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Education Supported Volunteer Jobs in Liberia

Visions in Action is an international development organization based in Washington, DC with field offices in Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa and Liberia. Its mission is to achieve social justice through community based approaches to grassroots development. VIA is seeking to recruit a qualified volunteer with experience in education and child protection to support a refugee education, vocational training and child protection program for Ivorian refugees in Maryland County, Liberia, funded by UNICEF.
Key responsibilities: • Assist in the implementation and monitoring of VIA’s Emergency Education program in Maryland County for Ivorian refugees • To reinforce child protection systems and to increase the capacity of VIA personnel, partners and local structures • To work to improve training manuals, guidance documents, and toolkits on key Emergency Education and Child Protection issues • To oversee and put in place capacity building for communities, the government, and NGO’s through ongoing mentoring and training in improving service provision (prevention, protection, and response), referral networks, monitoring of human rights abuses, and strengthening the legal and policy framework. • To participate in assessments, planning and efforts to strengthen the program, including innovative and creative responses and activities to addressing child protection issues • To participate in the training of refugees in GBV, protection, and gender issues • To represent VIA at education coordination meetings
Qualifications & Requirements: • Masters degree in Education, Social Work or a related field • Proven education and/or child protection experience, preferably in a refugee/IDP context in a developing country • Experience in classroom teaching, vocational training and/or early childhood development preferred • Experience in the application of Child Protection and Child Rights programming and rights based approaches to development preferred • Sound knowledge of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and Child Protection legislative frameworks • Proven experience facilitating meaningful child participation activities • Experience dealing with alleged cases of child abuse, and able to demonstrate an approach in responding to these that is professionally and ethically sound • African work or volunteer experience preferred • Solid organizational skills: the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, team environment; • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including training facilitation and presentation skills • Strong computer skills: proven ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and email/internet software • Fluency in written and spoken English (essential), and French (preferred)
Terms: Will be based in Harper, Maryland County, in remote southeastern Liberia, on the border of Cote d’Ivoire and a two day drive (14 hours) from the capital Monrovia. Will have shared housing in a small town with no electric grid and no running water. Term of Service: 6 months January 1-June 30, 2012
Provided: Basic medical insurance, shared housing, and stipend of US$350/month
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