Youth Engagement Advisor
VSO
london, UK
2d ago

Role overview

In this role, you will support with implementing a project focused on promoting employment opportunities, increasing employability, entrepreneurship skills, and financial capability among adolescents and young people.

Skills, qualifications and experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in development, business, economics, or related field required. A Master’s degree in the relevant field would be a plus
  • Experience with other sectoral youth development strategies
  • Experience in delivery of Village Savings & Loans projects, particularly, for youth audiences
  • Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) skills and experience.
  • 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
  • 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

    In the last 60 years, we have worked in over 90 countries and supported over 50 million people. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation.

    Our proven approach works with volunteers of different skillsets, from overseas consultants to youth. These volunteers work alongside community organisations, local and national governments, and global partners.

    Right now, VSO is bringing justice to rape survivors in Pakistan, building resilient disaster prevention and relief in Mozambique, ending stigma against children with disabilities in Ethiopia and tackling the youth skills gap in Uganda and Bangladesh.

    Today over 50% 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 : create a fair world for everyone.

    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.

    If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

    Please note that this advert is for a role we are expecting to become available in the near future once we have secured funding for the project.

    If you are interested in this, or similar positions, please express your interest by clicking on the make an application’ button below.

    Make an application

    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).

    Know someone who would be amazing at this role?

    If you know the perfect person for this opportunity, tell them about it here.

    Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share by email

    Why volunteer?

    Find out about the benefits to yourself and people in poverty.

    Report this job
    checkmark

    Thank you for reporting this job!

    Your feedback will help us improve the quality of our services.

    Apply
    My Email
    By clicking on "Continue", I give neuvoo consent to process my data and to send me email alerts, as detailed in neuvoo's Privacy Policy . I may withdraw my consent or unsubscribe at any time.
    Continue
    Application form