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

As part of the broader reproductive justice movement and Ipas global sustainable abortion ecosystem approach, Ipas is working to ensure that abortion and contraceptive care are essential health services and that all people can access them. Our programs use a multifaceted approach that addresses reproductive health services, access to services and fulfillment of reproductive rights. 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 Nepal’s program intervention prioritize intersectional partnerships that integrates into the broader gender equality and social justice, including gender-based violence prevention and response, and women-led climate justice. As climate change is one of the defining crises of our time, and people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights are affected by this crisis, the effects of climate change amount to a global public health, economic, humanitarian, and gender equality. 

Position: Program Coordinator – Climate Change, Gender and SRHR

Type: Fixed Term  

Number of positions: 1

Location: Kathmandu/Sudurpaschim Province

Job Summary:

The Program Coordinator position is designated to lead Ipas Nepal’s work on climate change, gender and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in close coordination with all levels of the government, local implementing partners, and stakeholders. The position requires extensive field visit (50%) in the project areas.

The Program Coordinator will directly report to the Deputy Country Directorand work closely with Ipas Nepal’s Field Operations and Research Team.

Key roles and responsibilities are:

  • Lead Ipas Nepal’s initiatives on climate change, gender and SRHR related activities,
  • Program planning and implementation in close coordination with the Local Partners including research,
  • Provide technical support to the local government to develop the local level climate change adaptation plans inclusive of gender and SRHR issues and its implementation,
  • Provide technical support to the stakeholders that includes local government, health institutions, civil society organizations (FECOFUN and community forest user group (CFUG)) for quality program interventions, collaboration, and ownership,
  • Coordinate with stakeholders at different level as and when required,
  • Capacity building of partners, CSOs and community people, and
  • Support in documenting the project learnings and development of new project/s.

Qualification and experience requirements:

  1. Master’s degree in Public Health, Environment and Natural Resource Management or Social Science with minimum of 4 years of experience in climate change, gender mainstreaming and sexual and reproductive health programs.
  2. Strong knowledge on climate change, women’s right, gender justice and SRHR program. Preference will be given to candidates with prior work experiences.
  3. Knowledge and skills on providing technical assistance to the Local and Provincial governments, civil society organizations and communities.
  4. Knowledge on government system (health, climate change, gender, disaster, etc.), local level planning process and quality improvement process.
  5. Track record of sound coordination and communication skills, and a good team player.
  6. Committed to safe working environment where every team member is treated equally and respectfully with no history of committing violence including sexual harassment in the workplace.
  7. Good Computer Skill on Microsoft Office.
  8. Good interpersonal skills including report writing and presentation skills.
  9. Willing to travel in the field and in remote areas approximately 50% time in the field using public transportation. Preferences will be given to those who have two-wheel driving license.
  10. Residence of program Province or familiar with the local context will be given preference.

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 and the preferred location.

Please submit your online application through the link given:

https://ipas.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Ipas/job/Nepal-Kathmandu/Program-Coordinator—Climate-Change–Gender-and-SRHR_R476

Application deadline, 22 December 2021.

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.

Qualified women candidates and candidates particularly from disadvantaged and socially excluded/marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply and will be in priority for this position.

* 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.