Volunteer role: Disability Inclusion Advisor

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Volunteer role: Disability Inclusion Advisor

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Location: Uganda, Various Countries
Application Closing Date: 30 Apr 2019
Interview date: Soon as possible
Start date: June 2019

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. As a VSO volunteer you’ll live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. By sharing your unique skills and experience you’ll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you 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 as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

The Disability advisor in close collaboration with the social inclusion advisor will work to develop a framework for rolling out the use of the Washington Group Set of questions, build capacities of staff in country programmes on WGQ and develop analysis of the findings of the use of the WGQ set of questions. The advisor will be based in his/her home location with frequent travel to our country programmes for support, mentoring and coaching staff. The focus of the assignment will be to support our SIG team in roll out of the use of the WGQ set of questions in our programmes across various country programmes.

Skills, qualifications and experience

  • Experience in working on disability and inclusion programming, preferably at an international level.
  • Knowledge of development projects in areas of health, education and livelihoods.
  • Fluency English
  • Demonstrated experience of disability inclusion.
  • Sound technical knowledge of tools such as The Washington Group short set of questions, and other assessment tools relevant to work on disability
  • Knowledge of working in the community level and developing disability inclusive programmes
  • Experience of working with people across all age groups, particularly children and elder people
  • Experience in developing case management tools and care protocols is favourable

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.


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.

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