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Volunteer Opportunity With VSO: Education Technology and Communication Specialist

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2019/08/31
Volunteer Opportunity With VSO: Education Technology and Communication Specialist

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VSO has announced it's needed for an Education Technology and Communication Specialist as a volunteer to work in various locations and countries. 

About The Role:

The education technology specialist trains and supports teachers, education management and community members to respond to Education challenges in order to unlock the talent of every child. The ideal candidate should have excellent teacher trainer skills, experience with education management, the ability to support teachers and learners in the use of technology and communication in improving children’s learning through digital education technology (DET).

Responsibilities: 

  • Train and support teachers and PEAs in the use of tablets and software for literacy and numeracy. 
  • Assist teachers in troubleshooting technical issues with hardware and software.
  • Focus on the progress of learners and help teachers to identify common areas of difficulty, as well as individual learner needs. 
  • Assist teachers and PEAs find solutions to challenges to learning.
  • Contribute to the development of strategies for the integration of DET in schools and districts.
  • Participate in the development of a training module for use by TTC lecturers in training pre-service teachers.
  • Assist communities to take ownership of their learning center.

Competencies: 

  • Building 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-judgmental 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 analyze problems and develop lasting solutions in line with VSO approaches.
  • Adaptability, A flexible approach and the ability to adapt behavior to different situations.
  • Resilience, The self-confidence to work with a variety of situations, diverse people and ambiguity

Skills And Knowledge: 

Essential: 

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.
  • Strong experience in training and coaching primary school teachers(secondary also acceptable).
  • Knowledge and experience in teaching early grade literacy and numeracy.
  • Experience in providing educational leadership and integrating innovative approaches to improve learning outcomes.
  • Competent in the use of technology, including tablets and smartphones.
  • Self-starter, able to build relationships and determine own work plan.
  • The applicant will be required to bring his own laptop and smartphone as VSO is unable to provide these for this project. 

Desirable:

  • Experience and interest in the use of digital education technology.
  • Experience in a capacity building role in a government institution.
  • Experience in developing training modules.
  • Experience in training of trainers(teacher trainers and primary education advisors/inspectors).
  • 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Experience working in developing countries.  

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Eligibility

Nationality
United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Gender
Both gender
Interest
Education

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Anyone Interested
Funding
Full funding
Opportunity Coverage
Travel costs, Accommodation, Stipend/ Living allowance
Opportunity will take place in
Not specified
Required Documents
others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Information Technology, Educational Science
Educational Level
Bachelor
Required Languages
English
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