Volunteer role: National Volunteer-Adolescent and Youth Health Coordinator

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:

Volunteer role: National Volunteer-Adolescent and Youth Health Coordinator

Type of role

National Volunteer


Bara and Rauthat

Application Closing Date

05 Aug 2021

Required number


Start date

Soon as possible

Mode of delivery

Working at project location i.e. Bara and Rauthat

Role overview

Work closely with concerned VSO and partners team to facilitate the implementation of Volunteering for Development (VfD) - SYAHAAR – Strengthening Access to Adolescent Holistic Health Right focused on promoting the right to quality health and well-being for all youth and adolescent (aged 10 to 24 years) especially those who are marginalised and vulnerable through VfD.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

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


  • Public Health/Nursing/Gender studies/ other relevant field of study
  • At least a year of experience of working on Sexual, reproductive, maternal and neonatal health.


  • Previous experience of working in the field of women and girls’ empowerment, GBV, education, or sexual reproductive health rights is required.


  • Facilitation of capacity building events on health specially youth and adolescent health
  • Coordination with stakeholders, line agencies and partner organization
  • Report writing,

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


  • Capacity building of youth and their networks.


  • Previous experience of social accountability and resilience promotion.
  • Previous experience of working with local government in influencing health financing.
  • Partner management

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 are protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy.

  1. Volunteer type: National
  2. Eligibility: Nepalese only


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.

Your application and COVID-19

We are continually reviewing our ability to safely programme and implement projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many local restrictions are being implemented in several VSO locations, which impacts VSO’s existing programme delivery.

We will continue to follow the advice of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and national governments to protect the wellbeing and safety of all communities, employees and volunteers.

We’re continuing to build a talent pool of prospective professional volunteers so we can get back to supporting communities as soon as we’re able to.

If your application is shortlisted, a VSO hiring manager will be in touch to discuss the next steps and any changes to your placement and role.

You can read VSO’s COVID-19 statement and frequently asked questions about volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic here.

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

Once you’re ready to apply, click on the link below and complete the online form:


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

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Contract
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 30 Jul, 2021
Apply Before 05 Aug, 2021