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Volunteer role: Financial Management and Accounting Advisor

Type of role
Location Myanmar
Application Closing Date
Interview date TBA
Start date ASAP

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 Financial Management and Accounting Advisor will work as part of Civil Society and Media Project (CSM) II project, with one of local partner organization, Pace on Peaceful Pluralism (PoPP) to strengthen their financial management, accounting and bookkeeping capacity, including budgeting, forecasting and report financially.

The Financial Management and Accounting Advisor will be based in Yangon, work closely with programme teams, provide technical support and trainings to partner organizations.

The Volunteer contract duration is 3 months (possible to be extended to 6 months) and to begin ASAP.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential criteria (must have to be able to carry out the role successfully)

Knowledge/qualifications:
• A bachelor degree holder in accounting, finance, or related subjects

Experience:
• Experience in developing financial management systems
• Able to formulate and implement financial regulations, policies and procedures.
• Good experience in establishing and supporting organization development
• Facilitation and training skills

Skills/Abilities:
• Able to adapt communication style to different contexts and audiences, including internal and external stakeholders
• Ability to work independently and prioritise own work load
• The volunteer must be a team player with good social and interpersonal skills and networking abilities. S/he should be able to handle conflicts in a constructive consultative way.
• S/he should have a flexible personality, adapting easily to new situations.


Right to work in Myanmar is required.

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

We have zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy.

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.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application 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.

Volunteer role: Organizational Development Advisor

Type of role
Location Myanmar
Application Closing Date
Interview date TBA
Start date ASAP

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 Organizational Development Advisor will work as part of Civil Society and Media Project (CSM) II project, with one of local partner organization, Pace on Peaceful Pluralism (PoPP) to enhance the organisational capacity and effectiveness of partner by developing and embedding systems and structure which will enable it to foster impactful project delivery to community. This requires conducing organizational capacity assessment, preparing and operationalizing organizational improvement plans to improve organizational systems for partners.
The Organizational Development Advisor will be based in Yangon, work closely with programme teams, provide technical support and trainings to partner organizations.

The Volunteer contract duration is 3 months (possible to be extended to 6 months) and to begin ASAP.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential criteria (must have to be able to carry out the role successfully)

Experience:
• Have experience in developing organizational strategy, policy, governance structure and on job supervision and mentoring to civil society organizations and networks
• Experience in organizational development especially for civil society organization.
• Experience in managing group dynamics in multi-sector setting.
• Experience in knowledge transfer by coaching and mentoring.
• At least 5 years post graduate experience

Skills/Abilities:
• Strong knowledge of organizational development for small organizations and networks.
• Excellent inter-personal and team building skills
• Strategic and analytical skills
• Excellent computer and report writing skills


Right to work in Myanmar is required.

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

We have zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy.

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.

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.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application 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.

Volunteer role: Fundraising Strategy Advisor

Type of role
Location Myanmar
Application Closing Date
Interview date TBA
Start date ASAP

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 Fundraising Strategy Advisor will work as part of Civil Society and Media Project (CSM) II project, with one of local partner organization, Pace on Peaceful Pluralism (PoPP) to provide independent advice and technical support in developing and/or executing strategic, operational plans and proposal in order to meet defined fundraising targets, objectives, and aspirations. The Fundraising Strategy Advisor will be based in Yangon, work closely with programme teams, provide technical support and trainings to partner organizations.

The Volunteer contract duration is 3 months (possible to be extended to 6 months) and to begin ASAP.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential criteria (must have to be able to carry out the role successfully)

Knowledge/qualifications:
• Ability to work independently
• Socially and culturally sensitive, good listener, non-judgmental and open to new information, interested in listening to different points of view, ability to process the information they hear in multi stakeholder groups

Experience:
• Have experience in developing fundraising strategies and funding proposal

Skills/Abilities:
• S/he must be a strong salesperson, possessing the ability to negotiate, build and maintain relations and inspire others.
• S/he must also have a keen understanding of a varied fundraising techniques
• Exceptional problem solving and decision making skills are imperative, as is the ability to think analytically.
• Strong group facilitation skills
• Ability to work independently and with minimum supervision
• Good oral and written communication skills in English


Desirable Criteria: (skills that could be an advantage in the role)
Experience:
• Successful professional track record in the raising of funds for an organization of similar scope
• Proven knowledge and understanding of volunteering systems in developing countries
• Previous volunteer management experience
• Bsc in marketing/social sciences
• Minimum of three years in a similar role



Right to work in Myanmar is required.

