Beira and Chimoio, Mozambique

Disability Inclusion Advisor - Bilingual - Experteering Opportunity

Support No Poverty

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Skills Needed

  • Leadership
  • Teaching
  • Training

Estimated workload

Full-time

Role

Team Member (Typically 6+ months)

Language Proficiencies

You must be able to speak English, Portuguese.
Additionally, speaking French, Italian, Spanishwould be helpful.

When Can You Start?

You can start Feb 1st, 2019 and stay for 15 months to 23¾ months

Benefits

Meals

Living Stipend

Accommodation

Travel Stipend

In Partnership With

vsologo

Project Details


Description and Impact

'Empowering Girls to Learn and Earn' is working to improve the economic empowerment of the most marginalized out-of-school girls in Manica and Sofala provinces of Mozambique. The project specifically focuses on supporting girls and young women aged 15-19 who are married, living with disabilities and/or affected by HIV/AIDS.

The role is to support and advise target partners (local education providers and community leaders) in integrating and implementing inclusive education practices for people with disabilities and ensuring accessibility of quality education for all girls aged 15 - 19, who have been excluded from the Education System for different reasons. With main focus on disability issues according to the needs of students.

 

Deliverables

Specific performance indicators:

·      Using district Education operational plan – to design planning templates that are inclusive  and focus on disabled students

·      Develop curricula for children with disabilities aged 15-19

·      Design teaching aids for children with disabilities

·      Strengthened the knowledge and skills of Local Education practitioners and all partners involved,  through training, mentorship in inclusive education areas (e.g. strengthened skills of Senior Women & Men teachers in teaching and supporting girls and boys and other children with special needs within schools and at home).

Objectives will be confirmed in a discussion between the volunteer and VSO in the first three months of the placement.

 

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This is a sponsored position from our partner VSO International, subject to its own application and selection process.

Please click here for further details and instructions on how to apply, which may include additional application steps.

All questions related to this project should be directed to VSO International at enquiry@vsoint.org. Although MovingWorlds does not oversee the application and selection process for this project, we make sure that all projects shared on our platform meet our rigorous standards for ethical, skills-based volunteering.

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Other requirements

Skills, qualifications and experience

• A minimum of a BA degree in inclusive education and/or related areas 
• A minimum of 5 years of experience in in-service and/or pre-service teacher training at pre-primary and primary education level;
• Experience of training teachers at pre-primary and primary level and/or secondary level and proven knowledge and skills in Active learning, child-centred and inclusive methodologies and special needs education; 
• Fluent in Portuguese and English
• Proven experience and Knowledge of developing, implementing and coordinating inclusive education projects/programs; 
• Advisory ,communication and networking skills and experiences; 
• Experience in developing inclusive education/SNE training materials (including teaching aids) and in delivering training; 
• Proven and practical knowledge of peer-to-peer support to share experience and learning; 
• Have enthusiasm and the adequate knowledge and experience to continuously monitor, write and evaluate project results and reports on a quarterly and annual basis;
• Good interpersonal skills combined with a flexible and adaptable attitude; 
• Excellent communication skills with good command of both spoken and written Portuguese and English; 
• Experience in using the technology to ensure effective management of information systems, planning and decision making;

For this role, you need to be fluent in English and Portuguese or English and /French/Spanish/Italian 

We Provide These Local Benefits


Benefits Overview

  • Accommodations
  • Living Stipend
  • Travel Stipend
  • Learning Opportunity
  • Meal Stipend
  • Good For Groups
  • Good For Families

Accommodation

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your accommodation costs.

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

Living Stipend

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.

Travel Stipend

VSO will cover your travel costs.

Learning Opportunity

From VSO you’ll get something few other volunteering organisations offer. An opportunity of using your skills and experience to have a long-lasting impact on peoples' lives.

You'll do something very different. You'll bring inspiration, energy and vital practical skills to help secure better healthcare, more valuable education and broader opportunities for poor people in Africa and Asia.

Food Stipend

VSO will cover your 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.

Additional Benefits

Your health

  • We provide comprehensive medical insurance and support for all volunteers.
  • Each country office has an appointed medical adviser
  • You'll also get a list of recommended doctors, clinics, dentists and pharmacies. 
  • The VSO country office provides emergency contacts and medical emergency procedures 24/7
  • The VSO country office is always there to help with major personal, medical or security problems. 
  • Minimum of 3 weeks annual leave

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