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Volunteer role: Education Adviser for M&E and Data Analysis

Type of role Advocacy policy and research
Location Cambodia
Application Closing Date
Interview date NA
Start date NA

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. As a VSO volunteer you’ll live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. By sharing your unique skills and experience you’ll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you 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 as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

At the request of the Ministry and CDP partners, the Education Advisor for M & E and Data Analysis will contribute to more robust and systemised monitoring & evaluation activities and data analysis, which is linked to improving quality of education planning and policy. He/she will provide technical assistance to personnel from the Department of M & E (approx. 60% of the time) and the Department of EMIS (approx. 40% of the time). The job purpose is to increase capacities of their staff through blended approaches of on-the-job training, coaching and mentoring on the following focused areas:
(i)Results-Based Management (RBM) report
(ii)Education Congress report
(iii)Statistical analysis for report writing
(iv)Improving the quality of data collected from sub-national levels

The job holder will also work collaboratively with another existing VSO adviser for the Departments of Planning and Policy to support harmonization of different capacity building practices of the 4 departments supporting education planners at the sub-national levels towards achieving the cross departmental outcomes under CDPF framework.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills required:

Education:
•Master degree in management or education studies and/or other relevant fields.

Work experience:
•At least 10 years of experience in the field of educational management, planning and capacity building, preferably in field of M & E and data analysis.
•Excellent knowledge of and experience from working with at least one of VSO’s core approaches: social inclusion and gender, social accountability, and resilience.

Knowledge:
•Extensive experience and knowledge in capacity development including coaching and mentoring and on-the-job training and of at least one of the following areas:
•Data analysis, statistical knowledge and M&E
•Social Inclusion and gender in Education sector
•Experience of working in a developing country preferably in the field of education.
•Understanding/Knowledge of the value of volunteering in the education sector.

Skills:
•Excellent communication skills and ability to present information in a clear and concise manner including verbal and written fluency in English.
•Excellent skills in Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel and Power Point).
•Excellent skills in building effective work relationships built on trust and mutual accountability.
•Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire others.
•Excellent coordination and planning skills with experience of delivering results under high pressure.
•Able to work in a cross-cultural context.
•Ability to analyse situations and finding innovative solutions to possible challenges.
•Ability to be flexible including being open to change, uncertainty and new opportunities.

Desirable:
•Experience of working in central or local government in an education context.
•Experience of volunteering for development.
•Understanding/Knowledge of participatory approaches.
•Experience of working within a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and with volunteers.

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.

Allowance

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Accommodation

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

Some background about VSO

Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes focus on the areas of health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organisations, from local and national governments, to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.

Your application and COVID-19

We are continually reviewing our ability to safely programme and implement projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many local restrictions are being implemented in several VSO locations, which impacts VSO’s existing programme delivery.

We will continue to follow the advice of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and national governments to protect the wellbeing and safety of all communities, employees and volunteers.

We’re continuing to build a talent pool of prospective professional volunteers so we can get back to supporting communities as soon as we’re able to.

If your application is shortlisted, a VSO hiring manager will be in touch to discuss the next steps and any changes to your placement and role.

You can read VSO’s COVID-19 statement and frequently asked questions about volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic here.

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.

Make an application

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).

Volunteer Dr Kiran Cheedella in Sierra Leone
VSO / Peter Caton

Why volunteer?

Find out about the benefits to yourself and people in poverty.

Project Manager–GREEN

Type of role
Location Cambodia
Salary VSO provides competitive salary, 13th month salary , pension fund, severance pay, unlimited insurance, NSSF, plus other competitive benefits
Contract type Fixed Term
Full Time 40 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date NA
Start date NA

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.

