Global Practice Area Lead: Education

Type of role
Various Countries
Salary Market Related
Contract type Permanent
Full Time 40 hours per week
Application Closing Date 11 Oct 2020
Interview date 19 – 23 October 2020
Start date As soon as possible

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 aim to reach five million of the poorest and most excluded people by 2022.

Role overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Global Education Practice Area Lead at VSO.

We are looking for an experienced strategic leader who can significantly increase the scale and reach of our global Education portfolio.

Over the past five years we have supported almost 3,500,000 children to access the quality education they deserve. By 2022, we want to reach another two million.

This is a fantastic time to join VSO as we look to scale up and deepen our impact across Africa and Asia.

Skills, qualifications and experience

The successful candidate will have:

Strong experience of influencing and delivering results cross-organisationally at a senior level in large, complex development organisations

Experience and knowledge of change management principles, methodologies and tools

Experience of creating and maintaining a high performing, globally dispersed team

Excellent leadership skills

Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal

Ability to cultivate leadership skills across the organisation

Ability to lead the development and implementation of the education programming, assessment and planning cycle

Competencies and Behaviour

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

• 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.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

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