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Volunteer role: Peacebuilding and Post Conflict Advisor

Type of role:Engineering and technical
Location:To be Confirmed, Myanmar
Partner organisation:VSO International
Application Closing Date:31 Aug 2019
Interview date:To be Confirmed
Start date:This role is an urgent fill

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

The purpose of this role is to Provide technical assistance to post-conflict and peace building activities with partner organizations and key stakeholders, including community members and leaders, and government officials.

Skills, qualifications and experience

The ideal candidate has:

• At least 10 years’ experience in building the skills and capacity of civil society organizations and nonprofits, focused on participatory approaches

• Proven ability as a technical trainer for adult learners and discussion facilitator for diverse groups

• Strong understanding of the role of civil society in a developing country context, Myanmar a plus

• Experience working in a resource poor environment and/or (post)conflict environments

• Strong background and experience in transferring skills in the area of civil society leadership, people management, strategic planning, public speaking, peacebuilding, social cohesion building, etc.

• Excellent communication and writing skills
Personal Qualities:
• A self-starter who learns quickly and works well in a team environment with minimal supervision

• Resourceful and flexible

• An effective communicator

• Patient and with a good understanding of team dynamics

• Able to work well with a variety of individuals in a challenging, cross-cultural setting.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

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