Deputy Team Leader, GESI Expert
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. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world's poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they 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 and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.
Detailed Job description / requirements:
Full Time, 35 hours per week
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. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they 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 and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.
Experienced Nepali senior project management expert with a firm GESI mainstreaming and promotion competency. The program will strengthen disaster risk management capacity and institutions in Nepal in a way that is inclusive, uses best practices and technological innovations, and is adaptive to changes in the situation with specific experiences of working with local government stakeholders. The role will be a senior team member of overall Nepal Urban Resilience Program (NURP) and VSO's team, and will technically report directly to the Team Leader (NURP) with a line management link to the Head of Program – Inclusive Governance, VSO Nepal. As all activities are designed to increase the inclusion and participation of marginalized groups in disaster risk reduction and risk management issues, a key task of the Deputy Team leader is to ensure that consortium activities include and promote participation and responsiveness to the needs and interests of marginalized groups and women through all parts of the programme cycle.
Skills, qualifications and experience required
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
Working together – Strength
Successfully leads teams and develops others’ team-working skills.
Communication & influencing – Strength
Inspires others by: advocating plans and ideas within and outside the project team and VSO; maintaining a wide, influential network; coaching
Managing Knowledge – Strength
Leads initiatives that improve knowledge management; develops others’ knowledge management skills.
Developing People – Adds value
Helps team members to create and implement clear development plans that meet their own short and long term goals. Processes and opportunities.
Thinking Strategically – Strength
Leads strategic projects, coaching others to consider global and long-term impact, and to consult within and beyond VSO.
Emphasis on delivering Results – Adds Value
Analyses objectives, considers options, plans and manages appropriately; holds self and team accountable for achieving goals. Providing mentoring and supporting to team members for delivering the project results.
- Sound technical expertise in gender and social inclusion. Knowledge on inclusion. Expertise in social accountability promotion in government programmes will be added advantage.
- Strong project management experience managing diverse team and working closely with diverse stakeholders including local government authorities.
- Ability to develop and deliver learning and development initiatives. •Proven understanding of contemporary approaches in participatory development, and gender and social inclusion.
- Familiarity of key requirements for successful engagement of team members, social mobilizers, and technical and non-technical volunteers in development projects.
- Financial management skills
- Excellent budget monitoring and management skills.
- Excellent team leadership including good mentoring and coaching to strengthen team performance
- Excellent teamwork and relationship building skills
- Experience working collaboratively as a member of a Management Team.
- Comfort in a matrix management environment.
- Good level of computer skills (Windows, Excel, Power Point, Word, Outlook, and Internet).
- Excellent written and spoken English and Nepali language.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, able to influence and coach and ability to build partnerships and relationships in a multi-cultural environment.
- Experience working cross-culturally, and understanding of issues of diversity.
- Excellent presentation development and delivery skills.
- Work Management and Problem Solving
- Self-organised with ability to manage time and tight schedules, working effectively under pressure
- Ability to work on own initiative, with a creative approach to problem solving.
- Strong level of attention to detail
- Volunteering for Development and Youth Engagement
- Understanding and valuing the role of volunteering for development.
- Valuing the role of young people in development.
- Experience of working with international and national professional volunteers and youth plus personal experience of volunteering for development is a significant advantage.
- Highly Desirable
- Knowledge of key concepts and practices in DRM/DRR.
- Experience of managing change in an international environment.
- Research knowledge and experience.
- Able to travel in country and internationally occasionally and spend time away from work- base location and home.
- Master’s Degree or equivalent closely related field.
- Minimum of 5 years of managerial experience working in issues related to DRM with focus on GESI in Nepal, at both national and local government levels.
- Experience in designing GESI frameworks into development projects and ensuring that gender is mainstreamed throughout the entire project cycle
- Experience working with the Government of Nepal in designing related policy and strategy
- Experience in working with local Governments in Nepal to deliver GESI-sensitive and inclusive planning and development activities
- Experience working with local governments in designing related policy and strategy
- Experience in integrating GESI dimensions into disaster risk management efforts.
- Experience working in donor projects (USAID, World Bank, DFID, ADB, JICA)
- Commitment to VSO’s mission, values, People First principles and core approaches (Social Inclusion and Gender, Social Accountability, and Resilience).
VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.
VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.
VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy
VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.
How to apply
To know more about the role please click given link and download the job description. Once you’re ready to apply, click on ‘Apply Now’ and complete all relevant field in online application form. Application deadline is 30 March, 2019 .