Family Planning and Advocacy Advisor

Ipas Nepal

Ipas Nepal is a non-profit international development organization that works to increase women’s ability to exercise their Sexual and Reproductive Health, especially the Right to Safe Abortion. We seek to eliminate Unsafe Abortion and the resulting deaths and injuries and to expand women’s access to Comprehensive Abortion Care, including contraception and related reproductive health information and care.

Detailed Job description / requirements:

Ipas Nepal- Job Vacancy

Ipas works globally to increase women’s ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights and to reduce abortion-related deaths and injuries.  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 girl should have to risk her life or health because she lacks safe reproductive health choices.

For its new project phase beginning from July 1, 2020, Ipas Nepal is seeking to hire qualified and committed candidate for the position advertised.

Position: Family Planning and Advocacy Advisor 

Type: Fixed Term position, from July 1, 2020 till December 30, 2020, with the possibility of extension. 

Location: Kathmandu

Family Planning and Advocacy Advisor is responsible for implementing competency-based orientation programs to meet the identified needs and monitoring the Social Norms and Behaviour Change (SBC) approaches especially at district and community level in coordination with the government stakeholders. This person will also be responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of SBC approaches linking with family planning service utilization and carrying out other activities as assigned by the project management team.

Detailed duties and responsibilities for the position include as follows:

  1. Leads in the implementation of competency-based orientation of family planning programs and Social Norms and Behavior Change (SBC) strategies in coordination with government stakeholders.
  2. Develops timelines, budgets, and work plans in collaboration with project team.
  3. Ensures SBC strategies, tools and materials address issues of equity and nondiscrimination related to contraceptive access.
  4. Monitor work plans and budgets, ensuring the scope of the project is within the project strategy.
  5. Conduct training/workshop/orientation sessions in collaboration with local partners and monitoring field activities.
  6. Uses data and insight related to SBC strategies in order to consistently improve the technical support provided for project and activity-level impact.
  7. Contributes to the evaluation of SBC interventions and, documentation and reporting of this body of work.
  8. Maintains awareness of literature and trends in the field of community mobilization and social norm and behavior change (SBC) related to SRHR at the community level, stigma reduction, participatory methodologies, or other priority areas.
  9. Work collaboratively with other implementing partners and government stakeholders in the districts to ensure effective and timely program implementation. Ensure FP trainings/orientation meet quality standards.

Qualification and Experiences Requirement:

  • Master’s degree in development communications, public health, or other related disciplines.
  • With 6 years or more experience in designing, implementing and monitoring SBC. activities in family planning program in coordination with government and other agencies at district level.
  • Good knowledge on key government policies, guidelines and recent updates on SBC approaches in reproductive health.
  • Demonstrated achievement in capacity building efforts, training of trainer (TOTs), group
  • facilitation and material development.
  • Strong consultative, negotiation and stakeholder management skills.
  • Possesses the ability to work with different community populations including adolescents and women’s groups.
  • Has strong written and spoken communications skills in English and Nepali language. 
  • Has good knowledge of Microsoft Office and exceptional excel skills. 
  • Flexible to adapt to challenging work environment.
  • Willing to travel on field visits 50% to the project areas. 

Applying Procedure

  • For the position advertised eligible candidates are requested to visit Ipas global website to submit online application. 
  • Interested candidates should submit application along with up-to-date curriculum vitae.
  • In the application subject mention the position you are applying for.

Please submit your online application through the link given:

Application deadline, Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

Equal Opportunity and Commitment to Diversity 

Ipas is strongly committed to providing a work environment that is free from all forms of harassment, discrimination, and inequity. We recruit, employ, train, promote, and compensate our personnel without regard to race, age, sex, religion, national origin, color, creed, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, or any other personal characteristic protected by law. 

We value all staff and strive to make employment at Ipas enjoyable and satisfying. As part of our commitment, we will not tolerate any form of discrimination towards employees,  or applicants. 

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

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.

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Contract
Experience 6+ years
Education M.P.H. (Masters in Public Health)
Posted Date 19 May, 2020
Apply Before 02 Jun, 2020
City Kathmandu