National Volunteer, GBV and Documentation Advisor, PARIWARTAN

VSO Nepal

Details / requirements:

National Volunteer, GBV and Documentation Advisor, PARIWARTAN

Location: Morang, Nepal

Working at project location

Mode of Delivery overview

Working at project location – In this role, you will provide on-site support in the project location and/or VSO office, (full-time unless otherwise specified) for a set period of time.

Role overview

  • The role is to enhance understanding of downstream partners including community volunteers on Gender transformation norms to reduce Gender Based Violence (GBV) and discrimination, and document harmful norms transformation practices at household, community, and authority level for GBV prevention and reduction
  • The NV is responsible for providing technical supports to promote accountability to the partners project team, develop the capacity on GTN to break the culture silence on harmful social norm practice.
  • Furthermore, support to accomplish the Preventing Gender Based Violence Through Transformative Gender Norms Change (PARIWARTAN) project’s outcomes is the specific purpose of this job.

Skills, qualifications and experience required

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

Required knowledge and experience

Essential qualifications:

  • A Bachelor level University degree in relevant field, preferably in mass communication, gender studies, social work
  • Proven experiences working in diverse multicultural team.
  • Communicate fluently in local language

Communication and Influencing Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills - able to listen, analyse, present, consult, negotiate with confidence and obtain stakeholder engagement.
  • Ability to translate ideas into practical action.
  • Able to communicate complex issues effectively to wide range of audiences.
  • Experience of remote and cross-cultural communication, demonstrating sensitivity to cultural and language differences.
  • Excellent knowledge on using participatory tools and techniques

Desirable requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience in working both at grassroots level and local authorities.
  • Able to accommodate in diverse socio-economic, and multicultural context

Technical Expertise:

  • Experience in conceptualizing and designing learning into communication materials would be an added advantage.
  • Information Technology Systems – Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel and communication software
  • Good on Nepali typing

Allowance and Accommodation to volunteers at VSO


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.


VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

Some background about VSO:

Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes focus on the areas of health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organisations, from local and national governments, to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.

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

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/consultants to ensure protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy.

How to apply

Once you’re ready to apply, click on ‘make an application’ below to complete the online form.

Application closing date

5th Aug 2022

Interview/Assessment date(s)

as soon as possible

Start date

as soon as possible

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Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Graduate (Bachelors)
Posted Date 26 Jul, 2022
Apply Before 05 Aug, 2022
City Morang