Job Opportunity at VSO, Project Officer, Social and Disability Inclusion

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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 co-ordinate 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

This role plays a key role in developing the Project’s Social and Disability Inclusion – SDI best practices that is engaged closely with the disability community and socially disadvantaged groups. Moreover, this role will also focus on building institution’s programmatic network capacity that advances disability rights, equity, diversity and inclusion practices by partnering with SDI key stakeholder (i.e key ministries, NGOs, Local Government Authorities, private sectors etc). If you are passionate about making a positive change, you are the ideal candidate!

Skills, qualifications 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.
  • 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.

The deadline for submitting the application is 04 November 2021.


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