NGO Volunteer Jobs in Kenya

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NGO Volunteer Jobs in Kenya

Volunteer role: National Volunteers V4D

Type of role: Teaching and education
Location: Bungoma,Kwale and Nyandarua, Kenya
Application Closing Date: 30 Apr 2018
Interview date: To be confirmed
Start date: As soon as possible.

VSO is the world’s leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It’s a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world’s poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.

Role overview

The purpose of the placement is to support implementation of Volunteering for Development project in VSO’s programming scope in Kenya

Skills, qualifications and experience

  • A diploma/degree in Education/social sciences with interest in engaging on Education and Equity related policies
    § Knowledge or experience in project cycle management is an added advantage
    § Ability employ various techniques in facilitating trainings among children and adults
    § Ability to travel to other counties to deliver project activities

    § Ability to work as part of a team in an organized and flexible approach
    § Good communication and ICT skills and ability to manage organization resources
    A valid Kenyan certificate of good conduct is required for this placement.
    We encourage participants from the following counties:- Bungoma, Kwale and Nyandarua


As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.


VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

Some background about VSO

Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes focus on the areas of health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organisations, from local and national governments, to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

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