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Organic Waste Technical Specialist Job opportunities at VSO 2023

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Organic Waste Technical Specialist Job opportunities at VSO
Organic Waste Technical Specialist Job opportunities at VSO

Organic Waste Technical Specialist Job opportunities at VSO

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About the job

Role Overview

VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions. We bring key stakeholders together to co-ordinate collective action, from local organisations to national governments. Our programmes in Africa and Asia focus on health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience, peace building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change that will improve the lives of generations to come.

Role Overview

Working at project location – In this role, you will provide on-site support in the project location and/or VSO office, (full-time unless otherwise specified) for a set period of time.

This role will work closely with our partners to help deliver our work on plastics, waste and circular economy strategies. This will include advisory and training on waste management strategies that include recycling and circular economy approaches to VSO staff and our local partners. The role will guide on policies in regard to waste management and development of guidelines in line with policy.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

The Ideal candidate has

  • A degree/Diploma in Waste management, environmental science or geography.
  • Experience in waste management plants and implementing circular economy strategies in waste management.
  • Strong project management experience with success demonstrated when managing both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Possess a knowledge of environmental matters, waste and resources policy, regulatory mandates, and a broad view of the industry at large.

Competencies and Behaviour

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

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together.

  • 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.

Allowance

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full-time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Accommodation

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

Some background about VSO

Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organization. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Please note that this advert is for a role we are expecting to become available in the near future once we have secured funding for the project. If you are interested in this, or similar positions, please express your interest by clicking on the ‘make an application’ button below.

How to apply Step 1

Complete the registration form below. When you have completed the form, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to our VSO Values self-assessment. This is a module designed to give you an insight into VSO’s ethos and provide you with an understanding of how your values align with ours, helping you to decide if you would like to join our organization. The self-assessment module typically takes about 10 minutes to complete.

Step 2

After completing the VSO Values self-assessment, you can opt out or proceed with the application process. You will need to upload your CV in Word or PDF format detailing your employment and educational history, and any volunteering experience. Please note that you will need to complete the full application form in one go as you cannot save it to fill at a later time.

Step 3

When you have submitted your application, you will receive an email inviting you to complete two assessments which focus on how you process information and what your work approach is.

You will be shown instructions and example questions prior to the assessments to help you increase your familiarity with them. You will also have access to a short profile report on completion of the assessment. Your application will be reviewed by our Resourcing Team when you have completed these assessments.

Step 1. Complete the registration form below.

First name

Last name

Email

Data Protection

VSO will use the data you provide to assess your suitability for this role. The data will be stored in line with our policies on the protection and security of data, which you can find on our website here https://www.vsointernational.org/about-us/legal/data-protection-and-privacy. These conform to UK data protection law.

Please note, VSO may transfer relevant data to any country where you may be placed, including countries where data protection laws may not apply or may be less stringent than in the European Economic Area. For volunteer applications, we will need to pass your information to your host organization but will ensure that VSO continues to handle the information you have provided in accordance with our policies on data protection and security.

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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).

VSO is the world’s leading development organization 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.

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