Organisational Development Advisor-National Volunteer

Voluntary Service Overseas (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.

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Vacancy title:Organisational Development Advisor-National Volunteer

Deadline of this Job:07 December 2021  

Working at project location – In this role, you will provide on-site support in the project location and/or VSO office, (full-time unless otherwise specified) for a set period of time.
To support the collaborating partners and CSO allies of Make Way programme with an aim to strengthening their broad organizational capacity to enable them to engage in meaningful lobby and advocacy practices


  •  Work together with the Make Way staff to strengthen our partners’ organizational capacity to ensure their ability to engage in meaningful lobby and advocacy activities for inclusive SRHR services & policies;
  •  Coach our partners in terms of organizational readiness;
  •  Ensure our partners’ organizational set-up is up to standards to mitigate any potential risk for VSO;
  • Implement required organizational development as formulated in the partnership risk assessment action plan.
  •  Design and implement Organizational Design principles.
  • Proven knowledge and experience the implementation of the organization design interventions including change management, performance management, talent, design and restructuring processes, etc.
  • Direct the needs assessment for training and staff development to enhance the effectiveness of Organizational performance in achieving the goals and objectives of the Project.
  • Design and develop Human Resource training programs for the collaborating partner organizations.
  • Develop learning activities, audio-visual materials, instructor guides, and lesson plans.
  •  Make assessments of the effectiveness of training in terms of organizational accomplishments and performance.
  •  Train collaborating partner organizations on HR issues and practices and Presents course materials.
  •  Conducts needs assessments to determine measures required to enhance partner organizational performance
  • Undertake a full organizational capacity assessment- including but not limited to:
  • Strategic Direction and Planning
  • Governance systems
  • Organizational mission and vision
  •  Finance systems, including financial reporting to donors
  •  HR policies and procedures
  •  IT and knowledge management systems
  •  Sustainability planning
  •  Partnering strategies
  •  Proposal writing and official communication

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  • University degree in Human Resource/ Leadership/organizational psychology or related fields.
  • Minimum 5 years experience/background in development including significant management experience.
  • Experience in organizational behaviour analysis, development & management including financial management.
  • Excellent strategic planning skills and knowledge.
  •  Proven people-management skills, including a practical knowledge of human resource planning.
  • Good understanding of capacity building and training, and building of effective and efficient teams .
  • Proven capacity building and sustaining working relationships. Experience working with limited resources within a challenging environment. Excellent communication (speaking and writing) skills.
  •  Proven experience and capacity facilitating positive change.
  •  Able to work well with a variety of individuals in a challenging cross-cultural setting.
  •  Understanding of socio-economic and legal context at hand;
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring formal and informal CSOs.
  •  Experience in working with youth-led and/or women-led organization;

Desirable Criteria:

  • Understanding of development issues and the NGO sector.
  •  An interest in and commitment to volunteering for development as an approach.
  • Experience in working with people from diverse backgrounds & vulnerabilities.
  • Good communication and report writing skills.
  •  Ability to work independently.
  •  Ability to maintain good working relationships.
  •  Curiosity and desire to learn and share knowledge.
  •  Fluency in written and verbal English.
  •  Ability to handle confidential or sensitive information and to deliver feedback with tact, discretion and sensitivity.
  • Self-motivated, ability to use own initiative, flexibility and adaptability under pressure.
  • 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

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education: Bachelor Degree

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