Organization: Ipas Nepal
Position: Gender and Social Norms Coordinator
Job Location: Kathmandu
The Gender and Social Norms Coordinator will be responsible for capacity building of Ipas staff and partners on gender and social norms analysis and application of outcomes in the program cycle. More specially, the incumbent will facilitate empowerment of natural leaders, engagement of natural leaders with civil society, creating a constituency and enabling environment for affordable, quality, accountable and sustainable SA and contraception services. Gender and Social Norms Coordinator will also collaborate with relevant Ipas Nepal and other stakeholders to implement Ipas program intervention in the province and palikas. GASNA will work under the direct supervision of the Senior Program Advisor in Ipas Nepal.
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.
Qualification and Experiences Requirement:
• 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.
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