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VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions. We bring key stakeholders together to co-ordinate collective action, from local organisations to national governments. Our programmes in Africa and Asia focus on health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience, peace building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change that will improve the lives of generations to come.
Provide technical expertise and coordination of the project in the field and strategic levels in Kenya.
Skills, qualifications and experience
We are looking for a someone with knowledge and understanding of Peace Building, Social inclusion, Social Accountability and Resilience. You will have knowledge/ experience of effective development programming to improve primary actors life’s in a fragile or conflict affected context.
Ideal candidates should have experience in providing practical technical support to build peace – (tool development, developing interventions and delivering them), in a community-based setting. Experience of development programming in peacebuilding, climate change, DRR or building resilience in a fragile or conflict affected context.
You will have experience of facilitating participatory, inclusive activities using a range of methodologies and techniques as well as experience of capacity building and enabling young people and primary actors to be active citizens.
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
VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.
VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications. Applicants must have the right to work in Kenya.
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