Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN)

Librarian/Children’s Learning Activity Facilitator

Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN)

Librarian/Children’s Learning Activity Facilitator

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 …

Librarian/Children’s Learning Activity Facilitator

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Job Overview

Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN) has recently established a new library at Narayansthan Secondary School in Okhladunga, Nepal. We Tomorrow funds this library in partnership with Osterhaus Consulting. 

The Librarian cum Children’s Learning Activity Facilitator provides a holistic learning environment for children ages 5 – 10 and 10+ years.   This position focuses on facilitating interactive learning through various cognitive lesson plans.  

The goal is to use both the physical and online environments to educate and train our youth for a brighter tomorrow.  

The library provides the resources needed to enhance our children’s potential growth.  The facilitator will utilize the library to create a unique learning atmosphere where interactive storytelling, games, and computer activities build critical learning skills for:

  • Using the resources available in the library;
  • Understanding the world around them and comprehending their place within it;
  • Increased memory retention and a deeper awareness of detailed information; and, 
  • Develop problem-solving skills and create the basic building blocks for becoming a creative leader.

Role description: (Library Section)

  • Collect and catalog library resources, including books, films, and publications and organize resources in an easily accessible manner.
  • Help children locate reference and leisure reading materials.
  • Maintain library records and ensure it is updated.
  • Perform regular audits of the information and inventory on file.
  • Educate users on how to search for information using the library databases properly.
  • Oversee the check-out process for books and other resource materials.
  • Clarify the use of library amenities and provide information about library policies.
  • Make sure the library meets the needs of specific groups of users, including parents. 
  • Understand general library practices and the practices of the specific library we have created for. 
  • Respond to requests in person and locate information.
  • Teach a variety of skills to students, particularly research skills.
  • Manage the library to ensure it is clean, and books are appropriately checked in/out.
  • Keep up with information management trends.

Children’s Learning Activity Facilitation

  • Create unique hands-on activities through games, reading, storytelling, and drawing that build on children’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. 
  • Facilitate Saturday online English language learning activities with the help of international volunteers. 
  • Facilitate e-learning classes by developing computer and internet skills. 
  • Maintain computers to ensure that they are always in working condition. 
  • Track student progress and identify areas for improvement. 
  • Identify learning disabilities (physically and mentally) and develop alternate training for those students. 
  • Educate and train youth and parents on the library’s books, computers, and other resources. 
  • Visit the parents in the catchment communities to raise awareness of the library's existence and invite them to use the resources during public holidays. 
  • Identify areas to improve the program.

Sustainability:

  • Organize fundraiser activities required to run the library. 
  • Identify local community people and train them to run library and its activities.
  • Encourage, motivate youth to volunteer for library activities. 

Requirements:

  • Master’s in Education / Humanities and Library Science training/education preferred.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience working in a public library.
  • Excellent IT skills and knowledge of library databases.
  • Motivated to serve the rural community of Narayansthan of Okhaldhunga. 
  • An interest in literature, being organized, friendly and approachable. 
  • An interest in working with the children 5 to 10, 10+ age group, and adults. 
  • A commitment to a continuous learning process. 
  • Ability to develop yearly, monthly, weekly, and daily lesson plans that educate through interactive learning, e.g., storytelling, organizing games, quizzes, writing activities, etc. 
  • Outstanding organizational and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Excellent English and Nepali language skills

Working Station: Narayansthan Secondary School, Asine, Okhaldhunga. 
Starting date: Mid May, 2022
Duration: Initially one year and extendable 
Salary & benefits: Rs. 45,000 to 60,000 including facilities based on education, skills and experience. 

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