Job Title: District Program Facilitator (DPF)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Location: Okhaldhunga

Salary Range: Rs. 60,000 to 75,000 per month (depending on qualifications and experience)

Contract Duration: 3 years (with potential extension)

Age Requirement:  27 years +

Experience: 3 years + in the relevant position

Note: Candidates applying for this position must possess a motorcycle with an active driving license.


The District Program Facilitator (DPF) role at ViN involves overseeing and coordinating comprehensive community empowerment programs in Okhaldhunga District. This essential position includes managing thematic areas such as ECD centres, women’s empowerment, youth empowerment, public health, disaster risk reduction (DRR), environmental conservation, Community Learning Centre, volunteer management, and ensuring effective program delivery across multiple themes within our working sites.



  • Oversee, monitor, and guide Early Childhood Development Centers (ECDCs).
  • Conduct regular observations and provide constructive feedback to ECDC teachers.
  • Coordinate meetings with management committees and parents, fostering community engagement.
  • Ensure adherence to the ECD curriculum, resource utilization, and maintenance of child-friendly classrooms.
  • Generate progress reports and communicate updates to VIN headquarters.

B. Women’s Empowerment

  • Assess and identify challenges faced by women within the district.
  • Review, approve, and support field deployment plans and programs related to women’s empowerment.
  • Promote and assist in ViN’s microcredit cooperative initiatives for program participants.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and report the progress of projects to the VIN headquarters.
  • Organize impactful awareness campaigns and facilitate women’s active participation in VIN programs.
  • Organize entrepreneurship development projects.

C. Youth Empowerment

  • Develop and implement programs that empower youth within the district.
  • Engage with local youth clubs, and organize workshops and training sessions.
  • Support youth-oriented initiatives and facilitate their participation in community development programs.
  • Monitor and evaluate youth-centric projects, providing regular progress reports to VIN HQ.

D. Public Health

  • Planned, coordinated, and oversaw public health initiatives in the district.
  • Collaborate with health organisations and conduct health awareness campaigns and health camps.
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of health programs, reporting findings to VIN headquarters.

E. Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

  • Develop disaster risk reduction strategies and plans for the district.
  • Facilitate disaster preparedness training and community awareness programs.
  • Regularly assess and review disaster risk reduction initiatives, providing reports to VIN HQ.

F. Environment Conservation

  • Lead environmental conservation initiatives within the working sites.
  • Organise tree planting campaigns, waste management programs, and eco-awareness activities.
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of environmental projects, reporting progress to VIN headquarters.

G. Volunteer Management

  • Manage and coordinate local and international volunteers within the ViN’s working sites.
  • Provide support, guidance, and supervision to volunteers for successful project implementation.

H. Community Learning Center Management

  • Oversee the activities and operations of the NaraTika Community Learning Centre.
  • Supervise VIN-run libraries and computer learning centres within the district.

I. Administration

  • Supervise the Okhaldhunga branch office, staff, and volunteers.
  • Develop and maintain a network of partners and stakeholders within the district.
  • Ensure compliance with all VIN processes and procedures.

J. Networking

  • Develop and foster relationships with key stakeholders, partners, and local authorities.
  • Represent VIN in networking events, meetings, and collaborative efforts within the district.


  • Master’s degree in education / Social Work or any Social Science discipline.


  • Experience in team management and project delivery.
  • Ability to work effectively in remote areas.
  • Strong facilitation, communication, and report-writing skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Fluency in Nepali and English (written and verbal).
  • Ability to provide culturally appropriate feedback.
  • Teaching/training experience.
  • Experience working with children.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and work with children’s curricula.
  • Ability to work independently and be trustworthy.
  • Demonstrated experience in building solid relationships.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office package.
  • Excellent communication skills in both Nepali and English.
  • Ability to write projects, reports, and documentation such as meeting records/minutes.


Eligible and interested candidates are encouraged to submit their CVs and motivational letters via email by December 18, 2023. Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview at the earliest.

