Psycho Social Support and Child Friendly Pedagogy Specialist

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VSO
Apply by 16 June 2018
Volunteer , Volunteer opportunity
Posted on 18 May 2018

Job Description

Role overview
The main purpose of this placement is improve the education situation of target children in conflict affected locations through designing a tailored trainings, in service support and deliver programs which could enable the capacity of partner and primary actors respond to emergency situations

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential Requirements


Qualification
A recognized MA level Qualification in education in emergencies, pedagogy, Psychology, Child friendly Methods, educational psychology, with grounded experience in teacher training, educational monitoring and assessment project management, and training materials development;

Experience/Knowledge
* Proven experience in training of teachers at primary and college level and proven knowledge and skills in Active learning, child-centred and inclusive methodologies and special needs education,
* Proven knowledge and experience in projects related to DRR, resilience and conflict resolution;
* Practical understanding of children and teachers’ needs in areas of basic education
* Evidenced skills experiences and qualification in psychosocial skill and child friendly methods;

Given the challenging nature of this placement:
* The volunteer should be patient enough to face and withstand the different situational problems that may arise out of this placement;

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.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

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About the Organization

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.

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