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Fresh Job Recruitment at Voluntary Services Overseas Nigeria

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27 Aug, 2016

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VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact 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 following positions:

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

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:

  • 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

Interview/Assessment date(s)
On Going

Start date
ASAP

Application Closing Date
30th September, 2016.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidate should:
Click here to apply online

Click here for more Information (MS Word)

 

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

Job Description

  • 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 IMA4P project and other VSO projects in Nigeria.
  • The volunteer will be based with VSO Nigeria’s partner organization in Lafia, Nasarawa State and will work with other project partners, schools and communities in two local government areas of the State to implement the national volunteer programme project.

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 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
  • Some experience of creating web-based tools, mainly related to agricultural products
  • 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 B.Sc in any subject can be acceptable).

Desirable:

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

Interview/Assessment Date(s)
On Going

Start Date
ASAP

Application Closing Date
30th September, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click here for more Information (PDF)

 

Job Title: Teacher Trainer, Role 2
Location:
Enugu
Contract Duration: 24 Months

Role Overview

  • This role will support the transformation and improvement of the Education system in Nigeria.

Job Purpose

  • To conduct research on governance and policy and how it relates to youth development in Nigeria.
  • To develop and assist in implementing VSO Nigeria programs that will promote and enhance youth engagement in governance.
  • To work with VSO Nigeria in striving to improve youth related policies in Nigeria

Responsibilities

  • The volunteer will primarily be based with the ESSPIN office in ENUGU, and will work with the State School Improvement Team (SSIT) and State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) to strengthen understanding of education systems, school improvement and classroom practice.

The volunteer will have a range of tasks and activities:

  • Will be part of Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria’s (ESSPIN) School Improvement Team programme with a particular focus in Enugu. There are often opportunities where the Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN) colleagues, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) colleagues and VSO come together to share ideas and practices.
  • Work closely with the ESSPIN Education Quality Specialist, to support the improvement of the quality of education in the two locations.
  • SSIT (State School Improvement Team) have been trained by ESSPIN and SUBEB for the past three or four years .
  • The team is made up of school inspectors, head teachers, teachers, university lecturers, LGEA workers and others.
  • The volunteer will continue to support the training of the SSIT in child centred methodologies such as group work, using teaching aids, asking open questions, assessment methods, raising self esteem, behaviour management etc. as well as giving subject specific support in literacy and numeracy.
  • Travel within the state, to the local LGEAs to support and work along the SSIT as they train and support the training in the schools.
  • There will also be the opportunity to travel to and work in other ESSPIN states , supporting the wider programme.

Key Performance Indicator

  • The performance indicators will be jointly developed with the employer upon final agreement on work objectives

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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Post-graduate Degree in Education
  • A minimum of 4 years teaching experience
  • Experience in teaching literacy and numeracy.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with government officials
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to adapt knowledge and experience to Nigeria
  • Ability to support others to adapt ideas to their own context
  • Good understanding of subject matter – primary education

Desirable:

  • Ability to handle responsibility
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to maintain good working relationship
  • Good communication skills- creativity in problem solving & conflict resolution
  • Enthusiastic and good team player
  • Experience of working with and/or developing participatory programmes for children (this would be helpful).

Application Closing Date
30th September, 2016.

Interview/Assessment date(s)
TBC

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click here for more information (PDF Format)

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