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Vocational trainer with VSO!


VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. VSO's high-impact approach involves bringing people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action, and change lives to make the world a fairer place for all. We have a number of opportunities for mechanical engineers with teaching experience to volunteer in our programmes in Tanzania and Ethiopia.

Motor vehicle mechanics advisor, Tanzania

You’ll use your degree and/or Advanced Diploma in Vocational Training or QTS certification to train and support both tutors and staff. Using your experience of working in the industry and vocational training you will provide particular expertise and training on assembling car engines (including caterpillar or other heavy equipment) in line with specifications and quality metrics and assembling, repairing and maintaining engine sub-components. You’ll also know about fitting, aligning, calibrating, adjusting and installing parts, mechanisms and components to meet vehicle operating requirements and conducting experimental tests on models and supervising the operation and maintenance of the equipment.You’ll also be asked to build the capacity of staff on delivering motor vehicle mechanics courses. You will also participate in planning, design and administration of continuing education courses, including conducting research, needs assessments and consultancy projects where needed. (Job ref: T1019/0004/0001)

Mechanical plant advisor, Tanzania

You’ll use your degree or equivalent qualification in vocational training to develop training materials and deliver training both to students and tutors. You’ll have professional experience in mechanical plant maintenance and installation, working in a factory or establishment such as a hospital, utility company or production plant. You’ll use your management experience and training experience to build the capacity of staff and students, sharing best practice. You’ll also supervise and instruct students on the operation and maintenance of operational equipment. You’ll need to be an excellent communicator with good facilitation and negotiation skills. Sensitivity, flexibility and a sense of humour are essential qualities as is a sense of adventure! (Job ref: T1019/0001/0001)

The VSO package

We’ll ask you to commit 12- 24 months to make a sustainable contribution to development goals and in return we’ll provide you with invaluable training before your placement, a local living allowance, return flights, accommodation and insurance. When you return to your home country we’ll help you resettle and we’ll invite you to stay involved with us through campaigning, development awareness raising and fundraising.

Interested? Apply now at email . Please quote the relevant job reference number in your application.