VSO Nepal – Grant Coordinator Job vacancy 570 views0 applications

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.


Contract typeFixed Term
Contract length9 months
Full Time35 hours per week
Application Closing Date24 Apr 2020
Interview dateSoon as possible
Start dateSoon as possible

Role overview

Provide financial support to program team and partner NGOs for specific project/s, 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.

Skills, qualifications and experience



  • Qualified Accountant (ACCA, ACA, CA or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or bachelor’s degree in Accountancy with strong project and partners management experience.
  • Skilled financial accountant with knowledge of financial management of restricted donor funding, reporting, procurement procedures, donor rules and regulations for non-profit organizations.


  • Line Management – experience of managing partner staff with the ability to develop and build capacity building plans and coach.
  • Strong leadership experience in budget management for partner including project budget. 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 organization, using knowledge to analyses and interpret financial information to support program and partners
  • Communication Skills – Good verbal and oral communication skills in English and local languages. Able to effectively communicate technical 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 Behaviors
    • 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 – SUN preferred.

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).


Volunteering for Development and Youth


  • 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

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

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

Eligibility: Nepalese

Contract: National

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

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

To submit your application, click on https://www.vsointernational.org/about/careers/grants-coordinator-a0m3z00000d6m3iaar and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

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VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place. It has been working in Nepal since 1964 to improve the lives of impoverished people in poorest districts of Nepal, particularly focusing on vulnerable women, girls and disadvantaged groups and communities. VSO Nepal focus areas are Education, Secure Livelihoods, Health, Gender and Youth programme along with emergency response projects.
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