Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Job Recruitment & How To Apply

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Job Recruitment & How To Apply

Application form for Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Job Recruitment is now out online for young graduate that are currently unemployed, see details about how to apply below.

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) is the world’s leading international development organization whose vision is “A World without poverty”. Our approach to fighting poverty is through the lasting power of volunteering. VSO currently works in 24 countries across Africa, Asia and The Pacific.

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) is now using this medium to invite competent and qualified young graduates that are currently unemployed to fill the vacant job position below;

1.) National Professional Volunteer – Sign Language Professional
2.) Community Volunteer – Education Program Support
3.) Technical Expert – Rural Livelihoods 
4.) Volunteer, Disaster Risk Reduction & Resilence Specialist

 

1.Job Title: National Professional Volunteer – Sign Language Professional

Locations: Kano and Enugu, Nigeria
Duration: 14 Days
Start Date: 26th April, 2019.

Responsibilities

  • Support education programs of  pupils living with disabilities (LWD)in Schools identified by VSO Nigeria with primary focus on children with auditory learning disorder ( ALD) and language processing disorder (LPD)
  • Provide teaching to children, teachers and relevant stakeholders on the use of sign language
  • Provide support on improving quality of learning for children with learning disabilities ( ALD & LPD)  on numeracy and literacy
  • Provide professional skills for interpreting and teaching sign language to non-sign language users
  • Work with other VSO teams in creating awareness at community and state level on improving access to quality education to marginalised children with focus on children LWD ( ALD +LPD)
  • Support and work closely with teachers, community volunteers, school parents and guardians to improve learning outcomeof Children LWD( ALD& LPD)that are out of schools, school dropout and in schools.

Skills and Knowledge
Successful candidates are likely to have the following skills, knowledge and experience:

Essential

  • Must have a demonstrated skills to interpret and communicate using sign language.
  • Nigerian with at least a National Certificate in Education (NCE) or qualification related to education.
  • Practical experience working with children, preferably of children in early primary school stage (Primary 1-3) is of great advantage.
  • A good level of written English.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to work with a range of people in different roles and with different backgrounds and levels of knowledge and experience.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision, taking initiative and taking responsibility for results.
  • A commitment to supporting educational improvement of children leaving with disabilities.
  • A commitment to work on the programme for 1 year to maximize their learning about effective programme delivery and change-management

The following skills, knowledge and experience would be useful but not essential:

  • Training and/or mentoring experience preferably in education.
  • Data collection and project monitoring experience.
  • Good working ICT skillsin particular good knowledge of using tablets, smartphones and computers for data collection.
  • Experience of training, supporting and mentoring others.

Competencies:

  • Building and Sustaining working relationships
  • The social skills to build and actively maintain working relationships that foster teamwork and collaboration with others for the benefit of a common goal.
  • Open Minded and Respectful
  • A non-judgemental approach that values other people and culture.
  • Seeking and Sharing Knowledge
  • Recognition that learning is a two-way and continuous process.
  • Facilitating Positive Change
  • The ability to analyse problems and develop lasting solutions in line with VSO approaches.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Interview Date

15th May, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

2.Job Title: Community Volunteer – Education Program Support

Locations: Enugu and Kaduna
Start date: 15 June 2019
Duration: 1 year

Job Purpose

  • The role holder will serve as a mentor for children in line with the Peer to Peer Project.
  • She will also contribute in ensuring the establishment of the Inclusive Neighborhood Learning Space as well as supporting in knowledge product creation in line with VSO values and objectives.

Responsibilities

  • Support in mentoring school children and out of school children.
  • Support peer to peer learning among children
  • Keep and report weekly records of use of activities and pupil’s learning progress in line with aims and objectives of project
  • Maintain and document records, case studies and success stories in- line with the project.
  • Notify appropriate line manager on any relevant information such as requisition, progress and challenges.
  • Ensure that all work in community reflects the distinctive ethos of VSO.
  • Act as a positive role model and promote the aims, values and ethos of VSO and uphold all rules and policies.
  • Carry out a share of supervisory duties in accordance with VSO schedules.
  • Participate in appropriate meetings with community members.
  • Collaborate with VSON to initiate and implement interventions that will contribute to improved relevant and quality of learning of students.

