Job at VSO : Volunteer role: Sector Learning Facilitators-Nyanza district (Deadline: 31 May 2018)

Job at VSO : Volunteer role: Sector Learning Facilitators-Nyanza district (Deadline: 31 May 2018)

Job at VSO : Volunteer role: Sector Learning Facilitators-Nyanza district (Deadline: 31 May 2018)

Volunteer role: Sector Learning Facilitators-Nyanza district

Type of role:    Teaching and education
Location:    Nyanza district, Rwanda
Application Closing Date:    31 May 2018
Interview date:    To be advised
Start date:    To be advised

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.

Role overview

Foundation one: English and mathematics teachers development

  • Rollout training on English and Mathematics toolkit, ensure proper distribution of kits and follow-up
  • School visits to follow up on the use of the Maths and English kits, teaching observation, interaction with teachers and leaders on learning about English and Mathematics
  • Support the organisation and follow up of English and Mathematics teachers’ professional learning and practical activities in engaging with School subject leaders, school based mentors and school leaders.

Foundation 2: Leadership for learning

  • Work alongside Sector Education Officers in monitoring and supporting schools, parents and community leaders in implementing the BLF programme,
  • With the support of leadership team Rollout training of School general assembly committees and follow up of school governance including accountability methodology
  • With support and collaboration of school leadership, follow up of school leaders’ community of practices.

Foundation 3: System strengthening

  • School and community visits to regularly collect data on progress towards achieving outputs (English and numeracy performance).
  • Support Sector Education Officers and Head Teachers to use and understand data in learning, teaching and school leadership as part of the review and planning processes

Skills, qualifications and experience

Successful candidates will be a Rwandan and would have the following skills, knowledge and experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education
  • Relevant internship and/or work experience
  • A good level of spoken and written English
  • Good IT skills
  •  Experience of learner-centred and inclusive methods for teaching and learning


  • Familiar with Rwanda’s Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP) and focus on improved literacy and numeracy in early primary grades

  • Understand effective use of technology to collect data and communicate with different stakeholders.
  • Teaching and mentoring experience in English and numeracy
  • Data collection experience
  • Leadership experience
  • Experience in community mobilization and adult training.
  • Familiarity with education in Rwanda especially at lower primary level.

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.


VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

Some background about VSO

Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes 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 organisations, 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 programmes. 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.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.



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