Dr. Mahbub Hasan

Educator & Project Management Specialist

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

Program Manager–Good Governance   (Oct 2005 – July 2007)   

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)                                                                

VSO is an international development charity that works through volunteers in 52 countries across the world

Key Responsibilities & Accomplishments:

  • Led good governance program and developed capacity of local government elected representatives & officials and residents in nine districts of Bangladesh through volunteer placement
  • Assessed organizations and agencies to determine their future potential as partners with VSO
  • Assessed human resource needs; developed placement documents; advertised for volunteers; liaised with community, partners and international office for volunteer selection; screened resumes and identified potential volunteers and recruited them
  • Liaised with VSO International Offices (mainly UK & Canada) for the recruitment of volunteers and their placements 
  • Organized training and orientations for volunteers on placement objectives, program area plan, organizational policy-procedures, local society and culture;
  • Placed volunteers as per roster and plan;  mobilized volunteers in community development; provided outreach for community development activities and support and monitored volunteer activities;
  • Managed 14 volunteers, appraised their performance and provided recommendations for their professional development; built capacity of volunteers through organizing training and exposure visits; delivered project and program activities as per plan through mobilizing the team members;
  • Maintained volunteer records through paper and electronic filing; reimbursed volunteer allowance, accommodations and travel expenses; inspired volunteers  by  issuing certificates  and appreciation events 
  • Carried-out research, policy and advocacy initiatives at local, national and international level
  • Led the monitoring and evaluation of the good governance programme area
  • Managed governance projects funded by CIDA and European Commission (EC)


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