Volunteering for Development Technical Lead

Voluntary Service Overseas
Closing date: 29 December 2018
Job Type: Paid
You will work as part of the Engagement and Partnerships team and report directly to the Head of Engagement and Partnerships.

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.

Role overview

You will work as part of the Engagement and Partnerships team and report directly to the Head of Engagement and Partnerships. You will lead on promoting VSO’s knowledge and approach to Volunteering for Development to the wider international development sector, and position VSO to lead the debate and influence policy. You will serve as VSO’s focal point for external relationships in the volunteering for development sector. You will work with VSO country teams and global teams to position VSO as a leader on volunteering for development at national level, and leverage this leadership role to improve the quality and impact of volunteering.

Skills, qualifications and experience

The ideal candidate would be able to work as part of a complex global structure while also being able to provide support to individual country offices. The applicant should have expertise in networking at senior levels both within the organization and outside. The applicant should have strong skills at research and knowledge management and excellent written and oral communication skills. The applicant should be a self-starter, and have strong programme management 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

Application notes

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide sponsorship for this position, so please ensure you have the right to work in one of the locations mentioned above before you apply. 

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

Please mention Bond when you apply for this position.