Sign Language Trainer -National Volunteer

VSO Nepal

Details / requirements:

Sign Language Trainer -National Volunteer

Contract type
National Volunteer until 31 December 2022
Mode of Delivery

Working at project location
Application Closing Date
28 May 2022
Interview date
Soon as possible
Start dateSoon as possible

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 develop teachers and local education/school authorities capacity on Sign languages to increase educational access of children with hearing impairment into formal education.

Skills, qualifications and experience required

Skills, Knowledge and Experience


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in social science/ Education/ Management or relevant field of study.

Two years of experience as sign language teacher or teaching.


  • Knowledge and experience in working both at grassroots level
  • Willingness to share his/her skills with colleagues in a professional but sensitive manner
  • Previous experiences of working in the field of disability and inclusion


  • Able to frequently travel
  • Able to accommodate in diverse socio-economic, and multicultural context

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience of working with/as volunteer.
  • Ability to understand and speak local language of the district/community.

Eligibility: Nepali nationals only

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.


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.

How to apply

Once you’re ready to apply, click on and complete the online application form by 28 May 2022. 

Application closing date: 28 May 2022

Interview/Assessment date(s)

Soon as possible

Start date

Soon as possible

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VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers/ consultants to ensure us protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy.


Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience 2+ years
Education Graduate (Bachelors)
Posted Date 20 May, 2022
Apply Before 28 May, 2022
City Lalitpur