New Volunteering Opportunities at VSO International - Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda | Deadline: 24th June, 2019

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AJIRALEO TANZANIA
AJIRALEO TANZANIA
Jobs in Tanzania: New Volunteering Opportunities at VSO International Tanzania,  Kenya and Uganda | Deadline: 24th June, 2019
AJIRA TANZANIA / NAFASI ZA KAZI
Volunteer role: Business Development Services Advisor
Location: Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Various Countries
Application Deadline: 2019-06-24

Organization Overview
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
You will be working hand in hand with team members of the Global Livelihoods team, located around the world, and Livelihoods teams in the country offices of VSO Tanzania, VSO Uganda and VSO Kenya. You will support documenting VSO’s work in the area of Enterprise Development and advise on improvements and future focus of the work. Your input will ensure that VSO is delivering a relevant package of Business Development Services (BDS) to male and especially female entrepreneurs operating SMEs in different sectors and geographical areas. 

Skills, qualifications, and experience
You have a;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business management or social science, Entrepreneurship, Economics or related is required 
  • Background on training, education or facilitation skills will be the most advantageous factor for this position. 
  • Communication – communicates at various levels depending on the audience and content of message, communicates the rights message, excellent in communication consistency between partners in the project 
  • Analysis and creative problem-solving – proactive to deliver solutions to challenges. Ability to analyse and quickly grasp the fundamentals of a need. Able to find innovative ways of solving or pre-empting problems. 
  • Flexibility – ability to be proactive in changing environment of working, business management, entrepreneurship is desirable, experienced on people management and ability to work in a multinationals with flexibilities of cultural differences. 
  • Good writing skills

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.