Contract Type: Volunteering service
VSO is the world’s leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It’s a highly effective approach that works, helping millions of people in some of the world’s poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty. 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.
This is a national volunteer role responsible to provide support and capacity building at the country level and to VSO staff, consortium partners, Civil Society Organizations, especially youth-focused/led organizations to enable them to: gain skills and knowledge in social accountability relevant to the needs of the Intersectionality Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights programme; have the necessary tools for undertaking social accountability activities within the programme; raise awareness and promote dialogue among different stakeholders to respond to the needs and priorities of vulnerable youth with compounded vulnerabilities across the programme; and to engage and mobilize vulnerable youth groups to lead their own advocacy agendas.
This is not a paid job but a volunteering opportunity to give back to the community we are part of. However, a modest amount of stipend will be given to support the living expense of the volunteer. Join us as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.
The ideal applicant for this opportunity has
- At least a bachelor’s degree in a related subject preferably in Public Policy, Political Science, Law, Gender or Development studies.
- At least three years’ experience in advocacy and policy space as well as developing responses to SRHR issues in a development context.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively convene, coordinate and communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders and identifying their needs and using their own voice to express their priorities.
- Strong background in participatory community consultation.
- Experience in designing and delivering community consultation programmes.
- Excellent organisational skills.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Excellent written and communication skills especially when explaining complex concepts to audiences of different levels.
- Proven ability to train, coach and supervise others.
How to Apply
Application procedure: if you meet the requirements and interested in this volunteering opportunity please follow the following link to apply