Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN)

District Programme Officer

Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN)

District Programme Officer

We are a not-for-profit NGO based in Kathmandu, working in rural communities of Nepal.

Our mission is to empower marginalized communities through equitable, inclusive and holistic development programs. There are four pillars in our developmental approach: Education, Health & Environment, Economy and Basic infrastructure development. These four pillars of development are supported by six major community empowerment programs namely Women’s Empowerment, Children’s Development, Youth Empowerment, Public Health & Medical care, Environment Conservation and Disaster Risk Reduction. All VIN’s developmental and humanitarian programs are aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We are a not-for-profit NGO based in Kathmandu, working in rural communities of Nepal.

Our mission is to empower marginalized communities through equitable, inclusive and holistic development programs. There are four pillars in our developmental approach: Education, Health & Environment, Economy and Basic infrastructure development. These four pillars of development are supported by six major community empowerment programs namely Women’s Empowerment, Children’s Development, Youth …

District Programme Officer

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Position: District Programme Officer 
No. of Vacancy: 1
Location: Okhaldhunga
Salary and benefits: Rs. 50,000 to 70,000 depending on qualification and experience
Length of contract: 3 years with possible extension
Age: 26 +

Purpose of the role:

  • To oversee, Early Childhood Development Education Centers in Okhaldhunga.  
  • To coordinate community empowerment programs – 1. Children’s Development 2. Youth Empowerment, 3. women’s Empowerment, 4. Environment conservation, 5. Public Health, 6. Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) by using Community Learning Centre and community outreach. 

Responsibilities:

A. Early Childhood Development Centres (VIN facilitates 27 ECDCs) :

  • Observe ECD teachers’ classes and provide feedback.
  • Monitor the project to ensure that all the centers are functioning well. 
  • Visit the ECD centers regularly and interact with the teachers. 
  • Facilitate meetings with teachers, management committee and parents time to time. 
  • Ensure the ECD curriculum and resources are well used.
  • Ensure all ECD classrooms are clean and child friendly. 
  • Reporting - develop monthly report and report back to VIN monthly on the project progress.

B. Coordination of Community Empowerment Programs :

  • Planning, designing, and budgeting of all programs in the district. 
  • Lead, manage and coordinate all programmes run in the district. 
  • Develop financial proposals, cost breakdown, quotations, voucher and receipt
  • Report monthly, quarterly and yearly to the VIN HQ. 
  • Perform other tasks assigned by Project Manager and Executive Director. 

C. Community Learning Centre

  • Coordinate Activities at NaraTika Community Learning Centre 
  • Coordinate VIN run libraries, computer learning centres. 

D. Administrative Tasks 

  • Manage local and international volunteers
  • Manage VIN’s Okhaldhunga branch office, staff, and volunteers. 
  • Support current staff to ensure successful delivery of projects. 
  • Develop a district network of partners and stakeholders. 
  • Contribute in developing project manuals and templates. 
  • Facilitate trainings and meetings with beneficiaries and stakeholders. 
  • Follow all processes and procedures of VIN. 
  • Manage records and verifying receipts of the project activities. 
  • Willingness to develop urgent plan for volunteers and visitors

Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Education or other Social Science  

Skills and Experience required:

This is an autonomous role and so requires a confident person who is able to work well alone and is able to make reactive and proactive decisions. Other essential criteria are as follows:

  • Experience in managing teams
  • Experience in delivering projects or training programs
  • Willingness to work in a remote location of Okhaldhunga District 
  • Experience in facilitating meetings
  • Experience in providing feedback to people in a culturally appropriate way
  • Teaching /training experience
  • Experience of working with children
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and work with children’s curriculums
  • Ability to work independently and Trustworthy
  • Demonstrated experience in building strong relationships with people
  • Knowledge and skills of using Microsoft office package
  • Excellent communication skills in both Nepali and English
  • Ability to write projects, reports and documentation of information such as records/minutes of meetings

Note: Candidates applying for this position must own a Motorcycle with an active Driving Licence.

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