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Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Recruiting New Members for its Board of Governors

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) is a leading international development organization that fights poverty through people.

We deliver relevant and cost effective work that promotes volunteering to fight global poverty in over 50 countries around the world. VSO’s vision is for a world without poverty.

VSO Jitolee is a member of the VSO Federation based in Nairobi with an East African regional mandate to promote volunteerism and recruit skilled professionals to serve as volunteers in VSO programmes in 44 countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific.

In addition, VSO Jitolee contributes to Kenya’s national development through international volunteers who work with local partners across the country in the areas of disability, secure livelihoods and health.

VSO Jitolee is an independent INGO registered ¡n Kenya and governed by a local board.

Who are we looking for?

We believe that People are the best agents of change and in this role we are looking for East African nationals of good reputation and standing.

Interested persons must also be willing to commit their time and be available for at least ten days a year for board and committee meetings including an annual retreat/ General Meeting.

Board members will also be expected to be committed to VSO values, be of high integrity, with multi-sectoral expertise/experience, broad national/international linkages, and exceptional leadership drive.

A conviction in volunteerism for development is highly desired. We would particularly like to hear from people with a strong track record and accomplished in any one of the following:
  • Fundraising
  • Advocacy and lobbying
  • Integrated development experience in any of the following areas: participation and governance, gender and climate change.
Prior experience as a board member would be an added advantage, but not essential. (Please note that board membership will be a voluntary and therefore not a salaried position).

All qualified East African nationals who feel it would be exciting and challenging to give their time and skills to influence the affairs and be part of a growing, dynamic and innovative INGO are hereby invited to apply by Friday 11th February 2011.

How to apply

Please visit to learn more about VSO Jitolee.

Submit your statement of interest and competence and your CV to

The Board Recruitment Secretariat,
VSO Jitolee,
P.O. Box 49843, 00100
Nairobi, Kenya.

Or email:

Due to the number of submissions received we may only be able to respond to shortlisted candidates.

VSO Jitolee values inclusion and seeks to have a diverse workforce and therefore welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.

VSO Jitolee is a member of the VSO International Federation

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