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Volunteering for Development Policy Advisor-Volunteer Role


  • Organization: VSO - Voluntary Service Overseas
  • Location: Philippines
  • Grade: Senior level - Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Political Affairs
    • Legal - Broad
    • Volunteerism
  • Closing Date: 2024-07-23

Working at VSO

VSO is the world’s leading international non-governmental organisation that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. In 2022/23, over 7,700 dedicated individuals from across the globe volunteered with VSO, bringing their abilities to support almost 11 million people in 35 countries.

Our work centres on those who are left out by society – those living in extreme poverty or with disability and illness. Those who face discrimination and violence because of their gender, sexuality, or social status. Those who are at risk from disaster, disease, and conflict.

But they are not passive beneficiaries of aid; they are the “primary actors” at the heart of our efforts. From their perspective, we define the issues, opportunities, and solutions that drive sustainable, local-led change. These individuals are the key agents of their own transformation.

Role Details
Location: Philippines
Salary: Not Specified
Contract Type: Not Specified
Contract Length: Not Specified
Full Time: Not Specified
Application Closing Date: Jul 23, 2024 00:00:00
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Start Date: 01/09/2024
Download Job Description File Size: 196.79 KBs, File Type: pdf

Role Overview Summary


The role holder will support VSO’s strategic objective to position volunteering as a transformational contribution to delivery of the SDGs and local development agenda, as well as supporting the implementation of the ACTIVE project in the Philippines.

Ideal Applicant Summary


The ideal candidate should possess a degree preferably Masters in development or related disciplines. You should have demonstrated experience in policy advocacy, strategic planning, organizational development, and capacity building/training, be able to translate overarching policies into actionable plans at the local level and have a good understanding of the development sector and socio-cultural contexts specifically in Mindanao.

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

Equal Opportunities: VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

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

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