Location: various locations in urban and rural Nepal 

The Role:

Street Child is looking for individuals hoping to gain valuable experience in the development sector by undertaking a Teaching and Learning Volunteer role in Nepal. Street Child aims to create avenues for meaningful education through an integrated approach that strengthens the capacity of teachers, schools and communities to support their children’s schooling. 

Street Child of Nepal has been working with UNICEF and partner organisations to support the post-earthquake reconstruction efforts in earthquake affected areas of Nepal. It is currently seeking to expand and advance a series of projects in Nepal which intend to provide children the opportunity to access education that is inclusive, sustainable and life-saving. As a Teaching and Learning Volunteer, you will be part of an exciting stage of the organization’s growth, and will be working closely with the Street Child of Nepal team and partner organizations to support the delivery of project pilots and the design and development of emerging programs. 

Street Child offers four to twelve week placements, supporting our work in Nepal and the work of our partner organisations.  Working alongside the Street Child of Nepal team, key responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting with the creation or adaptation of curricular resources targeted at the specific needs of particular groups of children 
  • Analysing student data and assisting with the development of strategies to optimize learning outcomes 
  • Designing and delivering teacher training that is engaging, stimulating and appropriately scaffolded for teachers in a range of settings 
  • Providing classroom coaching support to teachers for planning, implementation and reflection on practice 
  • Assisting with the logistics of teacher training and coaching activities, including planning, scheduling and resourcing 
  • Analysing data and information from teacher education program to improve effectiveness and efficacy 
  • Preparing reports on teacher progress, including relevant evidence  
  • Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with partner organisations and schools 
  • Liaising with the Ministry of Education, the National Curriculum Board, Teacher Training Colleges and District Education Offices 
  • Providing regular information sharing and reporting to relevant stakeholders 

This is a wonderful opportunity for you to learn about the development sector through an immersive experience, and to make a lasting contribution to the organisation and its aim to empower children through education in West Africa and Nepal.

The Charity:

Street Child's aim is to create educational opportunities for some of the world’s most vulnerable children. We began our work in 2008 in Sierra Leone working with a small number of street children, nine years later we have helped to transform the lives of more than 50,000 children across Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nepal. In 2017 we launched our first project in Nigeria helping children impacted by conflict in the North East of the country. 

Street Child is currently expanding its operations to Nepal, in an attempt to serve increasing numbers of children in need. Street Child of Nepal has been working with UNICEF and partner organisations to support the humanitarian relief effort in the earthquake affected areas of Nepal and is now exploring avenues for further impact. As a volunteer, you will be part of an exciting stage of the organization’s growth, and will be working closely with the Street Child of Nepal team to support our emerging programs.

Qualifications:

  • A Masters degree in teaching or education management with a strong academic record
  • Experience or understanding of creating curriculum and education programs for children and adults 
  • Demonstrated understanding of teaching and learning structures and strategies  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Professional and diligent in presentation and conduct 
  • Independent and capable of proactive work plan management with minimal support 
  • Flexible, adaptable and able to thrive in a start-up environment 
  • Thoughtful, resourceful, reflective, and eager to learn  
  • Culturally responsive and respectful
  • Keen interest in understanding and contributing to the development sector

Terms:

The successful applicant must be prepared to live and work in austere conditions when required, and to travel independently to urban, rural and remote project sites. The applicant must be able to manage his or her work plan and report regularly to the team on progress, and will be considered a valued member of the team.  

A fundraising commitment will be required of the successful applicant, for which support will be provided by Street Child UK staff. Flights and food are at the applicant’s own expense. Accommodation will be provided by Street Child at a fixed cost, and will require sharing rooms with another volunteer of any gender. A detailed breakdown of costs and expenses will be provided for those applicants selected for interview.

Whilst this is initially a voluntary role, for applicants with relevant experience who have the ability to add strategic value, there is potential to attain a more permanent position with the organisation.

Application Process:

Please send your cover letter and CV to IntVol@street-child.co.uk outlining your experience, interest in the placement and availability.