Programme Quality and Development- Short Term Staff

VSO Nepal

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:

Programme Quality and Development- Short Term Staff

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

Salary: As per VSO Nepal policy

Contract type: Fixed Term

Full Time: 35 hours per week

Application Closing Date: 14 Jan 2020

Interview date: Soon as possible

Start date: Soon as possible

Role overview

  • To continuously improve the quality of VSO programming in Nepal and support in sustaining the program diverse income base.
  • To maximize the impact of VSO’s contribution to combating poverty and disadvantage through imaginative and effective programming and in line with VSO’s global portfolio.
  • Raise the profile of VSO with stakeholders in Nepal.
  • Ensuring opportunities for VSO Nepal and partners to effectively maximize their own contribution to development.

Skills, qualifications and experience

  • Experience in integrated development programming including in Inclusive Education, Inclusive Governance and Youth.
  • Strong experience managing complex projects in international development settings including Nepal.
  • Proven track record in developing competitive proposals and concepts for funding from key donor agencies like USAID, EU, and DFID.
  • Representation and negotiation skills – Ability to negotiate and maintain relations with external stakeholders targeting funding communities for marketing and negotiating on project ideas.
  • Sound understanding of partnership trend with proven ability to research and assess new opportunities to realise significant restricted income
  • Previous experience leading on partnership and teaming agreements, sub-grant agreements, and consortia bid development.
  • Familiarity with diverse models of volunteer engagement and the volunteer journey – proven ability to leverage volunteer involvement to deliver social change outcomes.
  • Computer skills – MS Office, Outlook, and virtual office tools.
  • Willingness to travel and spend time away from base/home as required.
  • Master’s degree in social science, international development, education or similar.
  • Strong familiarity with written, verbal and presentation approaches used in international settings – experience of leading and facilitating workshops and training.
  • Good understanding of Nepal’s context.

Commitment to VSO’s mission, values, People's 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 protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy.

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 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.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.


Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Contract
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 07 Jan, 2020
Apply Before 14 Jan, 2020
City Lalitpur