Volunteer Opportunity posted by: VSO
Posted on: November 25, 2013
The Special education needs adviser will be based with local partner, Tubakunde, under a project funded by UKAid; INSPIRED! (Inclusive Services through Participation of stakeholders for realising Rights in Education & Disability). The project focuses on national advocacy, civil society development and service improvements. Tubakunde have developed a project aimed at modeling good practice in the education of children with disabilities, in direct response to new government legislation to be issued by the end of 2013 setting standards for centres for children with special needs.
You'll have a relevant degree level qualification, plus professional experience working with children with special needs and their families and carers. You'll have experience designing and delivering tailored training programmes and providing support identified through needs assessment. You'll have good experience of monitoring and evaluating services to children. You'll be fluent in English, however French language skills are desirable. You'll be sensitive to the needs of people with disabilities, possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, and be dynamic, creative and an excellent facilitator.
You'll be based in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, working with local NGO Tubakunde. We'll ask you to commit to at least 24 months to make a sustainable contribution to our development goals. In return, we'll provide you with extensive training before your placement, and our financial package includes a local living allowance, return flights and accommodation. When you return to your home country, we'll support you to resettle.
To find out more about volunteering with VSO and to apply please visit our website. On average it takes a minimum of 4 months to go through the application process.