Thematic Partnership Lead Health

Location Various Countries
Salary Competitive
Contract type Permanent
Full Time 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date September 2021
Start date November 2021

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 an excellent relationship manager, who can communicate effectively with a diverse audience both internally and externally? We have an exciting opportunity for a proactive individual with exceptional networking skills and an ability to identify, pitch, and secure new partnerships. Partnerships are essential for our way or working in VSO to improve lives. Working as part of a Global Team, you will lead the Health Practice Area in generating and securing new partnerships to contribute to the delivery of Sexual Reproductive Maternal New-born Child Adolescent Health and Rights (SRMNCAHR) with a focus on adolescents and youth in the “global south” with international development actors.

Skills, qualifications and experience

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, target driven with strong networking skills and have a track record of successfully securing new partnerships.

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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