Programme Manager, ACTIVE

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Applications have closed

Website Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)


Programme Manager, ACTIVE

Location: Nepal
Salary: As per organsiation rule
Contract type: Fixed Term
Full Time: 35 hours per week
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

Manage a team of specialists and oversee project implementation (via local organizations) including managing the annual work plan and budgeting process; creating/maintaining an effective project management team; overseeing an effective monitoring and evaluation system; and coordinating activities and local implementing partners to achieve results. Inculcate activism, advocacy and agency building.

Skills, qualifications and experience


  • Minimum of a master’s degree in social science, or community development required.
  • Have an understanding of Volunteering for Development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of FCDO policies, procedures and approaches related to program design/implementation, budgeting and monitoring and evaluation.


  • Senior project management experience with at least 5 years in the implementation and management.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with marginalized groups in Nepal with a proven track record of delivering participatory evidence-based programming approach as well as practical experience of resilience, social accountability, social inclusion and gender is preferable
  • Experience in security and risk management, and in managing duty of care to highest international standards


  • Leadership and People management in working across multiple cultural contexts
  • Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to convert technically complex concepts into plain language desired.
  • Ability to travel locally and internationally as required for the role.
  • Proven ability to coordinate with government stakeholders, as well as non-governmental organizations.
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English and Nepali.
    knowledge in local language from Madhesh Pradesh and/or Karnali will add value.

Desired selection criteria

  • Practical experience within a volunteering INGO context and managing a volunteer programme.
  • Experience of working in a global organization with matrix or multiple reporting lines.

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

Eligibility: Nepali national only
Contract: National

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.

Once you’re ready to apply, click on ‘make an application’ below to complete the online form.

Application Closing Date: 05 Jun 2022

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