GREEN project profile:
GREEN is VSO’s new and exciting project in Cambodia, funded by the European Union and co-implemented by Save the Children and IDE. The goal of GREEN is that vulnerable fishing communities in the East Tonle Sap region improve their socio-economic status and resilience to climate change through better access to water supply, hygiene and sanitation, green economy initiatives including eco-tourism, and education.
VSO will lead on the green economy part: identifying and strengthening circular economy initiatives, green value chains and opportunities for eco-tourism, and promoting environmentally sustainable behaviours. VSO will work with public and private partners including the University of Battambang, the Ministry of Tourism, the Cambodia Hotel Association, and the Cambodian Association of Travel Agents.
The project will be implemented by a team of national staff and national and international volunteers. All team members value volunteering for development, are passionate about empowering communities, and are dedicated to promoting innovation, growth, and impact. VSO is now looking for inspirational change-makers to be part of this energetic team.

Role overview

Job responsibilities:
Project planning:
•Developing detailed Project Implementation Plan including assessments, schedule and budget phasing, ensuring alignment with VSO’s programme framework and consortium partners’ plans
•Developing Stakeholder Engagement and Communication Plan including engagement of primary actors and of VSO’s Practice Area and Core Approach teams, and areas for policy influence
•Identifying, assessing and planning responses to risks including safeguarding, safety and security

Leading and managing people:
•Planning recruitment and selecting project team members and planning their induction
•Building team spirit, and inspiring and motivating the team to achieve the project goals
•Providing ongoing professional and personal support to the project team, e.g. through 1-1 conversations, coaching, team meetings, and providing feedback on team members’ reports
•Agreeing and periodically reviewing performance objectives with direct reports

Stakeholder engagement, communication, and representation:
•Developing and periodically reviewing agreements with project and consortium partners
•Monitoring delivery of Stakeholder Engagement and Communication Plan
•Representing VSO in relevant CSO networks, technical working groups, and VSO’s Practice Area and Core Approach communities of practice, and delivering evidence-based policy messages
•Developing and disseminating project-specific VSO-branded communication assets

Monitoring, evaluation, and control:
•Monitoring delivery of Project Implementation Plan and expenditure against phasing, and managing the variance between plan and reality
•Periodically reviewing, analysing, and evaluating progress against indicators
•Developing narrative and financial reports, ensuring harmony between the two
•Ensuring full compliance with VSO’s, donor’s and legal requirements including VSO’s Safeguarding and Criminal Practice and Whistleblowing policies
•Re-assessing risks and responding to issues as they occur

Programme management:
•As member of the VSO Cambodia Programme Management Team: supporting programme coordination, design, business pursuit, resourcing, evaluation, review, learning, and visibility

Skills, qualifications and experience

Selection criteria:
Education:
•At least a Bachelor’s degree in economics, environmental studies, rural or community development, business development, or a related field, a relevant Master’s degree is preferable

Experience:
•At least 5 years’ experience in working in related development projects, of which at least 2 years in a managing role
•Experience in project management: planning, leading and managing people, risk management, monitoring and control
•Experience in engaging stakeholders of different sectors, cultures, and from community-level primary actors to colleagues at international level

Knowledge and skills:
•Very good understanding of project management
•Good understanding of the livelihoods sector and livelihoods stakeholders in Cambodia
•Proficiency in verbal and written English

Behavioural competencies:
•Valuing volunteering for development: through personal experience of volunteering or working with volunteers
•Being open-minded and respectful
•Being resilient and adaptive to new situations
•Being a role model of people-first behaviour
•Striving for social inclusion, gender equality, social accountability, and resilience
•Being reflective in your practice: seeking and sharing knowledge and feedback

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.

This is a national hire post under national terms and conditions. RIGHT TO WORK IN CAMBODIA IS REQUIRED. We will not be able to obtain visa and work permit to non-Cambodian nationals.

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE NOTIFIED.
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.

Please note that this advert is for a role we are expecting to become available in the near future once we have secured funding for the project. If you are interested in this, or similar positions, please express your interest by clicking on the ‘make an application’ button below.

Make an application

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).

Provincial Coordinator-RECOVER

Location Cambodia
Salary VSO provides competitive salary, 13th month salary , pension fund, severance pay, unlimited insurance, NSSF, plus other competitive benefits
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract length 36 months
Full Time 40 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date NA
Start date NA

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.

