volunteer job -communication and advocacy advisor in chimoio - manica

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job type
voluntary
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job details

posted
location
chimoio - manica
job category
Government & Policy
job type
voluntary
reference number
JOB0115877
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job description

The purpose of this placement is to build the capacity of members of national and provincial chapters in advocacy, consult with relevant stakeholders and provide technical support in the design and implementation of advocacy campaign and the communication strategies related to this.

About VSO

VSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.

Allowance As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home. Accommodation VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic. 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 organisation. 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 organisations, 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.

skills

Essential 1. BA in social sciences, International development, or related field, 2. No professional experience is required for this position . 3. Understanding of a wide variety of advocacy and social accountability programme approaches. 4. Ability to communicate both in English and in Portuguese Desirable. 1. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing 2. Proven ability to produce results within tight deadlines and under pressure situations 3. Good ability of working as team member and independently