ICS Programme Coordinator at VSO

VSO 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. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they 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 and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.


Role overview


Coordinates ICS operations at a national level, responsible for the recruitment and training of national volunteers, as well as the volunteer alumni network.
Manages pool of volunteer selectors and trainers.
Provides cover for Project Officers in community when necessary.


Skills, qualifications and experience


Skills, Knowledge and Experience required ;
Coordination and logistics
• Experience of recruitment, onboarding and induction of volunteers.
• Sound knowledge of visa requirements.
• Experience of managing complex logistics for multiple events including travel and venues.
• Experience of prioritising a complex workload.

Project management
• Proven experience in delivering and reporting on complex projects to time and budget.

Duty of care
• Experience of assessing potential safeguarding, security and health risks and putting in place mitigating actions.

Youth work
• Experience of working with young people from diverse backgrounds.

Cross-cultural working
• Direct experience of working with other cultures and nationalities.

• Experience of communicating effectively with a wide range of stakeholders
• Strong verbal and written English language skills.

Out of hours working
• When providing cover for Project Officers, the post holder will be required to hold the emergency phone outside of normal working hours, and to be on rota for emergency phone when based at country office.

Competencies and Behaviour

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

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.


VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.
Applicants are advised that VSO does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

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