Agriculture Extension Advisor - National Professional Volunteer at Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) - Randstad Construction Property Engineering

 Employment Nigeria 28-Jun-2019 ₦Not Available KANO , Agriculture   Volunteer  


Randstad Construction Property Engineering - Our client, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), is the worlds 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.

We are recruiting on behalf of VSO to fill the position below:

Job Title: Agriculture Extension Advisor - National Professional Volunteer

Reference number: JOB0117605
Location: Kano
Job Category: Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Job Type: Voluntary

Background
Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes focus on the areas of health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. 

We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organisations, from local and national governments, to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups.

Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.

About the volunteer Job

  • As a VSO volunteer you’ll live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. By sharing your unique skills and experience you’ll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you work in lift themselves out of poverty
  • We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Job Description

  • The goal of this role is to increase income and income security for the poor and marginalized through more equitable participation in value chains
  • You will be part of the implementation of the integrated livelihoods V4D grants through changes in selected value chains and training in Agriculture Extension Services with focus on value chain crops such as Cowpea, groundnut, millets and maize.

Allowance:

  • 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.

Accommodation:

  • VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic

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.

Equal Opportunities: VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.



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