Volunteer Education Opportunities in Rwanda

  • Volunteer Education Opportunities in Rwanda

Salary: Local living allowance plus flights, accommodation and training

Range of positions starting September 2013

VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to fight poverty. VSO recruit a wide range of professionals to work overseas, including teachers and education professionals.

Since 1998, VSO has supported the Rwandan government’s aim of achieving quality basic education for all. In that time, great progress has been made to improve access, with over 90% attendance rates in 2010. However, despite the increased access and participation, significant quality issues remain.

VSO recognises that issues around methodology, teacher motivation and retention, and effective school management are crucial to quality of education.  Building on existing work in Rwanda, VSO is working with the Rwandan government, and other aid agencies, to provide a renewed programme that focuses on transforming quality.

Launching in September 2013, the programme will deliver a range of volunteer placements designed to tackle the crucial issues and provide support where it is needed.  We need experienced primary teachers, head teachers, school leaders, curriculum managers, special needs and literacy/language specialists to fill a range of roles that will share their skills with fellow teachers and school leaders, leaving an education legacy that will transform the lives of millions.

If you’re an education professional with relevant skills and experience, and this sound like the opportunity you’ve been looking for, why not join us. You’ll develop new skills, make new friends – and most importantly - make a lasting difference to the education system of Rwanda.

Please visit our website to learn more about the roles and start your application.

Important information:

  • Minimum two years experience in a teaching post for all roles; five years experience required for senior roles
  • All placements are a minimum 14 months to fulfil an academic year in Rwanda
  • French language skills are desirable but not essential
  • No CVs and no agencies please

If you have any questions, please contact customer care on 0208 780 7500

Pie Corbett