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Volunteer Job -Psycho Social Care and Support Specialist – Emergencies in Education

Monday, july 08, 2019

To 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. The responsibility of the volunteer is to work with the country team in developing programs focused on education in emergencies, design different tailored trainings for education officers, planners and supervisors and school teachers. Develop alternative strategies for inclusion of marginalized and out of school children in the education system. Coordinate the overall project activities, engage and lead assessment, monitoring and evaluation of the project.

About VSO

VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions. In 2018/19, VSO supported over one million of the poorest and most excluded people in 23 countries across Africa and Asia. Why volunteer? Volunteering with VSO is your opportunity to improve lives and gain unforgettable experiences. You will immerse yourself in a new culture, face fresh challenges and build new friendships whilst doing something truly fulfilling.

How we support our volunteers VSO provides a support package which includes a basic living allowance, accommodation, medical cover and travel expenses. You'll get extensive training before leaving and support from local staff when you're overseas. When you return, we'll help you resettle. Some background about VSO In the last 60 years, we have worked in over 90 countries and supported over 50 million people. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. Our proven approach works with volunteers of different skillsets, from overseas consultants to youth. These volunteers work alongside community organisations, local and national governments, and global partners. Right now, VSO is bringing justice to rape survivors in Pakistan, building resilient disaster prevention and relief in Mozambique, ending stigma against children with disabilities in Ethiopia and tackling the youth skills gap in Uganda and Bangladesh. Today over 50% 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: create a fair world for everyone.


Qualification •A recognized MA level Qualification in education in emergencies, Psychology Child friendly Methods, educational psychology, guidance and counselling 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 pre-primary and primary 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, child-centred and active learning methodologies, •Practical understanding of children and teachers’ needs in areas of basic education •Evidenced skills experiences and qualification in psychosocial skill and child friendly methods; Competencies and Behaviour At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies: • Ability to be open minded and respectful • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships • Ability to seek and share knowledge Equal Opportunities VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

Job Reference:JOB0117905
Position Type:Voluntary
Job Duration:30
End Date:Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Location:Oromia, SNNP and Somalia, Ethiopia
Salary:£0 - £0 per year
Contact:VSO, Global
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