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Private sector engagement and Youth entrepreneurship Adviser

Harare (Zimbabwe)

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. As a VSO volunteer you’ll live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. By sharing your unique skills and experience you’ll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you 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 as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

The project aims to improve and increase access to employment opportunities and promote economic empowerment for youths. The private sector engagement and entrepreneurship center development expert will work with Corporate Volunteers to establish, maintain and strengthen relations with private sector so that LZYE trainees can access apprenticeship, internships, trainings and possible jobs.
The expert will also train and advise Youth/Youth groups on various Entrepreneurship topic as well as supporting VETA staff by building their capacity on establishing and running an entrepreneurship hub/center. 
Beside this the successful candidate will advise, encourage and coach youth with the aim to empower them on owning and starting their own business.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Professional Qualification and experience
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business management, Social science, Entrepreneurship, Livelihoods, Economics or relevant field. 
- Experience coaching or mentoring of entrepreneurs 
- Experience in small & medium entrepreneur development
- A good understanding of business operations 
- Background of fundraising and marketing to raise profile for organizations 
- Practical experience in agro-based value chains
- Experience in building relationships, networking and negotiating contracts 
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience 

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

 

Allowance

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

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  • Organization: VSO - Volunteer Service Overseas
  • Location: Harare (Zimbabwe)
  • Grade: Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Youth
    • Youth
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Innovations for Sustainable Development
    • Public, Private Partnership
    • Public, Private Partnership
    • Innovations for Sustainable Development
    • Trade and Development
    • Public, Private Partnership
    • Trade and Development
    • Social Entrepreneurship
    • Social Entrepreneurship
    • Public, Private Partnership
    • Public, Private Partnership
    • Trade and Development
    • Public, Private Partnership
  • Closing Date: 2019-01-20

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