Project Officer at Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO): (Deadline 19 October 2021)

Project Officer at Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO): (Deadline 19 October 2021)

Project Officer at Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO): (Deadline 19 October 2021)

Project Officer

Type of roleAdvocacy policy and research
LocationRwanda
SalaryAS PER VSO SALARY BANDS
Contract typeFixed Term
Contract length3yrs 2 Months
Full Time35 hours per week
Application Closing Date19 Oct 2021
Interview dateTBC
Start date01/011/2021

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 coordinate collective action, from local organisations to national governments. Our programmes in Africa and Asia focus on health, education, 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

Build the capacity of civil society organisations to advocate for youth with compounded vulnerabilities to make informed decisions about their Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and hold duty bearers accountable for inclusive SRH rights. The selected candidate will provide project implementation support to the Project Implementation Lead and the Make Way collaborating partners to ensure agreed activities are implemented. These include amongst others trainings, events, mentorship, and advocacy.

Skills, qualifications, and experience

  • Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:
  • Proven experience in project implementation
  •  Experience Advocacy, research Youth engagement Previous experience in working with marginalized youth
  • Awareness of disability knowledge and youth movements in Rwanda
  •  Working knowledge of key SRHR issues in Rwanda

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.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

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

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

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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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