Coordinator Continental Volunteer Platform

at Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted July 11, 2020
Category Management
Job Type Volunteer
Currency ETB


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. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they 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 and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

This role will assume the technical leadership of the continental volunteer platform and establishes good professional relations with all the partners of the coordination mechanism to promote responsible and impactful integration of volunteers into peace and development programs in Africa by working in partnership with Regional Economic Communities, Member States and volunteer Involving Organizations, the private sector, NGOs and CSOs.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Minimum 7 years in management of development projects, management capacity and organizational development and/or volunteer program management
Knowledge on African continent’s socio-economic situation, cultural dimensions, and political structure.
Excellent stakeholder mobilization and networking skills.
Knowledge of the AUC system is an advantage.
Excellent written and spoken English.
Project management and Business Analytics Skills
Ability to identify problems at an early stage and solve them effectively
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
Strong in advocacy, negotiation, networking, presentation, team-building and human resource management
High degree of personal initiative
Ability to work well in a multicultural team
Capacity to co-ordinate different activities in parallel and work under pressure
High level of computer skills (Windows, Excel, Power Point, Word, Outlook, Internet).

Desirable Criteria:
Experience working with international and Government Organizations

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.


Applying Instructions

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

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