Thematic Lead - Livelihoods

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Apply by 16 July 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 3 July 2018

Job Description

About VSO
VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview
You will lead development and delivery of VSO’s livelihoods strategy with a volunteering for development and resilience focus in our programmes, development and dissemination of critical knowledge related to livelihoods programmes, and facilitate programme collaboration and learning within and outside VSO.

Skills, qualifications and experience
* Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO, our six ‘People First’ principles are critical behaviours to how we recruit people in VSO. Examples are:
* Development is ‘people-centred’
* Decisions are evidence-based
* Programmes must be appropriate and effective
* Actions are backed by strong reflective practices
* Plans are worked out collaboratively
* Decisions must be accountable

Being the ideal candidate in the above behaviours, you are excellent at being resilient and adaptive to new situations and new information; able to work with teams to facilitate positive change and forge high performing working relationships; you are also able to develop, seek and share knowledge in right time with right people; you are proactive, compassionate and empathetic to how you approach your work.

Equal Opportunities:
VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

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

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

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Location(s): England - Surrey - Kingston upon Thames

About the Organization

VSO is the world's leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

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