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  • Volunteer Team Leader - Lagos State at VSO

  • Posted on: 24 July, 2014 Deadline: 4 August, 2014
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  • 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.

    Volunteer Team Leader


    Role overview
    VSO Nigeria is looking to recruit 4 Volunteer Team Leaders, who will support the Youth Programme Team in pre-placement preparation, volunteer welfare and development support, monitoring and evaluation, programme planning and facilitation. THIS IS A VOLUNTEER POSITION, NOT PAID EMPLOYMENT.

    The objectives of being a volunteer Team Leader with VSO ICS are:
    • To actively contribute to the delivery of a VSO ICS project
    • Support VSO ICS volunteers with their personal development
    • Continue to build on your own personal and professional development.

    Skills, qualifications and experience required
    • A passion for the role of young people in international development;
    • A belief in the values of VSO;
    • A full commitment to the three stages of ICS (pre placement, on placement, post placement)
    • Self-motivated with the ability to work flexibly and on own initiative;
    • Sensitive to the needs of others and committed to learning from an ICS placement.
    • Experience of working and supporting young people from varying backgrounds;
    • Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities
    • Strong facilitation, communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to plan logically, managing a varied workload and working environment ;
    • Fluent written and spoken English.
    • A basic understanding of development issues, e.g. poverty, advocacy, sexual health;
    • Experience of working in a cross-cultural environment;
    • Experience of working/ volunteering in a developing country
    • Experience of managing resources (e.g. finances )
    • Experience of coordinating and evaluating a project, programme or initiative

    Previous participation in any of VSO Nigeria's Youth Volunteering Programmes (NGVP, NV-NYSC, ICS etc) will be a great advantage.

    Method of Application

    If you’re interested in applying for this role, please click here to apply online.

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