The National Volunteer Project Officer will be responsible to support Sindh Secretariat of PFDP and Senior Programme Officer Rozan in coordination of activities of the project at the Sindh and compile reports of activities, quarterly reports, meeting minutes and feedback received from forum members.
•Ability to work with diverse background of people and cultures,
•Promoting learning and information sharing,
•Ability to produce a variety of written and visual communication products in a clear and concise style
•Shows pride in work and achievements
•Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
•Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges;
•Remains calm in stressful situations;
•Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
•Fluency in English (written/verbal) and Urdu
•Ability to work on one’s own initiative, with little guidance.
•Advanced understanding and command over design and editing software like Coral Draw, Adobe Photoshop, MS publisher and movie makers tools.
•Strong computer skills with expertise in MS Office
•Willingness to travel at times extensively
•Experience of working as or along with volunteers and expat staff
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
Masters in social sciences, gender studies, international development or any related discipline with a focus on advocacy and communications.
2-3 years’ experience in coordination and implementation of projects in the social development sector.
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.