Gender Based Violence (GBV) – Counselor

Center for Dalit Women Nepal

Center for Dalit Women Nepal was formed by a group of Dalit women social activists and political leaders in 2016. Coming from the Dalit community, the seven founders had first-hand experience of the exclusion and discrimination that affects so many Dalit women in Nepal.  They decided to pool their resources and set up a tiny office in an old neighborhood…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Siraha ,Bara ,Parsa
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    Type of Appointment Contract
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    No. of Openings 3 openings
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 2 + Years
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Oct 28, 2021

Job Description

Center for Dalit Women Nepal is a non-government, not-for-profit, non-political development organization, established by 7 Dalit Women who are political leaders and activists. Founded in 2016, with the vision of creating a society free from caste based discrimination and mission to support creation of enabling environment for Dalit and marginalized women’s participation in public life, CDWN has so far implemented 14 projects in 34 districts from all 7 provinces of Nepal. CDWN was established to substantially contribute to political empowerment of the Dalit and other marginalized community with the aim of ensuring representation of historically excluded community in decision-making level.

It has been governed by an independent democratically elected Board of competent young Dalit women from different communities and localities reflecting the diversity of Dalit women. They have been engaged in the social and political arena and affiliated to different political ideologies.

CDWN also maintains a presence through its provincial committees in Province 1, Bagmati and Province 5, which act as satellite offices around the country. The members of its provincial chapters include Constituent Assembly members, Members of Parliament, social activists, media personnel, political party members, researchers and women leaders.

Introduction of the Project

Prior to 2021, CDWN addressed GBV and VAW/G as crosscutting issue in all of its development intervention. However, realizing the importance of interventions mainstreaming issues of GBV and VAW/G, CDWN has launched a new initiative with the project titled “Establish Mechanism and Strengthen Sub-National Policies to Combat Violence Against Dalit and Marginalized women and Girls (Combat VAW/G)” funded by the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund).

Combat VAW/G was designed with the goal of Women and girls in 10 constituencies within the three districts of Bara, Parsa, and Siraha in Nepal’s Province2, including Madhesi, Dalit, and other marginalized groups, experience better protection from all forms of gender-based violence (during and post COVID-19). Specifically, the project aims to:

  To Improve confidence and awareness of girls, boys and women, and men leading to reporting of incidents

  To strengthen public awareness via mass media mobilization

  To enhance capacity of local government to better response to VAW/G

  To support 10 municipalities to declare zero-tolerance to VAW/G within 3 years

  To strengthen capacity of local judicial committees (LJCs) to facilitate and enable access to justice

  To equip EWRs/DWLs and Government officials in the investigation and prosecution of VAW/G within 3 years

  To support policy level advocacy at local, provincial and federal level with evidence to amend and/or develop policies and plans


Scope of work

The counselor is expected to support the project activities through:

  Follow-up to the callers (service-seekers) based on the information communicated by the operators

  Categorize the callers based on their need and issues

  Research and provide up-to-date information on available effective services available to the service seekers

  Provide door-to-door, in-person counseling sessions on ad-hoc basis

  Prepare timely report on each visit and counseling sessions to the service seekers

  Report and update central office on the tasks, visits and counseling provided

  Coordinate and communicate with local authorities as required for the project

  Act as a focal person for concerned district

Duty Station and working hours

  Three counselors will be stationed in three project district i.e. Bara, Parsa and Siraha, one counselor in each district.

  Flexible working hours (consulting job).

Required Qualification & Experience

Minimum education qualification, Bachelor’s degree in any stream

  Ability to work in team, manage and coordinate with multiple stakeholders such as government personnel, local women network and community people

  Exceptional communication skills and ability to communicate through phone, zoom, emails whenever required

  Language Proficiency: Excellent speaking skills: Nepali and, Bhojpuri or Maithali (local languages). Good writing skills: English.

Preferred Qualification

  Training on psycho-social counseling from a recognized institution

  2 years of experience in counseling services

How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application along with updated CV and cover letter to and copy by 11th November 2021. CDWN reserves the right to close the application before the deadline on receiving suitable applications. Women and people belonging from Dalit, Madhesi, Muslims, Gender and Sexual Minorities and other marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.

The CDWN reserves the right to shortlist or not to shortlist any or all applicants without assigning any reasons whatsoever.