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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.
Role overview: The new Pakistan country strategy is in the process of development and will focus on building resilience and active citizenship through volunteers. VSO Pakistan works through a partnership model with Civil Society Organisations, governments and the corporate sector. VSO Pakistan is looking for a very enthusiastic, energetic and experienced Country Director to lead our programmes in Pakistan implementing and maximising the impact of VSOs contribution to overcoming poverty and disadvantage. Importantly, you will be securing resources, raising the profile of VSO and volunteering within Pakistan and representing VSO to Government and International agencies, donors and the corporate sector. Through a rights-based resilience-building approach, this is your chance to provide a meaningful contribution through your leadership to VSO Pakistan’s strategic priority thematic areas of: Disaster risk reduction and disaster management, peace-building and conflict resolution and gender based violence through VSO’s global goal areas of governance, livelihoods, education and health.
How to apply: If you’re interested in applying for this role, please 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 on ‘Apply now’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.
VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.
Application closing date: 17th April 2016
Interview/Assessment date(s): W/c 25th April 2016
Start date: As soon as possible
Skills, qualifications and experience required
As an experienced leader in the development sector, you will have managed programmes in challenging and changing environments and be able to use your excellent leadership, negotiation and relationship-building skills to create and implement VSO’s strategy in Pakistan. You will have proven leadership and management skills, including people management skills, strong financial management experience, including budgeting and charitable financial governance. Experience in securing significant funding is essential alongside the knowledge of how volunteering contributes to development.
Please note: this post is open to Pakistani nationals only. Candidates must have the right to work in Pakistan. Apply