Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Job Recruitment Form & How To Apply

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Job Recruitment Form & How To Apply

Application form for Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Job Recruitment is now out online for young graduates that are currently unemployed, see details about how to apply below.

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

Voluntary Service Overseas is now using this medium to invite competent and qualified young graduates that are currently unemployed to fill the vacant job position of;

1.) Agriculture Extension Advisor – National Professional Volunteer
2.) National Graduate Volunteer

1. Job Title: Agriculture Extension Advisor – National Professional Volunteer
Locations: Jigawa & Kaduna, Nigeria
Type of role: Agriculture and natural resources
Duration: 1 Year
Job Purpose

  • The goal of this role is to increase income and income security for the poor and marginalized through more equitable participation in value chains. You will be part of the implementation of the integrated livelihoods V4D grants through changes in selected value chains and training in Agriculture Extension Services with focus on value chain crops such as Cowpea, groundnut, millets and maize.

Competencies

  • Building and Sustaining working relationships: The social skills to build and actively maintain working relationships that foster teamwork and collaboration with others for the benefit of a common goal.
  • Open Minded and Respectful: A non-judgemental approach that values other people and culture.
  • Seeking and Sharing Knowledge: Recognition that learning is a twoway and continuous process.

Skills and Knowledge
Professional qualifications and experience:
Essential:

  • A degree in the field of Agriculture, Business, other related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience
  • Experience and knowledge in agri-business sector, agricultural markets and value chains and marketing
  • Experience in supporting organisations to develop and implement strategic and business plans
  • Experience of working with/training low capacity teams

Desirable:

  • Able to speak hausa
  • Experience in related field
  • Lesson planning and course development skills
  • Monitoring and evaluation; documentation and information sharing skills
  • Experience in supporting market-linkages and value addition in agricultural markets

Application Closing Date
28th February, 2019.
Interview Date
12th March, 2019
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

2. Job Title: National Graduate Volunteer – Improving Market Access for the Poor
Locations: Jigawa & Kaduna, Nigeria
Type of role: Agriculture and natural resources
Duration: 1 Year

Skills and Knowledge
Essential:

  • Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly.
  • Practicing innovation & change.
  • Practicing gender & cultural diversity.
  • Strong skills for relating and working with men and women, boys and girls.
  • Ability to take initiatives, team player who is able to work with minimum supervision
  • Familiar with current livelihoods sector programming.
  • Knowledge on good agronomic practices and agro-based enterprises.
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to speak fluent Hausa and have experience living and working in Northern Nigeria.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships, inspiring confidence and credibility with employees at all levels. Strong influencer of others. Ability to work effectively across a globally dispersed organization.
  • Excellent coordination and planning skills with experience of working under pressure.

Application Closing Date
28th February, 2019.
Interview Date
12th March, 2019
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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