With significant experience of working with young people in development context, the Youth Mobilization officer will be responsible for supporting mobilization of youth , volunteers, maintaining strong relationship with alumni and obtaining collaboration from government and academia on programme implementation
Master’s degree in social science or any related discipline
Maximum age limit 29 years
2-3 year experience working in development sector. Experience of working with and providing support to 18-29 year olds from a wide range of backgrounds with proven ability to facilitate learning in a non-formal environment
Direct and substantial experience of working cross-culturally and able to communicate to a range of audiences and promote sharing and learning between cultures
Knowledge of community issues
Knowledge of issues which are common to communities in Pakistan , Experience of promoting learning about social issues
Possession of strong verbal communication to work effectively and inclusively with an overseas colleague. Strong written communication skills needed for writing reports.
Experience of working in a supervisory
role. Proven ability to promote self-awareness, learning and development among individuals.
Planning and Organising
Able to develop clear and realistic plans to deliver agreed objectives within deadlines, involving key individuals in the planning process.
Strong computer skills with expertise in MS Office (MS Word, Excel, Power Point)
Local of Rawalpindi/Islamabad and understanding of local dynamics and culture.
Sufficient experience of working with volunteers to understand the key factors which make volunteer placements viable, effective and rewarding.
Monitoring and Evaluation
Experience of using monitoring and evaluation tools and processes.
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.
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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.