Website VSO Nepal
Volunteer role: National Volunteer- Adolescent and Youth Health Coordinator
Application Closing Date: 28 Nov 2023
Interview date: as soon as possible
Start date: as soon as possible
Mode of delivery: Working at project location
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.
Working at project location – In this role, you will provide on-site support in the project location and/or VSO office, (full-time unless otherwise specified) for a set period of time.
National Volunteer- Adolescent and Youth Health Coordinator will work closely with VSO, and ACTIVE Project’s Implementing partners team to facilitate the implementation of the ACTIVE (The Active Citizenship Through Inclusive Volunteering & Empowerment) project and GEMS (Girls Empowerment and Mainstreaming Sustainability) project. This position will be based at Kalaiya, Bara and oversee project intervention area of Kalaiya Submetropolitian city and Jeetpur Simara Sub Metropolitan city. S/he will coordinate learning and process documentation along with supporting Implementing Partner organizations in the implementation and reporting of the project interventions. S/he will support partners in coordinating with youth groups, health stakeholders and local government authorities in promoting access of youths and adolescents to quality health services.
Ideal Applicant Summary
Skills, Knowledge, and Experience
- Bachelors in Public Health/Nursing/Gender studies/ other relevant field of study.
- At least a year of experience working on sexual, reproductive, maternal, and neonatal health.
- Previous experience of working in the field of women and girls’ empowerment, Gender Based Violence (GBV), education, or sexual reproductive health rights is required.
- Facilitation of capacity building events on health specially youth and adolescent health.
- Coordination with stakeholders, line agencies and partner organization.
- Knowledge of the local language is preferred.
- Report writing, (preferably both in English and Nepali)
- Capacity building of youth, person with disability and their networks.
- Previous experience of social accountability and resilience promotion in health system.
- Previous experience of working with local government in influencing health financing.
- Previous experience of working collaboratively with Implementing Partner.
Competencies and Behavior
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
As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, 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 global development organization. In 2021/22, more than 3 thousand people from all over the world volunteered with VSO to deliver services to over 8 million people in the 28 countries where we work. Our programs focus on health, education and livelihoods, emphasizing 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 organizations, from local and national governments to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 40% of our people are recruited from within the country where they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programs. 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.
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.
How to apply
Complete the registration form below. When you have completed the form, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to our VSO Values self-assessment. This is a module designed to give you an insight into VSO’s ethos and provide you with an understanding of how your values align with ours, helping you to decide if you would like to join our organisation. The self-assessment module typically takes about 10 minutes to complete.
After completing the VSO Values self-assessment, you can opt out or proceed with the application process. You will need to upload your CV in Word or PDF format detailing your employment and educational history, and any volunteering experience. Please note that you will need to complete the full application form in one go as you cannot save it to fill at a later time.
When you have submitted your application, you will receive an email inviting you to complete two assessments which focus on how you process information and what your work approach is.
You will be shown instructions and example questions prior to the assessments to help you increase your familiarity with them. You will also have access to a short profile report on completion of the assessment. Your application will be reviewed by our Resourcing Team when you have completed these assessments.
Should you require any adjustments to be made to the application process due to a disability or any other circumstances, please email us at Recruitment@vsoint.org to discuss your requirements.