Foundational english literacy and numeracy teaching advisors

Confidential

Job Summary

VSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people t...

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

VSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.

The communities we work in need people like you - experienced professionals with the ideas, energy and courage to make a difference.

 

Job Description

  • Delivery of high-quality training to P1-3 teachers
  • Regular coaching of P1-3 English and Mathematics Teachers
  • Provide training and coaching of Sector Learning Facilitators (National Volunteers)
  • Collect insightful qualitative data on the uptake of foundational English Literacy and Numeracy teaching methods
  • Support district and sub-district education managers to understand and use data on children's learning and teachers' classroom practice
  • Support Head Teachers to enable and monitor effective continual professional development activities for P1-3 English and Mathematics teachers in their schools
  • Contribute to project district planning and review sessions

Please note:

Funding for this placement is in the process of being secured and thus we are inviting applications and the process will continue pending the confirmation of funding being approved. We are looking for 4 teaching advisors in Jan, 10 English Teaching Advisors in April & 10 teaching advisors in September 18 for various locations in Rwanda.

 

Role overview

  • Hundreds of teachers in primary schools across Rwanda are without the support and training they so desperately need, and this is impacting on children’s numeracy and literacy abilities. 
  • By volunteering as a Literacy and Numeracy Teaching Adviser, you’ll be helping to address this. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to be part of a large and dynamic team aiming to improve children’s learning outcomes. The work you do will influence every primary school in Rwanda, changing how they teach literacy and numeracy. 
  • You’ll provide high-quality teacher training, focusing on innovative and sustainable evidence-based approaches. You’ll also be working with a team of national volunteers, impacting upon 400 English and Mathematics teachers in your district.

 

Skills, qualifications and experience

  • A primary education degree or Post-Graduate Certificate of Education 
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience of teaching foundational English literacy and numeracy
  • Demonstrable understanding of learner-centred pedagogic techniques
  • Fluent English speaker
  • Good written skills in English
  • Ability to produce accurate, reflective reports with reference to qualitative and quantitative data
  • Key qualities of relationship-building, adaptability and resilience
  • We are looking for 4 teaching advisors in Jan, 10 English Teaching Advisors in April & at least 10 teaching advisors in September for various locations in Rwanda.

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