During a VSO placement, you will immerse yourself in a new culture, face fresh challenges, and develop your expertise while doing something truly fulfilling. The local office’s need will decide your exact job description.
Support the civil society organization partners of the Civil Society and Media Project (CSM) project to understand their financial needs and develop and execute strategies to improve their financial sustainability. Meet with the selected CSM partners to understand their needs and develop a scope of work for support for each partner. Building knowledge and development tools.
Skills, qualifications and experience required
- University degree in finance, social science, international studies, or other relevant disciplines
- At least 5 years of experience working with on fundraising or organizational development of civil society organizations
- Experience working with institutional donor agencies, private sector foundations, and/or corporate social responsibility programs
- Good interpersonal communication skills
- Training and/or mentoring skills
- Familiarity with the political and social context in Myanmar
Besides these skills, you need to be open-minded, respectful, resilient, and adaptive to new situations. It is important that you can facilitate positive change, build sustainable working relationships, and are willing to seek and share knowledge.
For further information about this job, download here the detailed job description.
Terms & conditions
The experience of a placement is a one-of-a-life-time experience and will benefit you in multiple ways. You will have the chance to learn to work with people from different cultural backgrounds. There is often the opportunity to develop your teamwork-, leadership- and management skills. This can be helpful for career opportunities after your placement.
VSO will cover and support you in all preparations: training, visa, work permit, registration in-country, flights, vaccinations, anti-malarial treatment, PEP treatment, medical and security clearance. In-country VSO will provide induction and support in placement, arrange secure accommodation (often shared with another VSO professional), full medical insurance (including repatriation cover), medical indemnity insurance, work-related travel costs and a living allowance which will enable you to live a basic but healthy lifestyle, but which is not sufficient to cover ongoing commitments at home.
What we do at VSO
Our programs 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 organizations, 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 programs. 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.
The world currently faces challenges on a scale not seen in a century. As a global organization, efforts to control COVID-19 will certainly result in changes to VSO’s activities and operations in the coming months. At this moment we are not sending international professional volunteers abroad. We have dedicated teams monitoring the situation, working across locations, programmes and projects to ensure we respond appropriately and responsibly – and that no one is left behind. We’ll continue to recruit professional volunteers and maintain a talent pool, to be prepared to work with them in the face of this uncertainty to plan for the future and build a fair world for everyone. Click here for more information about how we battle Corona.
If you have any questions about our current programs and where we currently operate, don’t hesitate to contact our recruiter Kirsten.