Background & Description

About VSO

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. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they 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 and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

VSO puts people at the Centre of its development approach, believing that people are the best agents of change. This is underpinned by our People First strategy and framework that sets out how we will fight marginalization and poverty. To that end, VSO views social inclusion and gender equality as a human rights issue and both a precondition for and indicator of sustainable people-cantered development. VSO believes that in order to tackle injustice and inequality, our practices inside must reflect our practices outside and create a conducive environment within the organization that promotes equality and challenges discrimination

Requirements and Skills

Overall Objective: To conduct 2 training workshops on Social Inclusion and gender (SIG) and sensitize participants on VSO`s core approach of Social Inclusion and Gender as per VSO developed training material.

Deliverables:

  • Deliver two trainings of three days on social inclusion and gender as core approach of VSO in Islamabad for VSO partners, staff and volunteers.
  • Agree and develop action plans with partners for improvements from the lens of SIG in the scalar baseline values.
  • Conduct pre and post workshop assessment of the workshop participants
  • Develop training reports (consolidated and individual training) on format agreed with VSO within 10 days after delivering training.
  • Qualification:

    Masters in development studies, social sciences or related discipline

    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

    Right to work in Pakistan is required and we are unable to obtain a visa and work permit for a non-Pakistan applicant.

    Equal Opportunities 

    VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce. Qualified and experienced females are highly encouraged to apply. VSO also provides medical coverage for dependants, and flexible working options.

    VSO reserves the right to close this opportunity early if we receive a sufficient number of applications

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this role, please download the job description and apply by using the following link:

 

https://www.vsointernational.org/about/careers/consultant-strengthening-capacity-of-vso-and-partner-staff-on-sig-a0m3z00000d4i24aab

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.