National Consultant: Government Liaison and Strategic Engagement Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Dhanghadi
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National Consultant: Government Liaison and Strategic Engagement Coordinator

Scope of work:

The purpose of the consultancy is to receive services from a qualified development professional who will play a key role in providing technical and programme coordination support to the Ministry of Social Development (MoSD) on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR), Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, Gender Based Violence (GBV) including harmful practices, Population and Development (P&D) and Humanitarian Responses towards accelerating the achievement of the International Conference of Population and Development (ICPD) Plan of Action (PoA) and Agenda 2030 in the Sudurpaschim province.

S/he will engage in coordinating UNFPA’s work strategically within the jurisdiction of the MoSD. S/he will provide support to build partnerships, ensure smooth coordination and collaboration with different departments and sections of the ministry in the areas of SRHR, GBV and P&D thereby harmonizing UNFPA’s work within MoSD’s ongoing and future efforts in the Sudurpaschim province.


  • Advanced Degree in Gender and Development, Public Health, Nursing, Health, Economics, Health Sciences other related disciplines.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least 2 years of professional experience in program management coordination, and partnership-building in the field of GBV, harmful practices and reproductive health including; ASRH, CSE, adolescent and youth empowerment or population dynamics.
  • Knowledge and understanding of UN/UNFPA humanitarian/development programming and operations, and about UN common programming principles including a human-rights based approach.
  • Hands-on skill on gender equality and capacity development.
  • Proven ability to engage in high-level policy dialogue and advocacy at provincial and local level.
  • Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral forms
  • Practical experience in design, management, monitoring, and review GBV prevention and response programmes/projects.
  • Knowledge of health logistic supply chain management: forecasting warehousing, distribution, transportation, logistics information systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordination and liaison with government counterparts, NGOs, UN agencies, private sector, development partners and CBOs.
  • Good understanding of the Nepal Government’s health system and related policy, strategy, gender equality related policies, laws, policy making processes and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the relevant Government partners and other stakeholders.
  • Experience of using office software packages and web-based management systems.
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrated experience of working successfully as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

Note: For further details please refer attached TOR.

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How to apply
Full job description of the position can be accessed via link UNFPA External Career Site and only online applications using this link will be accepted.

Notice: There is no application, processing, or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all, including people from minority groups, persons with disabilities and LGBTQIA+ communities.

UNFPA has a zero-tolerance against Sexual exploitation and Abuse (SEA) and sexual harassment (SH). Everyone is responsible for preventing sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA), and all UN personnel must adhere to the standards of conduct that preserves PSEA principles (both during work hours and outside work hours). All selected candidates will, therefore, go through a safe hiring process.

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*Reasonable accommodation means necessary and appropriate modifications and adjustments not imposing a disproportionate or undue burden, where needed in a particular case, to ensure to persons with disabilities the enjoyment or exercise on an equal basis with others of all human rights and fundamental freedoms (Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Article 2).

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