Consultant, Project Specialist-Education ( short term, maternity cover)

VSO Nepal

Details / requirements:

Consultant, Project Specialist-Education

Contract type
Consultant Agreement
Contract length
4 months
Application Closing Date
30 Mar 2022
Interview date
Soon as possible
Start dateSoon as possible

Role overview

  • Lead the early grade and ECD component in inclusive education project.
  • Provide strategic leadership and ensure technical leadership in addressing ECD and early grades issues in overall management of the program management together with the partner organizations, through empowering, monitoring and support mechanism for quality implementation of the project in working districts and support government on ECD and early grade related policy formulation in federal, provincial and local level.
  • Work as a focal point of project implementation and child protection and safeguarding to ensure the effective delivery of projects and safeguarding.

Skills, qualifications and experience



  • Master’s degree in education and having strong knowledge on early childhood education and development; and early grade reading.
  • Proven experiences working in diverse, multicultural team.
  • At least 5 years work experience in the sector of ECD, early grade reading particularly working with girls, , children, children with disabilities and youth in the vulnerable community.

Technical insights on Managing education programmes

  • Experience of education programmes/ projects and experience of identifying, analyzing, problem solving, responding to opportunities and challenges, and the ability to translate ideas into practical action
  • Practical experience of applying development issues at a project schools/communities and education management level.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of ECD and early grades with strong focus on education related issues and policies in Nepal.
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of development issues particularly on ECD.
  • Facilitating skills, and skills on assessments of possible partners etc.
  • Experience of strengthening capacity of partners and development stakeholders on education policy and plans.
  • Insights on programme management and advisory support
  • Previous experience of working together with different partners in project management
  • Project monitoring and reporting
  • Ability to analyses information, evaluate options, and follow the strategic directions as guided.
  • Networking for collaboration and partnership
  • Build relationships with development stakeholders, including government agencies for increased collaborative endeavors
  • Communicate with Government partners(Education) formally and effectively.
  • Represent VSO in different networks and forums.
  • Volunteering for Development
  • Understanding and valuing the role of volunteering for development.
  • Familiarity with diverse models of volunteer engagement and the volunteer journey – proven ability to leverage volunteer engagements to deliver ECD aspect in local level.
  • Personal experience of volunteering for development is a significant plus.

Information Technology

Good level of computer skills (Windows, Excel, Power Point, Word, Outlook, Internet).

Travel requirement

Able to travel in different parts of project areas in country and spend time away from work- base location.

Commitment to VSO’s mission, values,

People First principles and core approaches (Social Inclusion and Gender, Social Accountability, and Resilience).

VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we are protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy.


  • Experience of working with or as volunteer
  • Experience in advocacy and research work
  • Experience on media and/or social media campaigns

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

  • Ability to be open minded and respectful
  • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
  • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
  • Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

Once you’re ready to apply, click this link:  and comnplete the online application form. 

VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people: We expect all our employees/volunteers/consultant to ensure us protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy.


Category Development and Project, Expression of Interests, Tender Notice, Bid
Openings 1
Position Type Contract
Experience 5+ years
Education M. Ed. (Education)
Posted Date 21 Mar, 2022
Apply Before 30 Mar, 2022
City Nepal