Psycho Social Care and Support Specialist – Emergencies in Education,Education Management Adviser,Social Cohesion Support Officer,Senior National Volunteer – Communications CDP,SRHR Behavioural Change Advocacy Facilitator

    Type of role Agriculture and natural resources
    Location Ethiopia
    Application Closing Date 31 Mar 2020
    Interview date To be confirmed
    Start date As soon as possible

    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. In 2018/19, VSO supported over one million of the poorest and most excluded people in 23 countries across Africa and Asia.

    Why volunteer?

    Volunteering with VSO is your opportunity to improve lives and gain unforgettable experiences. You will immerse yourself in a new culture, face fresh challenges and build new friendships whilst doing something truly fulfilling.

    Role overview

    To improve the education situation of target children in conflict affected locations through designing a tailored trainings, in service support and deliver programs which could enable the capacity of partner and primary actors respond to emergency situations. The responsibility of the volunteer is to work with the country team in developing programs focused on education in emergencies, design different tailored trainings for education officers, planners and supervisors and school teachers. Develop alternative strategies for inclusion of marginalized and out of school children in the education system. Coordinate the overall project activities, engage and lead assessment, monitoring and evaluation of the project.

    Skills, qualifications and experience

    Qualification

    •A recognized MA level Qualification in education in emergencies, Psychology Child friendly Methods, educational psychology, guidance and counselling with grounded experience in teacher training, educational monitoring and assessment project management, and training materials development;

    Experience/Knowledge
    •Proven experience in training of teachers at pre-primary and primary level and proven knowledge and skills in Active learning, child-centred and inclusive methodologies and special needs education,
    •Proven knowledge and experience in projects related to DRR, child-centred and active learning methodologies,
    •Practical understanding of children and teachers’ needs in areas of basic education
    •Evidenced skills experiences and qualification in psychosocial skill and child friendly methods;

    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.

    How we support our volunteers

    VSO provides a support package which includes a basic living allowance, accommodation, medical cover and travel expenses. You’ll get extensive training before leaving and support from local staff when you’re overseas. When you return, we’ll help you resettle.

    Some background about VSO

    In the last 60 years, we have worked in over 90 countries and supported over 50 million people. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation.
    Our proven approach works with volunteers of different skillsets, from overseas consultants to youth. These volunteers work alongside community organisations, local and national governments, and global partners.
    Right now, VSO is bringing justice to rape survivors in Pakistan, building resilient disaster prevention and relief in Mozambique, ending stigma against children with disabilities in Ethiopia and tackling the youth skills gap in Uganda and Bangladesh.
    Today over 50% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same: create a fair world for everyone.

    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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    Type of role Teaching and education
    Location ,Cambodia
    Application Closing Date 31 Mar 2020
    Interview date To be announced
    Start date To be announced

    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. As a VSO volunteer you’ll live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. By sharing your unique skills and experience you’ll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you 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 as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

    Role overview

    VSO Cambodia are recruiting 8 international volunteers to work as Education Management Advisors in the the third phase of a project called Capacity Development Partnership – VSO. The project intends to enhance learning outcomes for children in Cambodia by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the education sector. Indeed, the project will focus on ensuring the development, implementation and monitoring of results-based and high quality sector plans and budgets in the sub-national levels, particularly in target provinces, districts and under-performing schools.
    Education Management Advisers will work towards strengthening regional and local planning and management systems and building the planning and management capacity of MoEYS official at subnational levels.

    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

    Equal Opportunities

    VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

    Allowance

    As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

    Accommodation

    VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

    Some background about VSO

    Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes focus on the areas of health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organisations, from local and national governments, to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.

    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

     

    Type of role
    Location Myanmar
    Application Closing Date 31 Mar 2020
    Interview date TBA
    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. As a VSO volunteer you’ll live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. By sharing your unique skills and experience you’ll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you 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 as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

    Role overview

    The volunteer will work with VSO Social Cohesion Programme providing relevant support in delivering social cohesion programmes at community level. S/he will mobilize community, partners and various stakeholders to participate in context analysis, action research, and design and implement pilot projects on social cohesion in promoting cohesive society through addressing different social conflict driving factors. The volunteer will work as a liaison person to enhance communications between community, partners and VSO. The Volunteer will support in reviewing social cohesion tools to ensure that they are conflict-sensitive, culturally and language appropriate, and support in delivering of community initiatives of VSO Social Cohesion Programme. S/he will take full responsibilities for documenting and sharing learnings on social cohesion work with technical support from the Social Cohesion Programme Team.

    The Volunteer will be based in VSO Mon (home-based, potentially with office) and travels to program areas in Mon and Kayin State.

