Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
VSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.
Lead VSO Nepal in effectively delivering an innovative, ambitious, visible, and evidence-based Inclusive Education Programme, in accordance with the new context in national and global educational priority and direction and actively participate in key relevant development and management concerns of the country office based on the country’s Strategic Plan and direction. To lead on strategic and results-based programming, capacity strengthening of staff and build strong partnerships and relationships at a strategic level with a range of key partners including line ministries, donors, other international and local NGOs, and communities and work towards obtaining external funding for VSO’s Inclusive Education and other relevant programmes.
Skills, qualifications and experience
Qualification and experiences: Master’s Degree in Education, Education and Development or International and comparative Education, with minimum 7 years experiences including at least 5 years of leadership position in education program; handling multiple projects, including fund raising experience with international organization(S)
Technical: Ability to develop and deliver learning and development. Initiatives. Able to develop new proposals and concept notes aligning with IE Signature Programme in close coordination with business pursuit and program quality & development team.
Performance management support : Experience of performance management of programme staff at an operational level. support staff within a complex organisation. Ability to lead, develop, motivate, coach and support a high performing team. Ability to lead and take difficult decisions. Demonstrable commitment to delivering excellent customer service.
Team work : Excellent team working and relationship building skills; experience of working collaboratively as a member of a Management Team, and of building partnerships in a multi-cultural environment.
Support Services: In-depth knowledge of the full range of administrative and logistical services, including systems and procedures.
Information Technology: Good level of computer skills (Windows, Excel, Power Point, Word, Outlook, and Internet).
International Development : Understanding of the role of international development, more specifically volunteering in Country. Knowledge and experience of local laws governing operations of International Non-Government Organisations, employment of employees and contract.
Communication Skills : Excellent written and spoken English. Ability to negotiate and maintain relations with government offices. Excellent interpersonal skills, able to influence and coach and ability to build partnerships and relationships in a multi-cultural environment. Experience of cross-cultural working and an understanding of issues of diversity.
Work Management and Problem Solving:
Financial Management: Strong financial management skills (including ability to understand and work with restricted and unrestricted funds concepts, and project funding issues); understanding of financial management policy and excellent budget monitoring and management skills.
Commitment to VSO’s values: Flexibility to adapt to new situations, with a positive attitude to working in an international organisation. Able to travel occasionally and spend time away from base and home.