JOB OPPORTUNITIES : 30 job positions at National Early Childhood Care and Education Facilitator at Voluntary Service Oversea (VSO),Deadline 30 Jun 2022.

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Role overview

Working at project location – In this role, you will provide on-site support in the project location and/or VSO office, (full-time unless otherwise specified) for a set period of time.

We’re looking for a National Early Childhood Care and Education Facilitator to join our new exciting Education programme in Rwanda – Let’s Learn through Play.
Your role is to provide high-level technical input to improve learning outcomes for pre-primary children. You will be supporting teachers to adopt an integrated play-based and learner-centred teaching, inclusion, gender, social accountability, and resilience in delivering the programme’s overall quality of education.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Essential:
• Bachelor’s degree in pre-primary/or with related qualifications in early childhood education from the Teacher Training College (TTC) in Rwanda
•At least two years’ practical experience in early childhood education / candidates without any teaching experience who qualified in early childhood education course are encouraged to apply
•Practical Knowledge of understanding play based, inclusion and learner centred approaches
•Ability to write good reports generating evidence and change case stories
•Fluent English and Kinyarwanda speaker with good written skills and the ability to explain play- based learning concepts to relevant audiences of different levels
•Demonstrate the ability to learn to adapt practical training, mentoring, coaching

Desirable:
•Data collection and project monitoring experience and a structured approach to documenting progress and learning.
•Open to learning tips of better approaches
•Mentoring colleagues and teachers to gain experience
•Write a letter for your motivation, the district of origin/preferred district placement
Knowledge/qualifications:
•Strong ICT skills and knowledge of using tablets, smartphones and computers for data collection
•Integrating core approaches of social inclusion, gender, social accountability and resilience
Experience:
•Influencing, negotiation and facilitation skills
•Working in teams to maximise their contribution
Skills/Abilities:
•Sensitivity to working with multi -cultural colleagues and adjusting to working under pressure
•Working collaboratively in a team to lead planning and implementation
•Adapting good Facilitation

Allowance

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.

Accommodation

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

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Job Description: National Early Childhood Care and Education LTP Facilitator (NECCE LTPF)

Responsible to: VSO project manager and relevant District Coordinator
Responsible for: Providing practical support for the delivery of Early Childhood Education in pre primary
Location, Group & Function: Rwanda, District Administration (1 district-name to be confirmed)
Duration: Minimum 12 months with possible extension to 24 months
Job Purpose: To provide high-level technical inputs to improve learning outcomes for pre-primary children by supporting teachers to adapt integrated play based and learner centred teaching, inclusion,
gender, social accountability and resilience in the delivery of the programme and overall quality of education.
Responsibilities:
• Train and mentor ECCE pre-primary teachers and school leaders to support inclusive LTP
approaches
• Technically support the teachers to use Edu tech to do self-study, practically adapt teaching
to learning through play, collect evidence, including supporting the development of success
and case stories, to inform evaluation, learning and communications regarding the
programme
• Make frequent school visits to mentor teachers to practically apply Learning through play
ensuring the integration of inclusion, gender, social accountability and resilience
• Technically facilitate the training for community volunteers targeting social economic
development officers (SEDO) and friends of family (IZU) for improved parental engagement
in children’s learning and management by local education authorities.
• Facilitate training on inclusion, gender, social accountability and resilience for teachers,
head teachers and community volunteers.
• Contribute to local level and central level reviews of the progress of implementation and
impact of the programme
• Produce accurate and reflective reports regarding progress on the implementation of the
programme
Note that this position involves working across all pre-primary schools of the district. To travel
between schools, in districts will usually made as a passenger on motorbike taxis/ ride pillion.
You will be working with an international volunteer managing more than 3/4 districts.
You will be expected to collaborate and to be able to deliver the work with less supervision and
keeping the teams informed.
You will be expected to lead your own learning because your performance will be measured based
on how you deliver the work.
Any behaviours that displays lack of open communication and dishonesty in engaging with partners
and service providers, will not be tolerated. Fraud is not tolerated in VSO
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
Essential:
• Bachelor’s degree in pre-primary/or with related qualifications in early childhood education
from the Teacher Training College (TTC) in Rwanda
• At least two years’ practical experience in early childhood education / candidates without
any teaching experience who qualified in early childhood education course are encouraged
to apply
• Practical Knowledge of understanding Learning through pla, inclusion and learner centred
approaches
• Ability to write good reports generating evidence and change case stories
• Fluent English and Kinyarwanda speaker with good written skills and the ability to explain
play- based learning concepts to relevant audiences of different levels
• Demonstrate the ability to learn to adapt practical training, mentoring, coachingDesirable:
• Data collection and project monitoring experience and a structured approach to
documenting progress and learning.
• Open to learning tips of better LTP approaches
• Mentoring colleagues and teachers to gain experience
• Write a letter for your motivation, the district of origin/preferred district placement
Knowledge/qualifications:
• Strong ICT skills and knowledge of using tablets, smartphones and computers for data
collection
• Integrating core approaches of social inclusion, gender, social accountability and resilience
Experience:
• Teacher training, ECE teaching, Influencing adaptation of play based learning, negotiation
and facilitation skills
• Working in teams to maximise their contribution
Skills/Abilities:
• Sensitivity to working with multi -cultural colleagues and adjusting to working under
pressure
• Working collaboratively in a team to lead planning and implementation
• Adapting good Facilitation
VSO has zero tolerance on abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we are protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and
abide by our safeguarding policy

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