NV-Learning and Capacity Development Advisor

VSO Nepal

Details / requirements:

NV-Learning and Capacity Development Advisor

Location: Rautahat, 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

  • To support implementing partners including schools, local service providers and the community leaders to improve learning achievement (literacy and numeracy) of marginalized children.
  • To develop teachers’ professional competencies community volunteers and district level project teams ensuring quality of service delivery.
  • To provide mentoring and coaching support to the teachers, and community volunteers on quality teaching learning process.
  • To facilitate training sessions as per project plans, objectives, and deliverables.
  • To support CSOs in policy advocacy in mainstreaming disability, inclusion, resilient and gender responsive

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 Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Required knowledge and experience


  • At least Bachelor’s Degree in education or social science or equivalent, and have experience of research, teaching, training, and mentoring.


  • Experience in research, teaching and training
  • Experience in working with teachers and community volunteers
  • Experience of working with marginalized and vulnerable children including children with disabilities.
  • Willingness to share his/her skills with colleagues in a professional but sensitive manner
  • Experience in using the technology


  • Able to frequently travel
  • Able to accommodate in diverse socio-economic, and multicultural context
  • Fluent in English, Nepali and motivated to learn
  • Proven and practical knowledge of peer to peer support to share experience and learning
  • Have enthusiasm and the adequate knowledge and experience to continuously monitor, write and evaluate project results and reports on a quarterly and annual basis
  • Good interpersonal skills combined with a flexible and adaptable attitude.
  • Excellent communication skills with good command of both spoken and written

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience of working with/as volunteer.
  • Ability to understand and speak local language of the district/community.
  • Knowledge of working with community level organizations, local government, and multi-stakeholders will be an added value.

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 numbers 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

01 Aug 2022

Interview/Assessment date(s)

as soon as possible

Start date


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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 01 Aug, 2022
City Rautahat