VSO Nepal

National Volunteer-Health System Strengthening and Accountability Coordina…

VSO Nepal

National Volunteer-Health System Strengthening an…

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.

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 …

National Volunteer-Health System Strengthening and Accountability Coordinator

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Mode of Delivery overview

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.

Role overview

VSO’s VFD Accountability Pillar conceptualizes accountability through two inter-related processes viz., forward accountability (FA) and social accountability (SA). Whereas FA, conceptualized in VSO as the Measuring Impact for Learning and Empowerment (MILE) methodology is primarily aimed at increasing programmatic accountability towards primary actors and other stakeholders, SA on the other hand involves VSO supporting primary actors to hold to account duty bearers either in public or private entities. Both approaches to accountability promote a culture of accountability which enhances VSO’s mission and increases the impact of our development interventions. Located within a project or grant, both approaches share a common pathway towards greater accountability. Whereas MILE focuses on the internal accountability of VSO in its programmatic and operational designs, SA focuses on the accountability of external duty bearer entities, within both the public and private spheres. Whereas MILE centres on VSO’s moral obligation towards primary actors and the need to cultivate credibility and legitimacy with them, SA is, on the other hand, predicated on the social contract in which duty bearers are duty-bound to provide services to citizens/primary actors in a way that is responsive, effective and accountable.

The main purpose for this role is to facilitate the deepening of the accountability pillar within our Health programmatic interventions. Specifically, the role holder will be expected to support our Health programme staff, partners, volunteers and primary actors to implement programmatic activities in ways which will promote greater accountability to primary actors and other stakeholders.

Skills, qualifications and experience required

1. Skills Required

Knowledge/qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in public health/ Degree or equivalent in a related field, with significant experience of using various accountability tools.
  • Knowledge of social, programmatic and organisational accountability.

Experience:

  • Experience in applying accountability to practical service delivery challenges faced by communities.
  • Experience in health programming (Health System strengthening and various accountability tools i.e- Community Score Card would be an added advantage.

2. 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

3. Allowance

As a VSO Nepal National Volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with living allowance sufficient to support during your placement. However, as a volunteer, you should not expect to save money during the placement and/or a standard-of-living comparable to salaried expatriates or workers from other development agencies.

4. Accommodation

VSO works with some of the most diversified communities in Nepal, which means accommodation allowance varies and will be basic.

5. Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

6. Our commitment to safeguarding

We have zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding polices https://www.vsointernational.org/about/policies-and-statements/safeguarding-and-child-protection and global code of conduct https://www.vsointernational.org/about/policies-and-statements#conduct.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive sufficient number of applications.

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

This job has expired.

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