Job at VSO: Job at VSO: 5 Positions available for Sector Learning Facilitators-Karongi District (Deadline: 01 November 2017)
Karongi District, Rwanda
Rwanda new Education project 2016
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.
VSO Rwanda is looking to recruit 140 Rwandan National Volunteers to work on a multi-year nationwide education programme. The first group of 28 started in September 2017. Open to graduates from education or other relevant field of study and experience, successful candidates will receive a living allowance to meet your basic needs. This opportunity will empower you to drive your career forward.
When selected you will work as part of a high-powered programme team with the aim of enabling young children to gain the skills they need to succeed in school and support Rwanda in reaching its ambitious education development goals. In making your contribution you will have the opportunity to develop important knowledge and skills which will be transferable to any professional occupation. You will gain valuable experience in planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and review processes whilst starting to master the vital relationship-building skills you need to succeed in your career.
VSO will support you in positioning for maximal future employability. We will help you to identify your new knowledge, skills and achievements and towards the end of your placement, we will support you in assembling this information into an attractive portfolio to present to potential new employers. Plus you will receive assistance in effective CV writing and key interview skills from those who know best.
You may have work experience or may be a fresh graduate. What we need are motivated and dynamic men and women who can work professionally and fulfill your potential within a strong and supportive framework. Benefiting from international standard training and detailed guidance materials, you will also work alongside international volunteer technical advisors from whom you can continuously learn.
In addition, you will gain insights into how international development and private sector organisations, and world-class universities operate. In fact, we wish you to be part of the next generation of Rwandans with experience and understanding of the most up-to-date, high-tech international standards for delivery and management to strengthen the Rwandan Public Service, NGOs and private sector in the future.
As a VSO volunteer, you will make a difference to the lives of young children in Rwanda and build your career! You need to commit yourself to work with several primary schools at the sector level. You will work with education officials, Head Teachers, Teachers, School Committees, parents and local leaders.
Skills, qualifications and experience required
1) A Rwandan with relevant bachelors or masters’ degree;
2) A good level of spoken and written English and Kinyarwanda;
3) Self-starting and initiative-taking capability and good interpersonal skills;
4) A commitment to work for at least one (1) year to maximize your learning;
5) Successful candidates will be given a 1 year renewable volunteer contract.
VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.
1. Specify how long you expect to volunteer, 1 year or 2 years.
How to apply
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description to read more details about the position and the skills and experience we’re looking for. To submit your application, click on ‘Apply now’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.
Application closing date
01 Nov 2017
Second week of November