Jobs in Tanzania 2022: New Job Opportunities at VSO International, 2022
AJIRA MPYA TANZANIA 2022 | NAFASI MPYA ZA KAZI 2022
Volunteer role: Project Assistant- Intern
Partner organization VSO International
Interview date asap
Start date Aug 2022
Mode of delivery Working at project location
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is the world’s leading international development charity that works
through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride
ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by
sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create
long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions.
We bring key
stakeholders together to co-ordinate collective action, from local
organisations to national governments. Our programmes in Africa and Asia
focus on health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis
on resilience, peace building, social accountability, gender and social
inclusion. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus
on long-lasting, sustainable change that will improve the lives of
generations to come.
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Working at project location – In this role, you
will provide on-site support in the project location and/or VSO office,
(full-time unless otherwise specified) for a set period of time.
ideal candidate for this post will be responsible for coordinating
daily project administrative support in Collective Action for Right
Realization fin Extractive Industry (CLARITY) Project to deliver the
Skills, qualifications and experience
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
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VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.
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.
Your application and COVID-19
are continually reviewing our ability to safely programme and implement
projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many local restrictions are
being implemented in several VSO locations, which impacts VSO’s existing
We will continue to follow the advice of
the World Health Organisation (WHO) and national governments to protect
the wellbeing and safety of all communities, employees and volunteers.
continuing to build a talent pool of prospective professional
volunteers so we can get back to supporting communities as soon as we’re
If your application is shortlisted, a VSO hiring
manager will be in touch to discuss the next steps and any changes to
your placement and role.
You can read VSO’s COVID-19 statement and frequently asked questions about volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic here.
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.
note that this advert is for a role we are expecting to become
available in the near future once we have secured funding for the
project. If you are interested in this, or similar positions, please
express your interest by clicking on the ‘make an application’ button
Application Closing Date 12th August, 2022.