Education Specialist

Salima, Malawi
8 to 12 months with possibility of extension to 15 months
Machinga 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 Child Friendly Schools Project in various primary schools in Malawi. The projects aims at improving classroom methodology and enhancing the learning environment by developing teacher capacity in child-friendly methods and keeping girls in school through the provision of training. Additionally, the project will incorporate Digital Education Technology (DET) to strengthen teacher professional development and support girl child retention in schools. The project is thus looking for an education specialist who will be able to train and support the teachers and school administrators in child-friendly teaching and learning methodologies, mainstream DET approach into their teaching as well as the overall school activities.

 

Skills, qualifications and experience required
The 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.

 

The position is dependent on availability of funding. The applicant would be required to start as soon as funding is secured and would be required to provide their own laptop. Please note that the whole project is for 12 months and the volunteer commitment is 8 to12 months with possibility of extension to 15 months

 

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
31 Dec 2016

 

Interview/Assessment date(s)
To be advised

 

Start date
ASAP

 

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