Organization: Ipas Nepal
Position: Family Planning and Advocacy Advisor
Job 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 Behavior 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:
• 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.
• Develops timelines, budgets, and work plans in collaboration with project team.
• Ensures SBC strategies, tools and materials address issues of equity and nondiscrimination related to contraceptive access.
• Monitor work plans and budgets, ensuring the scope of the project is within the project strategy. Conduct training/workshop/orientation sessions in collaboration with local partners and monitoring field activities.
• Uses data and insight related to SBC strategies in order to consistently improve the technical support provided for project and activity-level impact.
• Contributes to the evaluation of SBC interventions and, documentation and reporting of this body of work.
• 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.
• Work collaboratively with other implementing partners and government stakeholders in the districts to ensure effective and timely program implementation.
• Ensure FP training/orientation meet quality standards.
Qualification and Experiences Requirement:
• 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.
• 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.
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, military service, disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual orientation, or any other personal characteristic protected by law or outlined by Ipas policy