Friday, October 12, 2018

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  Xpresstz       Friday, October 12, 2018
 
Volunteer role: Business development expert
Type of role: Communications and fundraising
Location: Mwanza, Tanzania
Application Closing Date: 25 Oct 2018
Interview date: TBC
Start date: 21/01/2019
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. As a VSO volunteer you’ll live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Nafasi za kazi VSO Tanzania


By sharing your unique skills and experience you’ll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you 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 as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview
As a business development expert you will work towards increasing access to employment opportunities and promote economic empowerment for particularly youths in two regions, Mwanza and Shinyanga.
The Ideal person will train the youth participating in project to help them identify business opportunities and to improve market awareness.

The Business development expert is also expected to enhance the ability and opportunity for youth income generating groups to access appropriate financing to grow their businesses. The candidate will work hand in hand with the corporate volunteers who will be engaged in the similar position to Increase the capacity of youth and youth groups to develop and grow sustainable businesses.
Skills, qualifications and experience
• A bachelor degree in economics, business, marketing or related subject.
• A couple of years relevant work experience in eg business development  

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Desired:
• Experience in business management in a large corporation.
• Experience in new business development and/or start-up.
• Knowledge in project management.
• Facilitation and training skills.
• Experience in developing operational processes that decrease costs, increase efficiency and quality to meet customer needs.

• Managed and directed teams to efficiently develop cost effective innovative solutions that drive results.
• Ability to drive results with limited resources.
• Able to formulate and implement SME adherence to national product regulations, policies and procedures.
• Experience in a Management Leadership role

Competencies and Behaviour
At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

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

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.

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

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.
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 (PDF).
MAKE AN APPLICATION
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Volunteer role: Field officer
Type of role: Communications and fundraising
Location: Mwanza, Tanzania
Application Closing Date: 25 Oct 2018
Interview date: TBC
Start date: 21/01/2019
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. As a VSO volunteer you’ll live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities.

By sharing your unique skills and experience you’ll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you 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 as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview
The project aims to improve and increase access to employment opportunities and promote economic empowerment for youth in two regions Mwanza and Shinyanga. The Field officer is expected to support implementation of the project by providing logistical support, trainings, writing reports and not the least monitor and follow up project activities. The person will ensure that the project outcomes are delivered according to goals and that alliances and networks are built to support the project

The successful candidate will also train volunteers on formation and running of youth groups (Youth Serving and Loans Methodology, YSLA, and Income Generating Associations, IGA) so that they can support the formation, running and registering of youth groups.

Skills, qualifications and experience
Qualifications (essential): 
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in community development, sociology, social work, Business Administration or any other related field.
• Experience in forming and running Youth Groups (YSLA and IGA)
• Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to vary communication content and style to suit audiences to inform, motivate and inspire

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Desirable:
• Highly experienced in private sector. Ability to meet demands of the private sector.
• Proven experience of building mutually beneficial alliances and networks at senior levels
• Previous experience in project management

Competencies and Behaviour
At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together.
Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

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

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.

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

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.
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 (PDF).
MAKE AN APPLICATION HERE
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