VSO Lead Adviser – Secure Livelihoods Job Vacancy

Lead Adviser – Secure Livelihoods
Bangkok, Pretoria, Nairobi, Kingston (London), Various Countries
Full Time, 35 hours per week

About VSO: 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.


Role Overview: The Lead Adviser will assure quality in VSO’s livelihoods core programme areas . This role will provide guidance to country directors and programme managers, lead VSO’s thinking on livelihoods and ensure that VSO learns from its own work and good practice globally in the sector

Skills, qualifications and experience required
  • Experience of direct work of livelihoods in the South,with particular experience of building resilience .
  • Supporting research, planning and implementation of programmes at all levels.
  • Understanding of current issues and trends in livelihoods, demonstrating skills and knowledge at equivalent level to a post-graduate qualification.
  • Strong in analytical thinking and ability to plan strategically from an organisational perspective. Confident and articulate in systems thinking and working with theories of change.
  • Experience of value chains and/or employment is also desirable
This role can be based in Bangkok, Thailand, Pretoria, South Africa, Nairobi, Kenya or Kingston (London), UK. Candidates need the right to work in one of these locations

How to apply

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please CLICK HERE to download the job description to read more details about the position and the skills and experience we’re looking for. To submit your application, CLICK HERE and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

Application closing date: 15 Feb 2016

Interview / Assessment date(s): As soon as possible

Start date: As soon as possible

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