Social Accountability and Governance Specialist at VSO


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 Social Accountability Volunteer Specialist will lead technical aspects of the project of building the capacity and provide technical support to communities to affectively monitor and advocate for quality healthcare service delivery.


Skills, qualifications and experience

Skills in developing Social Accountability Systems
A minimum of a university degree in social sciences or monitoring and evaluation
Minimum of 3 years experience in a similar/related role
Ability to design monitoring mechanism from SIG and SA perspective.
Excellent interpersonal skills, facilitation, communication, and networking.
Ability to train government and non-government staff to design and implement social accountability strategies and action plans.
Excellent English and Basotho language and good in documentation
In-depth knowledge on current social accountability and inequity issues at policy and program levels in Lesotho
Good experience assessing individual capacity and conducting training for diverse target groups.


Allowance and accommodation

All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency. The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country.

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


Closing date: 31 July 2017

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