Community Facilitator (Gender and Disability) at Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO): (Deadline 9 December 2020)

Community Facilitator (Gender and Disability) at Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO): (Deadline 9 December 2020)
  • Full Time
  • Rwanda



Community Facilitator (Gender and Disability) at Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO): (Deadline 9 December 2020)

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.

Role overview

The volunteer will support VSO and the partner to deliver the ‘Living with Dignity’ (LwD) programme for women and girls with disabilities and their families in Nyagatare. The programme aims to promote the rights of women and girls with disabilities particularly in areas of sexual and reproductive health and Gender-Based Violence (GBV). The role is part of the partnership between VSO Rwanda and the Organisation of Women with Disabilities of Rwanda (UNABU).

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

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce. Women with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

AllowanceAs a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full-time basis. VSO will cover your travel and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency.

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

Interview/Assessment date(s)

9th December 2020

Start date

14th December 2020

“We reserve the right to bring down the advert once we have got the number of candidates we desire”


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