|Salary||Competitive Local Benchmark|
|Contract type||Fixed Term|
|Full Time||40 hours per week|
|Application Closing Date|
|Interview date||To be decided|
|Start date||August 2023|
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.
The postholder will provide technical guidance and operational programme support to project team, management and partners to ensure compliance with the VSO safeguarding framework, donor expectations and the VSO volunteering for development approach. You will provide technical guidance and operational programme support to the project team, management and partners to ensure compliance with the VSO safeguarding framework, donor expectations and the VSO volunteering for development approach. You will support the project team to implement, monitor and review the safeguarding plans and processes, working with the global safeguarding team to provide first-line support in case of safeguarding incidents and build understanding and capacity for safeguarding with partners, CSOs and networks.
Ideal Applicant Summary
The ideal candidate has demonstrable experience working with safeguarding, child protection and PSEA and a proven track record of safeguarding risk management in project delivery, safeguarding incident management and skills to develop, manage and maintain efficient systems. You are a self-motivated, proactive person with excellent facilitation and communication skills and you have experience delivering safeguarding training and ongoing capacity building.
We offer a range of benefits, including:
• Opportunities for flexible working and working from home
• Generous annual leave of 37 days (inclusive of public holidays)
• Employee and Volunteer Assistance Programme
• Opportunities for professional development, including a range of online self-study modules, coaching and workshops
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.
How to apply
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.
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.
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
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).