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Volunteer Coordinator - Nepal

Vacancy for: Volunteer Coordinator

Based: Kathmandu and Chitwan, Nepal

How to apply: Use ‘Apply’ button on this page. Please do not send applications by email.

At Projects Abroad, we’re passionate about travelling with a purpose. We love travel, and we love making a positive difference in communities around the world.

Our fundamental mission is to provide support to critical areas and promote a cultural exchange that will benefit both our volunteers and the communities in which they work. We don’t just dream about making a difference in the world. We do it every day.

We are looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to support our teams in Kathmandu and Chitwan for at least 1 year.

Duties and responsibilities of the role:

Working alongside our team of local staff, you will be responsible for making each new volunteer feel welcome and secure in their new environment.

You will also:

  • Help maintain effective communication between the teams in Kathmandu and Chitwan, the volunteers and the UK office.
  • Assist in checking work and accommodation arrangements for volunteers before they arrive in Nepal.
  • Conduct inductions with new volunteers to introduce them to their host families and project colleagues and explain formalities of living and volunteering in Nepal.
  • Ensure that volunteer issues and concerns are dealt with efficiently.
  • Keep senior staff members informed of all volunteer issues and development
  • Ensure that accurate and up-to-date information on projects, placements and volunteers are uploaded in our database
  • Take part in weekly meetings, do administrative work and occasionally assist with the management of outreach programs
  • Help develop projects with the Country Director's guidance.

The job is busy, can involve some out-of-office hours work and can be physically demanding.

You should:

  • Have one years' experience in a related field
  • Be willing to live in a rural area
  • Be fluent in English, both spoken and written
  • Be computer literate
  • Be mature and independent in attitude, and a problem solver
  • Be able to remain calm and efficient under pressure
  • Be culturally sensitive, with strong interpersonal skills
  • Be enthusiastic to work in a different culture and relish the opportunity to work in a challenging environment
  • Be physically fit
  • Be a University graduate (preferably but not a requirement)

Job conditions

The successful candidates will be employed on a one year contract, subject to a three-month probationary period. An offer of employment is dependent upon receipt of satisfactory references, a criminal record check and a successful personal interview.

Salary and Benefits

Projects Abroad pays a good local salary, international flights, comprehensive travel and health insurance, a single room in shared accommodation and food allowance, as well as agreed day-to-day work-related expenses.

To apply:

Please complete the online application form and provide a 2-page CV and a cover letter.

Start date: 16th October, 2017

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