Your Experience/Setting

On arrival you will be greeted at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and transported to your hotel / hostel (alternative arrangements can be made for those already in Nepal prior to the start of their placement). You will then receive a comprehensive a two to three-day induction, during that time you will be provided with information about your particular project as well as general information, including basic Nepalese language and culture, health and safety. This is also a good time to mix with other volunteers or interns who may be great sight-seeing companions and a source of support during your volunteer placement.

During the induction you will be accommodated in a budget hotel or hostel at VIN. However, a large part of the VIN experience comes from the immersion of a

home stay with a Nepalese host family. While this is an essential part of the experience we also recognize that it can be a challenging one, becoming part of a new culture and becoming accustomed to facilities that will be more basic than those you are used to. However, all our host families are experienced in accommodating volunteers – although their ability to speak English will vary – and you will have 24 hours’ access to contact and support from our staff members during your placement.

Volunteers will be placed in one of VIN’s working areas namely Tarakeshor Municipality of Kathmandu, Taluwa, Thulachhap and Bhadaure of Okhaldhunga, and Okharpouwa, Kaule of Nuwakot district. While at the working site the volunteers are requested to bring their own lunch, water bottle, safety gears, face mask and other essential belongings. As a volunteer you are advised to be in a comfortable and modest attire with preferably long sleeves. If you wish to raise project funds or collect project specific resources, you may contact us.


  • Gender: Female / Male
  • Minimum Age: 18+ years (16-17 years old person can volunteer but need to present parents’ consent letter)
  • Language: English (Intermediate)
  • Educational: High School Graduate

Schedule and Commitment

You will work five to six days a week, up to six hours per day. You may propose your preferred time and hours; however, the working time period will be dependent on the institution you have been placed. A minimum of 2 weeks’ time commitment is expected of a volunteer. The longer you commit, the better impact you can make. You should be willing to commit a certain amount of your free time and energy, show a lot of commitment and be a good listener. You are expected to work constructively and co-operatively maintaining good reputation and standards at all times. Volunteer should abide by relevant security concerns and access procedures. Moreover, you should be receptive and positive to performance appraisal, advice and feedback. Throughout your placement you will have the full support of VIN. Your safety is our highest priority.

Mentoring and Support System

You will receive a clear and concise on-the-job instructions, course of action, context of work and policies/strategies before your placement begins. You will be

provided with ample of guidance and support throughout the placement with trainings / onboarding sessions incase necessary. You will be in a constant communication and regular check-in with the VIN volunteer coordinator. VIN aims to maintain a culture of continuous feedback between the volunteer supervisor at the placement to monitor the performance of the volunteer and ensure the project delivers desired outcomes.

In case of an emergency, you may contact one of our Volunteer Coordinators who will be available anytime for your assistance and support.

Time and Fees

Mid and Long Term Volunteers:
  • 2 weeks minimum stay- € 385
  • 3 weeks – 470€
  • 4 weeks – 555€ (after 4 weeks for each additional week we charge €75)
University Internships:
  • 4 weeks minimum stay- € 615 (for each additional week we charge €85)

What VIN offers you in return?

  • On Arrival orientation (two to three days)
  • Food and Accommodation during on arrival orientation at VIN’s hostel / budget hotel on sharing basis
  • Food and Accommodation during Placement: Nepali Standard local host family – 3 meals a day
  • Transportation: Airport pick up; one time transport to and from the project site
  • Local volunteers’ support cost (optional)
  • VIN T-shirt
  • Certificate of participation
  • 24 hours emergency support
  • VIN admin cost.

What is excluded? Airfare, VISA (, vaccinations, travel & medical insurance, return airport transfer, personal travel and weekend activities expenses etc.

Desirable/ Common Skills 

  • Excellent communicator with good interpersonal skills
  • A team player with good work ethics
  • Time management and leadership qualities
  • Adaptable, flexible and able to work under pressure
  • Accepting of different ideas and culture
  • Problem solving: always be part of solutions than part of a problem
  • Creative