Green Jobs Research and Documentation Consultant

Location Various Countries
Salary Competitive
Contract type Consultant Agreement
Contract length 20-25 days
Negotiable Hours 40 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date 10 February 2023
Start date As soon as possible

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

We aim to support the creation of decent employment opportunities for young women and men in the green economy, focusing on sustainability and climate change adaptation.
A remote consultant (firm or individual) will research and document green job opportunities and prioritise thematic and sector areas and associated green skills for possible VSO programmatic intervention.

Skills, qualifications and experience

You will need to have the right to work in the country you are residing before you apply.

The ideal candidate would have the following;

•At least a master’s degree in climate, environment and natural resource management, energy policy, international development, business, economics, or a related field.
• Demonstrated experience in consultancy in the development space, preference on green business, green jobs and green skills.
• Proven track record on policy dialogue and cross-institutional collaboration at the highest level, including with representatives of government and non-government partners in East Africa.
• Experience working with a cross-section of stakeholders, including senior government officials, donor governments and organizations, as well as regional organizations.

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.

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

Once you’re ready to apply, click on ‘make an application’ below to complete the online form.

How to apply

Step 1

Complete the registration form below. When you have completed the form, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to our VSO Values self-assessment. This is a module designed to give you an insight into VSO’s ethos and provide you with an understanding of how your values align with ours, helping you to decide if you would like to join our organisation. The self-assessment module typically takes about 10 minutes to complete. 

Step 2

After completing the VSO Values self-assessment, you can opt out or proceed with the application process. You will need to upload your CV in Word or PDF format detailing your employment and educational history, and any volunteering experience. Please note that you will need to complete the full application form in one go as you cannot save it to fill at a later time.

Step 3

When you have submitted your application, you will receive an email inviting you to complete two assessments which focus on how you process information and what your work approach is. 

You will be shown instructions and example questions prior to the assessments to help you increase your familiarity with them. You will also have access to a short profile report on completion of the assessment. Your application will be reviewed by our Resourcing Team when you have completed these assessments. 

 

Should you require any adjustments to be made to the application process due to a disability or any other circumstances, please email us at Recruitment@vsoint.org to discuss your requirements. 

Step 1. Complete the registration form below

Data Protection

VSO will use the data you provide to assess your suitability for this role.  The data will be stored in line with our policies on the protection and security of data, which you can find on our website here https://www.vsointernational.org/about-us/legal/data-protection-and-privacy . These conform to UK data protection law.

Please note, VSO may transfer relevant data to any country where you may be placed, including countries where data protection laws may not apply or may be less stringent than in the European Economic Area.  For volunteer applications, we will need to pass your information to your host organisation, but will ensure that VSO continues to handle the information you have provided in accordance with our policies on data protection and security.

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