Volunteer Opportunity posted by: VSO
Posted on: October 2, 2013
VSO Uganda works with both national and local government, as well as civil society, to contribute towards improving the standard of primary education in Uganda. This work is part of a wider vision of ensuring that every child has access to a complete and quality primary education. The objective of achieving universal primary education is one the key development goals in VSO Uganda's country strategy.
As a School inspection adviser, you'll focus on supporting district and county inspectors in the districts of Moroto and Kotido. You'll work closely with Moroto Teachers' College Teacher educators and Coordinating Centre Tutors (CCTs), as well as the regional inspector on a more infrequent basis. In doing so, you'll help to ensure that school inspection takes place in a friendly manner, with a strong focus on quality improvement. Working within a wider education development project, you'll contribute by:
• monitoring and supervising student teachers' school practice; • conducting teaching , learning and classroom management workshops with Inspectors, pre-service tutors and Coordinating Centre Tutors (CCTs); • carrying out lesson observations and assessment for teachers; • conducting feedback review meetings with head teachers and CCTs; • carrying out cluster school review meetings; • conducting training workshops for head teachers, teachers, School Management Committees (SMCs) and Parent Teacher Associations (PTA's) on whole school planning and evaluation; • coaching and mentoring of Inspectors and CCTs to engage community members in whole school planning; • monitoring school plan implementation.
You'll have a degree in Education, preferably for primary Education and/or a Masters in Education. You'll have several years' primary inspection experience. It would be an advantage to have school management experience, such as Head of Department or Deputy head teacher as well. Teacher training and experience in a developing nation are also desirable. You'll have excellent communication skills in English, particularly written skills and IT literacy. You'll be a strong planner, with organisation and management a quality. You'll bring strong networking and team working skills, the ability to work towards results, plus the ability to work with minimal supervision.
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, accommodation, insurance and more. 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.