Career Opportunities at Voluntary Service Overseas

VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries.

Our highimpact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: ICT in Education Advisor
Location:
Abuja
Job Description

The volunteer will be based either in VSO’s Country Office in Abuja or in its office in Northern Nigeria, and will work with the Colleges of Education in 5-6 Northern States, other project partners, and schools.

Job Purpose

  • To play a key role in the supporting the implementation of VSO’s projects engaged in ICT in Education work.
  • The position is expected to provide support to ICT in Education Projects in Northern Nigeria.
  • This position will be based in Abuja with project related travel to the state of Jigawa, Katsina and Zamfara.

Responsibilities
The volunteer will have a range of tasks and activities:

  • Support in the design of a Needs Assessment for training needs identification of teachers in the area of ICT in Education
  • Support in the design of a Needs Assessment in gap analysis in MIS in schools and skills in teachers
  • Support the development of a basic ICT training material relevant for pre-service training of teachers
  • Support the development of on-going ICT training programme as a basic requirement for college staff and new intake trainee teachers
  • Support the planning, organizing and facilitation of ICT training events to college staff
  • Support similar ICT training programmes for other colleges in liaison with the COE and VSO Nigeria
  • Due to the nature of our volunteer placements, it is possible that the responsibilities of this role may differ in reality and therefore the postholder will need to be prepared to be flexible and adapt to their environment as necessary.

Key Performance Indicators
The Key performance indicators of this placement are:

  • Number of volunteers and partners who have increased skills in data collection and analysis
  • Number of teachers who have increased skills in data collection and analysis
  • Number of beneficiaries reached and supported on the basic education project intervention.
  • Number of children who received quality education as a result of the support from the national volunteers
  • Number of national volunteers that are able to deliver adequate support to ICT in Education projects
  • Number of partners, volunteers and other beneficiaries who are able to write reports, case studies and success/significant change stories.
  • Evidences of monitoring and evaluation support to project partners and VSO, through reports and feedbacks.
  • Objectives will be confirmed in a three way discussion between the volunteer, employer and VSO in the first three months of the placement.

Competencies
Building and Sustaining working relationships:

  • The social skills to build and actively maintain working relationships that foster teamwork and collaboration with others for the benefit of a common goal.

Open Minded and Respectful:

  • A non-judgemental approach that values other people and culture.

Seeking and Sharing Knowledge:

  • Recognition that learning is a two-way and continuous process.

Facilitating Positive Change:

  • The ability to analyse problems and develop lasting solutions in line with VSO approaches.

Adaptability:

  • A flexible approach and the ability to adapt behaviour to different situations.

Resilience:

  • The self-confidence to work with a variety of situations, diverse people and ambiguity.

Skills and Knowledge
Essential:

  • Knowledge and experience of design and implementation of training programs in relation to using ICT in Education
  • Experience of training on IT/ICT in Education, especially to teaching and non-teaching staff
  • Experience in IT Architecture Development (Technology Architecture and Software Architecture)
  • Sound general IT technology understanding
  • Experience in Project Management
  • Good skills in computer maintenance
  • Experience in Training on the job

Desirable:

  • Experience in developing ICT strategies for organizations
  • Good report writing skills
  • Awareness and sensitivity of cross-cultural settings
  • A preparedness to work with limited resources within a challenging environment
  • Patience, tolerance and flexibility
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to maintain good working relationship
  • Creativity in problem solving & conflict resolution
  • Enthusiastic and good team player

Professional Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Degree level in IT related subject (however if extensive IT knowledge gained from work experience, BA or BSc in any subject can be acceptable)

Desirable:

  • ICT Needs Assessment
  • Training of Teachers
  • Use of ICT in Education – for knowledge management of subjects taught in schools
  • Programming

Job Title: IT/ICT Specialist (Education)
Location: Abuja
Start Date: ASAP
Job Purpose

  • To play a key role in the supporting the implementation of VSO’s projects engaged in ICT/IT work. The position is expected to provide support to Education Projects and other VSO projects in Nigeria.

Position Sumary
VSO projects span across the following areas:

  • Inclusive Education
  • ICT In Education

Job Description
The volunteer will be based either in VSO’s Country Office in Abuja or in its office in Northern Nigeria, and will work with the Colleges of Education in 5-6 Northern States, other project partners, and schools.

Responsibilities
The volunteer will have a range of tasks and activities;

  • Support the development of a basic ICT training material relevant for college staff and trainee students of the colleges
  • Support the development of on-going ICT training programme as a basic requirement for college staff and new intake trainee teachers
  • Support the planning, organizing and facilitation of ICT training events to college staff
  • Support similar ICT training programmes for other colleges in liaison with the  COE and VSO Nigeria

Key Performance Indicators
The Key performance indicators of this placement are:

  • Number of volunteers and partners who have increased skills in data collection and analysis
  • Number of teachers who have increased skills in data collection and analysis
  • Number of beneficiaries reached and supported on the basic education project intervention.
  • Number of children who received quality education as a result of the support from the national volunteers
  • Number of national volunteers that are able to deliver adequate support to ICT in Education projects
  • Number of partners, volunteers and other beneficiaries who are able to write reports, case studies and success/significant change stories.
  • Evidences of monitoring and evaluation support to project partners and VSO, through reports and feedbacks.

Competencies

Building and Sustaining working relationships:

  • The social skills to build and actively maintain working relationships that foster teamwork and collaboration with others for the benefit of a common goal.

Open Minded and Respectful:

  • A non-judgemental approach that values other people and culture.

Seeking and Sharing Knowledge:

  • Recognition that learning is a two-way and continuous process.

Facilitating Positive Change:

  • The ability to analyse problems and develop lasting solutions in line with VSO approaches.

Adaptability:

  • A flexible approach and the ability to adapt behaviour to different situations.

Resilience:

  • The self-confidence to work with a variety of situations, diverse people and ambiguity.

Skills and Knowledge
Essential:

  • Experience of training on IT/ICT in Education, especially to teaching and non-teaching staff
  • Experience in IT Architecture Development (Technology Architecture and Software Architecture)
  • Sound general IT technology understanding
  • Experience in Project Management
  • Good skills in computer maintenance
  • Experience in Training on the job

Desirable:

  • Experience in developing ICT strategies for organizations
  • Good report writing skills
  • Awareness and sensitivity of cross-cultural settings
  • A preparedness to work with limited resources within a challenging environment
  • Patience, tolerance and flexibility
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to maintain good working relationship
  • Creativity in problem solving & conflict resolution
  • Enthusiastic and good team player

Professional Qualifications and Experience

Essential:

  • Degree level in IT related subject (however if extensive IT knowledge gained from work experience, BA or BSc in any subject can be acceptable)

Desirable

  • IT Architecture
  • Web page designing
  • Network administration
  • Database designing
  • Programming

Job Title: Teacher Trainer Role 2
Reference Number: JOB0026618
Location: Enugu
Reg Number: NG1128/0005/0001
Job Description
This role will support the transformation and improvement of the Education system in Nigeria

Skills

  • You have a minimum of 3 years teaching experience specifically in teaching literacy and numeracy using the UK National educational curriculum or its equivalent.
  • You are willing and capable of working as part of a team work you can adapt your knowledge and experience to Nigeria you are a highly skilled teacher trainer with training and international experience, who can support the Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN) project.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidate should  Click here to apply

Application Deadline  15th May, 2016.
 

Interview/Assessment date(s)  ASAP

Start date TDC

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