Dec 04, 2019

Organizational Development Adviser

  • Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Job Description

Volunteer role: Senior Organizational Development Adviser

Type of role: Business, management and IT

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Application Closing Date: 3 Jan 2020

Interview date: To be confirmed

Start date:           As soon as possible

VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions.
In 2018/19, VSO supported over one million of the poorest and most excluded people in 23 countries across Africa and Asia.
Volunteering with VSO is your opportunity to improve lives and gain unforgettable experiences. You will immerse yourself in a new culture, face fresh challenges and build new friendships whilst doing something truly fulfilling.

Role overview

The purpose of this placement is to improve organisational capacity and effectiveness within the Job Creation Commission of Ethiopia by developing and embedding systems, procedures, relationship and tools which will help the Commission and job creation organs to better plan and execute their work.

This requires conducting capacity assessments and preparing and optimizing organisational improvement plans to improve organisational systems and networking to achieve the best possible outcomes in creating jobs.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Competencies and Behavior

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. 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:

• 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


The ideal candidate will have
• A recognized undergraduate or master degree or comparable in social science, management, law, administration or related fields.
• High level Experience in organisational development especially for public enterprises at an advisory level.
• Strong knowledge in organizational development skills.
• Experience in knowledge transfer by coaching and mentoring.
• At least ten years of extensive Organization Development experience.
• Excellent inter-personal and team building skills.
• Strategic and analytical skills.
• Excellent computer and report writing skills

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

How we support our volunteers

VSO provides a support package which includes a basic living allowance, accommodation, medical cover and travel expenses. You'll get extensive training before leaving and support from local staff when you're overseas. When you return, we'll help you resettle.


Some background about VSO

In the last 60 years, we have worked in over 90 countries and supported over 50 million people. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation.
Our proven approach works with volunteers of different skill sets, from overseas consultants to youth. These volunteers work alongside community organisations, local and national governments, and global partners.
Right now, VSO is bringing justice to rape survivors in Pakistan, building resilient disaster prevention and relief in Mozambique, ending stigma against children with disabilities in Ethiopia and tackling the youth skills gap in Uganda and Bangladesh.
Today over 50% 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: create a fair world for everyone.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.