Entrepreneurship Adviser at Voluntary Service Overseas

Volunteer role: Entrepreneurship Adviser
Type of role Business
Location Tanzania
Application Closing Date 09 Feb 2023
Interview date As soon as possible
Start date Feb 2023
Mode of delivery Working at project location
Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a global development organisation. In 2021/22, more than 3 thousand people from all over the world volunteered with VSO to deliver services to over 8 million people in the 28 countries where we work. Our programmes focus on health, education and livelihoods, emphasising 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 40% of our people are recruited from within the country where 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.

Role overview

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.

The Ideal person will train and advise Students and Teachers on various topics on Entrepreneurship, Support staff by building their capacity on delivering courses on Entrepreneurship, Provide practical entrepreneurial skills to the tutors and students, Also Will support the already established and Create new groups of entrepreneurship for building more capacity and mentorship.

Skills, qualifications and experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Business management or social science, Entrepreneurship, Economics or related is required
• Background on training, education or facilitation skills will be the most advantageous factor for this position.
• Communication – communicates at various levels depending on the audience and content of message, communicates the rights message, excellent in communication consistency between partners in the project
• Ability to inspire young people is highly recommended. Good inspirational speaking skills will be added advantage
• Analysis and creative problem-solving – proactive to deliver solutions to challenges,
• Ability to identify the interest of the CLARITY project and VETA. Ability to analyse and quickly grasp the fundamentals of a need. Able to find innovative ways of solving or pre-empting problems.
• Flexibility – ability to be proactive in changing environment of working, business management, and entrepreneurship is desirable, experienced on people management and ability to work in a multinationals with flexibilities of cultural differences.
Desirable Criteria:
• Experience of working in a developing country and/or an NGO.

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.

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.

Some background about VSO

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.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

Please note that this advert is for a role we are expecting to become available in the near future once we have secured funding for the project. If you are interested in this, or similar positions, please express your interest by clicking on the ‘make an application’ button below.


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