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January 24, 2020


Organization: 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.

Position: Consultant, Project Design and Development

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

Salary: As per VSO Nepal policy

Contract Type: Consultant Agreement

Contract Length: Till May 2020

Full Time: 38 hours per week

Role Overview

• Lead pre-inception project activities for a new Inclusive Education project in Gandaki Province (Baglung District)
• Lead the project design process coordinating with donors, VSO global technical leads, country directors and Head of Programme
• Develop final project design documentation
• Organize a high- level design workshop with close coordination with the government agencies, donors, implementing partners

Skills, Qualifications and Experience


Qualification: Master’s degree in Education

Project Design and Management: At least 5 years’ experience in the field of project design, project planning, and managing education projects with inclusive education components such as gender inclusion and adolescent sexual and reproductive health education – delivering expected benefits in challenging contexts

Communication and Relationship Building: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to build effective working relationships with different donors, VSO global teams, department heads, and governments

People Management: Experience of line management of project team members, prioritization skills, decision making skills, focus of the program, coping skills, managing time etc

Financial: Experience of successfully monitoring and managing budgets.

Flexibility: Ability to manage a project in a changing context, recognizing and being open to ambiguity, uncertainty and opportunities.

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

Travel Requirement: Able to travel in project areas

Commitment: Commitment to VSO’s mission, values, People First principles, and core development approaches including 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 protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by VSO’s Safeguarding and Child Protection policy.


• Previous working experience on project development, project management in education
• Experience of managing change in challenging circumstances
• Practical experience within a volunteering/NGO context
• Experience of proposal writing, project design and report writing

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

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.

Last date to apply: 28 Jan 2020


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