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 and Contraception. 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. 

Family Planning (FP) is one of the priorities programmes of the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) with an aim to foster equitable access and utilisation of quality FP services throughout the country. Over the years, Nepal has achieved a remarkable improvement in the reproductive health including FP services. However, despite this improvement, Contraceptive Prevalent Rate (CPR) in the country has been stagnant for decades. In addition, contraceptive knowledge and use is low while and Age specific Fertility Rate (ASFR) and unmet need for family planning is high among adolescent and youths because of various structural and socio-cultural barriers.

Research suggests that youths are most effectively reached with messaging on sensitive issues like family planning among others when it comes from their peers. To capitalise on that approach, Ipas Nepal intends to orient and mobilise students in grades 11 to 12 who are studying in rural areas and provide them with the knowledge and skills to be “Change Agents” and disseminate FP messages in their community. Accordingly, Ipas Nepal invites applications from interested Nepalese candidates for the below mentioned position for its UK’s Department for International Development (DfID) funded Nepal Family Planning Project (NFPP) on “Addressing Unmet Need for Family Planning among Excluded and Vulnerable Women” implemented in partnership with Marie Stopes International (MSI)/Sunaulo Pariwar Nepal for identifying and orienting youths in two of its the project districts namely Kavre and Dailekh. The youth activity will be conducted in 2 project districts: Dailekh and Kavre. Youth related orientation and mobilisation will take place in Dailekh and Kavre in the 5 clusters (in each district) comprising 20 youths in each cluster.

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Family Planning and Advocacy Advisor

NGO/INGO/Social/Development Project

Apply Before : 2020-06-02 (Closed)

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  • Job Type
    Contract Time
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  • Career Level
    Senior Level
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    NGO / INGO / Development Projects
  • Experience
    6 Years
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Job Description:

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. nbsp; 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.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 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. 

Education + Experience

  • 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.

Apply Instruction

  • 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.

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