GBV Situational Analysis Consultant,Consultant: Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Response Interventions,Proposal Development Manager,Donor Partnerships Manager,Research, Monitoring and Evaluation coordinator,Technical Advisor-Health

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya
    Salary: To be negotiated
    Contract type: Consultant Agreement
    Contract length: 30 days
    Full Time: 35 hours per week
    Application Closing Date: 9 Feb 2020
    Interview date: To be confirmed
    Start date: ASAP

    VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

    Role overview

    The analysis will help VSO Kenya to understand and identify ways of addressing the gendered norms and inequalities that drive GBV in a way that is responsive to, and informed by, the actual priorities of the community, in line with VSO’s principle of placing people at the heart of the development process, and providing a system that responds to GBV.
    The situational analysis will be done in four counties; Siaya, Makueni, Machakos and Taita Taveta and will entail collecting primary and secondary data on GBV in these counties and compiling a report. The information required will entail (but not limited to) prevalence, drivers, perpetrators, efforts that have been made to fight GBV, partners in the target counties doing work to fight GBV, impact of GBV on the livelihoods, health and education of girls and women, barriers/challenges experienced while fighting against GBV in the county and recommendations on what more could be done by VSO Kenya.

    Skills, qualifications and experience

    The successful consultant should have the following experience and competencies:
    • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Gender Studies, Community Development and Population Studies, Social Science and/or other related fields of study.
    • Minimum of 5 years working on GBV programming with a focus on prevention preferred.
    • Previous experience working on social norms change.
    • Demonstrated understanding of gender and patriarchy and the role both play in violence against women and girls.
    • Demonstrated experience working directly with survivors of GBV
    • Demonstrated experience with operationalizing GBV principles, knowledge of local and International standards for GBV prevention and response.

    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

    Equal Opportunities

    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. Applicants are advised that VSO does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

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    Location: Various, Various Countries
    Salary: TBA
    Contract type: Consultant Agreement
    Contract length: 1 month
    Full Time: 40 hours per week
    Application Closing Date: 9 Feb 2020
    Interview date: 10 February 2020
    Start date: 17 February 2020

    VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

    Role overview

    The main purpose of the assessment is to document what VSO has learnt from Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Response Interventions across 6 Countries (Mozambique, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Myanmar, Pakistan, Nepal) highlighting key successes including what worked well (drivers for the success) and also challenges faced. The assessment will draw on experiences from primary actors, partners and other stakeholders involved in ER and DRR. The assessment will also identify factors that we need to consider if we are to play a significant role in this area.

    Skills, qualifications and experience

    Key objectives of the assessment

    This assessment has the following objectives:
    1. To understand the key roles that VSO performed during the various emergency response interventions in the six case countries.
    2. Identify and articulate VSO’s unique contribution in th delivery of its intervention
    3. To assess the impact of the interventions on primary actors
    4. To determine whether VSO’s interventions and approach are aligned with international DRR and ER quality standards
    5. To capture and document best practices and lessons learnt that may be used to inform future design of Emergency Response and DRR interventions.
    6. Identify key success drivers
    7. Identify enablers and inhibitors of success, from response and recovery intervention design and implementation perspectives
    8. Based on the emerging evidence, provide recommendations on what role we are uniquely positioned to play in this sector and its implications for programming

    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

    Equal Opportunities

    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.

    To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

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    Location: United Kingdom, United Kingdom
    Salary: £40,305 per annum plus benefits
    Contract type: Fixed Term
    Contract length: 6 months
    Full Time: 35 hours per week
    Application Closing Date: 9 Feb 2020
    Interview date: ASAP
    Start date: ASAP

    VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

    Role overview

    In this global role, you will be responsible for supporting VSO to seek and respond to restricted funding opportunities – developing competitive funding proposals by coordinating VSO bid teams and acting as lead writer. You will be able to design impactful programmes together with programme team and to build a strong partnership with international development ‘actors’. This is a 6 month fixed term contract based in the UK.

    Skills, qualifications and experience

    Skills, qualifications and experience

    • Proven experience of preparing compelling, high-quality documentation (concept notes, presentations, proposals, budgets, reports, log frames, Theories of Change etc.) for different donor audiences
    • Proven track record in writing winning donor proposals for donors including USAID, EC, UKAID, SIDA, and UN Agencies – excellent knowledge of donor proposal formats, log frames and budgeting
    • Experience of establishing and cultivating strong donor relationships that have delivered substantially increased income
    • Proven experience of evaluating proposals and providing high quality analytical, feedback to programmes
    • Familiarity with M&E tools; theories of change, monitoring frameworks and basic evaluation techniques
    • Proven ability to research new funding opportunities and to make appropriate judgements about their potential to realise significant restricted income
    • Strong interpersonal skills, including written, verbal and presentation skills used in international settings – the experience of leading and facilitating workshops and training
    • Proven experience of establishing and negotiating partnerships between organisations; experience in developing and writing consortia proposals and teaming agreements as part of consortia bid development
    • Strong administrative and organizational skills: ability to be self-directed and take initiative
    • Strong analytical and financial and skills.

    Qualifications required
    • Educated to degree level in an international development-related discipline
    • IT skills including fluency in Microsoft Office suite and database usage
    • Experience of living and working internationally (4+ years required)
    • Fluency in English (written and spoken). Portuguese, French or other languages desirable
    • IT skills including fluency in Microsoft Office suite and database usage
    • Ability to travel globally (estimated 30-50% travel required)

    Unfortunately we are unable to provide sponsorship for this position, so please ensure you have the right to work in the UK before you apply.

    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.

