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Volunteer role: Social Accountability Advisor

Type of role:Advocacy policy and research
Location:Various Countries, Various Countries
Application Closing Date:30 Jun 2020
Interview date:To be Confirmed
Start date:Soonest possible

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 build up and retain capacity for social accountability programming within the organization.

Skills, qualifications and experience

The Ideal candidate has;
Proven experience of using Social Accountability Tools
•A commitment to community-led processes of social change
•Understanding of participatory approaches to working with communities
•Understanding of or experience in community development
•Strong understanding of rights based approach to development
•Recognition of the role of power and politics (vested interests) in constraining locally-led change
•Understanding of evidence-based influencing and advocacy
•Strong listening and observation skills
•Good facilitation skills using participatory processes and techniques
•Willingness to learn and unlearn
•Self-aware and reflective
•Ability to step back and allow others to lead

Possible locations to be confirmed.

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

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