JOB AT VSO Rwanda : Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health &Rights (Sign language interpreter) : ( Deadline : 26 August 2019 )
Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health &Rights (Sign language interpreter)
VSO Rwanda (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.
The volunteer will work alongside other volunteers to promote inclusive sexual reproductive health for adolescent and young people with disabilities with a particular focus on Deaf youth. The primary role is to facilitate communication between Deaf national volunteers, their hearing colleagues, Deaf adolescents, and youth with none deaf peers, Service providers, parents and community members at large.
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
VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.
As VSO national volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full-time basis. VSO will cover work travel costs, vaccinations, and personal medical insurance.
Nationals are responsible to look and pay for their own accommodation.
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.
How to apply
Once you’re ready to apply, click on ‘make an application’ below to complete the online form.
Application closing date
As soon as possible.