Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Recruitment

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) job vacancies – we are recruiting for the following roles:

  1. Lead Technical Adviser – Rural Livelihoods,
  2. Rural Livelihoods Advisor,
  3. Safety & Security Manager.

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Recruitment

Apply for Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Jobs.

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) is looking to hire seasoned candidates for immediate employment. Below are the requirements and how to apply for Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) jobs online.

Lead Technical Adviser – Rural Livelihoods



Job 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

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.

Skill 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.

Deadline: 27th June, 2019

How to Apply
Do you meet the criteria listed above? Apply by clicking on the “Apply” button below:

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Rural Livelihoods Advisor

Locations: Abuja
Type of role: Business, management and IT
Start Date: As soon as role is filled

Role Overview

  • You will provide support to the resilient livelihoods 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.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s Degree 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.

Deadline: 24th June, 2019.

How to Apply
Do you meet the criteria listed above? Apply by clicking on the “Apply” button below:

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Safety & Security Manager

Job Location: Abuja (with frequent travel to project location or based on business needs)
Responsible to: Country Director
Contract type: Fixed Term
Full Time: 35 hours per week
Start date: 1st August, 2019

Purpose of Role

  • The Safety & Security Manager Position will support the VSO Nigeria Country Program in identifying, analyzing, and mitigating safety and security risks in order to facilitate access for country level developmental and humanitarian programming in Nigeria and to ensure VSO operates within acceptable safety and security risk levels.
  • To do this the post holder will work with the program and operations employee, volunteers, partners and consultants to ensure that these stakeholders are supported /oriented and comply with the existing safety and security protocols of VSO Nigeria.

Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree Security Management/Disaster Management/Military Science/International Relations /Public Administration or a field related to humanitarian work or risk management.
  • Computer skills (including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and internet)
  • Professional training and certification with recognized Security bodies will be considered.
  • Experience of living and working internationally will be an added advantage.
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken).
  • Knowledge of Hausa and the North East Nigeria is desirable
  • Ability to travel within Nigeria.

Skills/Experience Required:

  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in an INGO or UN set up operating in the Northeast or other hostile areas as a security focal person or in a similar role of security management
  • Proven experience and demonstrable knowledge and experience in security management, advisory, analysis and capacity building role in an international organization setting.
  • Knowledge of ability to design, develop and establish up Security Risk Assessment in INGO hostile environment.
  • Previous service or work experience with the Nigerian Disciplined Forces will be a desired advantage. Certificate of discharge will be required as proof
  • Competency in using and maintaining field-based communications systems (HF, VHF radios and Satellite phones).
  • Ability to articulate and document a Security incident analysis and report writing skills.
  • Good communication (verbal and writing) and interpersonal relationships development skills.
  • Proven ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in fast-paced team environments and to be available 24/7 whenever a security incident occurs.
  • Training and facilitation skill using different training media.
  • Ability to develop Security Plans and protocols
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including written, verbal and presentation skills used in international settings
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills: ability to be self-directed and take initiative

Deadline: 2nd June, 2019.

How to Apply
Do you meet the criteria listed above? Apply by clicking on the “Apply” button below:

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About Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO).

Voluntary Service Overseas (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.




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