Province Coordinator

Website Ipas Nepal


Province Coordinator

Job Location: Karnali Province

Ipas works globally with a vision that every woman and girl has the right and ability to determine her own sexuality and reproductive health.
As part of the broader reproductive justice movement, Ipas is working to ensure that abortion and contraceptive care are essential health services and that all people can access them. Our programs use a multifaceted approach that addresses reproductive health services, access to services, and fulfillment of reproductive rights. We seek to expand the accessibility, availability, acceptability and quality of abortion and related reproductive health services, as well as improve the enabling environment for the sustainability of RH services.
Ipas Nepal’s program intervention prioritizes intersectional partnerships that integrate into the broader gender equality and social justice, including gender-based violence prevention and response, women-led climate justice and disaster risk reduction.
The Province Coordinator position is a designated field-level position. S/he will be assigned to and based in the province, representing Ipas as relevant. The overall job responsibilities are to ensure the effective implementation of the program activities in the assigned areas. S/he will provide technical assistance to the provincial government, local governments and the implementing partners on sexual and reproductive health and rights including safe abortion, contraception programs and climate induced impact on SRHR. S/he will cover Ipas Nepal intervention districts and health facilities around the province with an approximate 60% field visits. Further, this position will also provide oversight to other humanitarian programs as per organization’s priority needs. The Province Coordinator will directly report to the HoD (Partnership and Field Operations).

Detailed duties and responsibilities for the position

Program planning and preparation for program implementation in assigned Province.

  • Overall leadership on program planning, managing partner relationship for effective implementation of program intervention in the province.
  •  Support for the facilitation of program integration, mainstreaming of cross-cutting initiatives, knowledge building and management around Program Approach considering sustainable abortion ecosystem.
  •  Maintaining close coordination with province level projects/programs, partners, people organizations, networks/alliances, and government line agencies and also liaison with local and provincial government stakeholders.
  •  Coordinate with the relevant stakeholders to prepare a detailed monthly plan for the provincial activities to be done based on the Ipas Nepal work plan and activities.
  • Plan and prepare the required budget and logistic arrangement to carry out the activities.
  • Coordinate with the Ipas Nepal units such as Health Systems, Policy, RM&E to implement the Ipas Nepal unit’s planned field-level activities and program follow-up actions.
  • Support Partners to prepare workplan, and for timely execution of the activities as relevant.

Programmatic and technical support to Ipas Nepal’s intervention Palika and Health Facilities

  • Gender and social inclusion: engage in gender and social norms analysis and contribute in GTA in SRHR program.
  • Workshops and meetings: Support to provide TA to conduct orientations, meetings, events, and workshops at Palika/district and facility level according to the monthly activity plan.
  • Coordinate and liaise with Palika/Health Coordinators to provide the required programmatic support in the intervention Palika especially to strengthen SAS.
  • Strengthen HFOMC/quality improvement initiatives: Provide TA to Palika for quality improvement process, monthly/quarterly HFOMC meeting and follow up as per need.
  •  Community-level engagement and mobilization: Attend FCHV/CBOs/CSOs meetings and participate in sharing relevant safe abortion information to build and increase community awareness, stigma reduction, and referral for SAS.
  •  Hospital support- Coordinate with the central Health System unit to provide hospital-level support as needed.

Coordination and Advocacy for program integration, collaboration, and ownership

  • Coordinate with the Health Office, District Coordination Committee (DCC), Municipality and Village Council, and Hospitals for their support and approval to implement a safe abortion program in the district,
  • Coordinate with DDMC and LDMC to prepare and implement local adaptation plan of actions (LAPA) and/or disaster preparedness and management plans.
  • Conduct LPAC meetings once a year or support the implementing partners and submit reports to the Program and field operations department.
  •  Participate in the Province/district forums such as Provincial review/HO monthly/trimester meeting, Reproductive Health Coordination Committee (RHCC), Women Development Office (WDO), Stakeholders meeting and present safe abortion information appropriately,
  •  Conduct local body orientation and advocacy meetings for SAS program ownership including program integration and budget allocation in the annual plan of the local body and attend the meetings organized by the local body.
  • Capacity building of health staff of the local body by providing technical assistance (TA) support to implement SAS program activity in the HF and Community through the locally generated resources.
  • Provide technical support in the policy formulation process for SRHR.

