Program Officer (Consultant)

Ipas Nepal

Details / requirements:

Ipas Nepal Vacancy Announcement


Ipas Nepal is a non-profit international organization that works to increase women’s ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive health, including safe abortion and prevention and response of gender-based violence. Since 2021 July Ipas Nepal is implementing the GBV PR II project in Koshi and in Sudurpashchim Province with financial support from SDC and Norwegian Embassy and technical and financial support from UNFPA.

Ipas Nepal is leading the consortium to implementing the strategies and approaches under outcome 2 for GBV response together with its consortium comprising the Centre for Mental Health and Counseling-(CMC) Nepal, Forum for Women, Law, and Development (FWLD), ABC, and Saathi.

The main goal of Phase II is, in partnership with other agencies and service providers, to reduce all forms of gender-based violence (GBV) and discrimination against women and girls in Koshi Province and Sudurpashchim Province in Nepal. The project is being implemented in 19 Municipalities, of these two provinces.

Objectives of the assignment

The consultant will be working to cover the maternity leave of the current Program Officer. The overall job responsibilities of this position is to ensure the effective implementation of the project activity as per the approved work plan. He/She is assigned to support Team Lead in program management. This position will be under the direct supervision of the HoD / Team Lead GBV PR II.

Position: Program Officer

Contract Type: Consultant

Number of positions required: 1 (one)

Duration: Mid-August to December 2023 (Fixed Term)

Location: Kathmandu

Scope of Assignment/Roles and Responsibilities of the consultant

The consultant should be involved in day-to-day assignments related to implementing program activities as per the approved work plan, document event reports, and compile reports received from partners and field staff. 

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

Qualification and skill requirements:

  • Academic qualification of at least a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Gender Studies, Social Science, Women’s Studies, or Development Studies.
  • At least two years of relevant experience in Gender-Based Violence (GBV) response including health response to GBV survivors and/or women and girl’s reproductive health rights. 
  • Experience with Gender Transformative Approach and Survivor–Centered Approach working with various levels of the government, community, and implementing partners.
  • Has experience in rights-based programming and is familiar with the use of participatory accountability tools and processes social/public audits, community scorecard methods, etc. with passion, enthusiasm, and interest in Ipas’s mission, honesty, and trustworthiness.
  • Well-organized, able to track multiple project activities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work successfully in a cross-cultural, team-based, global environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Has strong written and spoken communications skills in English and Nepali language for report writing and documentation.
  • Willing to travel in the field, even in remote areas.
  • Flexible to adapt to challenging work environments.

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

Application Procedure:

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

Application link:

Application Submission Deadline: 13 August 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 right to 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 Public Health, Social Science, Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Contract
Experience 2 Years
Education M.P.H. (Masters in Public Health), Master’s degree in social sciences
Posted Date 07 Aug, 2023
Apply Before 13 Aug, 2023
City Kathmandu