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Ongoing Recruitment at VSO
VSO is the worldâs 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.
we are recruiting to fill the position of:
Position: Teacher Trainer - Role 2
âRole OverviewThis role will support the transformation and improvement of the Education system in Nigeria.
Job PurposeTo conduct research on governance and policy and how it relates to youth development in Nigeria. To develop and assist in implementing VSO Nigeria programs that will promote and enhance youth engagement in governance. To work with VSO Nigeria in striving to improve youth related policies in Nigeria
ResponsibilitiesThe volunteer will primarily be based with the ESSPIN office in ENUGU, and will work with the State School Improvement Team (SSIT) and State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) to strengthen understanding of education systems, school improvement and classroom practice.
The volunteer will have a range of tasks and activities:Will be part of Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria's (ESSPIN) School Improvement Team programme with a particular focus in Enugu. There are often opportunities where the Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN) colleagues, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) colleagues and VSO come together to share ideas and practices. Work closely with the ESSPIN Education Quality Specialist, to support the improvement of the quality of education in the two locations. SSIT (State School Improvement Team) have been trained by ESSPIN and SUBEB for the past three or four years . The team is made up of school inspectors, head teachers, teachers, university lecturers, LGEA workers and others. The volunteer will continue to support the training of the SSIT in child centred methodologies such as group work, using teaching aids, asking open questions, assessment methods, raising self esteem, behaviour management etc. as well as giving subject specific support in literacy and numeracy. Travel within the state, to the local LGEAs to support and work along the SSIT as they train and support the training in the schools. There will also be the opportunity to travel to and work in other ESSPIN states , supporting the wider programme.
Key Performance IndicatorThe performance indicators will be jointly developed with the employer upon final agreement on work objectives
CompetenciesBuilding and Sustaining working relationships: The social skills to build and actively maintain working relationships that foster teamwork and collaboration with others for the benefit of a common goal. Open Minded and Respectful: A non-judgemental approach that values other people and culture. Seeking and Sharing Knowledge: Recognition that learning is a two-way and continuous process. Facilitating Positive Change: The ability to analyse problems and develop lasting solutions in line with VSO approaches. Adaptability: A flexible approach and the ability to adapt behaviour to different situations. Resilience: The self-confidence to work with a variety of situations, diverse people and ambiguity.
Skills and Knowledge
DesirableAbility to handle responsibility Ability to work independently Ability to maintain good working relationship Good communication skills- creativity in problem solving & conflict resolution Enthusiastic and good team player Experience of working with and/or developing participatory programmes for children (this would be helpful).
Position: Teacher Trainer
Role OverviewThe volunteer will support and train a team of graduate volunteer teachers as well as train the teachers from the project schools on teaching methods, using learners-centered methods. The volunteer will also develop tools for monitoring and recording project intervention activities on teaching and learning.
Job PurposeTo build the capacity of primary school teachers to deliver quality teachings using using learners-centered methodologies
Objectives:Enhance the quality of teaching of science and maths in project schools in Kwara State Strengthen Secondary Education in the State through teacher training and education management interventions as well as conduct frequent monitoring of project interventions
Job DescriptionThe volunteer will be based with VSO Nigeria's partner organization in Ilorin, Kwara State and will work with other project partners, schools and communities in the State to implement the Education project.
The volunteer will have a range of tasks and activities:
The Key performance indicators
The Key performance indicators will be measured by the teachers and national volunteers being supported and the projects of the national volunteers being coordinated by the International volunteer. This includes the level of impact of the teachers and number of the national and community volunteers that have gain new skills and knowledge in quality teaching and learning.
Building and Sustaining working relationships:
Open Minded and Respectful:A non-judgemental approach that values other people and culture.
Seeking and Sharing Knowledge:Recognition that learning is a two-way and continuous process.
Facilitating Positive Change:The ability to analyse problems and develop lasting solutions in line with VSO approaches.
Adaptability:A flexible approach and the ability to adapt behaviour to different situations.
Resilience:The self-confidence to work with a variety of situations, diverse people and ambiguity.
EssentialBachelor's Degree or Post-graduate degree in Education A minimum of 4 years teaching experience Experience in teaching literacy and numeracy. Knowledge and experience of working with government officials Ability to work as part of a team Ability to adapt knowledge and experience to Nigeria Ability to support others to adapt ideas to their own context Good understanding of subject matter - primary education Experience in working on âInclusive Educationâ, for example, working with girls, people with disabilities, etc.
Desirable:Proficiency in the use of Word, Excel, Power Point and/or Microsoft Project Good report writing skills Experience of working with and/or developing participatory programmes for children Awareness and sensitivity of cross-cultural settings A preparedness to work with limited resources within a challenging environment Patience, tolerance and flexibility Ability to work independently Ability to maintain good working relationship Creativity in problem solving & conflict resolution Enthusiastic and good team player
(In addition to the job description, the following information should be used when considering whether a placement is suitable for you.)
Personal Health Consideration:
Access to Medical Care Support:The standard and quality of local medical care and support available at this placement will depend on its location within the country. Health facilities are likely to be more poorly resourced in rural areas in terms of medical expertise, equipment, infrastructure and regular supplies of medication. However, this may not be the case in the capital city or in a larger town, where in some countries there may be a reasonable standard of medical care. The following gives you an indication of where the placement is in relation to the country office and how easy it would be to make the journey if you were ill. The volunteer will be based in Ilorin, Kwara the State capital and will have easy access to the medical facilities available in the Capital - this includes private clinics and State hospital. The VSO Programme Office in Abuja is about 6 hours from Ilorin by road. There is a private hospital in proximity to the volunteers' placement and home in Lafia, Nasarawa state to enable volunteers to seek medical assistance 24 hours of the day. Mosquito nets are given to volunteers during the In country training. Programme staff will also check the accommodation before volunteerâs arrival to ensure that it meets VSO Nigeriaâs minimum standard to prevent malaria attacks. Aside Malaria, Typhoid is another common ailment that can be contacted, in other to prevent this disease, volunteers are advised to boil and filter their drinking water, wash fruits and vegetables before eating and cooking. There is also a one hour health talk on healthy living during the in country orientation which is facilitated by a medical doctor invited from one of VSO Nigeriaâs recommended hospital. Volunteers are also given a comprehensive health manual that provides necessary information on health issues. Good nutrition can be a challenge with available foods. It is advisable to take vitamin tablets.
Motorcycle RequirementsMotorbike is an essential means of transportation. The volunteer may need to ride as a pillion; he or she should come with a helmet, as this is usually the means of transport in some parts of the state.
Security informationThe Volunteer would be briefed on security issues in Nigeria during the In country orientation upon arrival. This provides tips for volunteers in managing security issues while in Nigeria. A regular update is also provided weekly in a bulletin form to volunteers through e-mail. Nigeria is such a vast country but often reports in newspapers can be distorted of the situation on the ground. Safety is paramount to VSO and volunteers are kept very well informed of any concerns.
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