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    • mwanza, mwanza
    • voluntary
    We are looking for a dynamic HR specialist to advise small and medium sized youth led business in their HR needs: fundamentals of HR, decent work (according to ILO standards), how to recruit and hire staff, staff development, renumeration, contracts etc Start:                 April 2022 Duration:            5-6 months Location:             Sengerema and Ilema districts near Lake Victoria, you will be located in Mwanza   Context:   The SAVE project (Strengthen youth Actions for Viable Employability) is a joint project with Standard Chartered Bank Uganda and several local partners and will be implemented in Sengerema and Ilemela districts near Lake Victoria. Duration of the project is one year (until September 2022). It aims to improve the viability and resilience (think of COVID) of 80 youth led Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME’s) and create additional employment in these 80 businesses and though start-ups for disadvantaged people, with an emphasis on women and people with disabilities.   The outcome of the project   ·         80 supported MSMEs are more successful and stable six months after the end of direct programme support  and have increased capacity to deal with stresses ·         400 new jobs created: 320 within the supported existing MSME’s and 80 self-employed through new start-ups ·         Enhanced business development services for entrepreneurs and strengthened youth and business networks for vulnerable groups to increase their collective participation, decision making and to address barriers, ultimately to increase their access to markets.   Our partners in the project: ·         Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) will provide specific capacity building (e.g. financial literacy, access to finance) though short term training sessions facilitated by SCB employees Small Industry Development Organisation (SIDO) and local finance partners will provide tailored financial products Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA) Tanzania Women’s Chamber of Commerce (TWCC) in order to building capacity and advocate for inclusive business practices and policies.  10 Prominent firms and SMEs to deliver business management services, provide mentorship, and ultimately procure Business-to-business (B2B) services and products.    The VSO project team will consist of a dedicated project manager and a number of National volunteers International (corporate) volunteers building capacity on marketing and graphic design, database management, youth engagement, HR, business development and private sector engagement. Although you will have your own focus, a team approach is important and many activities will be done together, f.i. events, developing appropriate training and mentoring opportunities.       Your role and responsibilities in the project:   Work closely together with the partner organization officers on the delivery of operation and human resource management support to MSMEs: ·         Train MSMEs on the fundamentals of operations and human resource management principles. ·         Work with MSMEs to develop sound operations and human resources strategies, practices, processes and policies align with their business strategy. ·         Assist MSME in the development of a simple workforce planning for their enterprises including compliance with workforce planning principles, delivery timelines and performance improvement. ·         Coach MSMEs in designing simple resourcing plans and tracking system for their enterprises wherever required ·         Coach MSMEs on the management of the recruitment and selection process align with their business strategy. ·   Nurture MSMEs to establish a positive working environment for their employers including upholding payment plan and benefits programs. ·         Coach MSMEs to maintain employee relations by address demand, grievances or other issues   Your profile:   ·         Bachelor Degree in Human Resources or related field with additional relevant courses and training,  ·         Proven experience as human resource manager ·         Experience of managing an end to end recruitment process, working with recruitment systems and ability to produce progress reports on a regular basis ·         Experience of training, advising and facilitation: assessing organisational and individual development needs, able to coach people in different ways, deliver workshops etc. ·         Excellent planning and time management skills ·         Strong verbal and written communication in English language, articulate, persuasive and concise.      
    We are looking for a dynamic HR specialist to advise small and medium sized youth led business in their HR needs: fundamentals of HR, decent work (according to ILO standards), how to recruit and hire staff, staff development, renumeration, contracts etc Start:                 April 2022 Duration:            5-6 months Location:             Sengerema and Ilema districts near Lake Victoria, you will be located in Mwanza   Context:   The SAVE project (Strengthen youth Actions for Viable Employability) is a joint project with Standard Chartered Bank Uganda and several local partners and will be implemented in Sengerema and Ilemela districts near Lake Victoria. Duration of the project is one year (until September 2022). It aims to improve the viability and resilience (think of COVID) of 80 youth led Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME’s) and create additional employment in these 80 businesses and though start-ups for disadvantaged people, with an emphasis on women and people with disabilities.   The outcome of the project   ·         80 supported MSMEs are more successful and stable six months after the end of direct programme support  and have increased capacity to deal with stresses ·         400 new jobs created: 320 within the supported existing MSME’s and 80 self-employed through new start-ups ·         Enhanced business development services for entrepreneurs and strengthened youth and business networks for vulnerable groups to increase their collective participation, decision making and to address barriers, ultimately to increase their access to markets.   Our partners in the project: ·         Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) will provide specific capacity building (e.g. financial literacy, access to finance) though short term training sessions facilitated by SCB employees Small Industry Development Organisation (SIDO) and local finance partners will provide tailored financial products Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA) Tanzania Women’s Chamber of Commerce (TWCC) in order to building capacity and advocate for inclusive business practices and policies.  10 Prominent firms and SMEs to deliver business management services, provide mentorship, and ultimately procure Business-to-business (B2B) services and products.    The VSO project team will consist of a dedicated project manager and a number of National volunteers International (corporate) volunteers building capacity on marketing and graphic design, database management, youth engagement, HR, business development and private sector engagement. Although you will have your own focus, a team approach is important and many activities will be done together, f.i. events, developing appropriate training and mentoring opportunities.       Your role and responsibilities in the project:   Work closely together with the partner organization officers on the delivery of operation and human resource management support to MSMEs: ·         Train MSMEs on the fundamentals of operations and human resource management principles. ·         Work with MSMEs to develop sound operations and human resources strategies, practices, processes and policies align with their business strategy. ·         Assist MSME in the development of a simple workforce planning for their enterprises including compliance with workforce planning principles, delivery timelines and performance improvement. ·         Coach MSMEs in designing simple resourcing plans and tracking system for their enterprises wherever required ·         Coach MSMEs on the management of the recruitment and selection process align with their business strategy. ·   Nurture MSMEs to establish a positive working environment for their employers including upholding payment plan and benefits programs. ·         Coach MSMEs to maintain employee relations by address demand, grievances or other issues   Your profile:   ·         Bachelor Degree in Human Resources or related field with additional relevant courses and training,  ·         Proven experience as human resource manager ·         Experience of managing an end to end recruitment process, working with recruitment systems and ability to produce progress reports on a regular basis ·         Experience of training, advising and facilitation: assessing organisational and individual development needs, able to coach people in different ways, deliver workshops etc. ·         Excellent planning and time management skills ·         Strong verbal and written communication in English language, articulate, persuasive and concise.      