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

We have zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy.

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.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application 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.

Volunteer role: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) - Technical Officer

Type of role Community and social work
Location Myanmar
Partner organisation UNFPA (Myanmar)
Application Closing Date
Interview date TBA
Start date ASAP

VSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.

Role overview

The mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) Technical Officer will be responsible for technical oversight of comprehensive MHPSS-focused intervention. The intervention is part of the United Nations Population Fund's (UNFPA) Women and Girls First program and aims to increase the capacity of social workers working in local Women and Girls First Centers, government officials, and staff of (inter)national development partners in Kachin/Rakhine State in compliance with Inter-Agency Standing Committee's (IASC) Guidelines for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings.
The volunteers will be based at the UNFPA office and work with/for the Women & Girls First Centers which act as a women and girls' refuge and provide access and services to women and girls only.
The volunteers will be based in Kachin/Rakhine States for 12 months.
The volunteers will work closely with VSO Social Inclusion and Gender, Social Accountability and Resilience Advisors to ensure inclusion, resilience and accountability in women empowerment and financial inclusion initiatives.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Knowledge/qualifications/experience
- The qualified candidate will have a Master's degree in a relevant discipline (for example, clinical or counselling psychology, clinical social work, psychiatry, mental health care and others) coupled with experience in working on MHPSS programs.
- Familiarity with the Integrative ADAPT Therapy treatment approach is essential.

Skills/Abilities:
- Extensive experience of providing training and supervision to others within the discipline and the ability to adapt approaches to conflict-affected and culturally sensitive settings.
- Ability and willingness to work in challenging environments, with basic living conditions (for example, refugee camp setting).
- Ability to work within a team structure or in isolation, flexible, and can work well under pressure and with limited resources.
- Ability to be open minded and respectful in new settings.
- Ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders in a time-sensitive environment.
- Good command of verbal and written English.
- Ability to work remotely.

Due to the on going COVID situation, the volunteer will be working as an e-volunteer until Myanmar border is opened for international travel.

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

Terms & Conditions

E-volunteers
- You will be sharing your skills remotely from your home country with implementing partners and other stakeholders on a part-time basis.
- You have an existing source of income to cover your commitments and you have the basic equipment to carry out this assignment e.g. laptop, internet connectivity. VSO will not provide a monthly allowance for this role but will reimburse basic operational costs (e.g. internet costs).

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.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application 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.

Social worker Robin Borausiki with her colleague Catherine Bedford at Modilon Hospital in Madang, Papua New Guinea. VSO volunteer Catherine is a Family and Sexual Violence Mental Health Nurse who helped to establish a Family Support Centre.
VSO/Ginny Lattul

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Volunteer role: Teacher Educator

Type of role Teaching and education
Location Myanmar
Application Closing Date
Interview date To be announced
Start date 15 Dec 2019

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.In 2018/19, VSO supported over one million of the poorest and most excluded people in 23 countries across Africa and Asia. Our programmes 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

The Teacher Educator will play a crucial role in VSO’s teacher education project in Myanmar. Based at an Education College, you will support teacher education reforms in Myanmar and build the capacity of local Teacher Educators (TEs) to deliver the new 4-year pre-service degree course. The role will focus on inclusive teaching practices and, in particular, the access, participation and achievement of children with disabilities.

Skills, qualifications and experience

• A Bachelor’s degree or post-graduate qualification in education
• Minimum of five years of primary or secondary school teaching experience
• Expert knowledge of pedagogy and inclusive classroom practice
• Strong track record in planning, delivering and monitoring teacher Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs
• Experience of mentoring teachers

Desirable:
• Qualifications in special education needs
• Experience of working in Myanmar or South East Asia is added advantage

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 the 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 mean accommodation varies and will be basic.

Find out more about how we support you before, during and after completion of your project and how you can stay engaged with VSO afterward.

Some background about VSO

In the last 60 years, we have worked in over 90 countries and supported over 50 million people. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation.
Our proven approach works with volunteers of different skillsets, from overseas consultants to youth. These volunteers work alongside community organisations, local and national governments, and global partners. Right now, VSO is bringing justice to rape survivors in Pakistan, building resilient disaster prevention and relief in Mozambique, ending stigma against children with disabilities in Ethiopia and tackling the youth skills gap in Uganda and Bangladesh.
Today over 50% 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: create a fair world for everyone.

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.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application 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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