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Training Advisor - Carpentry, Joinery and site Construction at Vso Tanzania

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Volunteer role: Training Advisor - Carpentry, Joinery and site Construction

Type of role: Engineering and technical
Location: Lindi with occasional travelling to Mtwara, Tanzania
Partner organisation: V E T A (Tanzania)
Application Closing Date: 31 Mar 2018
Interview date: To be confirmed
Start date: 15/4/2018
VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

Role overview
When you have a passion of sharing your knowledge in teaching as well as carpentry and construction in an international setting, this is your job! With your contribution, the level of education in this area of Tanzania can be brought to a higher level. In this role, you will work collaboratively with carpentry teachers within VETA (the Vocational Education and Training Authority) in Lindi and occasionally travel to Mtwara. The purpose of this role is to improve the standards of carpentry education and workshops to meet IVQ (International Vocational Quality) standards. She or he will also support other advisors within the project to work together as a team to deliver the objectives of the project. Moreover, she or he will dedicate time to help and instruct teachers. The purpose of these instructions is to achieve that teachers learn more on how to maintain tools, link carpentry and construction as well as designs of different structures.

Skills, qualifications and experience
Qualifications (essential):
Degree and/or Advance Diploma in Vocational training or QTS certification or the equivalent with particular experience in carpentry and construction or building , drawing, and mathematics

Experience

Experience of three or more years in teaching methodology from vocational training facility or related institution is highly recommended for this position
Have at least two years of experience in the practical vocational training.
Experience in installing, repair and maintain carpentry systems and fixtures in residential, commercial, institutional, industrial or public buildings.
Experience in management of information systems.
Experience in reading blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine the layout of carpentry systems.

Knowledge
It is vital that the Adviser in this role has proficient understanding of:
Water distribution and waste water disposal in residential, commercial and/or industrial buildings;
Relevant building codes, legislation, regulations, policies and procedures of installation and maintenance;
African economic, cultural and political environment;
Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance.

Skills
• Vocational training, preferably specialised in carpentry and pipe fitting;
Facilitation and negotiation skills;
Literacy and ability to effectively use Office software and modern communication tools (Internet, LAN, email and related software;
Confident in training, communication and presentation, also competent in coaching others.

Allowance and accommodation

All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency. The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home.

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.


To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

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