Job Vacancy for Project Coordinator – Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in VSO Nepal 1550 views0 applications

Type of role: Employee role

Location: Kathmandu with frequent field travel
Contract type: Fixed Term until June 2022
Application Closing Date: 03 Feb 2022
Interview date: as soon as possible
Start date: as soon as possible

Role overview

Provide technical guidance on capacity building and influencing interventions of Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction targeting youth led civil society organizations. S/he will be supporting the Consortium Project Manager on donor reporting, monitoring and partnership management, as required.

Skills, qualifications and experience

  • Essential criteria (must have to be able to carry out the role successfully)


  • Minimum Bachelors degree (preference will be given to environment science with focus on climate change and disaster management) Master’s degree preferred.


  • Programme Management: At least 3 years’ Experience of program management on CCA and DRR.


  • Advocacy and influencing: Previous skill of influencing policies, environmental, CCA and DRR policy influencing experience will be preferred. Ability to provide technical assistance to youth led CSOs in developing advocacy strategic plan and mentoring for the implementation of advocacy and campaign events. Support in developing linkage building and lobbying with influential stakeholders.
  • Capacity Development: Able to coordinate capacity building of youth led CSOs in the areas of CCA, DRR and advocacy.
  • Alliance Building: Ability to build effective working relationships within project teams, consortium partners, inspiring confidence and credibility. Ability to work effectively across the local government, as per changing federal context including other national and global forum to utilize the available networks, capable to strengthen relationship with local government authorities and expertise for the effective implementation of project.
  • Communication and Documentation: Excellent written communication skills required for progress, process and learning documentation. Ability to edit content provided by partner organizations.
  • Travel requirement: Able to travel in project areas in country and internationally occasionally and spend time away from work- base location and home.

Desirable Criteria: (skills that could be an advantage in the role)


  • Time management skills: prioritization skills, decision making skills, focus of the program, coping skills etc.
  • Analysis and creative problem-solving: Ability to analyse and quickly grasp the fundamentals of a need or issue. Able to find innovative ways of solving cross cutting problems.
  • People Management: Previous experience of managing people of different partner organizations.
  • Financial Monitoring: Experience of supporting in budget management.

Information Technology – Good level of computer skills (Windows, Excel, Power Point, Word, Outlook, Internet).

Travel requirement: Able to travel in country and internationally occasionally and spend time away from work- base location and home.

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

Applying Procedure

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please  download the job description for more information.

Once you’re ready to apply, click on this link: and complete the online application form.

Note: This is short term role until June 2022 with possibility of extension  till November 2022 only if funding available. 

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.

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