Organization: Lutheran World Federation (LWF)
The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Nepal is an international, non-governmental humanitarian and development organization that has been working in Nepal since 1984 focusing on Sustainable Livelihood, Quality Services and Protection and Social Cohesion. The LWF Nepal requires that everybody associated with it abide by its Child Protection Policy and the Code of Conduct.
Position: Young Adults Volunteer Program Coordinator
Duty Station: WF Nepal Country Office, Kathmandu with 25% field visit
Reports to: Country Director
Duration of the contract: Till December 2020possibility for extension
Background: Lutheran World Federation (LWF Nepal) has been implementing different program/projects in Nepal since 1984 benefitting marginalized communities such as Dalits, Santhals, Mushars and Haliyas through socio-economic empowerment and rights-based approach. It focuses on sustainable livelihoods, quality services and protection and social cohesion contributing to amplify the voices and participation of the communities in accessing services and entitlements. For efficientand effective delivery of the project’s resources and services allocated to the direct beneficiaries, LWF Nepal has different innovative pathways to capacitate the frontline workers among which one is through mobilizing national and international volunteers. Therefore, LWF Nepal would like to hire a coordinator to execute the volunteer program.
•Familiarize and work in accordance with the Vision, Mission, Overall Goals and Objectives of LWF as a Humanitarian and Development Organization.
•Familiarize and work in accordance with the Policies, Manuals and Guidelines of LWF Nepal.
•Familiarize and work in accordance with the established strategies of LWF Nepal and the partner organizations.
•Be free from the political influence of any parties and the political activities.
Duties and responsibilities: The coordinator oversees and facilitates the Young Adults volunteer program and has overall responsibility for the management of volunteers from national and international level, support, and guidance during their term of service, and thus plays the administrative role by coordinating with international donors at LWF system. The coordinator, in consultation with staff of the international donor including ELCA, has the primary role in making strategic decisions for effective management of volunteer program and risk analysis and management.
The coordinator will be responsible for action research, knowledge management, and publication of the innovation and best practices of LWF Nepal program from its target communities mainly freed haliyas, kamaiyas, Bhutanese Refugees, Santhals, Musahars and people with disabilities (PwDs), and disseminate for new projects and funding opportunities at global level. The coordinator is responsible for the goals of the youth volunteer program through the implementation of whole program cycle components. Carry out other duties assigned/requested by the Supervisor/or LWF Management
Supervisory responsibility: None
Experience and skills:
•Minimum Master Degree in relevant field including philanthropic, social entrepreneurship and volunteerism with at least 5 years of relevant experience in American volunteer program.
•International experiences of working with LWF Nepal system and its related agencies.
•Strong experience in action research and documentation of best practices at global level
•Strong skills on networking for exploring new funding opportunities for the organization at global level
•At least 5 years’ experience in international service.
•Experience working with young adult volunteers from USA.
•Group leadership skills, including mentoring young adults.
•Strong writing and communication skills
•Strong organizational and personnel management skills; experience of financial management
•Cross-cultural sensitivity and personal resiliency
•Ability to work collaboratively with international funding organizations, local leadership and nongovernmental organizations for volunteer program
•Advanced computer skills
•Spirt of volunteerism and social entrepreneurship
Respect for beliefs, values and customs and culture where assigned
•Well-developed inter-personal skills demonstrating understanding and compassion
•Demonstrated ability to carry out responsibilities and ability to adapt different standards and practices
•Ability to work within the frame work of a country context and local government
•Adaptable and flexible -sense of humor -good physical and emotional health
•Live and serve in a way which reflects the vision and expectations of the organization Salary and benefits:
•The salary and benefits will be as per the donor organizational policy.
Last date to apply: 1 November 2020
HOW TO APPLY
Result oriented Nepalese individual candidates are requested to submit the CV along with the interest letter to Human Resource Department at [email protected] by 1 November 2020
Qualified female candidates and candidates from disadvantaged socially excluded group are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for selection process. Canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification. Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.