Naypyitaw, Myanmar (Burma)

Inclusive Education Expert Opportunity in Myanmar

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Skills Needed

  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Strategic Communications
  • Teaching

Estimated workload

Full-time

Role

Team Member (Typically 6+ months)

Language Proficiencies

You must be able to speak English.

When Can You Start?

You can start Apr 1st, 2019 and stay for 12 months to 23¾ months

Benefits

Meals

Living Stipend

Accommodation

Travel Stipend

In Partnership With

vsologo

Project Details


Description and Impact

The purpose of this role is to provide technical support on inclusive education policy and practice to a teacher education project in Myanmar. The volunteer will support the Ministry of Education (MoE) to improve the quality of pre-service teacher education, working closely with Education Colleges to ensure that Teacher Educators and teachers adopt more inclusive teaching practices - paying special attention to the access, participation, and achievement of children with disabilities. The volunteer will also help to strengthen the capacity of MoE to shape broader policy for inclusive education.

This volunteer will be based at the Ministry of Education in Naypyitaw.

 

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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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Deliverables

1.       Coordination: Coordinate project activities with other stakeholders, including MoE, development partners and volunteers. Engage in high-level sector coordination meetings, ensuring that inclusion is promoted across the education sector and the reform agenda.

2.       Policy analysis: Conduct an inclusion policy gap analysis for the Myanmar education system, identifying policy gaps and potential areas for research. 

3.       Technical support on inclusion: provide overall technical support and guidance on effective inclusion policy and practice to all aspects of the project. Support a team of volunteers based in Education Colleges, schools, and communities to lead a range of inclusion initiatives. 

4.       Capacity building: support Education Colleges and partner schools to establish Continuing Professional Development (CPD) strategies and incorporate inclusion into CPD programmes. Help develop specialist inclusion modules and resources for CPD and ensure that principles of inclusion are embedded across all aspects of CPD including English. Support training and mentoring to Teacher Educators and advise on action research projects on barriers to learning. 

5.       Knowledge sharing: Support the building of a stronger evidence base on effective inclusive education policy and practice in Myanmar. Hold stakeholder fora and policy reflection meetings on inclusion and emerging issues from CPD initiatives, EC Curriculum, the establishment of inclusion ‘beacon’ schools, disability screening pilot, and other inclusion initiatives emerging from the project.

6. Monitoring, evaluation and reporting: Contribute to the project monitoring and reporting. Support the development of appropriate tools to monitor project performance, particularly on Teacher Educator and teacher’s use of inclusive teaching practice.

Other requirements

Essential:

  • Higher level post-graduate qualification in appropriate field
  • Expert knowledge of inclusive education policy and practice
  • Experience of supporting professional development programmes
  • Knowledge and experience of the disability sector
  • Ability to coordinate multiple stakeholders
  • Understanding of systems and policy
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills.

Desirable:

  • Experience of working in Myanmar or SE Asia

We Provide These Local Benefits


Benefits Overview

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

Accommodation

  • You should be willing to live in the same way as your local colleagues.
  • Accommodation is generally basic

Living Stipend

  • All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency.
  • The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to live an expat lifestyle or send money home.

Travel Stipend

  • All travel expenses are paid for by VSO

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

  • All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency.
  • The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to live an expat lifestyle or send money home.

Additional Benefits

  • 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. 

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