Field Operations Officer at Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

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Job Description

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) is an international development charity with a vision for a “world without poverty” and a mission to “bring people together to fight poverty”.
Type of role
Location Rwanda
Salary As per VSO grading system
Contract type Permanent
Full Time 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date 26 May 2021
Interview date TBC
Start date 1 July 2021

VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

Role overview

The Building Learning Foundations Programme (BLF) is funded by the British government through the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). The programme is focused on improving learning outcomes at P1 to P5 in English and Mathematics including those of children with Special Educational Needs. This is intended to improve the pupils’ learning achievement in higher grades, thereby increasing equitable access to primary and secondary education in Rwanda. The Programme is implemented by a consortium of organizations; Education Development Trust (lead), British Council, and VSO in all 30 Districts of Rwanda.

The BLF is designed to contribute to improved learning outcomes in lower primary education in English and Mathematics by targeting three specific Outcomes, presented as three BLF Foundations, each with clearly identified Outputs.

The Building Learning Foundations Programme (BLF) is funded by the British government through the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). The programme is focused on improving learning outcomes at P1 to P5 in English and Mathematics including those of children with Special Educational Needs. This is intended to improve the pupils’ learning achievement in higher grades, thereby increasing equitable access to primary and secondary education in Rwanda. The Programme is implemented by a consortium of organizations; Education Development Trust (lead), British Council, and VSO in all 30 Districts of Rwanda.

The BLF is designed to contribute to improved learning outcomes in lower primary education in English and Mathematics by targeting three specific Outcomes, presented as three BLF Foundations, each with clearly identified Outputs.

VSO is searching for a dynamic Field Operations Officer. The Field Operations Officer is responsible for timely planning, organizing finance, logistic and operation support to ensure smooth implementation of field activities. S/he is responsible for regular monitoring of the logistic, finance and operation in the field of activities.

Skills, qualifications and experience

The ideal candidate must must understanding of the role of international development and more specifically of volunteering in Rwanda; have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field in management, finance, accounting, procurement and any other related field.

  • This role is open only to Rwanda Nationals
  • Female Candidates are STRONGLY encouraged to apply

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

Once you’re ready to apply, click on ‘make an application’ below to complete the online form.

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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).


Method of Application

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Closing Date : 20th May, 2021.