Volunteer role: Women and Youth Empowerment Advisor

Type of role Advocacy policy and research
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 Women and Youth Empowerment Advisor will provide technical support and build capacity of national volunteers and key staff in close collaboration with county governments, CSOs, private sector, entrepreneurs, youth, national and international volunteers and community to deliver Women and Youth Empowerment Projects.

Skills, qualifications and experience

At least 3 years’ experience working in women and youth employment programmes in an NGO or community-based organisations.
• Proven ability of communicating at various levels within and between organisations depending on audience and content of the message.
• Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation.
• Good facilitation and coaching skills
• Knowledge on social inclusion and gender practices
• Experience of effective capacity and team building
• Experience working with limited resources within a challenging environment.
• Knowledge, skills and experience in capacity building and training

This is a speculative role in anticipation of funding. More details will be availed as funding is 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.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description to read more details about the position and the skills and experience we’re looking for. To submit your application, click on ‘Apply now’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

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Volunteer Dr Kiran Cheedella in Sierra Leone
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