    • kampala, kampala
    • voluntary
    Share your Account management and private sector engagement skills to help 500 youth to find meaningful employment! Start date: January 2022 Assignment duration:  6 months (preferred) Project location: Kampala, Uganda VSO and other local partners have started an exiting new project in Kampala, Uganda and Randstad volunteers will play a key role in achieving it's objectives. The Youth Empowerment, Entrepreneurship and Decent Employment (YEEDE) Project aims to help 500 young people to find decent employment within the project's 1 year duration. 100 disadvantaged youth will be matches to formal job opportunities in the capital, 400 will be prepared to start their own small scale business. Ambitious!, given Uganda's challenges "normal" challenges, but even more so now that the country is recovering from the restrictions as a result of the global pandemic.  Two niche roles for Randstad volunteers have been planned as part of the project team. Together with a dedicated project coordinator and a National volunteer recruited locally, a Private sector engagement advisor will establish and manage links with key stakeholders, especially local businesses to provide technical skills training and apprenticeships and to employ young people. You will initiate new partnerships and ensure that realistic targets are set, the relationship is managed well and that they feel engaged and supported. The second Randstad role will be a Career guidance advisor, who will organize job readiness training for the participants. Some training will be given by the project team and the national volunteer counterpart (e.g. general career guidance, CV writing skills, presentation skills). Other, more technical training will be organised by the the team, but delivered by local partners (e.g. business development, finance, carpentry, motor vehicle mechanics). Although each project member has a focus role, you will always work as a team towards the objectives. Worried about COVID? Don't be! Obviously you need to be as careful in Uganda about preventing transmission, but we are confident we can provide you with a safe working and living environment in Kampala. There are local restrictions in place in terms of travel and large gatherings, which will require good planning and flexibility in how to deliver project activities. Both locally (the VSO office in Uganda) and through VSO's global duty of care team, we monitor the situation constantly and good processes are in place to deal with developments.  Country context: Uganda has the youngest population globally, with a median age of 15 years; 21% are 15-24 years and 60% aged 15-24 are part of the countries labour force. They face several challenges, including poverty, child labour, unemployment, under-employment and lack of relevant education and skills for employment. As a result, many are ill-prepared to secure decent work. Overall objective of the YEEDE project: ·         Improve employability skills of 100 excluded youth and persons with disability (people with visual impairment will form 5% of the total number of beneficiaries). These 100 will go through vocational training, soft skills development and matched to formal employment opportunities in Kampala.Support 400 youth and young people to start and grow businesses in competitive sectors by 2023, aiming to support 90 existing businesses and 10 start-ups. Sectors: agri business, construction sector, catering, tourism. ·        Support an enabling environment to promote youth (60% women) employment, entrepreneurship, and decent work Overall Job Purpose: You will provide technical leadership in developing a strategy for engagements with the private sectors, Youth led MSMEs, Local government with the overall aim of linking youth to employment opportunities including vocational skills, BDS, productive assets and decent work. The expert will develop different knowledge products on private sector engagement and partnerships for strengthening transition of youth to decent jobs. Specific duties: Work with VSO Uganda YEEDE project teams and consultant to Identify business opportunities for youth participants including Youth-led Enterprises and wage employment. Lead the process of aligning appropriate local private sector training providers, methodologies, and training curricula with the identified concrete market-based opportunities and youth skills gaps for Youth led enterprice development and (self)-employment Advocate, mobilize and work with multiple stakeholders, including youth - led MSME, private sector, government, NGOs and social enterprises in areas relevant to youth employment Assist youths in the programme areas by developing and maintaining strong partnerships with employers, training providers, and other relevant organizations to generate opportunities to gain employment and further development of skills Trough engagement with partners, develop traineeships, apprenticeships and other learning opportunities for youth and youth-led business Develop partnership with local private sector who are willing and keen to employ and develop job seekers with a disadvantaged background, e.g. people with a visual impairment.  Provide support to implementing partners for MSME and skills development component of the project, facilitate the provision of financial coaching to youths, improving financial literacy with a focus on youth led investment and improved financial performance. Build capacity of implementing partners in private sector engagements       -          Advise the regional Livelihoods and country office teams on how to scale and replicate private sector knowledge products across VSO   Essential selection criteria:       Experience in private sector engagement for strengthening transition to decent jobs. Experience in creating linkages for young people with companies and organisations. Proven ability to communicate at various levels within and between organisations Sound experience in advising, coaching others and trainings Strong experience working in multi stakeholder partnerships, developing and expanding knowledge partnerships, effective relationship management Knowledge/qualifications: ·         Academic background or relevant studies Experience:   ·         5+ years experience in private sector engagement ·         Experienced in youth employment and ability to work in a multicultural environment ·           Essential competencies and abilities: ·         Working together - with culturally diverse teams and develops others’ team-working skills. ·         Communication & influencing – inspires others, maintaining a wide, influential network; coaching. ·         Striving for excellence - is a role model for continuous learning and improvement in Decent Work ·         Managing Resources - Organizes own work to meet objectives, seeks ways to generate and save money through cost-effective implementation of activities. ·         Developing People - is a role model for coaching, mentoring and developing others. ·         Delivering Results - effectively working with others to ensure timely, high quality results..    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
    Share your Account management and private sector engagement skills to help 500 youth to find meaningful employment! Start date: January 2022 Assignment duration:  6 months (preferred) Project location: Kampala, Uganda VSO and other local partners have started an exiting new project in Kampala, Uganda and Randstad volunteers will play a key role in achieving it's objectives. The Youth Empowerment, Entrepreneurship and Decent Employment (YEEDE) Project aims to help 500 young people to find decent employment within the project's 1 year duration. 100 disadvantaged youth will be matches to formal job opportunities in the capital, 400 will be prepared to start their own small scale business. Ambitious!, given Uganda's challenges "normal" challenges, but even more so now that the country is recovering from the restrictions as a result of the global pandemic.  Two niche roles for Randstad volunteers have been planned as part of the project team. Together with a dedicated project coordinator and a National volunteer recruited locally, a Private sector engagement advisor will establish and manage links with key stakeholders, especially local businesses to provide technical skills training and apprenticeships and to employ young people. You will initiate new partnerships and ensure that realistic targets are set, the relationship is managed well and that they feel engaged and supported. The second Randstad role will be a Career guidance advisor, who will organize job readiness training for the participants. Some training will be given by the project team and the national volunteer counterpart (e.g. general career guidance, CV writing skills, presentation skills). Other, more technical training will be organised by the the team, but delivered by local partners (e.g. business development, finance, carpentry, motor vehicle mechanics). Although each project member has a focus role, you will always work as a team towards the objectives. Worried about COVID? Don't be! Obviously you need to be as careful in Uganda about preventing transmission, but we are confident we can provide you with a safe working and living environment in Kampala. There are local restrictions in place in terms of travel and large gatherings, which will require good planning and flexibility in how to deliver project activities. Both locally (the VSO office in Uganda) and through VSO's global duty of care team, we monitor the situation constantly and good processes are in place to deal with developments.  