation
All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency. The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home.
VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.
To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.
 

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Volunteer role: Foundational English Literacy and Numeracy Teaching Advisors


Type of role: Teaching and education
Location: Various locations, Rwanda
Application Closing Date: 31 Aug 2018
Interview date: ongoing
Start date: Jan 18/ Apr 18/ Sept 18
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.
Role overview
Hundreds of teachers in primary schools across Rwanda are without the support and training they so desperately need, and this is impacting on children’s numeracy and literacy abilities.
By volunteering as a Literacy and Numeracy Teaching Adviser, you’ll be helping to address this. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to be part of a large and dynamic team aiming to improve children’s learning outcomes. The work you do will influence every primary school in Rwanda, changing how they teach literacy and numeracy.
You’ll provide high-quality teacher training, focusing on innovative and sustainable evidence-based approaches. You’ll also be working with a team of national volunteers, impacting upon 400 English and Mathematics teachers in your district.
Skills, qualifications and experience
• A primary education degree or Post-Graduate Certificate of Education
• Minimum of 4 years’ experience of teaching foundational English literacy and numeracy
• Demonstrable understanding of learner-centred pedagogic techniques
• Fluent English speaker
• Good written skills in English
• Ability to produce accurate, reflective reports with reference to qualitative and quantitative data
• Key qualities of relationship-building, adaptability and resilience
We are looking for 4 teaching advisors in Jan, 10 English Teaching Advisors in April & at least 10 teaching advisors in September for various locations in Rwanda.
Please note: Funding for this placement is in the process of being secured and thus we are inviting applications and the process will continue pending the confirmation of funding being approved. We are looking for 4 teaching advisors in Jan, 10 English Teaching Advisors in April & 10 teaching advisors in September 18 for various locations in Rwanda.
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.
To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

Apply Here

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