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    Location: Kingston, United Kingdom
    Salary: £45,000 per year full time
    Contract type: Fixed Term
    Contract length: Until the end of March
    Full Time: 35 hours per week
    Application Closing Date: 9 Feb 2020
    Interview date: TBC
    Start date: ASAP

    VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

    Role overview

    Working within the Business Pursuit Team, provide lead donor specialism on a range of bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors and institutions but with a focus on UN agencies. The role will include analysis and management of donor and partner intelligence, leading on pre-positioning and consortium development and high quality bid development. This will enable VSO to position for and secure high value new business opportunities to grow VSO’s global programme portfolio. We would be open to a part time role with the right candidate.

    This is a fixed term until the 31 March 2020. We are looking to appoint immediately.

    Skills, qualifications and experience

    Skills Required:

    Essential
    • Excellent knowledge of a range of bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors (esp. USAID, WB, etc) and global foundations, their priorities and ways of working
    • Proven ability to identify and analyse new business opportunities and then lead in pre-positioning and response
    • Proven success in securing high value funding – including grants, cooperative agreements and commercial service contracts
    • Demonstrable experience of relationship building including ability to take the initiative in seeking and following up on prospects
    • Experience of negotiating with international implementing partners in consortia in response to funding calls
    • Able to analyse, prioritise and strategize donor information, feeding back on proposals, and advising/reporting to senior staff
    • Able to influence and convince colleagues on how/when to approach relevant donors
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills; experience in developing and delivering training and workshops
    • Excellent organisation skills and strong ability to effectively operate under high pressure environments and to tight deadlines

    Qualifications
    • Relevant post-graduate qualification or its equivalent
    • Significant business development experience in a development context
    • Experience of living and working internationally required
    • Fluency in English (written and spoken).
    • Ability and willingness to travel regularly – up to 25% of time

    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

    Equal Opportunities

    VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

    VSO also offers a range of additional benefits:
    • A friendly and supportive office environment
    • Opportunities for flexible working and working from home
    • Generous annual leave of 37 days (inclusive of public holidays)
    • Competitive pension with Scottish Widows (matched at 5%)
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Lockers and shower facilities
    • Fun free lunch time activities like boot camp
    • Professional development
    • Employee and Volunteer Assistance Programme offering free, confidential support and guidance on a wide range of topics from money matters to legal issues, as well as counselling and a helpline.

    Unfortunately we are unable to provide sponsorship for this position, so please ensure you have the right to work in Washington before you apply.

    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.

    To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

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    Location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
    Salary: Competitive
    Contract type: Permanent
    Contract length: Open
    Full Time: 35 hours per week
    Application Closing Date: 11 Feb 2020
    Interview date: to be confirmed
    Start date: April 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 Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator will provide programme research, monitoring and evaluation support to the country office team. The Manager will take the lead on designing and implementing research and evaluation strategies, improving programme monitoring systems and processes, monitoring programme performance, and building monitoring and evaluation capacity of the programme team. The Manager will ensure that high quality data and outcomes of programme research, monitoring and evaluation are systematically generated for the team’s use in improving the design and delivery of VSO’s high quality programmes. If you want to optimize the contribution towards eliminating poverty and work with volunteers and staff from different culture, this might be your job

    Skills, qualifications and experience

    Masters or Bachelor degree level in M&E or equivalent in social sciences and or social research;

    Experience of, awareness of and commitment to gender equality and social inclusiveness in research, monitoring and evaluation processes

    Extensive experience in monitoring, evaluation and/or research using participatory practices and either/ both quantitative and qualitative methodologies;

    Experience in providing research, monitoring and evaluation support for programme design and proposal development.

    Experience in developing and implementing M&E systems and frameworks in an NGO environment.
    Sound understanding on formative/summative design; impact evaluation design and implementation

    Strong computer skills and data management

    Skilled in handling data and the ability to analyse and synthesize data and evidence from different sources

    Experience of reporting to donors in the development sector

    Ability to build capacity of others, facilitation, coaching and training skills.

    Fluency in spoken and written English

    Experience of use of communications materials to influence others

    Desirable:

    Work experience with INGOs and/or UN agencies

    Experience in using statistical packages (SPSS, STATA, EPI Info);

    Being up-to-date on the current international debate around development effectiveness and research and evaluation methodologies

    Experience of developing a communications strategy and ensuring buy in from other staff

    Experience of using online communications methods (e.g. social media) for work purposes

    VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications, and If you wont hear from us in 2 weeks after advert Closed consider that your application is unsuccessfully. only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

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

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    Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Salary: To be negotiated
    Contract type: Fixed Term
    Full Time: 35 hours per week
    Application Closing Date: 14 Feb 2020
    Interview date: To be confirmed
    Start date: 01/04/2020

    VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

    Role overview

    This role will provide leadership in program development and business pursuit of the Health Programming in VSO Ethiopia

    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
    The ideal applicant has
    • Post Graduate Degree in Public Health or similar field with clinical work experience
    • Minimum of 8 years’ work experience in the health sector preferably significant portion of it to be in Maternal, New born, and Child Health related interventions
    • Minimum of five years’ work experience in INGO or Donor world
    • Excellent understanding of the overall country’s Health System functioning and operation including its policy background and reasoning
    • Already established professional relationship with Government health bureaus/hospitals/facilities and within the development sector
    • Well established business development and resource mobilisation experience with proven track record of achievement
    • Proven record of high level strategic engagement with donors, academia, development partners and government institutions
    • Experience in new partnership establishment and development for program achievement

    Equal Opportunities

    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.

    To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

    Make an application