Teacher and Learning Advisor

Position: Teacher and Learning Advisor

Employer: World University Service of Canada

Location: Nepal

Deadline: January 21, 2018

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: January 21, 2018

Full Description

Brief Description:

DURATION: 12 months

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 responsible for TVET policy formulation, quality control, preparation of competency-based curriculum, development of occupational skill standards, skills testing and accreditation, applied TVET research, and training needs assessments.

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. Uniterra is collaborating with CTEVT to support a TVET Quality Improvement Program (QIP) in the schools.

- Ensure delivery of theory and practical sessions in accordance with the up to date curricula;
- Support to update/develop relevant instructional materials and resources and manuals;
- Develop mechanism to monitor/evaluate the teaching/training and learning delivery and performance;
- Support in organizing academic counseling/career counseling for all students who need it;
- Support to ensure recreational and cultural co-curricular and extracurricular activities and facilities for students;
- Support the development of performance assessments for teachers and staff;
- Provide support in the creation of a Human Resource Development Unit.

- University degree in Education, Technical Education and Vocational Training, or related disciplines;
- Skills in training, monitoring, coaching and facilitating learning;
- 3 years-experience in managing or coordinating technical education and vocational training in community colleges, institutes or vocational schools;
- Background in teaching or in curriculum and instructional design;
- Good communication skills (written/oral).

- 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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