Vets Without Borders is looking for a Organizational Capacity Building Advisor volunteer to work with the Institute of Environmental Health and Sustainable Development (IEHSD) in Hanoi, Vietnam.Download Job Overview
Job Title: Organizational Capacity Building Advisor
Partner Organization: Institute of Environmental Health and Sustainable Development (IEHSD)
Duration: 3 months (flexible)
Start Date: March 2024 (or upon availability)
Pre-departure Training: VWB/VSF will provide training orientation.
Eligibility: Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only
Language: English (essential).
Academic Requirements: A minimum of bachelor’s degree in organizational development, human resource capacity development, public health, public policy, health system management, or a related field.
Fundraising: VWB/VSF encourages each volunteer to raise funds towards the organization’s operations.
Volunteer Terms & Conditions
VWB/VSF covers most of the costs of being an overseas volunteer, including:
- Return airfare to placement country
- Visa/permit costs
- The cost of required vaccinations, anti-malarial medication, and overseas emergency travel health insurance
- A monthly living allowance (MLA) that will be paid into the volunteer’s bank account in Canada. The MLA is designed to be sufficient to cover simple housing, basic food requirements, and other typical monthly living expenses.
Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires sans Frontière is an equal opportunity employer and values the diversity of our team.
We are committed to inclusive and equitable employment practices and strive to create a workplace that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion. VWB/VSF Canada welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, women, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.
Please let us know if you require an accommodation and we will work with you to ensure an equitable hiring process. Thank you for your interest in VWB/VSF Canada.
The primary purpose of the Organizational Capacity Building Advisor is to help strengthen the capacity of IEHSD and IEHSD’s partner in project management, monitoring and evaluation, and in ensuring capacity building activities are promoted.
- Develop guidelines on project management and monitoring and evaluation for human resources, finance, documentation, and project database.
- Assist IESHD and partners in the implementation of project management, monitoring and evaluation.
- Provide targeted technical assistance in the form of organizational capacity building as requested and according to the needs of IESHD and partner.
All volunteers are expected to promote gender equality, environmental sustainability and good governance within their placement responsibilities.
- Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts, and practices in project management, process development and execution.
- Knowledge and experience in the implementation and monitoring of project monitoring and evaluation systems.
- High level understanding of the principles and practices of the One Health approach.
- Experience assessing organizational and human capacity needs, communications, and knowledge management skills.
- Experience developing and facilitating training and professional development activities linked to identified skills gaps and performance improvement strategies.
- Effective cross-cultural communication skills, including the ability to adapt communications to different target audiences.
- Commitment to the principles of volunteer cooperation and familiarity with participatory approaches to development, including the promotion of gender equality, good governance, and environmental sustainability.
- Experience working in an educational or research environment.
- Previous experience working in Vietnam or other developing country.
About the Project: VETS
Volunteers Engaged in Gender Responsive Technical Solutions (VETS), funded through the Volunteer Cooperation Program at Global Affairs Canada, will engage 190 volunteers to work with local partner organizations in Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
Volunteers will help create integrated animal health systems to increase the livelihoods and household nutrition of small-scale farmers. The VETS program utilizes the skills of volunteers to build local partner capacity to support community members, primarily women, to reduce poverty. Through improved production of livestock and crops, volunteers help improve family income and nutrition.
The VETS program is built around the One Health concept, which recognizes that the health of people, animals, and the natural environment are interconnected. This project promotes the production of more and better food and increased incomes from livestock, all the while promoting land rehabilitation and conservation for sustainable development.
About Veterinarians Without Borders
In the global south, more than 90 percent of food animals are raised by subsistence farmers. However, small-scale livestock producers, the majority of whom are women, have very limited access to quality and affordable animal health services.
Aside from the risks associated with the loss of valuable livestock that provides important protein and/or income for low-income households, zoonotic diseases that can be passed from animals to humans offer a very real threat to human health on a wider scale.
Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires sans frontières (VWB/VSF) works for and with communities in need to foster the health of animals, people, and the environments that sustain us. VWB/VSF works nationally and internationally to train animal health workers, increase food security, and improve animal and public health.
VWB/VSF provides overseas volunteer placements for veterinarians and other animal and public health professionals.