Working at project location â Inâ¯this role, you willâ¯provideâ¯on-siteâ¯support in the project location and/or VSO office, (full-time unless otherwise specified) for a set period of time.
The national volunteer will be expected to provide support and guidance on entrepreneurship for emerging small enterprises /entrepreneurs in the waste management sector.
Ideal Applicant Summary
We are looking for a professional with knowledge and experience in enterprise development. The ideal candidate should have working experience in providing business development services to micro enterprises, youth employment and entrepreneurship programmes in an NGO or community-based organizations in informal settlements.
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:
â¢ Ability to be open minded and respectful
â¢ Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
â¢ Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
â¢ Ability to seek and share knowledge
VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.
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.
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. Weâve gone from being a UK charity to a global development organisation. In 2021/22, more than 3 thousand people from all over the world volunteered with VSO to deliver services to over 8 million people in the 28 countries where we work. Our programmes focus on health, education and livelihoods, emphasising 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. Thatâs why we work with over 500 partner organisations, from local and national governments to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 40% of our people are recruited from within the country where 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 youâre interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.
How to apply
Complete the registration form below. When you have completed the form, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to our VSO Values self-assessment. This is a module designed to give you an insight into VSOâs ethos and provide you with an understanding of how your values align with ours, helping you to decide if you would like to join our organisation. The self-assessment module typically takes about 10 minutes to complete.Â
After completing the VSO Values self-assessment, you can opt out or proceed with the application process. You will need to upload your CV in Word or PDF format detailing your employment and educational history, and any volunteering experience. Please note that you will need to complete the full application form in one go as you cannot save it to fill at a later time.
When you have submitted your application, you will receive an email inviting you to complete two assessments which focus on how you process information and what your work approach is.Â
You will be shown instructions and example questions prior to the assessments to help you increase your familiarity with them. You will also have access to a short profile report on completion of the assessment. Your application will be reviewed by our Resourcing Team when you have completed these assessments.Â
Should you require any adjustments to be made to the application process due to a disability or any other circumstances, please email us at Recruitment@vsoint.org to discuss your requirements.Â
Step 1. Complete the registration form below
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VSO will use the data you provide to assess your suitability for this role. The data will be stored in line with our policies on the protection and security of data, which you can find on our website here https://www.vsointernational.org/about-us/legal/data-protection-and-privacy . These conform to UK data protection law.
Please note, VSO may transfer relevant data to any country where you may be placed, including countries where data protection laws may not apply or may be less stringent than in the European Economic Area. For volunteer applications, we will need to pass your information to your host organisation, but will ensure that VSO continues to handle the information you have provided in accordance with our policies on data protection and security.
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).
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