National Volunteer - Livelihoods Coordinator

VSO Nepal

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National Volunteer - Livelihoods Coordinator

Working at VSO

VSO is the world’s leading international non-governmental organisation that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. In 2022/23, over 7,700 dedicated individuals from across the globe volunteered with VSO, bringing their abilities to support almost 11 million people in 35 countries.

Our work centres on those who are left out by society – those living in extreme poverty or with disability and illness. Those who face discrimination and violence because of their gender, sexuality, or social status. Those who are at risk from disaster, disease, and conflict.

But they are not passive beneficiaries of aid; they are the “primary actors” at the heart of our efforts. From their perspective, we define the issues, opportunities, and solutions that drive sustainable, local-led change. These individuals are the key agents of their own transformation.

Role Details


Kalaiya, Bara


Fixed In-country funded allowance

Contract Type:

Fixed term

Contract Length:

11 months (April 2024- February 2025)

Full Time:

Full time role

Application Closing Date:

Mar 10, 2024 00:00:00

Interview Date:

as soon as possible

Start Date:

April 01, 2024

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Role Overview Summary

As a National Volunteer- Livelihoods Coordinator, you will work closely with the ACTIVE team and partners team to facilitate the implementation of Agroecology and livelihoods interventions under Active Citizenship through Inclusive Volunteering and Empowerment (ACTIVE) Program. You will be supporting partner organizations in planning the activities, coordinating with farmer groups, mother groups and other local level stakeholders and providing advisory oversight in the designing and implementation of livelihoods and agroecological practices. You will work closely with National Farmer Group Federation (NFGF) Nepal in the design and implementation of Resilient Livelihoods practices along with policy advocacy of Right to Food Policy Framework and its implementation at local levels.

Ideal Applicant Summary

Essential criteria (must have to be able to carry out the role successfully)


  • Minimum bachelor's degree with a priority in agriculture studies


  • At least one-year proven experience of working on promotion of green enterprises for livelihoods, agro-ecological practices and resilient livelihoods practices for the marginalized farmers including women farmers.  


  • Facilitation of capacity building events on green enterprises, entrepreneurship plan development, Agro-ecology and inclusive livelihoods
  • Networking with local government authorities
  • Coordination with stakeholders, line agencies and partner organization.
  • Report writing, financial management and planning.
  • Language skills- Typing in Nepali and English and spoken skills.
  • Policy advocacy specifically on Right to Food Policy Framework.

Desirable Criteria: (skills that could be an advantage in the role)


  • Capacity building of farmer groups and coordination/linkages with local government.


  • Previous experience of livelihoods, agro based climate resilient practices.  
  • Previous experience of working in supporting local government and group strengthening and implementation of agro value chain systems.

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.

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Category Development and Project, Development / NGO, Agriculture/Livelihood
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time, Fixed Term
Experience 1+ years
Education Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Bachelor's degree in a related field
Posted Date 29 Feb, 2024
Apply Before 10 Mar, 2024
City Kalaiya, Bara