Community Facilitator (Social Accountability)
Jobs at:Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)
Deadline of this Job:
31st May 2019
Date Posted: 20th May 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Community Facilitator (Social Accountability)
9 months (up to 31st March 2020)
Umutara School for the Deaf (Rwanda)
VSO is the world’s leading international development organization 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 organizations 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.
This is a post for a national volunteer only. The volunteer will support VSO and the partner to strengthen citizen participation and social accountability to improve access to quality services as part of the project ‘Imbere Heza’ (Bright Futures) which focuses on Adolescent Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (AYSRHR) for Deaf youth in Nyagatare. The volunteer will support the pilot of social accountability tools adopted by VSO which aim to ensure citizens have a voice in the decision that affect them and can influence how services are designed, delivered and monitored.
VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce. Deaf people and people who use Sign Language are strongly encouraged to apply for this role.
As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full-time basis. VSO will cover your travel and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in the country.
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 organization. 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 organizations, 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..
Job Responsibilities: Not Specified
Skills, qualifications, and experience required
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
Job Qualifications: Not Specified
Job Education Requirements: Not Specified
Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified
Job application procedure
How to apply Once you’re ready to apply, click on ‘make an application’ below to complete the online form. Application closing date 31 May 2019 Interview/Assessment date(s) 1st June 2019 Start date 1st July 2019 Click here to download the job description in PDF format
Join a Focused Community on job search to uncover both advertised and non-advertised jobs that you may not be aware of. A jobs WhatsApp Group Community can ensure that you know the opportunities happening around you and a jobs Facebook Group Community provides an opportunity to discuss with employers who need to fill urgent position. Click the links to join. You can view previously sent Email Alerts here incase you missed them and Subscribe so that you never miss out.