Education Volunteer

Street Child, Sri Lanka

Skill Required:, Education AdvisingEducation Management
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Closing Date for Applications: 
1st July, 2018

Job Description

Do you have experience of the education sector that could help Street Child develop our education programmes in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Sierra Leone or Liberia?
Street Child is a charity dedicated to empowering some of the most vulnerable children in the world by giving them the chance to go to school and giving their families the sustainable means to keep them there. We aim to create avenues for out of school children to access education through an integrated approach that strengthens the capacity of teachers, schools and communities to sustain their investment in the education for their children.

  • As an Education Volunteer, you will be part of an exciting stage of the organization’s growth, and will be working closely with the Street Child team and partner organizations to support the delivery of project pilots and the design and development of emerging programs.
  • Street Child offers four to twelve week placements working alongside the Street Child team and our partners. Key responsibilities will include –
  • Assisting with the creation or adaptation of curricular resources targeted at the specific needs of particular groups of children
  • Analysing student outcomes data and assisting with the development of strategies to optimise learning outcomes
  • Designing and delivering teacher training that is engaging, stimulating and appropriately scaffolded for teachers in a range of settings
  • Providing classroom coaching support to teachers for planning, implementation and reflection on practice
  • Assisting with the logistics of teacher training and coaching activities, including planning, scheduling and resourcing
  • Analysing data and information from teacher education programmes to improve effectiveness and efficacy
  • Preparing reports on teacher progress, including relevant evidence
  • Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with partner organisations and schools
  • Liaising with the Ministry of Education, the National Curriculum Board, Teacher Training Colleges and District Education Offices
  • Providing regular information sharing and reporting to relevant stakeholders

The successful applicant must be prepared to live in very basic conditions and to travel independently in-country. Food, accommodation and flights are at the applicant’s own expense. A more detailed breakdown of costs and expenses will be provided for those applicants selected for interview. A fundraising commitment is also required.

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