DRR and Resilience Capacity Building Volunteer

Volunteer Position with VSO Sierra Leone

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VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

DRR and Resilience Capacity Building Volunteer (BE CAPABLE Project)

Technical area:  Experience with disaster recovery, mitigation, community development, resiliency planning, public administration concepts, and the range of national programs and interagency processes required for effective implementation of recovery initiatives.

Based in Freetown with frequent travel to the Provinces where necessary.

Placement of 1 year

Full Time, 40 hours per week

Role overview

To support in-country processes and activities for BE CAPABLE project in a specific professional area of work, to facilitate effective project delivery in VSO Sierra Leone.  Under the supervision and guidance of the BE CAPABLE in-country focal point Head of Programmes, BE CAPABLE Project Assistant are expected to take responsibility for completion of a range of project support activities

Skills, qualifications and experience required

Graduate degree in development studies, environmental sciences, Disaster Management or any other relevant degree with a minimum of four 2-3 years of experience in Disaster Risk Reduction planning, policy framework, management and coordination mechanism development. Desirable: Experience in the area of disaster relief, response and recovery. Experience of working in a post-disaster area. Excellent communication and facilitation skills, including fluency in written and spoken English and strong inter-personal and advisory skills.

This is national volunteer position and interested candidates should be living in Sierra Leone, with Monthly Allowance and Daily Sustains Allowance when travel out of Duty Stations

All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency. The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home.

 How to apply

To find out more details and apply, please visit VSO website: using the vacancy search function below to find for the Volunteer positions and complete the online application form or click: http://vso.force.com/jobopportunities/Job_DetailsPage?jid=a0mD000000BtZoY&m=i https://www.vsointernational.org/volunteering/where-do-volunteers-work/sierra-leone

These placement contracts will be made subject to satisfactory references and please note that shortlisting and interview will commence as we receive applicants as the position is needed urgently.

The application along with CV should not exceed 4 pages. Please do not attach any certificate with the application.

The appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and please note that shortlisting and interview will commence as we receive applicants as the position is needed urgently.

Application closing date:   21st September, 2018

VSO is an equal opportunity employer, values inclusion, and seeks to have a diverse workforce.

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