    Skills, qualifications and experience

    Essential:
    • A University degree in Social Sciences, Public Policy, Public Administration, Peace building, International Development, or related field.
    • A minimum of more than three years professional experience in a related sector or context (e.g., Good Governance, Conflict sensitivity, Gender, Peace building, Inclusion, Women Empowerment and Development etc)
    • Experience and demonstrated results in social cohesion in programming, in a developing country context
    • Demonstrated understanding of issues and challenges related to conflict, women, ethnic and religious minority.
    • Experience in advocacy and/or influencing a range of decision-makers e.g. national governments, intergovernmental organisations, UN organisations, Ethnic Organizations, Ethnic Armed Groups
    • Excellent communication and social skills, the ability to work closely with a variety of stakeholders.
    • Ability to work independently as well as with multiple stakeholders in a time-pressured environment.

    Desirable:
    • Demonstrated success in engaging with and mobilizing communities related to social cohesion
    • Ability to work both as team member and independently.
    • Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with high level stakeholders
    • Experience in capacity strengthening. Training and advisory work
    • Experience of Monitoring and evaluation, particularly of advocacy projects

    Allowance

    As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home.

    Accommodation

    VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

    Some background about VSO

    Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes focus on the areas of health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organisations, from local and national governments, to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.

    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

     

    Type of role Communications and fundraising
    Location Cambodia
    Application Closing Date 31 Mar 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. As a VSO volunteer you’ll live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. By sharing your unique skills and experience you’ll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you 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 as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

    Role overview

    The role of the National Volunteer – Communications will be assisting CDP Project Manager to promote CDP project visibility in 8 target provinces of VSO and identify appropriate communication channels/methods for reaching out to different audiences in other 17 non-target provinces as well. Communication Volunteer will work to collect and promote all CDP project key achievements, case study, video content, and other events by using social media platforms and innovations with support from M&E and Research Coordinator of the project.

    Skills, qualifications and experience

    Skills, Knowledge, and Experiences Required:

    Education:
    •Qualification in Professional Communication/ Department of Media and Communication or other related field.

    Experiences
    •Experience in communications and social media, either through education, work or volunteering
    •Experience working within an International development organisation or charity is an advantage
    •Interest in media and communications (including social media)
    •Innovative, tech-savvy and experienced using key social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube) to engage with different stakeholders
    •Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
    •Good command of English and Khmer languages in both speaking and writing
    •Fully IT literate
    •Commitment to volunteering for at least 12 months
    •Ability to work as part of a team
    •Enthusiasm and willingness to learn

    Competencies and Behavior
    •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

    Allowance and Benefits:
    VSO will support the living expenses of volunteering during your placement period such following:
    – In-country monthly allowance: USD383 per month
    – Housing monthly allowance: USD 70 per month (relocated volunteers when away from home. This housing allowance will be included in the monthly allowance)
    – Resettlement grant is paid at the rate of USD155 per month for the duration of the placement, at the condition the volunteer stays the full duration or at least 75% of the agreed placement duration

    As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

    Accommodation

    VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

    Some background about VSO

    Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes focus on the areas of health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organisations, from local and national governments, to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.

    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

     

    Location Myanmar
    Application Closing Date 01 Apr 2020
    Interview date TBA
    Start date April 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. As a VSO volunteer you’ll live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. By sharing your unique skills and experience you’ll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you 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 as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

    Role overview

    VSO Youth SRHR project will contribute to enabling adolescent and youth including people with disabilities to realize their Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) and freedom from Gender Based Violence (GBV). The project will empower women and youth to lead advocacy and behaviour change campaigns on SRHR and GBV.
    The National SRHR Behavioural Change Advocacy Facilitator will closely work with VSO Programme team and SRHR Policy and Advocacy Specialist to mobilise youths to be able to advocate on SRHR issues relating with youth. The National SRHR BCA Facilitators will start-up and facilitate local youth groups to build community activism towards long term social and policy change on Youth SRHR.
    The successful candidate should therefore have experience in SRHR advocacy and campaign and working with young people to transform harmful and negative behaviours around SRHR. The National SRHR Behavioural Change Advocacy Facilitator will work under the direct supervision of the VSO SRHR Project Officer with additional technical support from the SRHR Policy and Advocacy Specialist.
    The volunteer will be based on one of three sites (Kayin, Magway and Southern Shan State).

    Skills, qualifications and experience

    – Bachelor’s degree in development studies, gender and development, public health, social work, or other related fields.

    – At least three years’ experience working on SRHR, youth engagement, or community development issues.

    – A sound understanding of youth SRHR in Myanmar context, as well as a good understanding of the stakeholder landscape at the local level.

    – Extensive experience in training on topics related to the project, and providing technical assistance to local stakeholders.

    – Fluent Myanmar, relevant local languages as well as excellent spoken and written English are essential.

    – Knowledge of potential partners in Youth SRHR in Kayin, Magway and Southern Shan State

    Allowance

    As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

    Accommodation

    VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

    Some background about VSO

    Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes focus on the areas of health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organisations, from local and national governments, to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.

    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

    To apply for this job email your details to rhelmzrt@gmail.com