Project Profile:
The Rural Employment for COVID-19 Economic Recovery (RECOVER) is a project that will be implemented by a consortium of DanChurchAid (DCA), People In Need (PIN), and Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) funded by the European Union in Cambodia for a period of 36 months. The action’s overall objective is “to contribute to inclusive economic recovery in the Tonle Sap region by improving food security, income and employment opportunities for fishing and farming communities and returnee labour migrants” The project will respond to the impacts of Covid-19 by ensuring smallholder farmers and fishers have increased food production and consumption in the horticulture and livestock value chains through their use of effective agricultural practices, products and services, and returnee labour migrants and laid-off workers in COVID-19 affected sectors have improved access to market relevant skills, affordable finance and social protection. The project will also address the challenges arising from indebtedness by providing financial literacy, loan restructuring support, subsidies, grants, and subsidized loans, provided by co-applicants as well as financial institutions as technical partners.
VSO will be leading the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) components on skill development initiatives around agro-processing sub-sector and will partly contribute to horticulture component. in The project will be implemented in 3 provinces Battambang, Kampong Chhnang and Kampong Thom.

Role overview

Job Purpose:
To plan and implement VSO’s exciting new RECOVER project in one of the target provinces (One based in Battambang, One based based in Kampong Thom and another one based in Kampong Chhnang province)

The role will focus on partnership building, stakeholder management in TVET and agriculture (agri-processing, and vegetable) value chains, facilitating shared understanding of the wider reaching benefits of the vocational training (TVET), MSME development through agri-processing, and horticulture (GAP); facilitating better access to improved inputs, technology, knowledge and job markets; developing stronger linkages between market actors to secure the market for smallholder farmers as well as job demand site. To provide support on day to day operation at the province. This role requires technical expertise in rural development, MSME development, TVET, agriculture, and management.

Responsibilities:
Project Planning:
•Developing detailed Provincial Project Implementation Plan including assessments, schedule and budget phasing, ensuring alignment with the overall Project Implementation Plan and consortium partners’ provincial plans
•Identifying, assessing, and planning responses to risks including safeguarding, safety and security

Leading and managing people:
•Selecting provincial team members and planning their induction
•Building team spirit, and inspiring and motivating the team to achieve the project goals
•Providing ongoing professional and personal support and empowerment to the provincial team, e.g. through 1- conversations, team training, workshops, coaching, meetings, and providing feedback on team members’ reports
•Agreeing and periodically reviewing performance objectives with direct reports

Stakeholder engagement, communication, and representation:
•Identifying stakeholders including community-level primary actors (individuals, households, and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises), provincial partners, local authorities, and market actors
•Preparing and delivering training and workshops to stakeholders
•Continuously engaging primary actors, ensuring their participation, and growing their agency
•Representing VSO in relevant provincial CSO networks and VSO’s Practice Area and Core Approach communities of practice, and delivering evidence-based policy messages
•Continuously gathering content for communication assets such as primary actor quotes, pictures that meet VSO’s photography principles, and evidence of results

Monitoring, evaluation, and control:
•Monitoring delivery of Provincial Project Implementation Plan and expenditure against phasing, and managing the variance between plan and reality
•Periodically reviewing, analysing, and evaluating progress against indicators
•Developing provincial narrative and financial reports, ensuring harmony between the two
•Ensuring full compliance with VSO’s, donor’s and legal requirements including VSO’s Safeguarding and Criminal Practice and Whistleblowing policies
•Re-assessing risks and responding to issues as they occur

Skills, qualifications and experience

Selection Criteria:
Education:
-Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, economic and development, rural development, community development, agroindustry or related field.

Experiences:
-At least 2-3 years’ experience in rural livelihoods project preferably skill development initiatives through TVET, MSME development in agro-processing/vegetable, community development and market linkage/value chain, management (M&E/workplan development), and office operation or any relevant experiences.
-Experience in project coordination: planning and implementing activities, monitoring and control
-Experience in engaging stakeholders of different sectors, cultures, and from community-level primary actors to national-level partners

Knowledge and skills:
-Knowledge of stakeholders in TVET, Agri-processing, and agricultural sector
-Ability to inspire and empower others
-Proficiency in verbal and written English

Behavioural competencies
-Valuing volunteering for development: through personal experience of volunteering or working with volunteers
-Being open-minded and respectful
-Being resilient and adaptive to new situations
-Being a role model of people-first behaviour
-Striving for social inclusion, gender equality, social accountability, and resilience
-Being reflective in your practice: seeking and sharing knowledge and feedback

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

This is a national hire post under national terms and conditions. RIGHT TO WORK IN CAMBODIA IS REQUIRED. We will not be able to obtain visa and work permit to non-Cambodian nationals.

