GBV Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Applications have closed

Website VSO Nepal



Type of role
Location: Nepal
Salary: As per organization rule
Contract type: Fixed Term
Full Time: 35 hours per week
Application Closing: Date 28 Oct 2021
Interview date: Soon as possible
Start date: Soon as possible

VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions. We bring key stakeholders together to co-ordinate collective action, from local organisations to national governments. Our programmes in Africa and Asia focus on health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience, peace building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change that will improve the lives of generations to come.

Role overview

GBV Specialist will provide technical expertise and strategic guidance to project team and will work as the mobile team member for capacity building of the field based team members including partner and volunteers. Lead and contextualize on technical content, development and capacity building targeting partner organizations, community volunteers peer educators related to Rupantaran initiative. Coordinate local level policy work mainly at provincial level , oversights in joint monitoring visits.

Skills, qualifications and experience


Human Resources

  • At least Bachelor’s degree in any social science subjects with preferably with gender studies Background.
  • At least 5 years work experience in the sector of gender equality, social inclusion, GBV and safeguarding particularly working with women, children and youth in the vulnerable community.

Gender, Inclusion and protection

  • Good knowledge and understanding of gender equality, social inclusion, GBV issues and policies in Nepal.
  • Experience of working with women and youth empowerment projects.

Capacity building and facilitation

  •  Experience of facilitating training on gender, social inclusion and protection with key thematic expertise on GBV
  • Inputs in preparation of training materials and reference documents

Networking and influencing

  • Experience of networking with government line agencies and other development stakeholders.
  • Ability to analyses information, evaluate options, and follow the strategic directions for influencing key stakeholders.

Collaboration and communication Skills

  • Excellent written and spoken English and country local languages (Nepali).
  • Ability to work collaboratively with people at all levels including regional, global colleagues, partners, consortiums, poor and marginalized communities and other stakeholders.

Information Technology – Good level of computer skills (Windows, Excel, Power Point, Word, Outlook, Internet).

Travel requirement: Able to travel in project areas occasionally and spend time away from work- base location and home.

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

• Experience of working with or as volunteer
• Experience in advocacy and research work
• Experience on media and/or social media campaigns

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.

Eligibility: Nepalese Nationals only.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

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