After-school Academic and Cultural Support Facilitator - Beirut

After-school Academic and Cultural Support Facilitator - Beirut
Deadline for applications: Sunday, July 23, 2017
Location: UNRWA Sakhra school in Saida, and Ras El Ain school in Sabra - Beirut
Working area: Education, French Language
Job Description

Preamble: The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers.

 In most cultures volunteerism is deeply embedded in long-established, ancient traditions of sharing and support within the communities. In this context, UN Volunteers take part in various forms of volunteerism and play a role in development and peace together with co-workers, host agencies and local communities.

 In all assignments, UN Volunteers promote volunteerism through their action and conduct. Engaging in volunteer activity can effectively and positively enrich their understanding of local and social realities, as well as create a bridge between themselves and the people in their host community. This will make the time they spend as UN Volunteers even more rewarding and productive.

Organizational Context: The UN Volunteer will work in two UNRWA Francophone schools under the responsibility of the UNRWA French Office and in liaison with school principals and teachers.

The UN Volunteer will work essentially in the afternoon (after school schedules) depending on the needs and constraints of schools opening schedules.

The UN Volunteer will work 5 days a week in two different schools (2 or 3 days per school per week).

The work of the UN Volunteer is in no way a work of teachers and is not intended to their work. Academic and cultural animation is a support and a complement to the francophone students’ education.

Task descriptions: Under the direct supervision of French Advisor and French Linguistic Attaché, and in connection with principals and teachers, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

For students:

  • Provide homework support
  • Reinforce French level
  • Organize Recreational and artistic workshops
  • Organize Cultural and scientific activities with the French Institutes of Lebanon ("francophone environment")
  • Support the organization of “Francophonie” events (show competition, video competition)
  • Prepare students to take the DELF Prim and DELF Scolaire exams and assist the organization of the DELF scolaire exam (if competence and authorization of the CIEP)

 For teachers (if time)

  • Give Conversation classes
  • Design Pedagogical support (in liaison with the pedagogical Adviser of the French Office)

 For Parents and school staff (if time)

  • Give French courses for beginners

 Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
Experience required: Education degree: Bachelor Degree Field of education: Bachelor degree in Sciences of language (with French as a foreign language option) or Bachelor degree in French Literature.
Arabic: Excellent English: French: Fluent
Period: 12 months
Salary: Volunteer Monthly Living Allowance LBP 1,859,375, including Health and life insurance coverages.
Submission guidelines: Only online applications will be considered, please apply through the following link:
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