Psycho Social Support and Child Friendly Pedagogy Specialist

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Psycho Social Support and Child Friendly Pedagogy Specialist

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Application closing date: 15 June 2018

Location: Oromia and Somali regions in Ethiopia

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. As a VSO volunteer you’ll live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. By sharing your unique skills and experience you’ll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you 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 as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

The main purpose of this placement is improve the education situation of target children in conflict affected locations through designing a tailored trainings, in service support and deliver programs which could enable the capacity of partner and primary actors respond to emergency situations

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential Requirements


A recognized MA level Qualification in education in emergencies, pedagogy, Psychology, Child friendly Methods, educational psychology, with grounded experience in teacher training, educational monitoring and assessment project management, and training materials development;


  • Proven experience in training of teachers at primary and college level and proven knowledge and skills in Active learning, child-centred and inclusive methodologies and special needs education, Proven knowledge and experience in projects related to DRR, resilience and conflict resolution;
  • Practical understanding of children and teachers’ needs in areas of basic education

Evidenced skills experiences and qualification in psychosocial skill and child friendly methods;

Given the challenging nature of this placement: The volunteer should be patient enough to face and withstand the different situational problems that may arise out of this placement;


As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.


VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

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