Private sector engagement Adviser
VSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.
As a private sector engagement Adviser, you will mainly be involved with preparations of career fairs involving the private sectors, identifying new industries and companies to be part of private sector youth committee, coordinating the day-to-day operations of industry links with companies as well as the Vocational Training Authority (VETA), facilitating communications between industries and the project. Next to this, it will also be your responsibility to maintain and strengthen existing links with companies. In a cooperative manner with the line manager, the ministry of youth, labour, empowerment women and children and other volunteers, you will organise private sector youth committee meetings, provide them and joint partners with timely updates and help preparing career fair.
In the same collaboration, you try to convince industries to allow VTA students to their internships and possible jobs.
Skills, qualifications and experience required
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in human resources, mass communications or social science;
Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to vary communication content and style to suit audiences to inform, motivate and inspire.
Builds mutually beneficial alliances and networks at senior levels within and outside VSO and maintain a wide, influential network in the advisory committee and EEVT project partners
Analysis and creative problem-solving: proactive to deliver solutions to challenges, ability to identify the interest of advisory committee for improving the EEVT project.
Ability to analyse and quickly grasp the fundamentals of a need.
Ability to be proactive in changing environment of working, works under minimum supervision and keeps the targets on track under challenging environments.
Allowance and accommodation
All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency. The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home.
VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.
How to apply
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description to read more details about the position and the skills and experience we’re looking for. To submit your application, click on ‘Apply now’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.
Application closing date
21 Feb 2018
9th April 2018
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