Volunteer role: Organizational Development Advisor

Type of role
Location Various Countries
Application Closing Date
Interview date To be Confirmed
Start date Soonest possible

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 OD Adviser’s primary responsibilities include working with senior management and relevant staff in the Community based organizations (CSO's) to develop and implement the relevant organizations Plans. These plans will be developed through a participatory analysis and prioritization process, involving a cross section of staff from all levels and functions of the organization, and will define the strategic direction of the organisation.

Activities will include a review and/ or revision or development of the below;

o Strategic Direction and Planning
o Organizational governance systems
o Organizational mission and vision
o Finance systems, including financial reporting to donors
o HR policies and procedures
o IT and knowledge management systems
o Sustainability planning
o Partnering strategies
o Proposal writing and official communications

The role will also include training of relevant staff in the procedures developed, including the capacity building of individuals and teams.

Skills, qualifications and experience

5 Years’ experience in organisational Behaviour analysis, development & management including financial management.

Be familiar with Organisational Development tools and approaches.

Be able to adapt to difficult and changing circumstances, be able to manage uncertainty, and be an excellent team member.

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.

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.

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