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE NOTIFIED.
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.

Please note that this advert is for a role we are expecting to become available in the near future once we have secured funding for the project. If you are interested in this, or similar positions, please express your interest by clicking on the ‘make an application’ button below.

Make an application

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).

Project Manager-RECOVER

Location Cambodia
Salary VSO provides competitive salary, 13th month salary , pension fund, severance pay, unlimited insurance, NSSF, plus other competitive benefits
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract length One year and renewable
Full Time 40 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date NA
Start date NA

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.

Project Profile:
The Rural Employment for COVID-19 Economic Recovery (RECOVER) is a project that will be implemented by a consortium of DanChurchAid (DCA), People In Need (PIN), and Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) funded by the European Union in Cambodia for a period of 36 months. The action’s overall objective is “to contribute to inclusive economic recovery in the Tonle Sap region by improving food security, income and employment opportunities for fishing and farming communities and returnee labour migrants” The project will respond to the impacts of Covid-19 by ensuring smallholder farmers and fishers have increased food production and consumption in the horticulture and livestock value chains through their use of effective agricultural practices, products and services, and returnee labour migrants and laid-off workers in COVID-19 affected sectors have improved access to market relevant skills, affordable finance and social protection. The project will also address the challenges arising from indebtedness by providing financial literacy, loan restructuring support, subsidies, grants, and subsidized loans, provided by co-applicants as well as financial institutions as technical partners.
VSO will be leading the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) components on skill development initiatives around agro-processing sub-sector and will partly contribute to horticulture component. in The project will be implemented in 3 provinces Battambang, Kampong Chhnang and Kampong Thom.

Role overview

Responsibilities:
Project Planning
•Developing detailed Project Implementation Plan including assessments, schedule and budget phasing, ensuring alignment with VSO’s programme framework and consortium partners’ plans
•Developing Stakeholder Engagement and Communication Plan including engagement of primary actors and of VSO’s Practice Area and Core Approach teams, and areas for policy influence
•Identifying, assessing and planning responses to risks including safeguarding, safety and security

Leading and managing people
•Selecting project team members and planning their induction
•Building team spirit, and inspiring and motivating the team to achieve the project goals
•Providing ongoing professional and personal support to the project team, e.g. through 1-1 conversations, coaching, team meetings, and providing feedback on team members’ reports
•Agreeing and periodically reviewing performance objectives with direct reports

Stakeholder engagement, communication, and representation
•Developing and periodically reviewing agreements with project and consortium partners
•Monitoring delivery of Stakeholder Engagement and Communication Plan
•Representing VSO in relevant CSO networks, technical working groups, and VSO’s Practice Area and Core Approach communities of practice, and delivering evidence-based policy messages
•Developing and disseminating project-specific VSO-branded communication assets

Monitoring, evaluation, and control
•Monitoring delivery of Project Implementation Plan and expenditure against phasing, and managing the variance between plan and reality
•Periodically reviewing, analysing, and evaluating progress against indicators
•Developing narrative and financial reports, ensuring harmony between the two
•Ensuring full compliance with VSO’s, donor’s and legal requirements including VSO’s Safeguarding and Criminal Practice and Whistleblowing policies
•Re-assessing risks and responding to issues as they occur

Programme management
•As member of the VSO Cambodia Programme Management Team: supporting programme coordination, design, business pursuit, resourcing, evaluation, review, learning, and visibility

Skills, qualifications and experience

Selection Criteria:
Education
•At least a Bachelor’s degree in economics, environmental studies, rural or community development, business development or related field. A relevant Master’s degree is preferable

