Volunteer role: National Volunteer Diffusion Advisor - PARIWARTAN

VSO Nepal

Details / requirements:

Type of role
Advocacy policy and research
Partner organisation
VSO Nepal
Application Closing Date
07 Sep 2021
Interview date
Soon as possible
Start date
Soon as possible
Mode of delivery
Working from home

Role overview

Working from home – In this role, you will provide remote support (e.g. from your home) to VSO projects or partners on a part/full time basis for a set period of time. It does not involve on-site work in the project location and/or VSO office.

Diffusion Advisor will be based at VSO office in Kathmandu. The volunteer is responsible for documentation of major interventions on GBVPR II - Pariwartan program and support for diffusion efforts of the program.

Skills, qualifications and experience


  • Technical Expertise – Bachelor’s’ degree (Master’s degree preferred) in mass Communication, Journalism, Rural and social sciences;
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in learning and documentation including report writing, case studies preparation and media engagement.
  • Communication and documentation Skills – exceptionally Strong written and verbal communication skills - able to listen, analyse, present, consult, negotiate with confidence and obtain stakeholder engagement. Able to communicate complex issues effectively to wide range of audiences. Experience of remote and cross-cultural communication, demonstrating sensitivity to cultural and language differences.
  • Learning analysis and time management – Capacity for inquiry, research, logical and analytical thinking, powers of reasoning and critical analysis.
  • Ability to manage competing deadlines amidst analysis and critical assessments.
  • Information Technology Systems – Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel particularly experience in creating and training on the usage of information management e.g. data bases/shared drives
  • Experience of working with volunteers and Commitment to VSO’s work and values

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.


1. In country Funded Allowance as per VSO policy.

2. Accomodation allowance as per VSO policy.

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 https://www.vsointernational.org/volunteering/professional/jobs/national-volunteer-diffusion-advisor-pariwartan-a0m3z00000ebsqkaap  and complete the online application 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.


Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 01 Sep, 2021
Apply Before 07 Sep, 2021
City Kathmandu