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VSO International Tanzania
Jobs in Tanzania: New Volunteering Opportunities at VSO International,  2019

AJIRA TANZANIA 2019 / NAFASI ZA KAZI

Volunteer role: Theatre and Advocacy Adviser
Location: Mwanza, Tanzania
Application Closing Date: 30 Dec 2019
Interview date: TBC
Start date: April 2020
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.
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Role overview
Theatre and Advocacy Adviser will create strong creative tool (interactive theatre, drama, to aware different groups including youth and community, Theatre and Advocacy Adviser will highlight and focus the importance of women empowerment through developing communication tools (theatre, drama) will try to attain more equitable power relationships within the household and Community. Theatre and Advocacy Adviser will also provide emphasis to bring the most marginalized communities engaged in our program to build the capacity of youth clubs, and partner staff on different youth friendly communication tools.

Skills, qualifications and experience
Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Experience in advocacy for gender equality
• Capacity to design, organize and conduct workshops/training sessions.
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Knowledge/qualifications:
• BA or MA on Theater Arts/Performing Arts.
• Experience of 3-5 years in Theatre for Development Program/Project.
• All applicants must possess strong written and spoken English language skills. Applicants may be required to take a VSO language test as part of the selection process.
• Proven experience of working with youths from a wide range of backgrounds with proven ability to facilitate learning in a non-formal environment.
• Experience of working cross-culturally and able to communicate to a range of audiences and promote sharing and learning between cultures
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MODE OF APPLICATION: APPLY ONLINE 
Skills/Abilities:
• Experience in planning agreed objectives and a track record of keeping deadlines and involving key individuals in the planning process.
• Commitment to team work, coaching, and mentoring others.
• Ability to handle problems and Good facilitation skills 

Desirable Criteria:
• Experience of 3-5 years in Theatre for Development Program/Project.
• Experience in the NGO sector
• Understanding of development issues around Youth empowerment,
• Understanding socio-economic issues,
• Knowledge of issues which are common to communities in developing countries, possibly achieved through working within an NGO.

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
NOTE: This is International Volunteer role, NOT for National Volunteers.

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.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.
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