Literacy and English Language Instructor

Closing Date: 05 February 2021

Location: Papua New Guinea

Category: Education & Training

This role involves working collaboratively with staff to review current teaching practices, helping to improve instructional materials or resources and delivery strategies as needed. You will also provide mentoring to St Peter Chanel teaching staff to support teachers to improve their English language teaching, learning and assessment practices. VSA assignments provide a unique opportunity for professional development by sharing your skills to build thriving communities in the Pacific and beyond.

You will be working with our Partner Organisation, St. Peter Chanel Catholic College of Secondary Education, which is a newly established and innovative teacher training institution. The College is looking to grow and strengthen the literacy and English language of their teachers. This assignment will not only have a significant impact on the teachers at the College but will also contribute to better education in PNG.
 The successful candidate will provide expert knowledge in the development and improvement of Literacy and Language Education programmes across broad areas. Excellent communication skills combined with patience and flexibility will also be important for success in this role.
We are looking for a volunteer with:
  • Relevant teaching qualification and teaching experience (preferably in secondary school/tertiary education)
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching English as a second/foreign language
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English
  • Ability to coach and mentor teachers to improve their teaching practice, and performance
  • Ability to review, recommend and monitor improvements to teaching processes and practices
VSA volunteers receive a living allowance and accommodation, insurance, and medical costs are provided. Travel arrangements are organised and funded by VSA along with other costs.

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.