Education Adviser – Unlocking Talent – Chiradzulu

Chiradzulu, Malawi
12 to 24 months
Chiradzulu TTC


About VSO
VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.


Role overview
VSO is currently implementing the Unlocking Talent Project in various primary schools in Malawi. The projects uses tablet technology to improve core competencies of reading, writing and mathematics for Standard 1 and 2 (early grade) primary school children. This is an exiting initiative that will among other things provide real time data to teachers and school administrators on learners progress. This therefore provides new and different opportunities and challenges that educators need to respond to. Therefore the project is looking for an education management expert who will be able to train and support the teachers and school administrators to be able to respond to these challenges and to mainstream this new approach into their teaching as well as the overall school activities.


Skills, qualifications and experience required
he ideal applicant would be a person who has at least 5 years experience working in the education sector. They would have teaching and classroom management experience especially in the early grades (first and second year of primary school). additionally, they would have experience in using different and innovative approaches to improve learning outcomes. Experience in the use of data/research outcomes to make and implement initiatives that would enhance learning. Ability to self manage, set targets and self monitor would also be ideal. They should also have teacher training, capacity building and monitoring and evaluation experience. prior experience in using technology in education would also be a plus.


This position is dependent on securing of funding. The applicant would be required to start as soon as possible upon the funding being secured and would be required to provide their own laptop. The volunteer commitment is 12 to 24 months. Preference will be given to Dutch nationals
Advertised Interview Date
To be advised


How to apply
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description to read more details about the position and the skills and experience we’re looking for. To submit your application, click on ‘Apply now’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.


Application closing date
30 Sep 2016


Interview/Assessment date(s)
To be advised


Start date
To be advised


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