Education Adviser

Closing Date: 13 April 2023

Category: Education & Training

Change your scene and become a VSA Volunteer and share your experience, knowledge, and skills to transform the lives of many. Work with our partner organisation to create a fair future for all. 
VSA will organise and fund, flights, visas, insurance, accommodation, living allowance and utilities while on assignment. 

About volunteering with VSA 
VSA is New Zealand's largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development. We provide skilled Kiwi volunteers to support organisations in the Pacific and beyond through capacity building, both in country and virtually. 
Please note VSA Volunteers must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident. 

Our Partner Organisation

CARE International, Timor-Leste (CITL) works to end poverty and bring about lasting, sustainable development in Timor-Leste placing special focus on enhancing the roles of women and girls to assure their equality in society. CITL works with communities in Timor-Leste to encourage demand for higher quality education, health care and other community services. Care International has been working in Timor-Leste for over 25 years.

The Assignment

Care International’s education team of highly skilled staff produce and distribute the innovative Lafaek magazines in close collaboration with the Ministry of Education, NGOs (both local and international), and local leaders. The Care International education team couples the publication with community dialogue and workshops to demonstrate content in the magazines and reinforce messages. This interpersonal communication is particularly helpful for those of Lafaek’s audiences who are low literate.

In this assignment the VSA volunteer will support staff to improve the quality of the literacy and numeracy content of each of the Lafaek magazines. At the time of writing, the Lafaek team have identified a gap in technical skills particularly in the area of early childhood education and literacy.

The Country

Meet some of the kindest and most hospitable people; and experience the natural beauty of Timor-Leste's beaches, rivers, mountains and hills. 

The Volunteer

We're looking for a volunteer with the following:
  • A qualification or equivalent experience in the education sector
  • Experience developing and reviewing educational learning materials.
  • Experience in delivering workshops, coaching and mentoring colleagues
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We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Full time Volunteering opportunity in Timor-Leste
  • Flights, accommodation and other expenses covered by VSA
  • Build capacity to make a lasting difference in Education

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