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Voice of Youth Project Lead (Fixed term contract

Type of role:Business, management and IT
Location:Bangkok, Thailand
Salary:Annual Gross Salary THB 1,200,000 with medical insurance, 37 days annual leave including public holidays and other competitive benefits
Contract type:Fixed Term
Contract length:24 Months (ended 31 Dec 2022)
Full Time:35 hours per week
Application Closing Date:20 Sep 2020
Interview date:TBA
Start date:ASAP

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 is an exciting role that you can improve the capacity of youth-led CSOs (YLCs), empower youth as agents of change, and support them in demanding an enabling environment to participate in Thailand’s development and governance. Your role will ensure Voice of Youth project is implemented to the highest standards; effectively manage Project team, budgets, activities, risk and donor reporting and accountability processes. The contract will be ended 31st December 2022).

Skills, qualifications and experience

Skills, knowledge and experience:

• Qualification in project management (PMD Pro, Prince II, PMP) and/or international development and /or equivalent experience

• Substantial experience in managing grants and contracts preferably EU and DFID grant funded project (at least GBP 400,000 per annum) within the international development sector
• Experience in youth engagement, community and volunteer mobilisation with good understanding of development issues in Thailand, skills in policy and advocacy to amplify voice of young people with community participation with commitments to Social Inclusion & Gender, Social Accountability and Resilience integration in programming
• Experience of building and managing a high performing multi-cultural dispersed project team of staff, volunteers and partners
• Experience in working in and leading partnerships and consortia
• Experience in security and risk management, and in managing duty of care to highest international standards

Skills required:
• Project donor management
• People management and engagement (skills in coaching, mentoring and developing team
• Partnership, engagement and collaboration across multiple cultural contexts
• Verbal and written communications in English and Thai
• Financial and budget management
• Evidence based decision making
• Data and system management; IT literacy (Microsoft, finance, project management, people management software)

Demonstrable ability to
• Enhance volunteering for development approach, uphold and position global volunteer standards with understanding of role of volunteering in the country development context
• Build alliances and networks and manage partnership within and outside the organisation,
• Represent VSO and communicate effectively with all stakeholders
• Facilitate a dialogue and engage with people at all levels
• Contribute to setting the future direction in response to anticipated changes in the external environment
• an organisational culture of excellence, accountability and continuous performance improvement
• Equip, engage and empower people to solve problems, make decisions and deliver the best possible results
• travel including work away from the home base for upto 40% of time, both within the country and occasionally internationally
• Commitment to VSO’s vision, mission, values, people-first principles and code of conduct.

Desired selection criteria
• Practical experience within a volunteering NGO context in managing a volunteer programming

Competencies and Behaviour
• 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

Travel requirements
• Willingness to travel and spend time away from base/home as required.

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.

This is a national hire post under national terms and conditions. RIGHT TO WORK IN THAILAND IS REQUIRED. We will not be able to obtain visa and work permit to non-Thai nationals.

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.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

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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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