Requirements, Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • Minimum of School Leaving Certificate.
  • Good knowledge of tutoring English and Maths to schools pupils
  • Ability to take initiatives, team player who is able to work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to vary communication content and style to suit audiences to inform, motivate and inspire
  • Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly. Practicing innovation & change. Practicing gender & cultural diversity.
  • Strong skills for relating and working with men and women, boys and girls.
  • Relationship Building – Ability to build effective working relationships, inspiring confidence and credibility with employees at all levels. Strong influencer of others. Ability to work effectively across a globally dispersed organisation.
  • People Management – Experience of management of project team members
  • Organisation and planning – Excellent coordination and planning skills with experience of working under pressure. Time management skills.

Competencies
Ability to work with children:

  • Understanding of Child protection and how to work with children.

Building and sustaining working relationships:

  • The social skills to build and actively maintain working relationships that foster teamwork and collaboration with others for the benefit of a common goal.

Open Minded and Respectful:

  • A non-judgemental approach that values other people and culture.

Seeking and Sharing Knowledge:

  • Recognition that learning is a two-way and continuous process.

Facilitating Positive Change:

  • The ability to analyse problems and develop lasting solutions inline with VSO approaches.

Adaptability:

  • A flexible approach and the ability to adapt behaviour to different situations.

Resilience:

  • The self-confidence to work with a variety of situations, diverse people and ambiguity

Application Closing Date
5th May, 2019.

Interview Date

30th May, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

3.Job Title: Technical Expert – Rural Livelihoods

Location: VSO Office Abuja, Nigeria or Phnom Penh, Cambodia – Based within the Knowledge for Impact Team as well as the Resilient Livelihoods Core Programme Area Team
Responsible to: Global Head of Knowledge for Impact with matrix to Global sponsor, Livelihoods.
Contract type: Permanent
Full Time: 35 hours per week

Role Purpose

  • You will provide technical leadership in resilient livelihoods to a globally dispersed team of staff and volunteers to identify, test, and document new and promising practices across VSO’s Rural Livelihoods programmes, specifically in Nigeria, but also in Cambodia and other countries in Africa and Asia that have Resilient Rural Livelihoods programme activities.
  • The overall aim of the position is to support improvement in the quality and impact of VSO’s Resilient Rural Livelihoods programmes globally to enable VSO to document, replicate and expand effective approaches, with the aim of helping more of the world’s poor and marginalized people to achieve their livelihood aspirations.

Responsibilities
Leadership:

  • Lead the implementation of the resilient livelihoods strategy and theory of action, with its assets and capabilities core, around which VSO is seeking to build a unique identity in its livelihoods programming.
  • Review progress made with programme implementation and documentation of promising approaches against the theory of action and identify where additional or modified approaches are required.
  • Track areas where the assets and capabilities approach can be developed further in resilient rural livelihoods programming.

Promote good practice:

  • Ensure completion of the learning and guidance documentation work around the promising approaches identified in the resilient livelihoods theory of action.
  • Support the conduct of vulnerability context analyses in Nigeria and Cambodia, especially with regard to the analysis of social differentiation and power relations.
  • Lead work in identifying value chains and the associated market actors that are most
  • Suitable for VSO’s primary actors (poorer households, women, youth and Persons with Disabilities).
  • Support the development of work around sustainable agricultural practices and the development of more balanced and resilient rural household food security and livelihood strategies.
Skills Required
Essential:

  • Master’s in Development studies, Agriculture or other relevant qualification, or equivalent experience.
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of innovations in assets and capabilities enhancement in rural livelihoods programming, especially on-farm and off-farm; enterprise development; market-led approaches.
  • Proven experience of securing external funding and grants, including proposal development. Evidence of understanding the challenges of donor and contract management and the implications for programme management.
  • Proven experience in financial management, including building a budget, monitoring and managing expenditure. Experience of having compiled financial reports.
  • Excellent understanding and demonstrated experience of project cycle management, organisational assessment, planning and M&E tools and processes.
  • Experience of compiling donor reports.
  • Leadership and people management skills; including handling complex
  • Situations to an effective conclusion; experience of developing, coaching and managing high performing teams.
  • Self-motivated, ability to use own initiative, flexibility.
  • Strong representation and negotiation skills; ability to negotiate and maintain relations with external stakeholders.
  • Oral and written fluency in English, with ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences.
  • Able to travel, including work away from the home base for up to 30% of time, both within the country and occasionally internationally with some weekend and evening work.
  • Excellent coordination and planning skills with experience of working under pressure. Time management skills.

