Ipas Nepal


About Us

Founded in 1973, Ipas is a global nongovernmental organization dedicated to ending preventable deaths and disabilities from unsafe abortion. Through local, national and global partnerships, Ipas works to ensure that women can obtain safe, respectful and comprehensive abortion care, including counseling and contraception to prevent future unintended pregnancies. 

At Ipas, we believe that:

  • Every woman has a right to safe reproductive health choices, including safe abortion care.
  • No woman should have to risk her life, her health, her fertility, her well-being or the well-being of her family because she lacks reproductive health care.
  • Women everywhere must have the opportunity to determine their futures, care for their families and manage their fertility.

Along with caring, committed health professionals and other colleagues worldwide, Ipas tackles this neglected public health problem head on in some of the world’s poorest countries. While many international donors and governments have focused attention and resources elsewhere, we struggle against the fundamental social injustice that results in the deaths of so many women in the prime of their lives.

Gender and Social Norms Coordinator

Basic Information

  • No. of Openings 1
  • Job Category NGO/INGO/Social/Develop.Projects
  • Job Location kathmandu
  • Job Level Mid Level
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Education Level Master’s degree
  • Province Province No. 3
  • Experience At least 5 years work experience
  • Expiry date 2020-06-02

Job Description

Detailed duties and responsibilities for the position include as follows:

  • Assist in gender and social norms analysis and application of the outcomes in program planning (including activity and budget planning) in coordinating relevant unit/person of Ipas Nepal, partner NGOs, CSOs, Government stakeholders.
  • Assist in developing program tools, guideline, manuals and curriculum for capacity building of natural leaders and their mobilisation in coordination with relevant agencies and experts to use for capacity building in the program intervention area.
  • In coordination with other Ipas Nepal team, engage in design and facilitate key influencer’s force field analysis together with staff, partners and other stakeholders. 
  • Facilitate training, coaching and mentoring to field team, partner NGOs, Natural leaders, Champions and other stakeholders especially on GASN.
  • Coordinate and engage with federal, provincial, district and community level CSOs and other concerning agencies for their participation and support Ipas Nepal efforts to develop women and girl’s agency for SRHR information and services.
  • Support to capacitate Palika, HFOMC and health facility for responsive SAS.
  • Coordinate and communicate project progress and learning with internal (including Ipas head office) and external audiences. 
  • Conduct various training, workshop and meetings as needed.
  • Maintain close communication and follow up with field staff and PNGOs to continue program activities in the intervention areas.
  • Collaborate with Community Engagement, Policy and Health System unit to strengthen program activities in the field.
  • Conduct program monitoring visits and provide feedback to the concerning staff/stakeholders for improvement.
  • Provide advocacy efforts and engagement for creating enabling environment for SAS at various level.
  • Coordinate and compile program documentation, tracking sheet and reports and submit to SPA every month (including collection, compilation and sharing field reports).
  • Work closely with R&E unit in study and research related activities and data use.
  • Support to conduct monthly, quarterly and semi-annual program review meetings (including regular review meetings of Ipas Nepal, Province, HF/HFOMC, and partners).
  • Coordinate with Ipas Nepal procurement/admin units in logistics support for field team to continue program activities. 

Job Specification

  • Candidate must have Master’s degree in Gender Studies, Social Science or Development Studies.
  • With 5 years or more relevant experience in gender and social norms analysis and gender transformative programming for reproductive health rights. 
  • Demonstrated experience in training facilitation, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience of working with National Women Commission and women rights networks. 
  • Having work experience in report writing and documentation.
  • Well-organized, with ability to track multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work successfully in a cross-cultural, team-based, global environment.
  • Has strong written and spoken communications skills in English and Nepali language. 
  • Flexible to adapt to challenging work environment.
  • Willing to travel on field visits 50% to the project areas. 

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: 


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.