National Graduate Volunteer at Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities; sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: National Graduate VolunteerLocation: KanoStart date: 17th June, 2019Job PurposeThe goal of this role is to increase income and income security for the poor and marginalized through more equitable participation in value chains.You will be part of the implementation of the integrated livelihoods V4D grants through changes in selected value chains and training in Agriculture Extension Services with focus on value chain crops such as Cowpea, groundnut, millets and maize.Job ResponsibilitiesProvide support to VSO and its implementing partner’s intervention areas: Context Analysis (data collection), Good Agronomic Practices (GAP), Group Strengthening, Value Chain Linkages, Commercial Enterprise Development and Advocacy.Actively engage with all key stakeholders who support activities and contribute to the overall success of the programme and assist community level project advocacy and resource mobilization.Participate in and provide feedback to VSO and its implementing partners on all capacity building activities in the programme. Assist with Project Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Knowledge Management activities.Reporting on weekly and monthly (Written Reports) activities of Cooperative groups. Contribute case studies to periodic programme publications.Participate in project planning and review meetingsAll other responsibilities and commitments as adjusted to the need of our communities by VSOKey Performance Indicators The Key performance indicators of this placement are that: Target beneficiaries are able to sustain their livelihoods and the livelihoods of their families. This includes managing their own businesses, supply their produce to the markets and are always able to meet the market demands by having adequate produce for identified markets. Below includes number indicators: Number of beneficiaries who have increased produce for the markets as a result of agriculture extension support and trainings received.Number of beneficiaries who have increased their income and have businesses as a result of training and support received.Number of beneficiaries able to reach the market demands through supplies of their produce.Number of beneficiaries supported/reached.  

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