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Application Closing Date: 29 Feb 2020
Interview date: 02/01/2020
Start date: 25/09/2019
VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. As a VSO volunteer you’ll live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. By sharing your unique skills and experience you’ll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.
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 at age of 15 – 19 of , who have been excluded from the Education System for different reasons. With main focus on disability issues according to the needs of students.
Skills, qualifications and experience
- University degree in the Social Sciences, preferably in Inclusive Education studies
. You have at least 5 years’ experience in Inclusive Education activities with a focus in Disability
- Experience of working at NGO level (local/national/international)
- Knowledge in human rights (women men, Childs, and People with disabilities rights)
- Excellent analytical and writing skills
- Good knowledge of international gender forums
- Ability to organize training/workshops
- Resilience, flexibility, adaptability and a sense of humor when faced with problems, obstacles, and frustrating circumstances
- Demonstrated commitment to capacity development principles and ability to transfer knowledge and skills and empower counterparts to lead organizational processes
- You’re able to present progress reports, project updates and briefings to a range of audiences in a clear, accurate and confident manner
- You have proven experience in project management
- Excellent communication skills with good command of both spoken and written Portuguese and English;
- Experienced in a developmental context
- Previous travel of home country
- Fluency in Portuguese or Spanish or willingness to learn Portuguese
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.
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