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  • Posted: Aug 23, 2019
    Deadline: Sep 6, 2019
  • VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that uses volunteers to fight poverty and reduce inequality. Our vision is simple: a world without poverty. Our approach is unique: sending skilled volunteers from sectors such as health, education and business to work with partners who have requested our help. VSO enables a two-way e...
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    Resourcing Assistant - Voluntary Resource

    Reports to: People Resourcing Manager
    Type of Role: Business, management and IT
    Start Date: 1st October, 2019.

    Role Overview

    • Under the direct supervision of the Country People Resourcing Manager, the Resourcing Support Volunteer will serve as part of focal point for the coordination of recruitment related activities as well as provision of recruitment support to ensure effective and efficient execution of processes, projects and activities
    • The role will also support in building the capacity of in-country selectors to help deliver key aspects of the volunteer journey including assessment and training.


    • Support People Resourcing Manager to administer selection criteria, appropriate assessment tools and interview guidelines for recruitment.
    • Support in reviewing job descriptions and advertisements for volunteer roles before advertising
    • Adapt VSO Assessment methodology and resources in line with project requirements, maintaining high quality and standards.
    • Support the People Resourcing Manageron longlists and shortlists of applicants for roles advertised in line with the job requirements/ shortlist criteria
    • Support People Resourcing Manager for the end to end recruitment communications with the candidate including internal and external stakeholders
    • Support People Resourcing Manager to manage end to end recruitment logistics preparation
    • Support and assist VSON in country selection panel team to conduct volunteer candidate assessment
    • Support People Resourcing Manager to prepare end to end recruitment documentation including personnel file documentation.
    • Support to build the capacity of the VSON in-country voluntary workforce selector’s team to recruit, train and manage the voluntary workforce to support the projects in the country.
    • Conduct learning review of the recruitment process so quality is continually improved and any work assigned by the People Resourcing Manager of VSO Nigeria.

    Key Performance Indicators:

    • Competent volunteers are recruited to fill the vacant position at the right time
    • Suitable number of good candidates recruited for the selection days
    • Accurate and timely scheduling of interviews and assessments  -
    • High-quality assessment days delivered in line with VSO guideline
    • Build and maintain strong working relationship with all key stakeholders -Strong recruitment networks are built and maintained
    • Excellent communication skills demonstrated at all times
    • Objectives will be confirmed in the first three months of the placement.

    Skills and Knowledge

    • At least a HND or equivalent qualification in Human Resources Management, Administration, Education,  Management, Social Science or any other relevant areas
    • Possession of strong verbal and written communication in English
    • Experience organizing and facilitating interview session
    • Strong organizational and administration skills
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Ms excel and MS word
    • Interest in national and international development issues.
    • Committed to 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
    • Ability to build effective working relationships, inspiring confidence and credibility with employees at all levels
    • Excellent coordination and planning skills with experience of working under pressure.
    • Strong skills for relating and working with men and women, including youths.


    • As a VSO volunteer you will work on an ad hoc basis, performing activities for VSO / your community during your free time. Expenses you incur while volunteering for VSO are reimbursed (be more specific if applicable).


    • If you are not able to work from your own home, VSO will provide basic accommodation (including utilities).

    Method of Application

    Interview Date
    19th September, 2019.

    Click here for more Information (PDF)

    Interested and qualified? Go to VSO on to apply
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