VSO

  • Kampala, Uganda

About VSO 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.

VSO Kampala, Uganda
07/06/2019
Volunteer role: Employment and Entrepreneurship Adviser Type of role: Business, management and IT Location: Kampala,  Uganda Application Closing Date: 17 Jun 2019 Interview date: To be announced Start date: July 2019 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 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 ideal person for this position will be working hand in hand with members of the Global Livelihoods team, located around the world, and Livelihoods in the country offices of VSO Tanzania, VSO Uganda and VSO Kenya. You will support documenting VSO’s work in the area of employment and entrepreneurship and advice on improvements and future focus of the work. Your input will ensure that VSO is delivering a relevant package of employment and entrepreneurship services to marginalized youth. Skills, qualifications and experience Qualifications (essential):  Bachelor’s degree in Business management or social science, Entrepreneurship, Economics or related field.  • Background on training, education or facilitation skills will be the most advantageous factor for this position.  • Communication – communicates at various levels depending on the audience and content of message, communicates the rights message, excellent in communication consistency between partners in the project  • Analysis and creative problem-solving – proactive to deliver solutions to challenges. Ability to analyse and quickly grasp the fundamentals of a need. Able to find innovative ways of solving or pre-empting problems.  • Flexibility – ability to be proactive in changing environment of working, business management, and entrepreneurship is desirable, experienced on people management and ability to work in a multinationals with flexibilities of cultural differences.  • Good writing skills 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.
VSO Arua, Uganda
30/05/2019
Volunteering/Volunteer
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 Assess the needs and build the business skills and practice of the Vocational Training Institute (VTI), to develop and implement strategies to become a self-sustained VTI that delivers, quality, agricultural market relevant, industry demanded standards of training skills and services. This project is part of a 3 year youth livelihood project, funded by private supporters of VSO’s work in Uganda. Skills, qualifications and experience Essential  • A degree in Business, Administration, Organizational management or related field  • 5+ years of relevant experience • Experience in supporting organisations to develop and implement strategic- and business plans  • Experience of Change Management, organisational transformations.  • Strong networking and partnership building skills and experience  • Proven coaching and mentoring skills  • Experience of working with/training low capacity teams • Effective communications skills (including IT skills and report writing) Desirable: • Knowledge and experience in agri-business sector; markets and value chain • Experience within vocational/agricultural training organisations  • Experience with youth / livelihoods projects • Experience of delivering Training of Trainers  • Prior experience of working in developing countries (in Africa, in an NGO • Motorbike experience or willingness to learn Personal Qualities • Strong interpersonal skills and suitable character to work in a slow-paced environment which can be bureaucratic (requiring patience and tenacity).  • Professionalism  • Conceptual and analytic thinking  • Initiative, self-motivated  • Ability to adjust and adapt easily to a new environment, culture and situation; address multiple challenges in the workplace and be able to work without much supervision.  • A team player able to work alongside their local colleagues in a spirit of partnership. • Proactive, supportive, adaptive and accommodative   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.   https://www.vsointernational.org/application-new/a0m3z00000CBAFkAAP
VSO Kotido, Uganda
02/04/2019
Teacher Educator Type of role: Advocacy policy and research Location: Kotido,  Uganda Application Closing Date: 30 Jun 2019 Interview date: ASAP Start date: ASAP 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 In collaboration with Moroto District Education Office, the Volunteer will lead in building the capacity of local government and schools officials to create an inclusive education environment where children, especially girls, can attend, stay in school longer and receive quality education. Skills, qualifications and experience - Bachelor’s degree in Primary Education, Gender, Inclusive Education, or related discipline - 2 - 3 years’ experience in the field of gender and inclusive education at national or international level - Knowledge and understanding of gender and inclusive education in the Ugandan context is an added advantage - Good experience in designing and implementing a capacity building program - Facilitation, training and mentoring skills - Basic computing skills - Excellent oral and written English language skills  - Excellent planning, organizational and management skills - Ability to interact skillfully with diverse groups of people  - Well-developed drive for results competencies   * Please note that this post is only open to Irish citizens. Allowance and accommodation All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency. The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.   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    https://www.vsointernational.org/volunteering/volunteering-pro/jobs/teacher-educator-a0md000000brjxmiaj