Program Officer (Kathmandu Based)

Ipas Nepal

Ipas works globally with a vision that every women and girls has the right and ability to determine her own sexuality and reproductive health.We seek to expand the availability, quality and sustainability of abortion and related reproductive health services, as well as improve the enabling environment for the services. Ipas believes that no woman or girls should have to risk…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 3+ years
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    Job Category Development & Project
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Jun 08, 2022

Job Description

Ipas works globally with a vision that all women and girls has the right and ability to determine her own sexuality and reproductive health. We seek to expand the availability, quality and sustainability of abortion and related reproductive health services, as well as improve the enabling environment for the services.  Ipas believes that no woman or girls should have to risk their life or health because she lacks safe reproductive health choices.

Ipas Nepal’s program intervention prioritize intersectional partnerships that integrates sustainable abortion ecosystem into the broader gender equality and social justice, including gender based violence prevention and response. Ipas Nepal is implementing partner for UNFPA Nepal funded Gender Based Violence Prevention and Response (GBV PR) project in Nepal, Phase II.  For this project we are seeking to hirequalified and committed candidate for the position advertised.

Position: Program Officer (Kathmandu Based)

Number of positions required: 1 (one)

Type: Fixed Term contract till December 2022 with a possibility of extension

Location: Kathmandu (with frequent visits to project sites)

The Program Officer position is a designated Kathmandu-based position as part of the GBV PR II project. S/he will be based in Kathmandu office with frequent visits to the project sites and will support the Team Lead in program management.

The overall job responsibility of this position is to ensure the effective implementation of the GBVPR II project that aims reduction of all forms of gender-based violence and discrimination against women and girls as per the approved work plan. This position will be under the direct supervision of the Senior Advisor/Team Lead GBV PR II.

Detailed duties and responsibilities for the position

  1. Support team lead to prepare the work plan, and budget of partners
  2. Coordinate and collaborate with implementing partners, project team (province coordinators/ district-based program officers) for the timely implementation of the work plan for GBV PR II project
  3. Support in tracking of the project activities and update the team on monthly basis in program management team (PMT) meeting
  4. Facilitate the sub-award management, technical assistance to partners and monitoring quality of services provided by the service delivery points.
  5. Provide technical assistance to the federal government on GBV – PR related protocols and guidelines, and to institutionalize them in their long-term plans and investment.
  6. Take a lead role to coordinate with National Health Training Centers (NHTC), Nursing and social security division (NSSD) and other stakeholders for smooth functioning of program activities.
  7. Provide regular support to the team as and when required.
  8. In coordination with implementing partners, conduct periodic joint review meetings to document the project achievements in close coordination with M&E team.

Required Qualification & Experience

  1. Academic qualification of at least a master’s degree in Gender Studies, Women’s Studies, Social Science or Development Studies.
  2. At least three years of relevant field and project management experience in the sector of gender-based violence (GBV) response project and women and girl’s reproductive health rights.
  3. Demonstrated experience in communication and interpersonal skills.
  4. Experience on Gender Transformative Approach and Survivor–Centered Approach working with various levels of the government, community and implementing partners.
  5. Well-organized, with ability to track multiple projects activities and meet deadlines.
  6. Ability to work successfully in a cross-cultural, team-based, global environment.
  7. Demonstrated experience in facilitation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  8. Strong written and spoken communications skills in English and Nepali language for report writing and documentation.
  9. Willingness to travel in field, even remote areas (estimated 40% time in the field using public transportation).
  10. Flexible to adapt to challenging work environment.

Preference will be given to candidate with excellent understanding of the social norms, values, attitudes and behaviors of women, social groups, and GBV response.

Qualified women candidates and candidates particularly from disadvantaged and socially excluded/marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

For the position advertised, interested and eligible candidates are requested to visit link given below and submit online application along with an up-to-date curriculum vitae.

Application link:

Application Submission Deadline:Tuesday,14 June 2022

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further selection process. Telephone inquiries will not be entertained. Canvassing at any stage of the recruitment process shall lead to automatic disqualification and Ipas Nepal reserves the rights on the final candidate selection.

Commitment to diversity and social inclusion

Ipas Nepal is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we want to achieve this by aligning diversity and inclusion through affirmative actions in our recruitment and selection process. To initiate this positive action, we have a provision for affirmative actions for socially excluded and marginalized groups. To make an inclusive workforce that includes the marginalized, disadvantaged and socially excluded population and women. To bring people from various social backgrounds, gender, caste/ethnicity, cultures, religions, and races. To bring gender balance and social inclusion in the workforce composition.