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Community Engagement Assistant – Remote

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

This is a Full-time position in Zambia posted 01/05/2022.

Community Engagement Assistant – Remote Jobs in Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Zambia vacancies in Zambia at Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

# Job Description

Role Overview

VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works
through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride
ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending
aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting
change in some of the world’s poorest regions. We bring key stakeholders
together to co-ordinate collective action, from local organisations to
national governments. Our programmes in Africa and Asia focus on health,
and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience, peace
building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We’re not about
delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable
change that will improve the lives of generations to come.

Role Overview

Working from home and at project location – In this role, you will spend
some time providing part-time remote support e.g. from your home to VSO
projects or partners, and also a set period working full-time in the project
location and/or VSO office.

To support the successful implementation of the various VSO projects through
effective collaboration with implementing partners and relevant stakeholders
including the community.

Skills, Qualifications And Experience

Competencies and Behaviour

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

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together.

–>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.

Your application and COVID-19

We are continually reviewing our ability to safely programme and implement
projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many local restrictions are being
implemented in several VSO locations, which impacts VSO’s existing programme
delivery.

We will continue to follow the advice of the World Health Organisation WHO
and national governments to protect the wellbeing and safety of all
communities, employees and volunteers.

We’re continuing to build a talent pool of prospective professional volunteers
so we can get back to supporting communities as soon as we’re able to.

If your application is shortlisted, a VSO hiring manager will be in touch to
discuss the next steps and any changes to your placement and role.

You can read VSO’s COVID-19 statement and frequently asked questions about
volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic here .

Once you’re ready to apply, click on ‘make an application’ below to complete
the online form.

VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We
expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young
people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy
PDF.

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, and today is helping millions of people in some of the
world’s poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.

Apply Online Now



URL:: Link to Apply

[ **Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here**
]https://www.vsointernational.org/volunteering/professional/jobs/project-
officer-a0m3z00000fnh0vaav?source=linkedindirect

Closing Date : 15th May, 2022.

Community Engagement Assistant – Remote Jobs in Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Zambia vacancies in Zambia at Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

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