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Junior EU Aid Volunteer - Organisational development and capacity building in Nepal

— 1 positions
Deployment dates: 
The EU Aid Volunteers is an initiative of the European Union. It brings together volunteers and organisations from different countries, providing practical support to humanitarian aid projects and contributing to strengthening the local capacity and resilience of disaster-affected communities. Participants in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative must be over 18 years of age and be a citizen of an EU Member State or a long-term resident in the EU.

The European Commission is not responsible for the translation of the vacancies.

Formally registered in 1996 as a non-governmental organisation working for the socio-cultural, economic and political rights of widows, WHR now has supported over 100,000 widows in 2550 wards of municipalities of 77 districts of the country.

In this journey of 25 years, there have been significant achievements made by WHR leading the single women’s movement in Nepal and the region, bringing the issues of widows in the national mainstream, but also instilling it as significant human rights and development issue in the international arena. Some of the areas of interventions and the tools adopted by WHR include advocacy and awareness raising, leading the social empowerment with multi-sectoral engagement. WHR has succeeded in changing various discriminatory laws in the Country Code of Nepal that were seen as discriminatory against women, particularly towards widows. In the economic empowerment, the microcredit programmes, income generating activities, market outreach are some examples.

WHR obtained UN ECOSOC status in 2011, since then WHR is continuously advocating and highlighting the widowhood issue at UN level. WHR is also successful in managing the secretariat of South Asian Network on Widows Empowerment in Development (SANWED).

The EUAV expertise, best practices and knowledge shared with WHR will bring new insights and will expand our knowledge. The Volunteer himself/herself will get an opportunity to learn in a new context and in a new working environment.

The volunteer will be based at WHR’s head office in Budhanilkantha Municipality, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Supporting WHR in Organisational Development

- Support in the development of the strategic planning of Economic Sustainably Theme,
- Support in enhancing the visibility of the organisation.
- Support in the development of Economic sustainability plan
- Exploration of possibilities of market linkages.
- Support in drafting and documenting reports.

No Apprenticeship

Required competences

- Proficiency in English

- Good Communication/Interpersonal Skills

- Education backgroung in business and economics

- Proficiency in using social media platform

- Flexibility

- Adaptability

Selection criteria
Applications are made directly within the sending organisation, please check out the how to apply section.

The candidate for EU Aid Volunteers must be a citizen of the EU or a third country national who is a long-term resident in an EU Member State, and must have a minimum age of 18 years.

The selection will be done without any discrimination and based on equal treatment process (same criteria, interviews...).

- Interest in working with community women.
- Basic knowledge of technologies.
- Sensitivity towards widows’ issues in Nepal.
- Eagerness to embrace the diverse cultural aspects of Nepal.
- English, speaking and writing
- Flexibility and adaptability

Condition of service

Volunteer will be given opportunities to :
- learn and explore the working area of WHR
- learn about women’s issues in South Asia.
- be involved in cross-cultural communication.
- make an organisational strategic plan.

The volunteer will be placed at WHR’s fully equipped and spacious head office. Volunteer’s safety and security will be ensured. Proper guidance on the culture and specific rules will be shared in the first meeting, including regarding COVID-19 security protocols in the office and within the country.

The volunteer has the right at 2 Days of holidays per worked month.
A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (288,28 euros per month), will be paid to the volunteer. In addition, after the return, 100€ of post deployment resettlement allowance per month of deployment done, will be provided.
Local travel costs: the volunteer will receive 40 euros per month and will benefit of 100 euro per month for local language classes
The accommodation will be organised by the hosting organisation in single lockable room.
Visa fees, insurance and international travel (1 round trip ticket) will be covered directly by sending organisation.

Selection process

The interviews will be held by one representative from the sending and hosting organisation with each pre-selected candidate on the approx. 26-27/02/2022

On the 28/02/2022 the candidate will be informed about the selection results following the interview. The final selection will be done once the volunteer has attended the full training cycle organised by the EU Aid Volunteers programme.

Date of training
March-April 2022
Apprenticeship Placement
Pre-deployment preparation and induction
March-April 2022
May– September (to be confirmed depending on the previous steps).
Post-deployment activities
Self assessment questionnaire
File saq_nepal.xlsx