Position: Youth Engagement Volunteer -- VSO

Location:Kampong Thom and Kampong Chhnang province, Cambodia
Partner organisation:N/A
Application Closing Date:28 Feb 2020
Interview date:As soon as possible
Start date:As soon as possible


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 lifting 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
These placements will contribute to promoting the active citizenship among the youth in Kampong Chhnang and Kampong Thom Province, as well as support ICS returned volunteers to continue their journey as an active citizen. More importantly, these placements will work in the project that is aiming to achieve the impactful of safe and decent employment and sustainable environment in Kampong Chhnang and Kampong Thom Province. This project implementation is focusing on work and empowers youth and marginalized youth (women and youth with disabilities) on employment and environment issues.
They will be placed in the ICS office in two provinces and will support NYEN’s core team in the target community with the following activities: 
1. Employment awareness-raising and training
2. Mini Environmental Lab establishment
3. Awareness-raising and training related to the environmental issue
4. Youth Network establishment in school/community
5. Youth Capacity Building and strengthening
6. Partnership building in local level and national level with INGO, NGO, donor, and other youth networks

Skills, qualifications and experience
Competencies and Behaviour
• Building and Sustaining working relationships
The social skills to build and actively maintain working relationships that foster teamwork and collaboration with others for the benefit of a common goal.
• Open Minded and Respectful
A non-judgemental approach that values other people and culture.
• Seeking and Sharing Knowledge
Recognition that learning is a two-way and continuous process.
• Facilitating Positive Change
The ability to analyze problems and develop lasting solutions in line with VSO approaches.
• Adaptability
A flexible approach and the ability to adapt behavior to different situations.
• Resilience
The self-confidence to work with a variety of situations, diverse people and ambiguity.
• Communicating and influencing – Adds Value: communicating in a way that is clear, concise, well structured, engaging and easily understood; ensuring people understand messages; networking and building relationships with others in order to gain support for ideas.
• Managing knowledge – Adds Value: Using internal and external sources of wider information; making use of existing systems to ensure knowledge is available to everyone; seeking knowledge from others before embarking on new work.
• Striving for excellence – Adds Value: Recognising the need to continuously improve performance and the need for learning; striving to achieve objectives set by YVS and Project Manager
• Leading for the future – Aware
Showing enthusiasm for VSO’s work and communicating this to others within and outside own team; being aware of VSO’s values

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 the 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 mean 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 organization. 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 programs. 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.

Moreinfo: https://www.vsointernational.org/volunteering/volunteering-pro/jobs/youth-engagement-volunteer-a0m3z00000d5smyaav

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