English Teacher Mentor

Closing Date: 05 February 2021

Location: Bougainville

Category: Education & Training

Help improve learning outcomes for secondary school children in Buin, Bougainville.
This assignment is focused on delivering high-quality secondary school training. In this role, you will work alongside local counterparts to improve the level of English teaching and subsequently students exam results. 
Working with the teachers at Buin High School you will observe and assess current teaching and learning practices. Drawing from your observations, you will develop improvement plans to help strengthen local teacher practices through mentoring and on the job training. 
We are looking for a volunteer with:
  • Previous experience teaching English as a second language
  • Experience training other teachers
  • Experience in writing speeches and debating 
  • Experience working in a high school
As a result of your work in this assignment, you will improve the skills and confidence of the teachers to deliver the curriculum, enable the delivery of higher standards of education, and ensure that students have the confidence to clearly communicate in English which will open up more opportunities for their futures.

VSA’s response to COVID-19

Although we have temporarily put our deployment of volunteers on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions and uncertainties across the wider Pacific, we’re continuing to recruit and build our talent pool of prospective volunteers so we can return to supporting our partner organisations and communities in the wider Pacific as soon as we can.
We are continuing to work through all our current applications and keep in touch with applicants.
 We are also working with our Pacific partner organisations to help determine which skills and experience our volunteers will need once we begin to redeploy people.

VSA covers flights, accommodation, insurance and some expenses. A living allowance is also provided.