31 August 2019.



(Fully Funded)


 Education Specialist – Unlocking Talent_VSO

VSO is currently implementing the Unlocking Talent Project in various primary schools in Malawi. The project uses tablet technology to improve core competencies of reading, writing, and mathematics for Standard 1 and 2 (early grade) primary school children. Therefore the project is looking for an education adviser who will be able to train and support the teachers and school administrators to be able to respond to these challenges and to mainstream this new approach into their teaching as well as the overall school activities.

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VSO is the world’s leading international development organization that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, their unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organizations where their skills can have the greatest impact.

This is an exciting initiative that will among other things provide real-time data to teachers and school administrators on learners progress. This, therefore, provides new and different opportunities and challenges that educators need to respond to.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Education

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

12 – 24 months

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The ideal applicant would be a person who has at least five years of experience working in the education sector.
  • You would have teaching and classroom management experience especially in the early grades (first and second year of primary school).
  • Additionally, the ideal candidate should have experience in using different and innovative approaches to improve learning outcomes; experience in using data/research outcomes to make and implement initiatives that would enhance learning; ability to self manage and set targets.
  • You should also have teacher training, capacity building, and monitoring and evaluation experience.
  • Prior experience in using technology in education would also be a plus.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in the country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

How to Apply

First Step: When applying, you need to answer some simple and personal questions, write your supporting statement (similar to a cover letter) and upload your CV.

Second Step: Confirm your declarations and send your application.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Belkis Ghedir / Tunisia

Reviewed by “ Rahaf Elkhodary / Egypt
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