Country context: Uganda has the youngest population globally, with a median age of 15 years; 21% are 15-24 years and 60% aged 15-24 are part of the countries labour force. They face several challenges, including poverty, child labour, unemployment, under-employment and lack of relevant education and skills for employment. As a result, many are ill-prepared to secure decent work. Overall objective of the YEEDE project: ·         Improve employability skills of 100 excluded youth and persons with disability (people with visual impairment will form 5% of the total number of beneficiaries). These 100 will go through vocational training, soft skills development and matched to formal employment opportunities in Kampala.Support 400 youth and young people to start and grow businesses in competitive sectors by 2023, aiming to support 90 existing businesses and 10 start-ups. Sectors: agri business, construction sector, catering, tourism. ·        Support an enabling environment to promote youth (60% women) employment, entrepreneurship, and decent work Overall Job Purpose: You will provide technical leadership in developing a strategy for engagements with the private sectors, Youth led MSMEs, Local government with the overall aim of linking youth to employment opportunities including vocational skills, BDS, productive assets and decent work. The expert will develop different knowledge products on private sector engagement and partnerships for strengthening transition of youth to decent jobs. Specific duties: Work with VSO Uganda YEEDE project teams and consultant to Identify business opportunities for youth participants including Youth-led Enterprises and wage employment. Lead the process of aligning appropriate local private sector training providers, methodologies, and training curricula with the identified concrete market-based opportunities and youth skills gaps for Youth led enterprice development and (self)-employment Advocate, mobilize and work with multiple stakeholders, including youth - led MSME, private sector, government, NGOs and social enterprises in areas relevant to youth employment Assist youths in the programme areas by developing and maintaining strong partnerships with employers, training providers, and other relevant organizations to generate opportunities to gain employment and further development of skills Trough engagement with partners, develop traineeships, apprenticeships and other learning opportunities for youth and youth-led business Develop partnership with local private sector who are willing and keen to employ and develop job seekers with a disadvantaged background, e.g. people with a visual impairment.  Provide support to implementing partners for MSME and skills development component of the project, facilitate the provision of financial coaching to youths, improving financial literacy with a focus on youth led investment and improved financial performance. Build capacity of implementing partners in private sector engagements       -          Advise the regional Livelihoods and country office teams on how to scale and replicate private sector knowledge products across VSO   Essential selection criteria:       Experience in private sector engagement for strengthening transition to decent jobs. Experience in creating linkages for young people with companies and organisations. Proven ability to communicate at various levels within and between organisations Sound experience in advising, coaching others and trainings Strong experience working in multi stakeholder partnerships, developing and expanding knowledge partnerships, effective relationship management Knowledge/qualifications: ·         Academic background or relevant studies Experience:   ·         5+ years experience in private sector engagement ·         Experienced in youth employment and ability to work in a multicultural environment ·           Essential competencies and abilities: ·         Working together - with culturally diverse teams and develops others’ team-working skills. ·         Communication & influencing – inspires others, maintaining a wide, influential network; coaching. ·         Striving for excellence - is a role model for continuous learning and improvement in Decent Work ·         Managing Resources - Organizes own work to meet objectives, seeks ways to generate and save money through cost-effective implementation of activities. ·         Developing People - is a role model for coaching, mentoring and developing others. ·         Delivering Results - effectively working with others to ensure timely, high quality results..    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
    • kampala, kampala
    • voluntary
    Share your Career guidance skills to help 500 youth to find meaningful employment! Start date: January 2022 Assignment duration:  6 months (preferred) Project location: Kampala, Uganda VSO and other local partners have started an exiting new project in Kampala, Uganda and Randstad volunteers will play a key role in achieving it's objectives. The Youth Empowerment, Entrepreneurship and Decent Employment (YEEDE) Project aims to help 500 young people to find decent employment within the project's 1 year duration. 100 disadvantaged youth will be matches to formal job opportunities in the capital, 400 will be prepared to start their own small scale business. Ambitious, given Uganda's challenges "normal" challenges, but even more so now that the country is recovering from the restrictions as a result of the global pandemic.  Two niche roles for Randstad volunteers have been planned as part of the project team. Together with a dedicated project coordinator and a National volunteer recruited locally, a Randstad Career guidance advisor will organize job readiness training for the participants. Some training will be given by yourself and your national volunteer counterpart (e.g. general career guidance, CV writing skills, presentation skills). Other, more technical training will be organised by yourself and the team, but delivered by local partners (e.g. business development, finance, carpentry, motor vehicle mechanics). The second Randstad role will be a Private sector engagement advisor, who will establish and manage links with key stakeholders, especially local businesses to provide technical skills training and apprenticeships and to employ young people. Although each project member has a focus role, you will always work as a team towards the objectives. Worried about COVID? Don't be! Obviously you need to be as careful in Uganda about preventing transmission, but we are confident we can provide you with a safe working and living environment in Kampala. There are local restrictions in place in terms of travel and large gatherings, which will require good planning and flexibility in how to deliver project activities. Both locally (the VSO office in Uganda) and through VSO's global duty of care team, we monitor the situation constantly and good processes are in place to deal with developments.  Country context: Uganda has the youngest population globally, with a median age of 15 years; 21% are 15-24 years and 60% aged 15-24 are part of the countries labour force. They face several challenges, including poverty, child labour, unemployment, under-employment and lack of relevant education and skills for employment. As a result, many are ill-prepared to secure decent work. Overall objective of the YEEDE project: ·         Improve employability skills of 100 excluded youth and persons with disability (people with visual impairment will form 5% of the total number of beneficiaries). These 100 will go through vocational training, soft skills development and matched to formal employment opportunities in Kampala. Support 400 youth and young people to start and grow businesses in competitive sectors by 2023, aiming to support 90 existing businesses and 10 start-ups. Sectors: agri business, construction sector, catering, tourism. ·         Support an enabling environment to promote youth (60% women) employment, entrepreneurship, and decent work Overall Job Purpose: Improving the employability of vulnerable and marginalised youth enrolled for the YEEDE project (SCF) in Kampala and Wakiso Uganda. The ideal person for this position will be working hand in hand with the YEEDE implementing partners and VSO team in the country office of VSO Uganda. The expert will connect individuals with potential employers and help job seekers learn interview, job search, and resume writing skills. The expert will also document VSO’s work in the area of career guidance and advice on improvements and future focus of the career guidance work towards decent work opportunities. Technical Input will ensure that VSO is delivering relevant career guidance and training to youth and implementing partners to facilitate youth entry decent jobs. Specific duties: In consultation with VSO and implementing partners; review and develop relevant career guidance materials delivered within different VSO Uganda projects, aligning to youth needs under YEEDE project. Conduct interviews, surveys with relevant VSO staff, volunteers and Implementing partners, research and advice on best practices on providing career guidance to youth. Document the approach as an implementation guides with relevant tools, description of approach and steps to be taken to implement it. ·         Act as technical lead for profiling career-related aspirations, concerns, and uncertainties and aligning the needed technical support. Together with the project team and local partners, assess training needs and organize and appropriate career guidance sessions for youth towards employment and self employment, with a specific focus on women and people with a disability (e.g. visual impairment). ·         Offer on going coaching and guidance for your people during internships, apprenticeships and eventual (self) employment to ensure that startups are successful, new hires can develop in their new job and to prevent drop out. Assists employers where possible to develop their employee coaching skills. ·         Building capacity of implementing partners to deliver career guidance   Essential selection criteria: ·         Academic background or relevant studies Experience in career guidance for young people aimed at strengthening transition to decent jobs. Experience in creating and maintaining linkages between people, companies and organisations. Proven ability to communicate at various levels within and between organisations Sound experience in advising, coaching others and trainings Effective relationship management   Essential experience: ·         Experienced in career guidance, human resource development and recruitment ·         5+ years experienced in people management and ability to work in a multinational, multicultural environment   Essential competencies and abilities: ·         Working together - with culturally diverse teams and develops others’ team-working skills. ·         Communication & influencing – inspires others, maintaining a wide, influential network; coaching. ·         Striving for excellence - is a role model for continuous learning and improvement in Decent Work ·         Managing Resources - Organizes own work to meet objectives, seeks ways to generate and save money through cost-effective implementation of activities. ·         Developing People - is a role model for coaching, mentoring and developing others. ·         Delivering Results - effectively working with others to ensure timely, high quality results..    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
