Gender Officer

Koshi Victim's Society (KVS)

Detailed Job description / requirements:


KOSHI VICTIM'S SOCIETY (KVS), is a non-political and non-profitable organization established in 2003 in Saptari District of Nepal. Since then, KVS is seriously engaged in humanitarian assistance, community development, conservation of natural resources, and environmental protection mainly in the humanitarian and long-term development projects.

In partnership with Oxfam, KVS Nepal is starting a project HBCC in Kanchanrup Municipality and Tirhut Rural Municipality of Saptari district. KVS is seeking qualified, dynamic and self-motivated Nepali citizens on following positions for successful implementation of the project.

Position: Gender Officer 1 

About project:

Hygiene and Behavior Change Coalition (HBCC) is a none-year project started in April 2020 with aims to sustain improvements in hygiene and health behaviors to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to promote gender norms that contribute to the equal distribution of hygiene and health related care work among women and men. This programme is part of the UK Department for International Development’s (DFID) and Unilever’s initiative to urgently tackle the spread of coronavirus, which is bringing together a coalition of UK and international NGOs to support activities including hygiene behavior change programmes. In Nepal, this program is being implemented in Saptari District.

Job purpose: 

  • To promote gender-sensitive awareness raising by sharing real experiences of handwashing through video clips, for example by interviewing a person who has been exposed to the virus and recovered in partnership with the health sector. The lived experience of these individuals (with their consent) will help people to gain an accurate understanding of COVID-19 and these messages will be shared through local radio, mobile messaging, social media and local service providers.
  • To lead in implementation of the HBCC project, specially output 3 and 4 of the project with close coordination and cooperation with Public Health Officer and guidance of Project Coordinator of the HBCC project
  • transformative change for women and adolescent girls project in project operation areas. Uunder guidance of Executive director, the post holder plans, implements and monitors transformative change for women and girls related program at field level.

Reporting Lines:

  • Gender Officer reports to: Project Coordinator, HBCC project
  • Close Coordinate and team work with: Public Health Officer (PHP), HBCC

Key responsibilities: 

  • Lead and Implement HBCC activities with close coordination with PHP and PC
  • Take lead to organize district- community level training, workshop and meetings.
  • Take lead to mobilize MMH chaimpains and take Initiations to successfully celebration of 16 days campaign against gender based violence (25 Nov to 10 Dec 2020 and international women’s day (8th March 2021)
  • Participate as organizational representation and coordinate with relevant inter agency to agree and develop coordinated framework and mechanism within the field location.
  • Prepare & submit the final concept notes, monthly report and progress reports
  • Supervise and provide technical support to MMH champaign for the implementation of the MMH, gender and care work sessions in community.
  • Work closely with Oxfam to ensure planned activities are achieved in time and report as required.
  • Mentor and coach the office teams, MMH champaign in gender, gender norms and care work
  • Take sessions on gender, care work, gender norms, safeguarding and protection as per required. 
  • Frequent field visits and conduct activities of HBCC, specially the training, interaction, radio program/TV program quality assurance, support MMH champaign to conduct focused group discussion/meeting in community with maintaining protection measure for avoid COVID transmission
  • Ensure the proper implementation of the activities and target fulfillment. 
  • To ensure that gender specific indicator and activities are developed in all programs
  • Conduct regular field visits with maintaining protection measure for avoid COVID transmission
  • Perform other tasks as necessary in agreement with reporting manager to fulfill the project objectives as required.

Qualification, Skills and competence

  • Bachelor degree (preferably Masters)  in social science/gender studies  with 2 years of experience in gender and social sector 
  • Experience and understanding of community mobilization in relation to gender, care work and women empowerment activities.
  • Have sound knowledge on gender, gender norms, care work, COVID 19 issues.
  • Proven experience of successful capacity-building of field staff and team.
  • Strong planning, analytical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Strong communication, reporting and documentation skills
  • Travel frequently to program locations, sensitize sector agencies on gender and women rights.mobilize the project staff, related stakeholders and beneficiaries to fulfill the intended objectives according to project document.
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural team across different geographical locations, including providing remote support to field teams/ when required.
  • High level of adaptability and initiative.
  • Represent organization at different levels of meetings, workshops, and any other forum as and when necessary.
  • Strong willingness to work in COVID 19 Situation.

Interested candidates are requested to apply to the position fulfilling the criteria mentioned above may send in their complete ‘Curriculum Vitae (CV) with statement of purpose by 28th October 2020 before 05:00 pm to the email, address mentioned below.


KVS is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourage candidates of diverse background, women and differently able, to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be called for the subsequent selection procedure.

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience 2+ years
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 21 Oct, 2020
Apply Before 28 Oct, 2020
City Terai Region