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Volunteer role: Technical Vocational Training Advisor

Type of role:Business, management and IT
Application Closing Date:1 Nov 2017
Interview date:on going
Start date:TBD

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

Assess the needs and build the operational and management capacity of staff, management and board members of the vocational training institute so they have the leadership, policies and practices to support the delivery of quality, market relevant, internationally recognised (e.g. City and Guilds) and industry demanded standards of skills training and services; so the local population have increased preparedness for employment

Skills, qualifications and experience

• A degree in a relevant field
• 5+ years of experience in Welding and metal fabrication or Motor vehicle repair/Mechanical Eng or Carpentry and Joinery or Building and concrete Technician
• Familiarity with governance practice
• Proven coaching and mentoring skills
• Experience of working with/training low capacity teams
• Experience within vocational training organisations especially those offering C&G and/or NVQ
• Experience of conducting and rolling out organisational capacity assessments
• Experience of delivering Training of Trainers
• Experience of working with/training low capacity teams/grass root organisations
• Prior experience of working in developing countries (in Africa, in an NGO
• Motorbike experience or willingness to learn

Allowance and accommodation

All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency. The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home.

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic but VSOs standards for security and facilities

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

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