Grants Specialist
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.

Grants Specialist

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Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Salary: Competitive
Contract type: Fixed Term
Full Time: 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date: 6 Nov 2019
Interview date: Soon as possible
Start date: Soon as possible

Role Overview : 

Provide expert advices on grant financial management, manage and maintain grant financial management activities in order to ensure an efficient, secure and controlled financial environment in compliance with VSO policies and procedures, donor requirements and local regulations. Be leader in managing the overall grant efforts

Skills, Qualifications and Experience :



  • Fully qualified Accountant (ACCA, ACA, CA or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Bachelor's degree in Accountancy with significant Grant Management experience.
  • Skilled financial accountant with knowledge of financial management of restricted donor funding, reporting, procurement procedures, grant management, grant equipment, donor rules and regulations for non-profit organizations.


  • Line Management – experience of managing staff with the ability to develop, coach and motivate a high performing team and empower others to apply good grant management principles
  • Strong leadership experience in budget management (including project budgets), partnership and donor management, financial planning and analysis. Knowledge of Internal, External and Project Audit. Strong attention to detail
  • Financial Business Partnering - Service oriented, customer focused approach. Experience of working in and understanding a global organisation, using knowledge to analyse and interpret financial information to support management.

Communication Skills

  • Good verbal and oral communication skills in English and local languages. Able to effectively communicate complex financial information to a wide range of audiences and experience of remote and cross-cultural communication, demonstrating sensitivity to cultural and language differences.

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, Power Point, Word, Outlook, and Internet), with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, use of accounting software and reporting packages including SUN.

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


  • Volunteering for Development and Youth Engagement
  • Understanding and valuing the role of volunteering for development.
  • Valuing the role of young people in development.

Experience of working with international and national professional volunteers and youth plus personal experience of volunteering for development is a significant advantage

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce

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