“Volunteer Opportunity for Special Education in Togo: Supporting Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities”

DURATION : 3 months
DESIRED START DATE : As soon as possible


This mandate is part of the Skills, Leadership, Education Voluntary Cooperation Program (CLÉ Program), an initiative implemented by a consortium made up of the Paul Gérin-Lajoie Foundation, Éducation internationale and the Fédération des cégeps. . Funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), the KEY Program started in 2020 and will run until 2027 in six countries (Benin, Cameroon, Guinea, Rwanda, Senegal and Togo). The program aims to increase the economic and social well-being of the most marginalized and vulnerable populations – in particular girls and women – by improving the quality of basic education and teaching and the technical and vocational training (TVET). To do this, the CLÉ Program intends to build the capacities of some forty partners in the implementation of quality educational initiatives and services that are more inclusive, more innovative and more environmentally sustainable, and that advance gender equality.


A mandate for a volunteer cooperating person in special education is to be filled in Kpalimé in Togo in order to ensure the capacity building of the Togolese National Coalition for Education for All (CNT/EPT). In 2022, the CNT/EPT received funding from an international organization as part of a project called “Access to inclusive education for children and young people with disabilities in Togo” in the West Plateaux region , more precisely in the prefectures of Kpélé, Agou and Kloto, 120 km from Lomé. The execution of this project covers the period 2022-2025 and aims to contribute to the achievement of the various objectives and strategies of the Education Sector Plan (2020-2030) and the Government Roadmap (2020-2025). The project will contribute to making the learning environment more accessible to students with disabilities, in particular by building the capacities of teachers and supervisory staff in terms of inclusive education and techniques for caring for children living with a disability. disability. It also plans to carry out community mobilization and awareness-raising actions on the rights of children with disabilities and to special education. In order to carry out this project, the CNT/EPT would like to strengthen its team of trainers from the Kpalimé office in the field of special education in order to strengthen this expertise within its staff and in particular to be able to support its members in this domain.
Depending on the needs and without being limited to what is mentioned, the voluntary cooperating person will have to assume the following responsibilities:

  • Support the dedicated team in the assessment of school learning difficulties and disabilities in the area of ​​spoken and written language and reasoning;
  • Identify the techniques adapted and appropriate to the needs identified and train the team dedicated to these techniques so that the latter can then train the teachers;
  • Support the dedicated team in the development of study programs and educational files adapted to the individual needs of the students of the targeted schools;
  • Support the dedicated team in the elaboration, development and production of tools and guides on techniques for caring for students with disabilities.


  • Hold a diploma in special education or any other combination of related experiences;
  • Experience in a school environment with children with disabilities and/or in inclusive education (an asset);
  • Excellent ability to work in a team;
  • Good adaptation capacity;
  • Have experience in supporting civil society organizations (an asset);
  • Have previous professional experience in international cooperation (an asset);
  • Have knowledge of the socio-cultural realities of the country concerned (an asset);
  • Fluency in written and spoken French;


  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
  • Meet the requirements of the country of assignment in relation to COVID-19;
  • Successfully complete the criminal history analysis procedures;
  • Meet the criteria to complete the visa procedures in order to reside and work in the country of intervention;
  • Be in good physical and mental health and be able to work in difficult conditions (supporting medical examination report);
  • Adhere to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion.


  • Short-term voluntary cooperating person mandate;
  • Living allowance adapted to the cost of living;
  • medical insurance;
  • Certain pre-mandate medical expenses;
  • Round-trip airfare and visa fees;
  • Safe and comfortable accommodation;
  • A complete training process and pre-mandate support.

2023-05-25 20:50:41

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