Community Volunteers at Voluntary Service Overseas

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Voluntary Service Overseas is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. As a VSO volunteer you’ll live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. By sharing your unique skills and experience you’ll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Community Volunteer – Community Learning programme Support

Locations: Nigeria
Employment Type: Volunteer
Duration: 7 months
Start Date: 12 / 02 / 21

Job Purpose

  • The role holder will serve to provide support for a UNICEF funded Community Learning project. This role will also contribute in ensuring the establishment of the Inclusive Neighborhood Learning Space as well as supporting in knowledge product creation in line with VSO and UNICEF values and objectives.

Mode of Delivery Overview
Role Overview:

  • The role holder will serve to provide support for a UNICEF funded Community Learning project.
  • This role will also contribute in ensuring the establishment of the Inclusive Neighborhood Learning Space as well as supporting in knowledge product creation in line with VSO and UNICEF values and objectives.


  • Support in mentoring school children and out of school children.
  • Support peer to peer learning among children
  • Keep and report weekly records of use of activities and pupil’s learning progress in line with aims and objectives of project
  • Act as a positive role model and promote the aims, values and ethos of VSO and uphold all rules and policies.
  • Carry out a share of supervisory duties in accordance with VSO schedules.
  • Participate in appropriate meetings with community members.
  • Collaborate with VSON to initiate and implement interventions that will contribute to improved relevant and quality of learning of students.
  • Maintain and document records, case studies and success stories inline with the project.
  • Notify appropriate line manager on any relevant information such as requisition, progress and challenges.
  • Ensure that all work in community reflects the distinctive ethos of VSO.
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Key Performance Indicators

  • Records of Peer to Peer learning in schools in line with project objectives.
  • Record of Inclusive Neighborhood learning spaces established and supported
  • High quality and timely reports to internal and external stakeholders.
  • All reports, evaluations and references are completed within deadlines.
  • Data and reporting is conducted in line with the project plan.
  • Knowledge product creation in line with project outcome.
  • Record of Successful delivery of project in line with VSO project methodology, Project delivered on time with expected benefits realised.
  • Stakeholders’ satisfaction with standard and frequency of project activity, progress, outcome, communications, and reports.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Minimum of School Leaving Certificate.
  • Good knowledge of tutoring English and Maths to schools pupils
  • Practicing innovation & change.
  • Practicing gender & cultural diversity.
  • Strong skills for relating and working with men and women, boys and girls.
  • Relationship Building – Ability to build effective working relationships, inspiring confidence and credibility with employees at all levels. Strong influencer of others. Ability to work effectively across a globally dispersed organisation.
  • Ability to take initiatives, team player who is able to work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to vary communication content and style to suit audiences to inform, motivate and inspire
  • Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly.


  • Ability to work with children Understanding of Child protection and how to work with children.
  • Building and sustaining working relationships –  The social skills to build and actively maintain working relationships that foster teamwork and collaboration with others for the benefit of a common goal.
  • Facilitating Positive Change – The ability to analyse problems and develop lasting solutions in line with VSO approaches.
  • Adaptability – A flexible approach and the ability to adapt behaviour to different situations.
  • Resilience – The self-confidence to work with a variety of situations, diverse people and ambiguity.
  • Open Minded and Respectful – A non-judgemental approach that values other people and culture.
  • Seeking and Sharing Knowledge –  Recognition that learning is a two-way and continuous process.
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Allowance and Accommodation

  • All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency. The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home.
  • VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply


Application Deadline  28th February, 2021.

Interview / Assessment Date(s) 25th – 28th February, 2021


Important Notes

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by people assigned to this job.
    They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
    All personnel may be required to perform other responsibilities in addition to those specified from time to time, as needed
    • We do not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web
    • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity inclusion. We do not discriminate on grounds of colour, race, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, disability, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
    • Our people are all equally gifted in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours, Are you ready to inspire us with your ideas?
    • We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
    • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
    • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
    • Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview
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