Volunteer role: Knowledge and Information Management Role

Type of role Advocacy policy and research
Location Various Countries
Application Closing Date
Interview date To be Confirmed
Start date After June 2020

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.

Role overview

The purpose of this placement is to ensure improved Knowledge & information management capacity.

It is also to improve the way knowledge is collected, accessed and handled across the organization/community.

It is to improve Organisational effectiveness by developing and embedding a unified knowledge management system, procedures and tools which will then help Community networks to better plan and execute their work, facilitate the flow and collection of updated information across networks, and emanated from different sources.

In addition, standardize and institutionalize the networking approaches through capacity building strategies, plans and tools, developed to improve effectiveness of each individual network, mainly by mentoring and coaching highly targeted training activities and follow up support. Lastly, lessons learned will be shared and replicated.

Skills, qualifications and experience

You have:

• Extensive experience in knowledge management by working with local networks in governance and social accountability sectors;
• Experience in developing and designing knowledge management tools/guideline for local communities at national and sub-national level;
• Strong knowledge in research, capacity building and ICT skills;
• Experience leading group of dynamic in multi-sector settings;
• Excellent inter-personal and team building skills.
• Strategic and analytical skills
• Report writing skills

This is a speculative role in anticipation of roles in Knowledge and Information Management opening up in 2020/2021. Details of the location and duration will be shared once the role is developed and funding confirmed.

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.

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