Organisational, Policy & Strategy Adviser New Volunteer Opportunity at VSO International - Tanzania | Deadline: 23rd April, 2019

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Jobs in Tanzania: New Volunteer Opportunity at VSO International | Deadline: 23rd April, 2019
Volunteer role: Organisational, Policy & Strategy Adviser
Location: Dodoma, Tanzania
Application Closing Date: 23 Apr 2019
Interview date: To be announced
Start date: July 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 Organizational, Policy and strategy adviser alongside the Secretary General of the Youth and Employment Department will lead the Policy operational and strategic planning process. You will use your strategic planning, policy and organizational development background to lead all elements of the strategic and policy operational planning process including context analysis, participatory research, documentation and approval.

Skills, qualifications and experience
Qualifications (essential): Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Policy related matters, development or a related subject.
Strategic planning
5+ years of experience on leading strategic planning development process and managing clients in a deadline-driven professional services environment.
Able to combine high-level strategy and analytical thinking with tactical creativity and flair. 
Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to vary communication content and style to suit audiences to inform, motivate and inspire.
Builds mutually beneficial alliances and networks at senior levels
Analysis and creative problem-solving: proactive to deliver solutions to challenges, ability to identify the interest of stakeholders.
Ability to analyse and quickly grasp the fundamentals of a need.

Ability to be proactive in changing environment of working, works under minimum supervision and keeps the targets on track under challenging environments.

Highly experienced in development sector or government bodies.

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. 

NOTE: This is international Volunteer role, not for Tanzanians.

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.

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.  

How to Apply
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).