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Strategic Planning and Organizational Assessment Advisor

Job Title

Strategic Planning and Organizational Assessment Advisor

Project

Volunteers Engaged in Gender Responsive Technical Solutions (VETS)

Country

Cambodia, Laos PDR and Vietnam

Partner Organization

Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontières (AVSF) Cambodia, CARE International Laos, Health Poverty Action (HPA) Laos, Institute for Environmental Health and Sustainable Development (IEHSD) in Vietnam

Placement Location

Remote (e-volunteer)

Based in Canada

Duration

6 months

Start Date

April 2021 (or as soon as possible)

Pre-Departure Training Dates

VWB/VSF will provide pre-departure training

Eligibility Requirements

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

Language Requirements

Essential:
English

Desirable:
Khmer, Loa or Vietnamese 

Academic Qualifications

Essential:

  • University/college degree preferred with a focus on Business/Finance, Human Resources, Communications or other relevant fields

Desirable:

  • Masters of Business Administration
  • College, Bachelors or Masters level programs in Development Studies, International Relations or Public Health

Professional Background/Skills

Essential:
  • Knowledge of strategic planning and operational planning within the non-profit/social sector, ideally in a developing context.

  • Experience facilitating group learning/training sessions or focus groups.

  • Ability to be multi-functional and work in dynamic situations; be flexible and adapt to change

  • Must be able to handle difficult situations with patience, tact and professionalism

  • Takes initiative, set goals, and manage time independently, while seeking guidance and direction from supervisor

  • Ability to transform complex concepts and information into plain language reports

  • Excellent analysis skills

  • Effective cross-cultural communication skills

  • 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

Desirable:

  • Previous international work / volunteer experience in Asia or other developing country

Placement Goal and Objectives (Preliminary)


Overall Goal:

The Strategic Planning volunteer will work in co-operation with partner staff to assess the organizations current state and their ability to provide quality programming for the communities they work in. The volunteer will also provide mentorship and guidance to partner organizations on organizational self-assessment practices and identification of capacity building needs and opportunities.

Objectives:

  • Research, analyze and develop a report that provides an overview of the development sector in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam and its associated legislation

  • Review current structure of partner organizations and assist in the identification of its strategic direction

  • Assess and make recommendation on opportunities for capacity building and organizational growth

  • Work with partner organizations to develop/update current strategic plans, operation plans and business plans

All volunteers are expected to promote gender equality, environmental sustainability and good governance within their placement responsibilities.

Volunteer Terms and Conditions

VWB/VSF covers remote volunteer expenses for effective communication, including:

A modest 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 monthly living expenses incurred during the placement.

Fundraising

VWB/VSF encourages each volunteer to raise funds towards the organization’s operations.

How to Apply

If interested, please send your resume and a covering letter which clearly indicate the position you are applying for, and how your qualifications meet the requirements of this posting.

Please use subject line: VWB/VSF Volunteer Placement Strategic Planning and Organizational Assessment Advisor

Resume and cover letters can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you need more information, please contact Asia Program Officer Katherine Clark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About Veterinarians Without Borders

In the global south, more than 90 per cent of food animals are raised by subsistence farmers yet these 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 who provide important protein and/or income for poor 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-Canada) works for, and with, communities in need to foster the health of animals, people and the environments that sustain us. VWB/VSF-Canada works nationally and internationally to train animal health workers, increase food security, and improve animal & public health. VWB/VSF-Canada provides overseas volunteer placements for veterinarians and other animal & public health professionals.

About the Project: Volunteers Engaged in Gender Responsive Technical Solutions (VETS)

The Volunteers Engaged in Gender Responsive Technical Solutions (VETS) project is funded through Global Affairs Canada's (GAC) Volunteer Cooperation Program. The VETS project was established to improve the economic and social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized people, particularly women and girls, in six countries (Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam), through support to animal, human and environmental health initiatives.  The project utilises the skills of Canadian volunteers to support smallholder farmers, primarily women, to reduce poverty by improving family income and nutrition principally through improved production of livestock and crops. The program is built around the One Health concept, which recognizes that the health of people, animals and the natural environment are interconnected. It promotes the production of more and better food and increased incomes from livestock, all the while promoting land rehabilitation and conservation for sustainable development.

 

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