Youth Engagement, Empowerment & Resilience Adviser at Voluntary Service Abroad (VSO)

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Voluntary Service Abroad (VSO), is the world’s main unbiased worldwide growth organisation that works by way of volunteers to struggle poverty in growing nations. Our excessive influence method brings individuals collectively to share abilities, construct capabilities, promote worldwide understanding and motion to alter lives and make the world a fairer place.

We’re recruiting to fill the place of:



Job Title: Youth Engagement, Empowerment & Resilience Adviser (Nationwide Volunteer)

Location: Nigeria
Kind of function: Advocacy coverage and analysis
Begin date: 15th April, 2021.


Function Overview
Job Function: Help Problem Fund Implementing companions to develop and implement applicable strategic approaches on youth engagement and empowerment.

Programme data

  • The Problem Fund for Youth Employment (CFYE), initiated by the Dutch Ministry of Overseas Affairs (MOFA), goals to create new jobs and make jobs extra accessible for 200.000 youth (half of those for girls) within the ministry’s precedence focus nations within the Center East, North Africa, Sahel & West Africa and the Horn of Africa. The fund is open to Personal sector and (I)NGO purposes (or combined consortia). VSO will strengthen the work of the chosen Implementing Companions by way of strategic VSO volunteer engagements.
  • The purpose of the Fund might be achieved by supporting youth employment initiatives in these areas. Initiatives will provide youth, notably younger girls, alternatives for first rate work that delivers higher prospects for private growth, is productive, and gives a steady earnings, social safety and protected working situations.
  • Strengthen the non-public sector to have interaction with youth and to create first rate work for youth that meets their aspirations and gives them voice and company. Develop information merchandise for youth empowerment and help the implementation of those instruments inside non-public sector firms, micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and goal communities.

Anticipated Obligations (to be confirmed and refined):
As a Youth Engagement & Empowerment Adviser you’ll:

  • Help companions in growing information merchandise (definitions, steerage, instruments, trainings, analysis, and so on.).
  • Analysis limitations in youth financial empowerment.
  • Be sure that the teachings discovered are retrieved from inside the group and are utilized within the applications.
  • Be sure that there may be an efficient M&E report and monitor the learnings on youth engagement and empowerment inside employment applications.
  • You’re employed in a multidimensional undertaking workforce, with consultants on completely different sort of areas.
  • Advise on firms on the way to construct up a resilient workforce
  • Conduct on the job coaching for the audience and help the revision of the coaching modules for capability constructing of the non-public sector, to make sure that they’re gender and youth responsive.

Expertise, and Expertise

  • You have got a Bachelor’s / Grasp’s diploma in Behavioral and Social Science, HR or Enterprise Administration or you might be an Economist


  • You have got confirmed expertise (three+ years) in Livelihoods or Financial Empowerment programming
  • You have got labored for a Personal Sector group
  • You have got expertise with youth engagement insurance policies and techniques, implementation and advisory
  • You have got expertise as an advisor / marketing consultant working with firms, or you may have a monitor file of inputting technical recommendation into massive, profitable donor tasks, working with nation and regional workplaces, firms, governments and worldwide organizations in a supportive method


  • Expertise with Company Social Duty

Competencies and Behaviour
At VSO we imagine progress is simply attainable by working collectively. Whether or not you wish to be part of us as an worker, or as a volunteer working in your personal nation, abroad or on-line, our choice course of contains an evaluation based mostly on these core competencies:

  • Open-minded and respectful
  • Resilient and adaptive to new conditions
  • Facilitate constructive change and construct sustainable working relationships
  • Search and share information



Methods to Apply
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Equal Alternatives

  • VSO promotes equal alternatives and values a various workforce.

In-country Nationwide volunteers

  • You’ll be sharing your abilities with implementing companions and different stakeholders on a full-time foundation. VSO covers your pre-placement preparation (coaching, medical and safety clearance), organize and covers your lodging, medical insurance coverage prices, work-related bills and an area dwelling allowance.
  • Marketed Period: The period of this placement might be 6 or probably 12 months.
  • It is a generic function description. We count on extra particular jobs to grow to be accessible quickly for a begin between April 2021 and June 2021. It’s attainable that the main target and obligations of this particular job might be barely completely different. If you’re on this, or related positions, please categorical your curiosity by clicking on the ‘make an utility’ button beneath. On this means we are able to begin managing a expertise pool and be ready for future roles


Vital Notes

  • The above statements are meant to explain the final nature and degree of labor to be carried out by individuals assigned to this job.
    They don’t seem to be to be construed as an exhaustive checklist of all obligations, duties and abilities required of personnel so labeled.
    All personnel could also be required to carry out different obligations along with these specified every so often, as wanted
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    • We’re an equal alternative employer and worth range inclusion. We don’t discriminate on grounds of color, race, nationality, faith, age, ethnic origin, incapacity, gender, marital standing, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
    • Our persons are all equally gifted in distinctive methods: we come from numerous traditions, private experiences and factors of view. And we wish to embrace yours, Are you able to encourage us along with your concepts?
    • We encourage all candidates to use and doesn’t follow any discrimination in any recruitment course of.
    • Purposes submitted after the deadline is not going to be thought of.
    • As a result of urgency of the place, we’ve got the fitting to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile earlier than the above deadline
    • Solely certified candidates might be invited for interview


Utility Deadline  31st December, 2020.

Interview Date  18th January, 2021.