    Share your Career guidance skills to help 500 youth to find meaningful employment! Start date: January 2022 Assignment duration:  6 months (preferred) Project location: Kampala, Uganda VSO and other local partners have started an exiting new project in Kampala, Uganda and Randstad volunteers will play a key role in achieving it's objectives. The Youth Empowerment, Entrepreneurship and Decent Employment (YEEDE) Project aims to help 500 young people to find decent employment within the project's 1 year duration. 100 disadvantaged youth will be matches to formal job opportunities in the capital, 400 will be prepared to start their own small scale business. Ambitious, given Uganda's challenges "normal" challenges, but even more so now that the country is recovering from the restrictions as a result of the global pandemic.  Two niche roles for Randstad volunteers have been planned as part of the project team. Together with a dedicated project coordinator and a National volunteer recruited locally, a Randstad Career guidance advisor will organize job readiness training for the participants. Some training will be given by yourself and your national volunteer counterpart (e.g. general career guidance, CV writing skills, presentation skills). Other, more technical training will be organised by yourself and the team, but delivered by local partners (e.g. business development, finance, carpentry, motor vehicle mechanics). The second Randstad role will be a Private sector engagement advisor, who will establish and manage links with key stakeholders, especially local businesses to provide technical skills training and apprenticeships and to employ young people. Although each project member has a focus role, you will always work as a team towards the objectives. Worried about COVID? Don't be! Obviously you need to be as careful in Uganda about preventing transmission, but we are confident we can provide you with a safe working and living environment in Kampala. There are local restrictions in place in terms of travel and large gatherings, which will require good planning and flexibility in how to deliver project activities. Both locally (the VSO office in Uganda) and through VSO's global duty of care team, we monitor the situation constantly and good processes are in place to deal with developments.  Country context: Uganda has the youngest population globally, with a median age of 15 years; 21% are 15-24 years and 60% aged 15-24 are part of the countries labour force. They face several challenges, including poverty, child labour, unemployment, under-employment and lack of relevant education and skills for employment. As a result, many are ill-prepared to secure decent work. Overall objective of the YEEDE project: ·         Improve employability skills of 100 excluded youth and persons with disability (people with visual impairment will form 5% of the total number of beneficiaries). These 100 will go through vocational training, soft skills development and matched to formal employment opportunities in Kampala. Support 400 youth and young people to start and grow businesses in competitive sectors by 2023, aiming to support 90 existing businesses and 10 start-ups. Sectors: agri business, construction sector, catering, tourism. ·         Support an enabling environment to promote youth (60% women) employment, entrepreneurship, and decent work Overall Job Purpose: Improving the employability of vulnerable and marginalised youth enrolled for the YEEDE project (SCF) in Kampala and Wakiso Uganda. The ideal person for this position will be working hand in hand with the YEEDE implementing partners and VSO team in the country office of VSO Uganda. The expert will connect individuals with potential employers and help job seekers learn interview, job search, and resume writing skills. The expert will also document VSO’s work in the area of career guidance and advice on improvements and future focus of the career guidance work towards decent work opportunities. Technical Input will ensure that VSO is delivering relevant career guidance and training to youth and implementing partners to facilitate youth entry decent jobs. Specific duties: In consultation with VSO and implementing partners; review and develop relevant career guidance materials delivered within different VSO Uganda projects, aligning to youth needs under YEEDE project. Conduct interviews, surveys with relevant VSO staff, volunteers and Implementing partners, research and advice on best practices on providing career guidance to youth. Document the approach as an implementation guides with relevant tools, description of approach and steps to be taken to implement it. ·         Act as technical lead for profiling career-related aspirations, concerns, and uncertainties and aligning the needed technical support. Together with the project team and local partners, assess training needs and organize and appropriate career guidance sessions for youth towards employment and self employment, with a specific focus on women and people with a disability (e.g. visual impairment). ·         Offer on going coaching and guidance for your people during internships, apprenticeships and eventual (self) employment to ensure that startups are successful, new hires can develop in their new job and to prevent drop out. Assists employers where possible to develop their employee coaching skills. ·         Building capacity of implementing partners to deliver career guidance   Essential selection criteria: ·         Academic background or relevant studies Experience in career guidance for young people aimed at strengthening transition to decent jobs. Experience in creating and maintaining linkages between people, companies and organisations. Proven ability to communicate at various levels within and between organisations Sound experience in advising, coaching others and trainings Effective relationship management   Essential experience: ·         Experienced in career guidance, human resource development and recruitment ·         5+ years experienced in people management and ability to work in a multinational, multicultural environment   Essential competencies and abilities: ·         Working together - with culturally diverse teams and develops others’ team-working skills. ·         Communication & influencing – inspires others, maintaining a wide, influential network; coaching. ·         Striving for excellence - is a role model for continuous learning and improvement in Decent Work ·         Managing Resources - Organizes own work to meet objectives, seeks ways to generate and save money through cost-effective implementation of activities. ·         Developing People - is a role model for coaching, mentoring and developing others. ·         Delivering Results - effectively working with others to ensure timely, high quality results..    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
    • battambang
    • voluntary
    As employment specialist you will use your sales skills to establish, maintain and expand links with the private sector and use your people skills to establish an employability coaching plan so that graduates are job ready once they finish training.  Randstad and VSO have had a partnership since 2004. VSO believes that people are the best agents of change and their mission is to bring people together to fight poverty. Randstad employees can contribute to this mission by volunteering through VSO and having a direct impact on the lives of poor and marginalised people in developing countries. In return they have received a life-changing personal and professional experience.  Do you want to contribute to VSO as well and have a life changing experience? Take a closer look at our vacancy for employment specialist in Cambodia. Project Profile: VSO will be leading skill development initiatives on agro-processing sub-sector through Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) centres as part of the Rural Employment for COVID-19 Economic Recovery (RECOVER) project that will be implemented by a consortium of DanChurchAid (DCA), People In Need (PIN), and Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) funded by the European Union in Cambodia for a period of 36 months. The action’s overall objective is “to contribute to inclusive economic recovery in the Tonle Sap region by improving food security, income and employment opportunities for fishing and farming communities and returnee labour migrants” You will be working alongside Project Managers, Provincial Coordinators, National and International Volunteers, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) staff and identified private sector actors in the project. What will you do?  Some of the tasks in this role are: Review project documents including the labour market analysis in agro-processing sector Develop and plan any further assessments that might involve project partners (public and private actors), and project primary actors, and use the analysis to inform the project planning. E.g., training/capacity needs assessment to inform planning for training or coaching/mentoring Develop guidance/tools focusing on employability coaching which enables TVET trainees/graduates to be ready for jobs Identify practical private sector engagement strategy and explore whether certain engagement is more effective and feasible. This might include apprenticeship, job matching, or career fair, etc.) Where necessary and appropriate, deliver capacity development for project team on relevant employment-related topics. E.g., career guidance, effective communication Just like within Randstad it is all about engaging a variety of stakeholders, especially the private sector in order to secure employment opportunities. Placement duration:  The project will run for three years and we are looking for continuous fulfillment of this role, starting from September/October 2021. Placements will be for three to sex months with a strong preference for six months.  Experience Experience in engaging and exploring partnerships withMicro-S mall-Medium Enterprises Experience in providing employability coaching Experience in bringing people together to achieve positive changes Experience in finding creative solutions Knowledge and skills Understanding of the livelihoods sector (employment and entrepreneurship) and livelihoods stakeholders Good knowledge of private sector engagement  Ability to inspire and empower others Ability to facilitate meetings, events, interviews etc. Ability to build and sustain working relationships  Behavioural competencies Passionate about community development  Valuing volunteering for development Being open-minded and respectful Practicing people-first behaviour Striving for social inclusion, gender equality, social accountability, and resilience Being reflective in your practice: seeking and sharing knowledge and feedback Health considerations: If you have a significant current or past medical condition or you have general concerns about staying healthy as a volunteer, please let us know and we can discuss if this placement will be suitable for you.  All volunteers require medical clearance from a VSO medical adviser before they are able to take up a placement with VSO. The current COVID pandemic requires additional medical assessment taking into account age and medical history. Occasionally, VSO may consider that this placement is too great a risk for you in terms of your personal health and you would be advised to consider a different placement. If you are interested in this position you can reach out to h.Voerman@vso.nl.
