Background & Description

VSO International’s global education strategy is grounded in the essence of SDG 4 itself – Improving people’s lives and ensuring sustainable development through quality education. The focus of the strategy is towards ‘inclusiveness’ ensuring that ‘no one is left behind.’ Under the overarching umbrella of inclusive education, targeted primary actors are the marginalized socio-economic groups that are often side-lined in education projects and interventions. VSO through its blend of education interventions across its country offices seeks to address the diverse learning needs of marginalized and vulnerable children.
In Inclusive education, VSO has reached and helped 900,000 people across 15 countries working in collaboration with 132 partners. In Pakistan, work in education delivery was started in 1987 after registration with the Government of Pakistan, a MoU with EAD in 1995 and subsequently in 2017 with MOI. During the long tenure, work has been done in numerous tiers (policy, institutional and community) and on multiple fronts targeting capacity-building of institutions, communities and schools on the ground addressing resource gaps through skills and expertise high profile international experts/volunteers and local staff to support different rural and urban initiatives in education

Requirements and Skills

A minimum of 15-20 years of experience in in-service and/or pre-service teacher training at pre-primary and primary education level;
Experience heading or working at senior level in education preferably at provincial level;
Experience of training teachers at pre-primary and primary level and/or secondary level and proven knowledge and skills in Active learning, child-centered and inclusive methodologies and special needs education;
Proven experience and Knowledge of developing, implementing and coordinating inclusive education projects/programs;
Advisory ,communication and networking skills and experiences;

Experience in developing inclusive education/SNE training materials (including teaching aids) and deliver trainings;
Proven and practical knowledge of peer-to-peer support to share experience and learning;
Have adequate knowledge and experience as well as the enthusiasm to continuously monitor and evaluate project results and write up reports regular quarterly and annual reports;
Good interpersonal skills combined with a flexible and adaptable attitude;
Excellent communication skills with good command of both spoken and written English;

Desirable
Knowledge and experience in working both at grass root and strategic level;
Willingness to share his/her skills with colleagues in a professional but sensitive manner without appearing to be aggressive or impatient;

Education

Master degree in education management or related areas preferred.

Retired official from government department working on education education.

How to Apply

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description to read more details about the position and the skills and experience we’re looking for. To submit your application, click on the link below and complete all relevant fields on the online application form:

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Due to anticipated interest in this post, only short-listed candidates will receive a response.
The appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references as well as eligibility and clearance from the relevant authorities to work in Pakistan.
VSO is an equal opportunity employer, values inclusion and seeks to have a diverse workforce.

About Organization

Voluntary Service Overseas, VSO was set up in the UK in 1958. Today we work to improve education, health, livelihoods, gender and social inclusion and resilience in 24 countries across the globe. VSO believes that people are the primary agents of change. Volunteers, giving their professional expertise, serve marginalized communities in more than 20 countries across the world. They share their skills with carefully selected partner organisations: learning their assets, strengths and needs, developing solutions and supporting national volunteers to lead the change.

VSO Pakistan was established in 1987 with the support of the British Council and in 1991 started working independently. Four years later VSO signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Pakistan, which was renewed in 2016 with MoI and EAD as per new INGO regulations enforced by the Government of Pakistan.

In Pakistan, VSO has engaged the skills and expertise of over 500 international volunteers and over 100 national volunteers, primarily to support initiatives in education, participation and governance, youth social cohesion and peace, health, resilience building, HIV and AIDS, and women empowerment. These experts in their fields have been placed with a diverse range of over 70 partner organisations across Pakistan.

Currently, VSO Pakistan envisions to present itself through its initiative as an organization which is able to reach the most marginalized primary actors for bringing a meaningful change in their lives through youth engagement, promoting social cohesion, women empowerment, secure livelihoods, resilience/disaster risk management and inclusive education programmes. Enabling us to promote gender equality a culture of inclusion, youth employment and enterprise, enhance voice and accountability and develop community resilience.