Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Zambia
Posted Job
about 1 year ago

Youth Programme Coordinator - ICS

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) is an international NGO working in Zambia to fight poverty and marginalisation through the lasting power of volunteering. VSO addresses poverty and marginalisation through a combination of skilled professional volunteers and full-time staff working in partnership with government, civil society organisations and community groups. VSO programmes in Zambia are currently in Health and Resilient Livelihoods, and feature Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (AYSRHR), land access and utilisation, and entrepreneurship interventions targeting marginalised groups including incarcerated populations, women, youth, and people with disabilities (PWDs).

Role overview

To work with young people in an international development context, managing projects at a community level, and supporting Team Leaders, partners, host homes and volunteers to effectively deliver the ICS project. The Project Coordinator will assist ICS Project Manager and partners with programme design and stakeholder engagement, providing pastoral support and guidance on project implementation. S/he will support host home and placement organizations hosting volunteers with promoting learning, cross-cultural engagement and relationship building, uphold safety, security and welfare processes in the target community, and effectively support the management of the project budget.

Skills, qualifications and experience

  • Minimum of a Degree in Social Sciences, Development studies or equivalent qualification in a related field
  • Proven experience of working with and providing support to 18-25 year olds from a wide range of backgrounds and with proven ability to facilitate learning in a non-formal environments
  • Direct and substantial experience of working cross-culturally and able to communicate to a range of audiences and promote sharing and learning between cultures.
  • Able to develop clear and realistic plans to deliver agreed objectives within deadlines, involving key individuals in the planning process.
  • Strong skills in M&E, including the development of appropriate reporting tools and systems
  • Strong report writing skills and good verbal communication skills to effectively work with colleague’s in-country and overseas.
  • Effective project budgets management, data gathering and processing, case studies compilation and M&E skills.

How to apply:

Interested candidates wishing to apply for this role should visit: http://vso.force.com/jobopportunities for the job description and further details. To submit your application, click on ‘Apply now’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form. Only short listed candidates will be contacted and invited for interviews, at which time full supporting documentation will be required. 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

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