    As employment specialist you will use your sales skills to establish, maintain and expand links with the private sector and use your people skills to establish an employability coaching plan so that graduates are job ready once they finish training.  Randstad and VSO have had a partnership since 2004. VSO believes that people are the best agents of change and their mission is to bring people together to fight poverty. Randstad employees can contribute to this mission by volunteering through VSO and having a direct impact on the lives of poor and marginalised people in developing countries. In return they have received a life-changing personal and professional experience.  Do you want to contribute to VSO as well and have a life changing experience? Take a closer look at our vacancy for employment specialist in Cambodia. Project Profile: VSO will be leading skill development initiatives on agro-processing sub-sector through Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) centres as part of the Rural Employment for COVID-19 Economic Recovery (RECOVER) project that will be implemented by a consortium of DanChurchAid (DCA), People In Need (PIN), and Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) funded by the European Union in Cambodia for a period of 36 months. The action’s overall objective is “to contribute to inclusive economic recovery in the Tonle Sap region by improving food security, income and employment opportunities for fishing and farming communities and returnee labour migrants” You will be working alongside Project Managers, Provincial Coordinators, National and International Volunteers, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) staff and identified private sector actors in the project. What will you do?  Some of the tasks in this role are: Review project documents including the labour market analysis in agro-processing sector Develop and plan any further assessments that might involve project partners (public and private actors), and project primary actors, and use the analysis to inform the project planning. E.g., training/capacity needs assessment to inform planning for training or coaching/mentoring Develop guidance/tools focusing on employability coaching which enables TVET trainees/graduates to be ready for jobs Identify practical private sector engagement strategy and explore whether certain engagement is more effective and feasible. This might include apprenticeship, job matching, or career fair, etc.) Where necessary and appropriate, deliver capacity development for project team on relevant employment-related topics. E.g., career guidance, effective communication Just like within Randstad it is all about engaging a variety of stakeholders, especially the private sector in order to secure employment opportunities. Placement duration:  The project will run for three years and we are looking for continuous fulfillment of this role, starting from September/October 2021. Placements will be for three to sex months with a strong preference for six months.  Experience Experience in engaging and exploring partnerships withMicro-S mall-Medium Enterprises Experience in providing employability coaching Experience in bringing people together to achieve positive changes Experience in finding creative solutions Knowledge and skills Understanding of the livelihoods sector (employment and entrepreneurship) and livelihoods stakeholders Good knowledge of private sector engagement  Ability to inspire and empower others Ability to facilitate meetings, events, interviews etc. Ability to build and sustain working relationships  Behavioural competencies Passionate about community development  Valuing volunteering for development Being open-minded and respectful Practicing people-first behaviour Striving for social inclusion, gender equality, social accountability, and resilience Being reflective in your practice: seeking and sharing knowledge and feedback Health considerations: If you have a significant current or past medical condition or you have general concerns about staying healthy as a volunteer, please let us know and we can discuss if this placement will be suitable for you.  All volunteers require medical clearance from a VSO medical adviser before they are able to take up a placement with VSO. The current COVID pandemic requires additional medical assessment taking into account age and medical history. Occasionally, VSO may consider that this placement is too great a risk for you in terms of your personal health and you would be advised to consider a different placement. If you are interested in this position you can reach out to h.Voerman@vso.nl.
    • geita
    • voluntary
    As a private sector engagement specialist you will establish, maintain and expand links with the private sector in both regions to create apprenticeships and internships for youth, broker job opportunities, train and coach young people to start a small business or apply for a formal job. Randstad and VSO have had a partnership since 2004. VSO believes that people are the best agents of change and their mission is to bring people together to fight poverty. Randstad employees can contribute to this mission by volunteering through VSO and having a direct impact on the lives of poor and marginalised people in developing countries. In return they have received a life-changing personal and professional experience.  Do you want to contribute to VSO as well and have a life changing experience? Take a closer look at our vacancy for Private Sector Advisor in Tanzania. Socio economic context Over the past decade, Tanzania has displayed steady (6.8%) economic growth, yet wealth redistribution has been profoundly limited, demonstrated within enduring cycles of inequality and widespread poverty. 74% of Tanzanian people reside in rural areas; of which 83%, a striking 10 million live in poverty (World Bank, 2019). Youth unemployment is high, especially among women. The COVID pandemic has hit African countries hard in terms of its economy. Mara and Geita regions along the shores of Lake Victoria host many large-scale extractive industry operations and widespread and often seasonal small-scale and artisanal mining. The extractive industry and its associated activities (service industry, agri-business, transport etc) has the potential to offer job opportunities to many young Tanzanians, both in terms of formal jobs and entrepreneurship. However, lack of appropriate skills among young people and women and lack of accountability of the industry towards local communities often prevents youth from seizing opportunities. The Clarity project (Collective Action for Rights realization in extractives Industry in Tanzania) The CLARITY project (3 years duration, funded by EU) will address these issues and aims to: hold duty bearers (e.g. mining industry, local government, ministries) to account in terms of strengthening decision-making to understand the needs of and include marginalised people, fairly distribute industry revenue and uphold environmental protection. The project will work with communities, especially marginalised groups (women, youth and people with disabilities (PWD)) to realise their rights to full and equal economic participation in sustainable livelihoods within the extractive sector.  The project will be jointly implemented by: VSO Tanzania, working in Tanzania since 1961 Lawyers’ Environmental Action Team (LEAT), established in 1994, and provides legal guidance, advocacy and advisory services for environmental, accountability and transparency issues within the extractive sector Tanzania Women’s Chamber of Commerce (TWCC), created in 2005 to embolden women’s access to internal markets and strengthen women-led small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) The project will work with: 4,000 women and youth (2% people with disability; 60% women; 30% youth) in 4 districts within Geita and Mara regions 9 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), trade unions, mining associations, women, youth and disability-led organisations 6 Local Government Authorities (LGAs), 3 Key Ministries (Ministry of Mineral; Ministry of Trade; and President’s Office Regional Administration, Local Government) 2 Government Business Service groups (Small Industries Development Organisation (SIDO) and State Mining Corporation (STAMICO)) VSO and Randstad’s niche role in the project  Within these broad objectives, VSO and Randstad will work together on a specific sub goal: enable 4000 youth, women and PWD to find sustainable employment though life skills-, entrepreneurship- and technical skills training, engaging with private sector to secure internships, coaching start-up entrepreneurs or coaching youth towards formal job opportunities.    You will be based in Geita (town) and work from the Clarity project office (part of the TWCC office), jointly operated by VSO, LEAT and TWCC. Project staff includes a project manager (your line manager), Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) officer and Social Inclusion and Gender officer.  At any one time, there will be 11 VSO volunteers working on the project, including 6 national volunteers (recruited in Tanzania), 2 Randstad volunteers and 3 other international volunteers. Although each VSO will have a specific thematic expertise and focus (e.g. entrepreneurship training, human rights, community engagement, private sector specialist, comms & marketing) you are expected to work as a team of equals, supporting each other where possible and learning  from each other’s experience. For each International role (private sector engagement, communications, entrepreneurship and life skills) there will be a National volunteer counterpart with the same thematic focus.  Although based in Geita, you will be building capacity across 4 districts in 2 regions (Geita and Mara), based on need. This means you will be travelling frequently within Geita district and to Mara district to engage with fellow volunteers and key stakeholders and partners.   Overall Job Objectives: Work with the partner and other Project staff in establishing, maintaining and strengthening relations with private sector partners so that Youth trainees can access apprenticeship, internship training and possible jobs Train and advise Youth/Youth groups on various topics on Employability and Entrepreneurship Jointly with your National volunteer counterpart, who will be leading on this: facilitating community consultations to ensure that community voice on marginalized youth especially girls is heard, issues planned for and budgeted for in district plans, implemented, monitored and reported on Document and disseminate project’s best practices, challenges and lessons learnt Key duties: Map key private sector partners to engage with and facilitate communications between industries and the project and strengthen links Build and strengthen relationship between industries, companies and the private sector in general, creating apprenticeships and internship training to the CLARITY trainees Advise, encourage an coach individual youth and skills specific youth groups to apply for apprenticeships or formal job opportunities. Engage with both the hosting companies and youth on internship to ensure quality of training and value for the company Conduct participatory Capacity needs assessment of the government officials in response youth rights and entitlements to determine the design and implementation of a series of capacity-building training and workshops.Plan and organize Dialogue forums with government and policy makers at district level to open safe spaces for youth, government officials and policy makers to discuss challenging policies and other relevant pressing issues affecting youth and agree on joint actions Establish project accountability and feedback mechanisms with Community Development Officer and other stakeholders.  