New Volunteering Opportunities at VSO International Tanzania

Volunteer role: Labour Market Analyst
Type of role: Business, management and IT
Location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Application Closing Date: 31 Oct 2019
Interview date: TBC
Start date: 20/01/2020

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. 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.

Role overview

  • This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to improving the employability of vulnerable and marginalised people in the countries that VSO works in through support to our Global livelihoods teams. The purpose of this role is help VSO conduct a detailed labour market research and analysis in countries where we have livelihoods programmes especially Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya. In this role, you will carry out a labour market skill survey to review the relevant skills sets for employability and the availability of such skill set in the various countries. This will help identify new employment opportunities and current skills gaps that will help to reduce poverty and exclusion among these most vulnerable groups. You will work remotely with our livelihoods team in VSO Tanzania, VSO Uganda and VSO Kenya.
  • You will document, test and replicate VSO’s work in the area of labour market analysis and advice on improvements and future focus of the labour market analysis work. Your input will ensure that VSO is using sound approaches towards analysing labour markets that will help reduce poverty and exclusion among the most vulnerable groups.
  • This role will mainly be remote/online research and analysis but there may be travels in which case VSO will facilitate the process  

Skills, qualifications and experience 

  • A bachelor degree in social science, economics, business, marketing or related subject;
  • Skills Knowledge and Experience
  • Relevant previous experience with labour market studies in an economic reform context.
  • Good analytical and writing skills, and good ability in manipulating, analysing and reporting survey information.
  • Proven research and economic analysis experience, including 5 years of working experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of the entrepreneurship and livelihoods sector specifically as it relates to start-up enterprises for youth with low levels of educational attainment and non-formal skillsGood understanding of inclusion issues
  • Broad previous experience with multi-country/county evaluations
  • Excellent analytical, facilitation, communication and report writing skills.
  • Good and tangible experience in social research;
  • Experience in establishing and supporting organisation development;

Experience of working on similar projects in a developing country.

This role will be carried out mainly through online desk research with online meetings with the teams. This role can be carried out in a flexible manner in which you have control over the days and times you will work to deliver the activities to meet the target deadline. Expenses you incur carrying out the activities will be fully reimbursed e.g. communication/internet cost.

Where we need you to accompany the team on a country visit, VSO will facilitate the process and cover all travels, accommodation and associated cost.

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. 

VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy(PDF).


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