Experience
•At least 5 years’ experience in employment and rural livelihoods project particularly experience in skill development initiatives through TVET, MSME development in agro-processing/vegetable
•Community development and market linkage/value chain, management (M&E/workplan development),
•Experience in project management: planning, leading and managing people, risk management, monitoring and control
•Experience in engaging stakeholders of different sectors, cultures, and from community-level primary actors to colleagues at international level

Knowledge and skills
•Very good understanding of project management
•Strong knowledge of stakeholders in TVET, agri-processing and agriculture sector
•Proficiency in verbal and written English

Behavioural competencies
•Valuing volunteering for development: through personal experience of volunteering or working with volunteers
•Being open-minded and respectful
•Being resilient and adaptive to new situations
•Being a role model of people-first behaviour
•Striving for social inclusion, gender equality, social accountability, and resilience
•Being reflective in your practice: seeking and sharing knowledge and feedback

This is a national hire post under national terms and conditions. RIGHT TO WORK IN CAMBODIA IS REQUIRED. We will not be able to obtain visa and work permit to non-Cambodian nationals.

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE NOTIFIED.
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.

Please note that this advert is for a role we are expecting to become available in the near future once we have secured funding for the project. If you are interested in this, or similar positions, please express your interest by clicking on the ‘make an application’ button below.

Make an application

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).

Volunteer role: Library Advisor-PDUSS

Type of role Teaching and education
Location Cambodia
Application Closing Date
Interview date As soon as possible
Start date As soon as possible

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. As a VSO volunteer you’ll live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. By sharing your unique skills and experience you’ll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you 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 as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

The Library Advisor will provide on-the-job technical assistance to personnel of the National Institute of Education (NIE), particularly the Library Team. This will be about library administration & management, library procedures, technology in libraries, research, etc. Furthermore, the Library Advisor will support to establish a Volunteer Student Club to assist with the daily operation of the library (front desk, book check-in and check-out, restocking, events, etc.) The overall aim is to support NIE to transition to the newly constructed modern library, and to link library services with innovations in teaching & learning (such as project-based learning and computational thinking) that are developed by other VSO volunteer advisors working in the same project.
The Library Advisor will be based at NIE in Phnom Penh, but is expected to conduct occasional field visits to the regional “hubs” and to some of the 36+ Upper Secondary Schools within the region

Skills, qualifications and experience

Competencies and Behaviour:
Minimum Education Background
• Master degree in Education and/or Development and/or Library-related studies

Essential work experience/skills:
• Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in education and/or development and/or library management
• Knowledge of library procedures, technology in libraries, and doing research
• Experience in professional development of others
• Experience in planning and carrying out a context- or training needs analysis
• Experience in ongoing consultation and involvement of stakeholders
• Experience in delivering expected outputs in challenging contexts with short deadlines
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
• Confidence to represent VSO in official meetings with partners
• Excellent skills in building effective work relationships built on trust and mutual accountability.
• Excellent coordination- and planning skills with experience of delivering results under high pressure.

Desirable:
• Experience in and/or knowledge of innovations in teaching and learning
• Experience of working within the fields of social inclusion, gender, social accountability and resilience
• Experience of working in South-East Asia

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.

Allowance

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Accommodation

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

Some background about VSO

Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes focus on the areas of health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organisations, from local and national governments, to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.

Your application and COVID-19

We are continually reviewing our ability to safely programme and implement projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many local restrictions are being implemented in several VSO locations, which impacts VSO’s existing programme delivery.

We will continue to follow the advice of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and national governments to protect the wellbeing and safety of all communities, employees and volunteers.

We’re continuing to build a talent pool of prospective professional volunteers so we can get back to supporting communities as soon as we’re able to.

If your application is shortlisted, a VSO hiring manager will be in touch to discuss the next steps and any changes to your placement and role.

You can read VSO’s COVID-19 statement and frequently asked questions about volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic here.

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.

Make an application

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).

Volunteer Dr Kiran Cheedella in Sierra Leone
VSO / Peter Caton

Why volunteer?

Find out about the benefits to yourself and people in poverty.

VSO education volunteer Ana Paula Pinto in Myanmar
VSO/Ntan Zay Htet

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