Background & Description

VSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty. For more details, please visit www.vsointernational.org Programme Development Support With the guidance from Sr. Programme Manager and CD Identify funding opportunities in areas of responsibility and provide support in the development of concepts and proposals. During the process ensure that programme development is informed by consultation with partners, volunteers, internal stakeholders and beneficiaries (they are held as integral to program design, implementation and review. Work with Senior Programme Manager (SPM) and programme team members for development and updating of VSO signature programmes (strategic documents) and associated documentations. Draft MOUs/ teaming agreements programme-level briefs, and necessary documents required for development of partnerships for strengthening business pursuit. Provide support in organizing proposal development and other programme development/learning workshops; take notes, document learning, develop reports and concepts. Support the SPM and FM during costing of activities during budget development process during proposal development.
Programme Management & Impact Programme Implementation: Coordinate and oversee the quality of Programme implementation and assure that monthly, quarterly and annual targets for delivery and quality result indicator are timely met through coordination, liaising, review and monitoring of activities/events and implementation plan. Prepare and execute the project implementation plan and activities, communicate to Sr. Manager where adjustments are required. Partnership Development and Management: Assess, negotiate, maintain and review relevant partnerships. Build and support networks between key stakeholders to strengthen programme impact. Reporting and Documentation: Produce high quality project progress reports, activity reports & cases studies for showcasing VSO programmes impact and positioning for future. Support the management of project/programme Budgets; in line with donor stipulations and VSO good practice. Guidance to Partners and volunteers: Provide on-going technical input, guidance, knowledge, supervision and other necessary support to partner project staff and volunteers for maximizing the impact of VSO programme/project intervention. Integrating VSO core approaches of social inclusion, social accountability and resilience in programme development and implementation.

Requirements and Skills

 Experience working with in field of resilience. (Peace-building, DRR & Social Cohesion) Knowledge of and awareness of key issues related to resilience at community level to policy level.Proven experience of generating project concepts and report writing and resource mobilization.  Experience of managing donor projects with good understanding of donor guidelines. Experience of carrying out desk research to gather evidence for project ideas to form the contextual background for proposed interventions; Strong spoken English and writing skills and the ability to articulate complex ideas in a simple format; Experience of  budget development   Excellent time management skills and ability to manage the work streams  in parallel. Able to travel and work long hours, including work away from the home base for up to 30% of time, some weekend and evening work. Desirable: Practical experience gained within a volunteering/NGO context and of managing a volunteer program. Experience and knowledge of the country and region. Confidence and experience in external representation.

Education

Masters in social sciences or related discipline. 5-7 years’ professional experience of working with NGO/ INGOs or donor agency on programme development and implementation.

How to Apply

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Programme Development & Impact Coordinator- (Consultant)

 

About Organization

Voluntary Service Overseas, VSO was set up in the UK in 1958. Today we work to improve education, health, livelihoods, gender and social inclusion and resilience in 24 countries across the globe. VSO believes that people are the primary agents of change. Volunteers, giving their professional expertise, serve marginalized communities in more than 20 countries across the world. They share their skills with carefully selected partner organisations: learning their assets, strengths and needs, developing solutions and supporting national volunteers to lead the change.

VSO Pakistan was established in 1987 with the support of the British Council and in 1991 started working independently. Four years later VSO signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Pakistan, which was renewed in 2016 with MoI and EAD as per new INGO regulations enforced by the Government of Pakistan.

In Pakistan, VSO has engaged the skills and expertise of over 500 international volunteers and over 100 national volunteers, primarily to support initiatives in education, participation and governance, youth social cohesion and peace, health, resilience building, HIV and AIDS, and women empowerment. These experts in their fields have been placed with a diverse range of over 70 partner organisations across Pakistan.

Currently, VSO Pakistan envisions to present itself through its initiative as an organization which is able to reach the most marginalized primary actors for bringing a meaningful change in their lives through youth engagement, promoting social cohesion, women empowerment, secure livelihoods, resilience/disaster risk management and inclusive education programmes. Enabling us to promote gender equality a culture of inclusion, youth employment and enterprise, enhance voice and accountability and develop community resilience.