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Livelihoods Advisor

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Organisation : VSO

Location : International (Bangladesh)

Work Type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development

Salary Type : Volunteer

About the Role

To guide the operationalisation of the Resilience Livelihoods Framework in the lab countries, and ensure that VSO is learning from its own work and good practice in the sector. The technical guidance is carried out through participatory research and desk reviews, and as suggested by the Country Directors of the lab countries in order to ensure evidence based piloting outcome represents the voice of the primary actors. The Regional Adviser will work closely with the Lead Adviser Secure Livelihoods to oversee the implementation of the recommendations from a recent external review of VSO’s livelihoods work.

You have experience of direct work in livelihoods, with particular experience of supporting research, planning and implementation of programmes at all levels. 
You experience of implementing an assets and capabilities approach to livelihoods development 
Have understanding of current issues and trends in livelihoods and development, demonstrates skills and knowledge at equivalent level to a post-graduate qualification. 

• Master’s degree in Sociology, Economics, MBA with 6 years working experience in 
agriculture/youth/markets, value chain/livelihoods projects 
• Demonstrated ability to design research projects, including livelihoods/ HEA/ Socio-Economic baselines studies under challenging conditions. 
• Strong communications skills 
• Demonstrated capacity in technical support and coordination 
• Excellent writing and oral presentation skills in English

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : VSO

VSO International is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty, with over 60 years’ experience. Our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected local organisations in over 24 countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific so their skills generate the greatest value.

Last year alone, we reached 2.4 million VSO volunteers and partners

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.


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