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Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO International)



  • Organization TypeImplementing NGO, Advocacy NGO
  • Staff501-1000
  • Development Budget25 Million - 50 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited Kingdom
  • Founded1958
VSO is an international development charity that works through volunteers. Their vision is a world without poverty in which people work together to fulfil their potential. They bring people together to share skills, creativity and learning to build a fairer world.  Where They Work Since 1958 they’ve been placing volunteers to work with local communities across Africa and Asia-Pacific. Today they work in over 30 countries and they have recruitment bases in China, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, the Philippines, the Netherlands and the UK. They work through both international and national volunteers. VSO works in the most disadvantaged countries where they can make a significant contribution and where it is safe for them to have programmes. In each country, their staff work with local partner organisations to develop a country plan that guides their work. This plan focuses on several of VSO’s development goal areas. In addition to their work in developing countries, VSO also works to build global understanding of the issues around poverty and disadvantage. Advocacy and development awareness activities by staff, returned volunteers and supporters are part of their ongoing work. Areas of Focus VSO’s work revolves around four development areas linked to the priorities of our partners, international development targets and our areas of expertise. These are: Health Participation and Governance Secure Livelihoods Education They’re committed to gender equality in all their work so that men and women have equal opportunities to realise their potential. What They Do VSO recruits staff around the world to work together towards their vision of a world without poverty. They commit to long-term development goals and long-term partnerships and focus on sustainable development rather than the short-term relief of certain problems. VSO also works to address the structural inequalities and barriers that prevent people from exercising their rights.They use their experience and their supporter networks to work for changes in policy and practice - rich and poor countries - that reduce disadvantage.

Where is Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO International)
Staff1Location of current staff


Current jobs

31Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Teacher Educator (Principal)
  • VSO Fragile States Consultant
    United Kingdom
  • Social Accountability Tool Testing Consultancy
    United Kingdom
  • Database Support Officer
    United Kingdom

Staff at Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO International) have experience in


  • development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • financial services
  • banking & finance budgeting
  • finance


  • save the children international
  • ministry of foreign and european affairs (mfea-lux)
  • global affairs canada
  • ford foundation
  • goal global


  • nigeria
  • united states
  • kenya
  • mozambique
  • south africa


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices
  • United Kingdom (headquarters)
  • 100 London Road, Kingston-Upon-Thames
  • United Kingdom (headquarters)
  • 100 London Road, Kingston-Upon-Thames
  • United Kingdom (headquarters)
  • 100 London Road, Kingston upon Thames


Primary sectors

Events / Training
Monitoring / Evaluation
Reproductive Health
Procurement Process
Local Government
Farming / Crops
Research & Development
Economic Policy
Public Administration

Contract Awards

Democratic Policing

Other - Funding NGO / CSO

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