CVA & Social Protection Consultant

Type of role Engineering and technical
Location Various Countries
Salary To be negotiated
Contract type Consultant Agreement
Contract length 20 days
Negotiable Hours 7 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date To be confirmed
Start date 08/03/2021

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview


The scope of this assignment is to map and assess VSO’s current state of CVA programming as well as work on social protection from 2015, examining its institutional arrangements and suggest priority actions to increase CVA programming and its link with social protection programmes - in order to identify scale and characteristics, outcomes achieved, any indicative impact, best practice, and provide a baseline and capture learning that will be used to further the strategic direction for CVA and social protection work within VSO.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Substantial experience in undertaking research (data collection, analysis, reporting), with a comprehensive understanding of cash and voucher assistance and humanitarian programming more broadly and extensive experience in social protection as part of decent employment work.

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.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

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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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