Position: Volunteer role: Project Assistant (National Volunteer) - Kampong Thom (VSO)__Deadline:25Aug


Type of role Agriculture and natural resources
Location Cambodia
Application Closing Date
Interview date TBA
Start date ASAP
Mode of delivery Working from home and at project location

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

Working from home and at project location -  In this role, you will spend some time providing part-time remote support (e.g. from your home) to VSO projects or partners, and also a set period working full-time in the project location and/or VSO office.

Project Profile:
The Rural Employment for COVID-19 Economic Recovery (RECOVER) is a project that will be implemented by a consortium of DanChurchAid (DCA), People In Need (PIN), and Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) funded by the European Union in Cambodia for a period of 36 months. The action’s overall objective is “to contribute to inclusive economic recovery in the Tonle Sap region by improving food security, income and employment opportunities for fishing and farming communities and returnee labour migrants” The project will respond to the impacts of Covid-19 by ensuring smallholder farmers and fishers have increased food production and consumption in the horticulture and livestock value chains through their use of effective agricultural practices, products and services, and returnee labour migrants and laid-off workers in COVID-19 affected sectors have improved access to market relevant skills, affordable finance and social protection. The project will also address the challenges arising from indebtedness by providing financial literacy, loan restructuring support, subsidies, grants, and subsidized loans, provided by co-applicants as well as financial institutions as technical partners.

The Project Assistant will support the implementation of project activities at provincial and community level through close collaboration and coordination with TVET centres, job centres, existing MSMEs, and other key stakeholders.

Skills, qualifications and experience

VSO is looking for 1 National Volunteers who will be based in Kampong Thom. We are looking for national volunteer who have 1 – 2 years experiences in community development or skill development project with hands-on experience on developing workplan, report writing, office operation, etc.; has some knowledge of planning, monitoring, and evaluation; and working with volunteers and an ability to articulate how change happens through volunteering for development.

Competencies and Behaviour:

- 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


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.

Moreinfo: https://www.vsointernational.org/volunteering/professional

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