ICT in Education Advisor Vacancy at VSO

VSO is the world’s leading independent international development
organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in
developing countries. Our highimpact approach brings people together to
share skills, build capabilities, promote international
understanding and action to change lives and
make the world a fairer

VSO is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: ICT in Education Advisor
Job Description

The volunteer will be based either in VSO’s Country Office in Abuja or
in its office in Northern Nigeria, and will work with the Colleges of
Education in 5-6 Northern States, other project partners, and schools.
Job Purpose

  • To play a key role in the supporting the implementation of VSO’s projects engaged in ICT in Education work.

The volunteer will have a range of tasks and activities:

  • Support in the design of a Needs Assessment for training needs identification of teachers in the area of ICT in Education
  • Support in the design of a Needs Assessment in gap analysis in MIS in schools and skills in teachers
  • Support the planning, organizing and facilitation of ICT training events to college staff
  • Support similar ICT training programmes for other colleges in liaison with the COE and VSO Nigeria
  • Due to the nature of our volunteer placements, it is possible
    that the responsibilities of this role may differ in reality and
    therefore the postholder will need to be prepared to be flexible and
    adapt to their environment as necessary.
  • Support the development of a basic ICT training material relevant for pre-service training of teachers
  • Support the development of on-going ICT training programme as a
    basic requirement for college staff and new intake trainee teachers
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Key Performance Indicators
The Key performance indicators of this placement are:

  • Number of volunteers and partners who have increased skills in data collection and analysis
  • Number of teachers who have increased skills in data collection and analysis
  • Number of partners, volunteers and other beneficiaries who are
    able to write reports, case studies and success/significant change
  • Evidences of monitoring and evaluation support to project partners and VSO, through reports and feedbacks.
  • Objectives will be confirmed in a three way discussion between
    the volunteer, employer and VSO in the first three months of the
  • Number of beneficiaries reached and supported on the basic education project intervention.
  • Number of children who received quality education as a result of the support from the national volunteers
  • Number of national volunteers that are able to deliver adequate support to ICT in Education projects

Building and Sustaining working relationships:

  • The social skills to build and actively maintain working
    relationships that foster teamwork and collaboration with others for the
    benefit of a common goal.

Open Minded and Respectful:

  • A non-judgemental approach that values other people and culture.

Seeking and Sharing Knowledge:

  • Recognition that learning is a two-way and continuous process.

Facilitating Positive Change:

  • The ability to analyse problems and develop lasting solutions in line with VSO approaches.


  • A flexible approach and the ability to adapt behaviour to different situations.


  • The self-confidence to work with a variety of situations, diverse people and ambiguity.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Knowledge and experience of design and implementation of training programs in relation to using ICT in Education
  • Experience in Project Management
  • Good skills in computer maintenance
  • Experience in Training on the job
  • Experience of training on IT/ICT in Education, especially to teaching and non-teaching staff
  • Experience in IT Architecture Development (Technology Architecture and Software Architecture)
  • Sound general IT technology understanding
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  • Experience in developing ICT strategies for organizations
  • Good report writing skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to maintain good working relationship
  • Creativity in problem solving & conflict resolution
  • Enthusiastic and good team player
  • Awareness and sensitivity of cross-cultural settings
  • A preparedness to work with limited resources within a challenging environment
  • Patience, tolerance and flexibility

Professional Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree level in IT related subject (however if extensive IT
    knowledge gained from work experience, BA or BSc in any subject can be


  • ICT Needs Assessment
  • Training of Teachers
  • Use of ICT in Education – for knowledge management of subjects taught in schools
  • Programming

Interview/Assessment date(s)

Start date
Jan 17/Feb 17/Mar 17 2017

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should:
Click here to apply 

Application Deadline  31st March, 2017.

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