VSO are looking for experienced public sector managers to build the capacity of non-governmental organisations and local government across Africa and Asia.
The international volunteer sending charity has a number of 12 – 24 month placements for people with excellent leadership and management skills.
Volunteers work alongside local colleagues, improve project management skills and advise on strategic planning, organisational development and monitoring & evaluation.
All VSO volunteer placements come with return flights, accommodation, local living allowance and full training and support.
Dave Sternberg, Head of Community and Economic Development at Coventry City Council, who spent 2 years working for a high-profile women’s rights organisation based in Dhaka, said:
“My job was to help BNWLA re-organise itself from the small pressure group it once was to the large, many- branched organisation it had become.
They needed to make a good practical plan for the next five years, bringing all their work together and pinpointing what actions they needed to take”.
Dave advised colleagues at BNLWA on a wide range of management issues such as monitoring and evaluating, report writing and staff development.
With the help of key colleagues he also pulled together a strategic plan, along with small steps everyone could take to move it forward.
VSO has been sending an increasing number of management professionals to developing communities in recent years, building the effectiveness of a wide range of organizations.
With the government’s announcement last month, committing £13m to fund pension contributions for public sector workers who want to volunteer overseas, the charity is now hoping to attract more applications from managers working in local and central government.
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