Community Facilitator (Resilience)
6 Months (up to 31st March 2020)
Nyamasheke District (Rwanda)
|VSO is the world’s leading international development organization 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 organizations 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.|
|This is a national volunteer role open to Rwandans only. The volunteer will work to strengthen the resilience of the local education systems, schools, and students in Nyamasheke District by identifying the risks which can have a negative impact on the delivery of quality education and on children’s learning. The volunteer will engage local education leaders, teachers, parents, and pupils to identify these risks and develop strategies to predict, prevent and/or recover from the impact of these risks.|
Skills, qualifications and experience required
|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
VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.
As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full-time basis. VSO will cover your travel and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency.
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.
How to apply
|Once you’re ready to apply, click on ‘make an application’ below to complete the online form.|
Application closing date
|21 Oct 2019|
|Click here to download the job description in PDF format|
NB: We reserve the right to close the application if we have got the number of applications needed.