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Volunteer role: Financial Management and Accounting Adviser

Type of role
Location Myanmar
Application Closing Date
Interview date To be announced
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 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 Financial Management and Accounting Adviser will work as part of Civil Society and Media Project (CSM) II project, with one of local partner organisations, 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 organisations.

The Volunteer contract duration is 3 months long (with a possibility for extension to 6 months) and to begin as soon as possible. The position is a full-time volunteer role.

Skills, qualifications and experience

•A Bachelor degree holder in accounting, finance, or related subjects
•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
•Ability to adapt communication style to different contexts and audiences, including internal and external stakeholders
•Ability to work independently and prioritise own work load
•Team work ethic with good social and interpersonal skills and networking skills.
Ability to handle conflicts in a constructive consultative way.
•Flexibility and ability to adapt 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 an in-country 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

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.

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).

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Social Cohesion Technical Advisor

Type of role
Location Myanmar
Salary Annual Gross Salary MMK 35,100,000 with pension, medical benefits, 37 days leave including public holidays
Contract type Permanent
Full Time 37 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date TBC
Start date ASAP

VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

Since 2013 VSO in Myanmar has been successfully working with state and non-state partners in the fields of Inclusive Education, Health, Gender and Equality. We work with the most disadvantaged communities, and draw on our unique competencies in different forms of volunteerism. It is an exciting time to join VSO in Myanmar, enabling us to deliver high quality programming and achieve an exciting and ambitious phase of expansion, building on our successful and highly-regarded programmes to make even greater impact to the lives of poor people in Myanmar.

Role overview

To Provide Strategic Leadership and Technical advice on Social Cohesion Programme portfolio in Myanmar to contribute to building safe, peaceful and resilience community. Take lead in working with social cohesion networks and explore viable consortium to position VSO wider engagements and VfD leadership in social cohesion.

Skills, qualifications and experience

• Experiences and knowledge in social accountability, resilience and gender and inclusion work is an added value
• Experience working in fragile states with most vulnerable women, youth and people with disability specifically in promoting inclusion, resilience, peaceful co-existence and tolerance, social integration and justice
• Proven ability to engage with a range of stakeholders including government, CSOs, networks and primary actors
• Evidence of understanding of donor platforms in Myanmar, donor engagements and track record of securing funding to support peace related work.
• Experience of financial management of budgets, including building a budget, monitoring and managing expenditure.
• Experience of managing complex partnership relations, including multiple consortia/alliance relationships.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, with ability to vary communication content and style to suit audience to inform, motivate and inspire.
• Experience in social cohesion, peacebuilding, resilience and tolerance building role in Myanmar.
• Experience of working with a development agency that works through volunteers and volunteering as an approach to development.

Right to work in Myanmar is required. VSO will not be able to provide for visa and work permit.

VSO promotes equal opportunities, values inclusion and seek to have a diverse workforce. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion and disability.

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.

Due to a high volume of applications, only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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).

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