People and Safeguarding Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
  • Applications have closed

Website VSO Nepal


People and Safeguarding Coordinator

Location: Kathmandu
Salary: As per organization rule
Contract type: Fixed Term
Full Time: 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date: 24 Nov 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

Under the direct supervision and overall guidance of Head of People and Operation, this position will provide quality People function & Safeguarding support services including duty of care support to enable VSO employees and volunteers to deliver their best, contributing to quality programming and the achievement of VSO’s mission to bring people together to end poverty. This is a highly people centric position, and is responsible to upheld learning and collaboration, human value and human spirit on the workplace.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience



  • At least Bachelor degree in Human Resources Management/ Human Resource Development / Organisation Development or other related field. Masters preferred.
  • At least 4-5 yrs. of proven track record in the field.
  • Knowledge of country labour market, best HR practices, employment and immigration laws and regulations.


Human Resource Management

  • Demonstrable skills and experience of HR business partnering in a global organisation setting with a multi-cultural environment.
  • Experience in HR administration and providing policy guidance in the areas of Resourcing, Induction, Employee Relations, Performance Management, Compensation & Benefits, Contract Management and HR information systems (HRIS).
  • Skills and experience in providing HRM administration support with understanding the needs of diverse workforce and young people developmental stages to flexibly apply people policies as appropriate within the context.
  • Understanding and commitment to data protection, confidentiality, equal opportunity, social inclusion, gender equity and diversity.
  • Experience of HR in Humanitarian context is an advantage.

Organisation Development

  • Skills and experience in organisation development, promote organisation culture, induction management, learning and development, leadership development, people engagement, people capacity and capability support and transfer knowledge to partner organisation.
  • Ability to lead, engage and develop others with skills in coaching, mentoring, facilitation, training, and accompaniment.

Volunteering for Development and Youth Engagement

  • Understanding and valuing the role of volunteering for development.
  • Valuing the role of young people in development.

Communication Skills

  • Good verbal and oral communication skills in English and local languages.

Competencies and Behaviour

  • 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

Financial and Risk Management – Sound knowledge of financial and risk management skills

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

Travel requirement: Able to travel in country and internationally 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 are protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy.

Desirable: Project management experience.

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.

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