Desirable:

  • Practical experience gained within a volunteering NGO context and of managing a volunteer programme.
  • Evidence of ability to provide effective support to international and national volunteers.
  • Experience and knowledge of the country and region.
  • Experience of working in a matrix organization with multiple reporting lines across different locations.

Salary
N20,400,000/annum

Application Closing Date
27th April, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click here for more information (MS Word)

4.Job Title: Volunteer, Disaster Risk Reduction & Resilence Specialist

Reference number: JOB0117479
Location: Abuja with frequent travel to other states in Nigeria
Duration: 12 months (possibly starting June 2019)

Job purpose

  • This national volunteer role will contribute to the Rural Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) strategy, analysis, documentation/ knowledge management, coordination, reporting, liaison and networking.
  • The NV-DRR/RS will work closely with VSO projects and ensure that all VSO projects are integrating resilience concept.
  • S/he is also responsible for providing technical support on DRR, coordination, networking, and liaison with VSO projects and partners, government, and other stakeholders.
  • S/he will support Vulnerability Capacity Assessment (VCA), Disaster Risk Management Plan (MDRMP) and contingency plan of Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) formulation process especially on the EUAV project.

Responsibilities
Technical Support:

  • Support stakeholder mapping of humanitarian and resilience stakeholders.
  • Conduct risk assessments and community disaster risk preparedness and management plans
  • Support the country office to prepare a disaster preparedness and management plans
  • Assist in developing a training module on resilience and humanitarian aid disaster preparedness for the country team
  • Oversee and provide technical input to the design Resilience /DRR systems, procedures, framework, tools and guidelines as needed for the Project
  • Provide technical support to VSO projects on integration of resilience in alignment to VSO core approaches, strategies and guidelines and in compatible with the context analysis.
Skill, knowledge & experience
Professional skills and qualifications needed for the position:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Resilience/ DRR or any relevant field, with relevant work experience in the design and implementation of disaster risk reduction or other related areas in the Rural/Urban context.
  • Practical experience and knowledge on global and national DRR related policies and practices, core humanitarian standard, rights based approach, gender and social inclusion
  • Experience in conducting study on shocks and stresses assessment in the field level
  • Knowledge on resilience interventions, especially in Nigeria
  • Experience in developing training module and disaster risk preparedness and management plans
  • Experience working in livelihood programs targeting marginalised communities
  • Excellent communication skills in both English and Hausa language
  • Excellent coordination, networking and facilitation skills
  • Good knowledge in project cycle management
  • Excellent attention to detail for providing accurate DRR capacity gap analysis, documentation and data.

Personal qualifications needed for the position:

  • Committed to rights based and gender sensitivity work, pro-poor policy, committed and strong civil society organizations and social mobilization.
  •  Able, willing and committed to work with people from different backgrounds
  • Contribute constructively to a working environment based on mutual respect, trust and commitment
  • Able to cope with stress and work under any challenging circumstances.

Competencies
Building and Sustaining working relationships:

  • The social skills to build and actively maintain working relationships that foster teamwork and collaboration with others for the benefit of a common goal.

Open Minded and Respectful:

  • A non-judgemental approach that values other people and culture.

Seeking and Sharing Knowledge:

  • Recognition that learning is a two-way and continuous process.

Facilitating Positive Change:

  • The ability to analyse problems and develop lasting solutions in line with VSO approaches.

Adaptability:

  • A flexible approach and the ability to adapt behaviour to different situations.

Resilience:

  • The self-confidence to work with a variety of situations, diverse people and ambiguity.

Application Closing Date
8th May, 2019.

Interview Date

15th May, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click here for more information (MS Word)

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