Consultant for community engagement and support

Ipas Nepal

Details / requirements:

Consultant for community engagement and support

Ipas works globally with a vision that every woman and girl has the right and ability to determine her own sexuality and reproductive health. Our programs use a multifaceted approach that addresses reproductive health services, access to services and fulfillment of reproductive rights. 

The access to sustainable and safe abortion comprises of various factors and actors cutting across the standalone health lens. These actors and factors based on the principle of human rights from the onset of programs, policies, and projects formulate a sustainable ecosystem. The introduction of the Human rights-based approach to health aims to realize the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health (right to health) and other health-related human rights through the interrelated and essential elements of availability, accessibility, acceptability, and quality (AAAQ).

To contribute for the sustainable abortion access that can be scaled up, replicated, and sustained mainly at local government levels, Ipas is implementing a project called ‘Strengthening the Safe Abortion Ecosystem in Nepal’ from 2020- 2021In this regard, guided by the Ipas Global Strategic Frameworks towards sustainable safe abortion and contraceptive care. Ipas Nepal country strategic plan (2018-23), and the current project aims to attain this through its eight program components/strategies and four cross-cutting components as part of the overarching human rights-based approach (RBA) putting sustainable Women Centered safe abortion care in the center of the ecosystem framework.

As per the ecosystem approach, Ipas Nepal is planning to conduct various community engagement activities and training in the program intervention districts focusing agency building of women and girls as well as accountability of local government/stakeholders. Proposed consultant will support Ipas Nepal to conduct ASHR training and post training activities and also community interface dialogue in the selected intervention Palika of Lumbini and Sudurpaschim provinces.

Position: Consultant for community engagement and support

Number of positions required: 1 (one)

Duration: Estimated LoE of 55 Days

Location: Kathmandu

Objective of Assignment:

Ipas Nepal is looking for a consultant to fulfill following objectives-

  • To assess and review existing training and engagement package of ASRH and provide TA in update training and mobilization package in coordination and consultation with Ipas Nepal team
  • To conduct ASRH training (including post training support) in the field and prepare training and mobilization report
  • To provide technical support and facilitation in the community interface dialogues (in CHSB approach) which includes 2 days meeting, follow up and process documentation.
  • To provide technical support in community engagement activities and collection and documentation of case study

Detail duties and responsibilities of assignment:

  • Attend orientation meeting with Ipas Nepal team and make engagement plan 
  • Review and update training and mobilization package of ASRH and prepare follow up tracking system
  • Provide technical support and facilitation in ASRH training and mobilization activities in the field 
  • Provide technical support and facilitation in CHSB sessions and follow up activities in the field 
  • Prepare process documentation of ASRH training and CHSB initiations
  • Provide technical support in the community engagement activities that includes observe CE sessions, provide feedbacks and support field team for documentation 
  • Collect and prepare case studies/voices of community and submit to Ipas Nepal




Project/task orientation and review project documents, guiding documents, training packages tools and outline and update as per need of the program

6 days

Conduct ASRH training including youth mobilization

20 days

Conduct CHSB sessions and follow up

20 days

Process documentation

6 days

Case study preparation

2 days

Submission of report

1 day

Deliverables for assignment:

  • Submit process documentation of ASRH and CHSB and tracking sheet
  • Submit a detail report of the assignment
  • Submit selected case studies and community voices gathered from the field 

Qualification and skill requirements:

  • Master's degree in Public Health, Sociology, Development Studies or in relevant academic background with minimum of 10 years of practical work experiencein business plan and guideline development.
  • Should have sound written and verbal communication skills in English and Nepali language.
  • The consultant is experienced in design guideline and training package and also conducting training, workshop in field. The individual consultant should have proven expertise in ASRH program, community interface dialogue (e.g.CHSB) and agency building and community engagement activities related with SRHR. 

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

Application Procedure: Interested and eligible candidates are requested to visit link given below and submit online application.

  • A cover letter, stating why you are suitable for the assignment
  • Updated CV of consultant
  • PAN/VAT registration certificate if any. 

Application Submission Deadline: 19 February 2023

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.


Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience 10+ years
Education Post Graduate / Masters in related field. , Master’s degree in development studies
Posted Date 09 Feb, 2023
Apply Before 19 Feb, 2023
City Kathmandu