Location: Nepal/ Kathmandu
Duration: 18 Months/ fulltime
Start date: ASAP
As a VSO volunteer, you will immerse yourself in a new culture, face fresh challenges and develop your expertise, and often also management skills while doing something truly fulfilling. The local office or partner’s need will decide your exact job description.
In the role of Inclusive Education Adviser, you will support the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (MOEST) and the National Center for Educational Development. You will provide technical support in drafting teacher training curricula and developing
teacher training manuals, in close coordination with the training and human resource division. Besides this, you will develop Inclusive Education (IE) learning materials for teachers and professionals and facilitate training sessions with a specific focus
on Inclusive Education. Designing and piloting documents and new approaches of professional development for the teachers in the teachers’ training that fit the context of the Federalization system on the provincial level. The Inclusive Education Adviser will
demonstrate and provide technical guidance on how to address individual needs from the perspective of Inclusive Education.
For further information about this job, download here the detailed job description.
Skills, qualifications, and experience
- University degree in Education, at least 5 years’ experience working with multi-level stakeholders particularly in a governmental environment;
- Strong background in coordinating government agencies, development partners and civil society organizations;
- Experience in conducting education policy research, particularly on equity in education;
- Strong background in building capacity of staff, particularly government;
- Background in Programme and policy implementation and monitoring;
- Strong background in writing policy briefs and reports;
- Knowledge and understanding of international inclusive education practice.
- Experience with practical and creative solutions to deliver results in organizations with minimal resources;
- Understanding of School Sector Development Plan (SSDP)
- Knowledge and understanding of Education in Federalism
- Knowledge and understanding of international gender.
Besides these skills, you need to be openminded, respectful, resilient, and adaptive to new situations. It is important that you can facilitate positive change, build sustainable working relationships, and are willing to seek and share knowledge.
Terms & conditions
The experience of a placement is a one-of-a-life-time experience and will benefit you in multiple ways. You will have the chance to learn to work with people from different cultural backgrounds. There is often the opportunity to develop your teamwork-, leadership-
and management skills. This can be helpful for career opportunities after your placement.
VSO will cover and support you in all preparations: training, visa, work permit, registration in-country, flights, vaccinations, anti-malarial treatment, PEP treatment, medical and security clearance. In-country VSO will provide induction and support in placement,
arrange secure accommodation (often shared with another VSO professional), full medical insurance (including repatriation cover), medical indemnity insurance, work-related travel costs and a living allowance which will enable you to live a basic but healthy
lifestyle, but which is not sufficient to cover ongoing commitments at home.
What we do at VSO
Our programs 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 organizations, 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 programs. 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.
The world currently faces challenges on a scale not seen in a century. As a global organization, efforts to control COVID-19 will certainly result in changes to VSO’s activities and operations in the coming months. At this moment we are not sending international
professional volunteers abroad. We have dedicated teams monitoring the situation, working across locations, programmes and projects to ensure we respond appropriately and responsibly – and that no one is left behind. We’ll continue to recruit professional
volunteers and maintain a talent pool, to be prepared to work with them in the face of this uncertainty to plan for the future and build a fair world for everyone. If you have any questions about our current programs and where we currently operate, don’t hesitate
to contact our recruiter Kelly.