Engagement with Civil society and community support

  • Attend meetings, workshops, and events conducted by civil society including partner NGOs.
  • Engage with Civil society to join a bigger movement on SRHR, integration of SAS, Climate justice, GBV and advocacy.
  •  Coordinate and engage with community network for agency building of women and girls on SRHR.
  • Engage in IEC/BCC and other awareness activities.

Monitoring, Reporting/documentation, Financials, and internal communication

  • Prepare success stories, and case stories independently or in coordination with staff from partner NGOs and share regularly.
  •  Participate in the regular review and planning meetings with the government and/or partners as and when necessary.
  • Attend meetings including regular review meetings of the HF/HFOMC, visit hospitals, and discuss SA program data for service improvement.
  • Facilitate and coordinate partner organizations for quality and timely reports.
  •  Collect, prepare, and submit required data/reports to relevant units in Ipas Nepal
  •  Prepare and submit monthly program activity reports and maintain proper filing and documentation in hardcopy and/or e-copy.
  • Provide strategic support and inputs to partners for quality program monitoring.
  •  Guide partner organizations on program and financial compliance and zero tolerance.

Understand and comply with the organization’s policies and ethics

  •  Understand and comply with the Human Resources, Procurement, Travel, Finance Policy, and other policies of the organization.
  • Commitment and adherence to the Ipas code of business ethics and conduct and safeguarding policy.
  • Contribute to a safe working environment where every team member is treated equally and respectfully.
  • Live up to the Ipas core values-driven, principled, bold, and interdependent.
  •  Ensure all work activities comply with the organization’s rules and regulations.
  • Ensure proper documentation of memo’s, decisions, reports, and any official documents for record keeping hardcopy/OneDrive/Luna as appropriate.

PSEA compliance

  • As an Ipas Nepal employee read, understand, and sign the acknowledgment to comply with all aspects of the PSEA as defined by the PSEA policy.
  • Contribute to a safe working environment where every team member is treated equally and respectfully.
  • Ensure Ipas representatives (including consultants, interns, volunteers, independent contractors, suppliers/vendors, board members, and sub-awardees) and government officials directly working with Ipas and its partners understand and practice the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse policy while in partnership and implement the program with Ipas.

Other responsibilities

  •  Engage in a learning culture and participate in and enroll in learning courses at Ipas University.
  • Willing to be back up for staff and vacant positions and perform other related duties as required.

Qualification and skill requirements:

  •  Master’s degree in public health/social science or relevant discipline with 3 years of relevant experience in sexual and reproductive health or bachelor’s degree with 5 years of relevant experience
  • Strong knowledge of sexual and reproductive health programs, women’s right, and gender justice, and preference will be given to candidates who have prior work experience in SRHR.
  • Knowledge and skills in the use of program data for improving program performance.
  • Knowledge of the government health system, local-level planning process, and quality improvement process in the health sector.
  •  Sound coordination and communication skills must be a team player who is self-motivated and motivates his/her team.
  •  Committed to a safe working environment where every team member is treated equally and respectfully with no history of committing violence including sexual harassment in the workplace.
  • Good Computer Skills on Microsoft Office.
  •  Good interpersonal skills including report writing and presentation skills.
  • Willing to travel in the field and in remote areas approximately 50% time in the field using public transportation. Preferences will be given to those who have a two-wheel driving license.
  • Residence in the program Province or familiarity with the local context will be given preference.
  • Willing to travel in the field and in remote areas approximately 60% time in the field using public transportation. Preferences will be given to those who have a two-wheel driving license.
  • Residence of the program Province or familiarity with the local context will be given preference.

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, caste, ethnicity, regional identity, tribal identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, or any other personal characteristic protected by law or outlined by Ipas policy. Ipas acknowledges that these personal characteristics may differ in different contexts.

To apply for this job please visit