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VSO is een internationale ontwikkelingsorganisatie die door duurzame kennisuitwisseling werkt aan een rechtvaardiger wereld zonder armoede. Op aanvraag van lokale organisaties in Afrika en Azië zenden wij vakdeskundigen uit die hun kennis en ervaring daar delen. Lokale organisaties kunnen daardoor hun werk effectiever doen. VSO heeft per jaar 200 onderwijsvacatures dus bezoek de VSO website en kijk hoe een onderwijsfunctie in een ontwikkelingsland er voor jou uit kan zien.
A new VSO programme in Myanmar is building on this pioneering work, and we are urgently recruiting Teacher Educators. This education programme is helping to introduce a new curriculum, improve teacher training standards as well as change how students are assessed.
As a VSO volunteer, you will immerse yourself in a new culture, face fresh challenges and develop your educational expertise while doing something truly fulfilling.
The purpose of this role is to support teacher education reforms in Myanmar. The volunteer will be based at Education Colleges (ECs) and will strengthen Continuing Professional Development (CPD) pathways and programmes for EC principals, Teacher Educators (TEs) and teachers. The CPD will build the capacity of TEs to deliver the new 4-year pre-service degree course. Volunteers will support TEs and teachers to adopt more inclusive teaching practices, paying special attention to the access, participation and achievement of children with disabilities.
Skills, qualifications, and experience
- Bachelor’s degree or post-graduate qualification in education
- Minimum of five years of primary or secondary school teaching experience
- Expert knowledge of pedagogy and inclusive classroom practice
- Strong track record in planning, delivering and monitoring teacher CPD programmes
- Experience of mentoring teachers
- Fluent English speaker with good written skills and the ability to explain complex concepts to audiences of different levels of experience and knowledge.
- Qualifications in special needs an advantage
- Experience of working in Myanmar or Southeast Asia
Besides these skills, you need to be openminded, respectful, resilient and adaptive to new situations. It is important that you can facilitate positive change, build sustainable working relationships and are willing to seek and share knowledge. For further information about this job, download here the detailed job description.
Terms & conditions
The experience of a placement is a one-of-a-life-time experience and will benefit you in multiple ways. You will have the chance to learn to work with people from different cultural backgrounds. There is often the opportunity to develop your teamwork-, leadership- and management skills. This can be helpful for career opportunities after your placement.
VSO will cover and support you in all preparations: training, visa, work permit, registration in-country, flights, vaccinations, anti-malarial treatment, PEP treatment, medical and security clearance. In-country VSO will provide induction and support in placement, arrange secure accommodation (often shared with another VSO professional), full medical insurance (including repatriation cover), medical indemnity insurance, work-related travel costs, and a living allowance which will enable you to live a basic but healthy lifestyle, but which is not sufficient to cover ongoing commitments at home.
What we do at VSO
Our programs 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 organizations, 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 programs. 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.
The environment of development work is changing continuously. It always takes time to get training and make arrangements before actually starting your adventure overseas. That's why we recruit at least four months ahead, even now and maintain a talent pool. If you have any questions about our current programs and where we currently operate, don’t hesitate to contact Kelly.
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