Title: Environmental Adviser at VSO November, 2018
Job descriptionRole Overview
You will Provide environmental advisory and build capacity of local partners and Small Mediums Entrepreneurs, you will also conduct environmental assessments of implementing partners to determine their current existing practices and strategies and also evaluate their commitment to environmental sustainability.
Skills, Qualifications And Experience
- A degree in environmental sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position (such as forestry, fisheries biology, wildlife ecology, environmental law, environmental science, biology, botany range management, geology, and other biological science courses).
- Experience in environmental management.
- Able to formulate and implement environmental regulations, policies and procedures.
- Good experience in establishing and supporting organizational development.
- Facilitation and training skills
- Strong understanding of businesses, esp. small and medium businesses
- Field experience or have actively participated in environmental projects, ideally international or developmental
- 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
- At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together.
- 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 OpportunitiesVSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.
AllowanceAs 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.
AccommodationVSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.Some background about VSO
Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes 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 organisations, 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 programmes. 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.
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VSO is the world’s leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It’s a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world’s poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty
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