VSO Nigeria is Recruiting Consultants

VSO Nigeria - Expression of Interest for Consultants

VSO is the world's leading independent international organization that works through volunteers to fight poverty in 34 developing countries. VSO's high impact involves bringing people together to share skills, build capacities, promote international understanding and action, and change lives to make the world a fairer place.

VSO Nigeria’s core areas of programming in Nigeria includes; Education, Secure Livelihoods
and Youth participation in governance. Our approach is a long term commitment to capacity development; transferring core necessary skills to partners to enable them deliver more qualitative and impactful services and programmes in our project communities. Our operation in Nigeria takes place within four clusters: The North West, South West, South South, and North Central Clusters.

VSO is seeking expressions of interest from two suitable qualified dynamic, proactive and result-oriented consultants to undertake separate consultancies for the organisation;

1. National volunteering – The consultant is expected to conduct the mapping and context analysis of the practice and process of National Volunteering in Nigeria; including an understanding of the policy framework and structure for national volunteering processes. The recommendation from this research is aimed at supporting VSO to develop and roll out its national professional volunteering programme. The duration for this consultancy is 10 working days.

2. Gender – The consultant is expected to complete work on VSO Gender strategy, conduct four different one to one meetings and a half day Gender mainstreaming trainings for partners, volunteers and staff during a series of four Cluster level meetings in the first quarter of 2014. The consultant is also expected to conduct a gender audit with VSO programme partners and office to promote and ensure gender is integrated in every aspect of its programming work. The duration for this consultancy is 21 working days.

All interested applicants should express their interest by sending a copy of their CV, a cover letter which should include expected consultancy fee, and a proposal on how they plan to complete the work to info.nigeria(at)vsoint.org. All application must indicate which of the consultancies the applicant is interested in. The deadline for this application is 16th December 2013.

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