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Inclusive Education Technical Lead

Type of role:Teaching and education
Location:Yangon, Myanmar
Salary:Annual Gross Salary MMK 29,000,000 with pension, medical benefits, 37 days leave including public holidays
Contract type:Fixed Term
Contract length:4 years (planned ended date 2024)
Full Time:38 hours per week
Application Closing Date:21 Sep 2020
Interview date:TBA
Start date:15th November, 2020

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

The role holder will provide technical leadership on the Inclusive Practice workstream on the Towards Results in Education and English (TREE) project, part of the wider Myanmar UK Partnership for Education (MUPE) program, funded by DFID. The project supports reforms to improve the quality of pre-service teacher education as set out in the National Education Strategic Plan (NESP), and the duration of this position is 4 years (the planned ended date in 2024).

Skills, qualifications and experience

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Essential criteria (must have to be able to carry out the role successfully)

• Higher level post-graduate qualification in education
• Expert knowledge of inclusive pedagogy and practice and Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
• Ability to provide high quality professional support and feedback on pedagogy and practice to volunteers and Teacher Educators
• Experience of managing large and diverse project teams and ability to provide professional mentoring to project staff and volunteers
• Ability to coordinate multiple stakeholders including consortium partners, MoE staff and other development partners
• Excellent report writing and communication skills

• Experience in working on teacher education projects in Myanmar or SE Asia
• Knowledge of the disability sector
• Experience of working with educational technology to support learning

Competencies and Behavior

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

This role will be based in Myanmar and this position is opened for both national and international (with national term and conditions). For candidates recruited outside of Myanmar and requiring relocation to take up the employment, VSO offers a relocation package to support your settling into the country for the first two years of employment (please kindly find more information from the JD).

Due to the on going COVID situation, the offered international candidate might be working remotely until Myanmar border is opened for international travel.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

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