Placement duration: The placement is for 3 to 6 months with a strong preference for 6 months. The project will run for three years and we are looking for a continuous fulfillment of this role. The next available opportunity will be Feb/March 2022. Qualifications and experience: Essential: A bachelor or Master degree in economics, Business Management, Human Resources Management, Social Science or related subject Minimum 3 years in business management, account management or entrepreneurship experience in a  large corporation  Business development: establish, formalising, maintaining and expanding business partnerships Desirable: Experience in advising, coaching, training and facilitating group sessions Experience in entrepreneurship or start-upPrevious experience in building mutually beneficial alliances and networks at senior level Previous experience in working in a multicultural environment Competencies: Team worker! Communication at various levels, depending on the audience and content of message, communicates the rights message. Excellent in communication consistency between partners in the project Ability to inspire young people. Good inspirational speaking skills will be added advantage. Analysis and creative problem-solving – proactive to deliver solutions to challenges, ability to analyse and quickly grasp the fundamentals of a need Able to find innovative ways of solving or pre-empting problems Flexibility –  ability to be proactive in changing environment. Things may not always go as planned A sense of humour and the ability to deal with occasional setbacks Ability to drive results on a shoestring budget Health considerations If you have a significant current or past medical condition or you have general concerns about staying healthy as a volunteer, please let us know and we can discuss if this placement will be suitable for you. All volunteers require medical clearance from a VSO medical adviser before they are able to take up a placement with VSO. The COVID pandemic requires additional medical assessment taking into account age and medical history. Occasionally, VSO may consider that this placement is too great a risk for you in terms of your personal health and you would be advised to consider a different placement.    Are you interested to apply for this role? Reach out to h.Voerman@vso.nl
    As a private sector engagement specialist you will establish, maintain and expand links with the private sector in both regions to create apprenticeships and internships for youth, broker job opportunities, train and coach young people to start a small business or apply for a formal job. Randstad and VSO have had a partnership since 2004. VSO believes that people are the best agents of change and their mission is to bring people together to fight poverty. Randstad employees can contribute to this mission by volunteering through VSO and having a direct impact on the lives of poor and marginalised people in developing countries. In return they have received a life-changing personal and professional experience.  Do you want to contribute to VSO as well and have a life changing experience? Take a closer look at our vacancy for Private Sector Advisor in Tanzania. Socio economic context Over the past decade, Tanzania has displayed steady (6.8%) economic growth, yet wealth redistribution has been profoundly limited, demonstrated within enduring cycles of inequality and widespread poverty. 74% of Tanzanian people reside in rural areas; of which 83%, a striking 10 million live in poverty (World Bank, 2019). Youth unemployment is high, especially among women. The COVID pandemic has hit African countries hard in terms of its economy. Mara and Geita regions along the shores of Lake Victoria host many large-scale extractive industry operations and widespread and often seasonal small-scale and artisanal mining. The extractive industry and its associated activities (service industry, agri-business, transport etc) has the potential to offer job opportunities to many young Tanzanians, both in terms of formal jobs and entrepreneurship. However, lack of appropriate skills among young people and women and lack of accountability of the industry towards local communities often prevents youth from seizing opportunities. The Clarity project (Collective Action for Rights realization in extractives Industry in Tanzania) The CLARITY project (3 years duration, funded by EU) will address these issues and aims to: hold duty bearers (e.g. mining industry, local government, ministries) to account in terms of strengthening decision-making to understand the needs of and include marginalised people, fairly distribute industry revenue and uphold environmental protection. The project will work with communities, especially marginalised groups (women, youth and people with disabilities (PWD)) to realise their rights to full and equal economic participation in sustainable livelihoods within the extractive sector.  The project will be jointly implemented by: VSO Tanzania, working in Tanzania since 1961 Lawyers’ Environmental Action Team (LEAT), established in 1994, and provides legal guidance, advocacy and advisory services for environmental, accountability and transparency issues within the extractive sector Tanzania Women’s Chamber of Commerce (TWCC), created in 2005 to embolden women’s access to internal markets and strengthen women-led small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) The project will work with: 4,000 women and youth (2% people with disability; 60% women; 30% youth) in 4 districts within Geita and Mara regions 9 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), trade unions, mining associations, women, youth and disability-led organisations 6 Local Government Authorities (LGAs), 3 Key Ministries (Ministry of Mineral; Ministry of Trade; and President’s Office Regional Administration, Local Government) 2 Government Business Service groups (Small Industries Development Organisation (SIDO) and State Mining Corporation (STAMICO)) VSO and Randstad’s niche role in the project  Within these broad objectives, VSO and Randstad will work together on a specific sub goal: enable 4000 youth, women and PWD to find sustainable employment though life skills-, entrepreneurship- and technical skills training, engaging with private sector to secure internships, coaching start-up entrepreneurs or coaching youth towards formal job opportunities.    You will be based in Geita (town) and work from the Clarity project office (part of the TWCC office), jointly operated by VSO, LEAT and TWCC. Project staff includes a project manager (your line manager), Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) officer and Social Inclusion and Gender officer.  At any one time, there will be 11 VSO volunteers working on the project, including 6 national volunteers (recruited in Tanzania), 2 Randstad volunteers and 3 other international volunteers. Although each VSO will have a specific thematic expertise and focus (e.g. entrepreneurship training, human rights, community engagement, private sector specialist, comms & marketing) you are expected to work as a team of equals, supporting each other where possible and learning  from each other’s experience. For each International role (private sector engagement, communications, entrepreneurship and life skills) there will be a National volunteer counterpart with the same thematic focus.  Although based in Geita, you will be building capacity across 4 districts in 2 regions (Geita and Mara), based on need. This means you will be travelling frequently within Geita district and to Mara district to engage with fellow volunteers and key stakeholders and partners.   Overall Job Objectives: Work with the partner and other Project staff in establishing, maintaining and strengthening relations with private sector partners so that Youth trainees can access apprenticeship, internship training and possible jobs Train and advise Youth/Youth groups on various topics on Employability and Entrepreneurship Jointly with your National volunteer counterpart, who will be leading on this: facilitating community consultations to ensure that community voice on marginalized youth especially girls is heard, issues planned for and budgeted for in district plans, implemented, monitored and reported on Document and disseminate project’s best practices, challenges and lessons learnt Key duties: Map key private sector partners to engage with and facilitate communications between industries and the project and strengthen links Build and strengthen relationship between industries, companies and the private sector in general, creating apprenticeships and internship training to the CLARITY trainees Advise, encourage an coach individual youth and skills specific youth groups to apply for apprenticeships or formal job opportunities. Engage with both the hosting companies and youth on internship to ensure quality of training and value for the company Conduct participatory Capacity needs assessment of the government officials in response youth rights and entitlements to determine the design and implementation of a series of capacity-building training and workshops.Plan and organize Dialogue forums with government and policy makers at district level to open safe spaces for youth, government officials and policy makers to discuss challenging policies and other relevant pressing issues affecting youth and agree on joint actions Establish project accountability and feedback mechanisms with Community Development Officer and other stakeholders.  Placement duration: The placement is for 3 to 6 months with a strong preference for 6 months. The project will run for three years and we are looking for a continuous fulfillment of this role. The next available opportunity will be Feb/March 2022. Qualifications and experience: Essential: A bachelor or Master degree in economics, Business Management, Human Resources Management, Social Science or related subject Minimum 3 years in business management, account management or entrepreneurship experience in a  large corporation  Business development: establish, formalising, maintaining and expanding business partnerships Desirable: Experience in advising, coaching, training and facilitating group sessions Experience in entrepreneurship or start-upPrevious experience in building mutually beneficial alliances and networks at senior level Previous experience in working in a multicultural environment Competencies: Team worker! Communication at various levels, depending on the audience and content of message, communicates the rights message. Excellent in communication consistency between partners in the project Ability to inspire young people. Good inspirational speaking skills will be added advantage. Analysis and creative problem-solving – proactive to deliver solutions to challenges, ability to analyse and quickly grasp the fundamentals of a need Able to find innovative ways of solving or pre-empting problems Flexibility –  ability to be proactive in changing environment. Things may not always go as planned A sense of humour and the ability to deal with occasional setbacks Ability to drive results on a shoestring budget Health considerations If you have a significant current or past medical condition or you have general concerns about staying healthy as a volunteer, please let us know and we can discuss if this placement will be suitable for you. All volunteers require medical clearance from a VSO medical adviser before they are able to take up a placement with VSO. The COVID pandemic requires additional medical assessment taking into account age and medical history. Occasionally, VSO may consider that this placement is too great a risk for you in terms of your personal health and you would be advised to consider a different placement.    Are you interested to apply for this role? Reach out to h.Voerman@vso.nl
