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 in Africa and Asia 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.
This is an exciting opportunity to contribute improving the employability of vulnerable and marginalised people, including women, youth and people with disabilities in the countries that VSO is working in. the volunteer will provide technical support to build capacity of women/youth’s collective actions through their networks and association to protect, include recognize and uphold their economic rights and entitlements, focusing on female youth accessibility to employability and entrepreneurship opportunities. The volunteer also will focus on the enhancement of inclusive market driven and gender responsive services delivered to female youth led MSMEs by Business Development Service – BDS support Public & Private institutions.
The assignment is aiming at reaching 3000+ youth network members and their leaders.
Skills, qualifications and experience
Competencies and Behaviour
At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:
- Ability to be open minded and respectful
- Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
- Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
- Ability to seek and share knowledge
- VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.
- VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.
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.
The deadline for submitting the application is 30 March 2021