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Volunteer role: Youth Mobilisation Specialist (National Volunteer)

Location:Cotabato City, Mindanao, Philippines
Partner organisation:VSO Philippines
Application Closing Date:4 Jun 2023
Interview date:Wednesday 14, Thursday 15 and Friday 16 June TBC
Start date:14 August or ASAP

VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions. We bring key stakeholders together to co-ordinate collective action, from local organisations to national governments. Our programmes in Africa and Asia focus on health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience, peace building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change that will improve the lives of generations to come.

Role overview

Are you passionate about working with youth for a better future? As a Youth Mobilisation Specialist you will support the implementation of VSO’s 5-year youth initiative project. Your primary role is to support outreach activities, awareness raising campaigns, mobilization, referrals and linkages to opportunities for youth. You will be working in tandem with EDC and other project partners.

The project Opportunity 2.0 is on its third year of implementation.

The national volunteer will be assigned in Cotabato City. The candidate should be a Filipino national.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Skills and experience

• Experience working directly with young people to develop youth-led influencing strategies and campaigns for change
• Knowledge of child and youth safeguarding and child rights, current issues and best practice including child protection issues associated with youth campaigning and advocacy, including digital safety.
• Experience in strategic youth advocacy, project implementation, organisational development, and capacity building/training

Please check the online job description for more information on this national volunteer role and the requirements (JOB0128408). NB This role is open for Filipino nationals only.

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.


As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will provide you with a local living allowance. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses.


VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

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

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

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VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

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