Position: Educational Training Advisor
Employer: World University Service of Canada
Deadline: January 21, 2018
Employment Type: Volunteer
Position Level: Mid Level
Closing Date: January 21, 2018
DURATION: 12 months
EXPECTED DEPARTURE DATE:
Departure date is contingent upon completion of administrative file and approval of visa. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and position will remain open until filled.
Uniterra is a leading Canadian international volunteer cooperation and development program, jointly implemented by the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) and World University Service of Canada (WUSC).
Uniterra contributes to improving the socio-economic conditions of poor and marginalized communities in 14 countries and with over 200 partners in Africa, Asia and the Americas through the exchange of expertise and knowledge of Canadian and international volunteers. Uniterra believes that economic growth, when inclusive, is the most powerful driver of poverty reduction. The purpose of the Uniterra program is to improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable populations by stimulating growth and facilitating access to the benefits of growing and diversified markets. To make this happen, we are working with our local partners to enhance the income of poor and marginalized women and youth through better access to employment and income generation opportunities. Uniterra country program staff work with our local partners to design Uniterra assignments in the context of the country strategy, supporting the inclusion of women and youth in key economic subsectors.
For more information on the Uniterra program, our approach and countries of focus, please visit: Uniterra.ca.
The Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) is the national autonomous apex body of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector in Nepal. CTEVT Is committed to produce technical and skillful human resources to meet national and international labor market demand. CTEVT is responsible for TVET policy formulation, quality control, preparation of competency-based curricula, development of occupational skill standards, skills testing and accreditation, applied TVET research, and training needs assessment.
CTEVT operates 22 Constituent Technical Schools and regulates the operation of private sector training providers. Under the auspices of its Skills Development Project (SDP), funded by the Asian Development Bank ADB) and the Government Of Nepal (GON), CTEVT has launched a Quality Improvement Program in ten of its Constituent Schools to develop them as Model TVET Schools.
The Balaju School of Engineering and Technology (BSET) is Nepal’s oldest technical school and was established fifty years ago with financial and technical assistance from the Swiss Government. It is located in Kathmandu. BSET offers both Certificate and Diploma programs, and a variety of short courses. Uniterra is collaborating with CTEVT and BSET to support a TVET Quality Improvement Program in the schools.
This position is designed to assist BSET to advance quality in each of its key performance areas of governance and management, teaching and learning, providing support to students, teacher and faculty development, budget development and operation, facilities and equipment management, operating Management Information Systems (MIS), building and maintaining linkages with enterprises and industries, and applied research and development. Gender equality and social inclusion are cross - cutting themes of TVET quality improvement and are integrated in plans and activities for the advancement of quality for each key performance area of the schools’ operations.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Identify innovative methods, practices and techniques to implement Google Classroom as Google Suite for Education application in order to facilitate cooperation and collaboration between teachers and students;
- Identify and analyse the advantages of new educational technologies and Electronic Learning Environments (ELOs);
- Support teachers and instructors to integrate the new technologies into their curricula;
- Provide workshops on the use of Google Classroom providing one-on-one and/or small group train-the-trainer instruction, coaching and support;
- Measure the effect of integrating educational technologies into training, using quantitative and qualitative measures to evaluate the impact of the implementation of the new technologies;
- Support the school by creating a model classroom with the most adapted learning technology (for example: smart board or tablets);
- Collaborate with trainers to develop relevant instructional materials, manuals and resources;
- Support the school library management by improving the interaction between the students, the teachers and the staff;
- Design a short guideline and procedures on how to implement a variety of teaching and learning methods and to use new educational technologies;
- Include the participation of women and men in all activities of the project
- University degree in Technical Education and Vocational Training, or Information Technology or relevant field;
- 3-5 years' experience in managing or coordinating technical education and vocational training in community colleges, institutes or vocational schools;
- Minimum of 3 years of experience integrating educational technologies into training curricula;
- Proven ability to use a variety of educational technologies as Google Classroom in curriculum development and/or instructional design for multiple training contexts;
- Demonstrated skills in training;
- Strong interpersonal skills.
VOLUNTEER BENEFITS AND SUPPORT:
- Support and guidance prior to departure and while on assignment in country.
- Participation in a pre-departure training where you will have the opportunity to learn about the program, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context and meet other volunteers. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.
- In-country orientation and briefing upon arrival in-country.
- Language training in-country where required.
- Return flights, visas and work permits.
- Cost of required country specific vaccinations and antimalarials.
- Health insurance.
- Modest monthly living allowance while overseas.
- Accommodation while overseas.
- Vacation leave entitlement.
- Return debriefing in Canada after completion of assignment. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.
- An incredible opportunity to enhance your professional skills and participate in an experience of a lifetime!
- Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada between the age of 18-70.
- Departure date is contingent upon the timely completion of all administrative requirements (e.g. visa processes, medical clearance, police checks, travel documentation).
- With the support of the program, all volunteers shall undertake to make a minimum financial contribution of $1,500 for participating in the program.
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