    • geita
    • voluntary
    Do you have a background in communication and want to use this knowledge in a new and exciting project in Tanzania? As a communication specialist, you will support the project's communication team in managing all internal and external communication: creating and publishing content to inform and inspire all stakeholders in the project, researching the impact of the project, writing success stories, training youth in responsible use of media for youth voice, and implementing the youth media advocacy campaign. Randstad and VSO have had a partnership since 2004. VSO believes that people are the best agents of change and their mission is to bring people together to fight poverty. Randstad employees can contribute to this mission by volunteering through VSO and having a direct impact on the lives of poor and marginalised people in developing countries. In return they have received a life-changing personal and professional experience.  Do you want to contribute to VSO as well and have a life changing experience? Take a closer look at our vacancy for communication adviser. Socio economic context Over the past decade, Tanzania has displayed steady (6.8%) economic growth, yet wealth redistribution has been profoundly limited, demonstrated within enduring cycles of inequality and widespread poverty. 74% of Tanzanian people reside in rural areas; of which 83%, a striking 10 million live in poverty (World Bank, 2019). Youth unemployment is high, especially among women. The COVID pandemic has hit African countries hard in terms of its economy. Mara and Geita regions along the shores of Lake Victoria host many large-scale extractive industry operations and widespread and often seasonal small-scale and artisanal mining. The extractive industry and its associated activities (service industry, agri-business, transport etc) has the potential to offer job opportunities to many young Tanzanians, both in terms of formal jobs and entrepreneurship. However, lack of appropriate skills among young people and women and lack of accountability of the industry towards local communities often prevents youth from seizing opportunities.   The Clarity project (Collective Action for Rights realization in extractives Industry in Tanzania) The CLARITY project (3 years duration, funded by EU) will address these issues and aims to: hold duty bearers (e.g. mining industry, local government, ministries) to account in terms of strengthening decision-making to understand the needs of and include marginalised people, fairly distribute industry revenue and uphold environmental protection. The project will work with communities  work with communities, especially marginalised groups (women, youth and people with disabilities (PWD)) to realise their rights to full and equal economic participation in sustainable livelihoods within the extractive sector.  The project will be jointly implemented by: VSO Tanzania, working in Tanzania since 1961 Lawyers’ Environmental Action Team (LEAT), established in 1994, and provides legal guidance, advocacy and advisory services for environmental, accountability and transparency issues within the extractive sector Tanzania Women’s Chamber of Commerce (TWCC), created in 2005 to embolden women’s access to internal markets and strengthen women-led small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) The project will work with: 4,000 women and youth (2% people with disability; 60% women; 30% youth) in 4 districts within Geita and Mara regions.9 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), trade unions, mining associations, women, youth and disability-led organisations 6 Local Government Authorities (LGAs), 3 Key Ministries (Ministry of Mineral; Ministry of Trade; and President’s Office Regional Administration, Local Government) 2 Government Business Service groups (Small Industries Development Organisation (SIDO) and State Mining Corporation (STAMICO))   VSO and Randstad’s niche role in the project  Within these broad objectives, VSO and Randstad will work together on a specific sub goal: enable 4000 youth, women and PWD to find sustainable employment though life skills-, entrepreneurship- and technical skills training, engaging with private sector to secure internships, coaching start-up entrepreneurs or coaching youth towards formal job opportunities. Also, through placement of a Randstad volunteer, VSO will ensure excellent communication between all project stakeholders and external relations.  You will be based in Geita (town) and work from the Clarity project office (part of the TWCC office), jointly operated by VSO, LEAT and TWCC. Project staff includes a project manager (your line manager), Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) officer and Social Inclusion and Gender officer.  At any one time, there will be 11 VSO volunteers working on the project, including 6 national volunteers (recruited in Tanzania), 2 Randstad volunteers and 3 other international volunteers. Although each VSO will have a specific thematic expertise and focus (e.g. communication, entrepreneurship training, human rights, community engagement, private sector specialist) you are expected to work as a team of equals, supporting each other where possible and learning  from each other’s experience. For each International role (private sector engagement, communications, entrepreneurship and life skills) there will be a National volunteer counterpart with the same thematic focus.  Although based in Geita, you will be working across 4 districts in 2 regions (Geita and Mara), based on need. This means you will be travelling frequently within Geita district and to Mara district to engage with fellow volunteers and key stakeholders and partners.     Job Objectives and key duties: Assist with the development of the Clarity project Communication plan (remote support prior to arriving in Tanzania, the communication plan will be developed during the project’s inception phase Feb – April 2021) Assist in development and deployment of strategic communications materials related to the project Design and Implement Youth capacity building activities on responsible use of media for youth voice, and rights advocacy as well support the implementation of youth media advocacy campaign Investigate preferred communications channels for different target groups and ways for delivering information to these different target groups Research and write success stories that capture the impact of the project on different targeted groups Create relevant content and communicate in a systematic manner Support the communication unit in implementing the communications plan by developing areas such as newsletters; databases; marketing materials etc. Placement duration: The placement is for 3 to 6 months with a strong preference for 6 months. The project will run for three years and we are looking for a continuous fulfillment of this role. The next available opportunity will be January 2022. Qualifications and experience: Essential: Bachelors or Master’s Degree in communications, public relations, journalism or a similar discipline Minimum 3 years in a Communication & Marketing role or a different role which has a strong communication aspect Strong verbal and written communication skills in English Experience of developing compelling, high quality documentation Proven experience in developing and implementing communications strategies Guidance and practice notes; concept notes; case stories, presentations for different audiences Strong representation skills Experience in developing print and digital communications materials IT (MS office) proficiency Able to develop clear and realistic plans to deliver agreed objectives within deadlines, involving key individuals in the process Able to travel, including work away from the home base for up to 50% of time, both within the country and occasionally internationally and some weekend and evening work Desirable: Desk and qualitative research skills Presentation and influencing skills in order to obtain buy-in of recommendations Experience of working in a developing country and/or an NGO Competencies: Team worker! Communication at various levels, depending on the audience and content of message, communicates the rights message. Excellent in communication consistency between partners in the project Ability to inspire young people. Good inspirational speaking skills will be added advantage. Analysis and creative problem-solving – proactive to deliver solutions to challenges, ability to analyse and quickly grasp the fundamentals of a need Able to find innovative ways of solving or pre-empting problems. Flexibility –  ability to be proactive in changing environment. Things may not always go as planned. A sense of humour and the ability to deal with occasional setbacks Ability to drive results on a shoestring budget   Health considerations: If you have a significant current or past medical condition or you have general concerns about staying healthy as a volunteer, please let us know and we can discuss if this placement will be suitable for you.  All volunteers require medical clearance from a VSO medical adviser before they are able to take up a placement with VSO. The current COVID pandemic requires additional medical assessment taking into account age and medical history. Occasionally, VSO may consider that this placement is too great a risk for you in terms of your personal health and you would be advised to consider a different placement.   If you are interested in this position you can reach out to h.Voerman@vso.nl.
