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Operations Lead, Polio EOC Project


Type of role:Business, management and IT
Location:VSO Locations, Various Countries
Salary:Competitive
Contract type:Fixed Term
Contract length:1 year
Full Time:35 hours per week
Application Closing Date:30 Sep 2020
Interview date:To be determined
Start date:Earliest possible

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. In 2018/19, VSO supported over one million of the poorest and most excluded people in 23 countries across Africa and Asia.

Role overview

As an Operations Lead for the Polio Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) Project, you will provide leadership in coordinating support activities to ensure effective operations are in place in multiple project locations across the continent.
You will research and identify appropriate VSO operating options for each priority country in advance and secure this in coordination with the People Lead, VSO Finance and the Legal Counsel.
You will identify and engage (where needed) business visa service providers and ensure that all team members receive what they require to work in each priority country in advance of approved travel plans.

Skills, qualifications and experience

•Significant experience in operations/logistics, event or travel planning or similar activities in multicultural environments, including diplomatic and internal relations
•Fluency in both written and spoken English and French (bilingual English/French speaker)
•Excellent leadership skills, including the ability to inspire a team with a vision
•Excellent inter-personal and representational skills to influence a diverse range of stakeholders and be a credible reference point.
•Ability to build strong working relationships, gaining trust and mutual respect; being flexible, responding to perspectives and being assertive when appropriate.

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

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

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VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

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