Livelihoods Adviser – Entrepreneurship Adviser (Bilingual), Maputo, Mozambique

Job Description

Type of role: Agriculture and natural resources

Location: Maputo, Mozambique

Partner organisation: DFID

Application Closing Date: 30 Jun 2019

Interview date: TDB

Start date: TDB

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

This volunteer role will support the VSO Country Office to make
Secure Livelihoods and Small Business programming decisions. You
will carry out research into Technical and Vocational Training
(TVET), value chain analysis, business planning, and Village small
scale lending Associations (VSLAs); resulting in a list of
recommendations that will inform VSO Secure Livelihoods and
Business strategy and in particular, Provide technical support to
local partners in implementing income generating activities;

Support curriculum development or review for Technical
Vocational institutions.

Designing and implement value chain analysis, business planning,
and Village small scale lending Associations (VSLAs)

Skills, qualifications and experience


  • A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Economics, Social Sciences
    or International Development
  • Proven experiences of working with national governments and
    building relationships with government departments
  • Proven experience of skills development, labour market
    development and/or market development programming
  • Excellent communication skills with good command of both spoken
    and written Portuguese.
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Experience of making evidence based programming


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


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

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

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)


Maputo, Mozambique

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