    Do you have a background in communication and want to use this knowledge in a new and exciting project in Tanzania? As a communication specialist, you will support the project's communication team in managing all internal and external communication: creating and publishing content to inform and inspire all stakeholders in the project, researching the impact of the project, writing success stories, training youth in responsible use of media for youth voice, and implementing the youth media advocacy campaign. Randstad and VSO have had a partnership since 2004. VSO believes that people are the best agents of change and their mission is to bring people together to fight poverty. Randstad employees can contribute to this mission by volunteering through VSO and having a direct impact on the lives of poor and marginalised people in developing countries. In return they have received a life-changing personal and professional experience.  Do you want to contribute to VSO as well and have a life changing experience? Take a closer look at our vacancy for communication adviser. Socio economic context Over the past decade, Tanzania has displayed steady (6.8%) economic growth, yet wealth redistribution has been profoundly limited, demonstrated within enduring cycles of inequality and widespread poverty. 74% of Tanzanian people reside in rural areas; of which 83%, a striking 10 million live in poverty (World Bank, 2019). Youth unemployment is high, especially among women. The COVID pandemic has hit African countries hard in terms of its economy. Mara and Geita regions along the shores of Lake Victoria host many large-scale extractive industry operations and widespread and often seasonal small-scale and artisanal mining. The extractive industry and its associated activities (service industry, agri-business, transport etc) has the potential to offer job opportunities to many young Tanzanians, both in terms of formal jobs and entrepreneurship. However, lack of appropriate skills among young people and women and lack of accountability of the industry towards local communities often prevents youth from seizing opportunities.   The Clarity project (Collective Action for Rights realization in extractives Industry in Tanzania) The CLARITY project (3 years duration, funded by EU) will address these issues and aims to: hold duty bearers (e.g. mining industry, local government, ministries) to account in terms of strengthening decision-making to understand the needs of and include marginalised people, fairly distribute industry revenue and uphold environmental protection. The project will work with communities  work with communities, especially marginalised groups (women, youth and people with disabilities (PWD)) to realise their rights to full and equal economic participation in sustainable livelihoods within the extractive sector.  The project will be jointly implemented by: VSO Tanzania, working in Tanzania since 1961 Lawyers’ Environmental Action Team (LEAT), established in 1994, and provides legal guidance, advocacy and advisory services for environmental, accountability and transparency issues within the extractive sector Tanzania Women’s Chamber of Commerce (TWCC), created in 2005 to embolden women’s access to internal markets and strengthen women-led small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) The project will work with: 4,000 women and youth (2% people with disability; 60% women; 30% youth) in 4 districts within Geita and Mara regions.9 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), trade unions, mining associations, women, youth and disability-led organisations 6 Local Government Authorities (LGAs), 3 Key Ministries (Ministry of Mineral; Ministry of Trade; and President’s Office Regional Administration, Local Government) 2 Government Business Service groups (Small Industries Development Organisation (SIDO) and State Mining Corporation (STAMICO))   VSO and Randstad’s niche role in the project  Within these broad objectives, VSO and Randstad will work together on a specific sub goal: enable 4000 youth, women and PWD to find sustainable employment though life skills-, entrepreneurship- and technical skills training, engaging with private sector to secure internships, coaching start-up entrepreneurs or coaching youth towards formal job opportunities. Also, through placement of a Randstad volunteer, VSO will ensure excellent communication between all project stakeholders and external relations.  You will be based in Geita (town) and work from the Clarity project office (part of the TWCC office), jointly operated by VSO, LEAT and TWCC. Project staff includes a project manager (your line manager), Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) officer and Social Inclusion and Gender officer.  At any one time, there will be 11 VSO volunteers working on the project, including 6 national volunteers (recruited in Tanzania), 2 Randstad volunteers and 3 other international volunteers. Although each VSO will have a specific thematic expertise and focus (e.g. communication, entrepreneurship training, human rights, community engagement, private sector specialist) you are expected to work as a team of equals, supporting each other where possible and learning  from each other’s experience. For each International role (private sector engagement, communications, entrepreneurship and life skills) there will be a National volunteer counterpart with the same thematic focus.  Although based in Geita, you will be working across 4 districts in 2 regions (Geita and Mara), based on need. This means you will be travelling frequently within Geita district and to Mara district to engage with fellow volunteers and key stakeholders and partners.     Job Objectives and key duties: Assist with the development of the Clarity project Communication plan (remote support prior to arriving in Tanzania, the communication plan will be developed during the project’s inception phase Feb – April 2021) Assist in development and deployment of strategic communications materials related to the project Design and Implement Youth capacity building activities on responsible use of media for youth voice, and rights advocacy as well support the implementation of youth media advocacy campaign Investigate preferred communications channels for different target groups and ways for delivering information to these different target groups Research and write success stories that capture the impact of the project on different targeted groups Create relevant content and communicate in a systematic manner Support the communication unit in implementing the communications plan by developing areas such as newsletters; databases; marketing materials etc. Placement duration: The placement is for 3 to 6 months with a strong preference for 6 months. The project will run for three years and we are looking for a continuous fulfillment of this role. The next available opportunity will be January 2022. Qualifications and experience: Essential: Bachelors or Master’s Degree in communications, public relations, journalism or a similar discipline Minimum 3 years in a Communication & Marketing role or a different role which has a strong communication aspect Strong verbal and written communication skills in English Experience of developing compelling, high quality documentation Proven experience in developing and implementing communications strategies Guidance and practice notes; concept notes; case stories, presentations for different audiences Strong representation skills Experience in developing print and digital communications materials IT (MS office) proficiency Able to develop clear and realistic plans to deliver agreed objectives within deadlines, involving key individuals in the process Able to travel, including work away from the home base for up to 50% of time, both within the country and occasionally internationally and some weekend and evening work Desirable: Desk and qualitative research skills Presentation and influencing skills in order to obtain buy-in of recommendations Experience of working in a developing country and/or an NGO Competencies: Team worker! Communication at various levels, depending on the audience and content of message, communicates the rights message. Excellent in communication consistency between partners in the project Ability to inspire young people. Good inspirational speaking skills will be added advantage. Analysis and creative problem-solving – proactive to deliver solutions to challenges, ability to analyse and quickly grasp the fundamentals of a need Able to find innovative ways of solving or pre-empting problems. Flexibility –  ability to be proactive in changing environment. Things may not always go as planned. A sense of humour and the ability to deal with occasional setbacks Ability to drive results on a shoestring budget   Health considerations: If you have a significant current or past medical condition or you have general concerns about staying healthy as a volunteer, please let us know and we can discuss if this placement will be suitable for you.  All volunteers require medical clearance from a VSO medical adviser before they are able to take up a placement with VSO. The current COVID pandemic requires additional medical assessment taking into account age and medical history. Occasionally, VSO may consider that this placement is too great a risk for you in terms of your personal health and you would be advised to consider a different placement.   If you are interested in this position you can reach out to h.Voerman@vso.nl.

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