Job Title: ESC HumAid Project Supervisor

Location: Kathmandu with frequent visit to Okhaldhunga

Duration: Two years (Extendable)

Salary & Benefits: Rs. 50,000-70,000

Note: Must own a two-wheeler and active Driving license.

About the Role:

Volunteers Initiatives Nepal (ViN) is seeking a dynamic ESC HumAid Volunteering Project Supervisor to lead impactful community empowerment projects for a transformative two-year term. This role presents an exciting opportunity for a passionate leader to drive positive change in Nepal while fostering rewarding experiences for international volunteers.

Your Responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership:

  • Develop comprehensive project plans aligned with ViN’s mission and ESC HumAid guidelines.
  • Oversee budget allocation and ensure efficient resource utilisation across multiple projects.
  • Monitor project progress, identify challenges, and implement solutions to keep projects on track.
  • Generate impactful reports documenting project activities, achievements, and long-term impact.

Volunteer Management:

  • Coordinate deployment and orientation of international ESC volunteers for various project areas.
  • Develop and deliver training sessions on project objectives, cultural sensitivity, and volunteer safety.
  • Serve as a mentor for volunteers throughout their placement, offering ongoing guidance and support.
  • Facilitate effective collaboration between volunteers and local communities.

Community Engagement:

  • Forge partnerships with local stakeholders to ensure project sustainability and local ownership.
  • Conduct comprehensive needs assessments to tailor project interventions to community priorities.
  • Organise workshops, awareness campaigns, and outreach activities to engage the community.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Develop robust monitoring and evaluation frameworks to track project progress and community outcomes.
  • Conduct regular evaluations to assess project effectiveness and adapt strategies as needed.
  • Ensure comprehensive data collection and analysis for reporting to stakeholders and funding agencies.

Logistics and Administration:

  • Manage project logistics, including accommodation, transportation, and procurement.
  • Ensure adherence to ESC HumAid program guidelines and regulations.

Your Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience with a proven track record.
  • Minimum five years of experience in managing community development projects.
  • Strong understanding of Nepal’s child protection, Gender youth empowerment, Environmental and public health issues.
  • Extensive experience in working with international volunteers.
  • Excellent project management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English and Nepali (written and spoken).
  • Cultural sensitivity and ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Genuine passion for social development and community empowerment.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunity to create lasting positive change for communities in Nepal.
  • Stimulating and supportive work environment.
  • Collaboration with international volunteers and a dedicated project team.
  • Continuous learning and professional development opportunities.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume/CV and a cover letter outlining their qualifications, relevant experience, and motivation to career@vin.org.np. Please include “ESC HumAid Project Supervisor Application” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. ViN is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals of all backgrounds. We thank all applicants for their interest in joining our team.

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.

Requirements

  • 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 (http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-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