volunteer job -diaspora engagement advisor in Islambad

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To develop linkages of VSO Pakistan with networks and organizations in UK working on diaspora for engaging diaspora volunteers especially young diaspora volunteers. To conduct a study/analysis of perception of diaspora communities about volunteering in Pakistan also engaging Pakistani communities and CSOs for developing engagement strategy for VSO Pakistan.

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.

Note: This is an international volunteer role and open to Pakistani diaspora from UK only. Allowance and accommodation All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency. The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.


The perfect candidate for this role has: Essentials Pakistani Diaspora from UK, holder of Pakistan origin card and does not require visa to enter and work in Pakistan. Bachelors or Master’s degree in social science, or any related discipline Strong connections with British- Pakistani diaspora communities and networks/organizations working with diaspora communities Cross-Cultural Working Direct and substantial experience of working cross-culturally and able to communicate to a range of audiences and promote sharing and learning between cultures Knowledge of community issues Knowledge of issues which are common to communities in Pakistan , Experience of promoting learning about social issues Communication Possession of strong verbal communication in English language to work effectively and inclusively with an overseas colleague. Strong written communication skills needed for writing reports in English language. Supervision Experience of working in a supervisory role. Proven ability to promote self-awareness, learning and development among individuals. Planning and Organizing Able to develop clear and realistic plans to deliver agreed objectives within deadlines, involving key individuals in the planning process. IT skills: Strong computer skills with expertise in MS Office (MS Word, Excel, Power Point) Understanding of local dynamics and culture. Desirable Fluent in Spoken Urdu Volunteering Sufficient experience of working with volunteers to understand the key factors which make volunteer placements viable, effective and rewarding.

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