Volunteer role: Emergency Program Specialists - Speculative
|Type of role:||Business, management and IT|
|Location:||Various Countries, Various Countries|
|Application Closing Date:||30 Jun 2020|
|Interview date:||Soonest Possible|
|Start date:||To be confirmed|
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.
To manage the development and implementation of emergency projects for the the affected host communities in different locations ensuring that VSO’s unique volunteering for development approach, People First framework, and core approaches are at the heart of all that we do; and, that we deliver sustainable change for, with and by our primary actors.
Skills, qualifications and experience
Bachelor Degree in any discipline with 5 years’ experience.
Working experience in Emergency programming will be an advantage.
Experience of emergency project management at an operational level.
Excellent team working and relationship building skills; the experience of working collaboratively and of building partnerships in a multi-cultural environment.
As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.
VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.
Some background about VSO
Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes focus on the areas of health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organisations, from local and national governments, to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.
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