National Volunteer – Social Exclusion and Gender Analysis Specialist, VSO International

About VSO
VSO is the world’s leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It’s a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world’s poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.


Role overview
To lead in the country office Social Exclusion and Gender Analysis and promote mainstreaming of the most marginalised groups of society in country office programming. The job also involves championing VSO core approaches of Social Accountability, Social Inclusion and Gender and Resilience to relevant partners and stakeholders.


Skills, qualifications and experience required
An understanding of social exclusion analysis and other participatory methodologies and a commitment to people led development
University degree in Research, Gender or other Social sciences
Willing to travel to rural areas from time to time
At least 3 years experience in Gender and Research

Experience in participatory research, appraisals and assessment

Skills in one or more of the following
• Qualitative research
• Power analysis
• Gender and gender analysis
• Social exclusion analysis
• Social inclusion
• Environmental analysis
• Livelihoods and resilience
• Economics for equality
• Stakeholder mapping
• Systems mapping
• Systems approaches
• Theories of change
• Transformational processes

You will be a graduate or activist in poverty, gender, exclusion or environmental issues with an understanding of how change happens.

You will be passionate about participation and social inclusion

You will have specialized in gender, livelihoods resilience, participatory development or responsible tourism

Desirable Criteria:
• Experience of working in the international development contexts.
• Being up-to-date on the current thinking in international development and approaches to poverty
• Understanding of key considerations in working cross-culturally.


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


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.


Application closing date
12 Aug 2017


Interview/Assessment date(s)


Start date
1 September 2017
Click here to download the job description in PDF format
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