PRAYAS is a project funded through the European Commission’s Civil Society Organisations (CSO) Country Based Support Scheme (CBSS) in Nepal. The project aims to strengthen the role of Youth-Led Civil Society Organizations to effectively engage youth and other marginalized groups in promoting
youth-responsive and inclusive local Climate and Disaster Resilience (CDR) processes in Nepal.
The Climate Change Adviser also referred to as Resilience Coordinator, will provide technical insights on designing and implementing resilience promotion interventions with the active engagement of youth and extensive support from government agencies. You will also provide technical guidance to CSOs and local government stakeholders on climate change adaptation and disaster management.
Skills, qualifications and experience required
The ideal candidate has;
- A Bachelor’s degree in Disaster Risk Management/ Civil Engineering/ Information Technology/ Sociology, Information Technology, related discipline with 2 years’ experience;
- Experience of project design and implementation related to Disaster Risk Management, Climate Change Adaptation, and Disaster Information Management Systems;
- The ability to deliver capacity development related activities for government agencies, CSOs on DRR/CCA
- The ability to facilitate multi-hazard, vulnerability and capability risk assessment.
It is desirable if the candidate has;
- Knowledge of digital platforms
- Previous experience of providing technical support in strengthening Information Management System adopting GIS and other communication platforms
- The ability to support in strengthening risk information platforms adopting new technologies
- The ability to give technical assistance in the developing advocacy strategic plan.
Besides these skills, you need to be open-minded, respectful, resilient, and adaptive to new situations. It is important that you can facilitate positive change, build sustainable working relationships, and are willing to seek and share knowledge.
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Terms & conditions
The experience of a placement is a one-of-a-life-time experience and will benefit you in multiple ways. You will have the chance to learn to work with people from different cultural backgrounds. There is often the opportunity to develop your teamwork-, leadership- and management skills. This can be helpful for career opportunities after your placement.
VSO will cover and support you in all preparations: training, visa, work permit, registration in-country, flights, vaccinations, anti-malarial treatment, PEP treatment, medical and security clearance. In-country VSO will provide induction and support in placement, arrange secure accommodation (often shared with another VSO professional), full medical insurance (including repatriation cover), medical indemnity insurance, work-related travel costs and a living allowance which will enable you to live a basic but healthy lifestyle, but which is not sufficient to cover ongoing commitments at home.
What we do at VSO
Our programs focus on the areas of health, education, and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender, and social inclusion. We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organizations, from local and national governments to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities, and community groups. Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programs. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.
The world currently faces challenges on a scale not seen in a century. As a global organization, efforts to control COVID-19 will certainly result in changes to VSO’s activities and operations in the coming months. At this moment we are not sending international professional volunteers abroad. We have dedicated teams monitoring the situation, working across locations, programmes and projects to ensure we respond appropriately and responsibly – and that no one is left behind. We’ll continue to recruit professional volunteers and maintain a talent pool, to be prepared to work with them in the face of this uncertainty to plan for the future and build a fair world for everyone. If you have any questions about our current programs and where we currently operate, don’t hesitate to contact our recruiter Kirsten.
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