Service Contract

Local Unit Programme Coordinator

19 November 2020

Udayapur, Okhaldhunga, Kailali, Bajhang, Bajura, Baitadi, and Achham

Local Unit Programme Coordinator (7 positions)

Category: Service Contract [SB-5/Peg 1]

Duty Station: Udayapur, Okhaldhunga, Kailali, Bajhang, Bajura, Baitadi, and Achham

Deadline: Thursday, 19 November 2020 by 5 pm Nepal time

Background: Advancing gender equality and promoting the empowerment of women are key priorities in the UNFPA Strategic Plan 2018-2021.  UNFPA is a leading player in Gender-Based Violence prevention and response in Nepal. The Country Office manages a portfolio of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) programmes, focused both on multi-sectoral essential services and on prevention. This includes its flagship GBV Prevention and Response (GBVPR) project, jointly funded by the Governments of Norway and Switzerland. Evaluations and reviews have shown positive results from the first phase of the project, and there is scope to consolidate and further expand the GBV portfolio through a second phase of the project. This position is intended to assist the country office in managing the second phase of the GBVPR project as well as to further enhance and grow UNFPA Nepal’s programmatic and thought leadership in this area.

Eligibility:  Master's degree in Gender Studies, Public Administration, Gender Based Violence, Development Studies, Social Sciences or relevant disciplines; At least 7 years of progressive working experience at the community, district and national levels in programme planning, management, monitoring and evaluation, in a related field preferably within the UN system; Good analytical skills and ability to understand and adapt to complex socio-cultural backgrounds in terms of overall programming; Excellent command of oral and written English and Nepali are essential; knowledge of other local languages will be an advantage; Demonstrated leadership, facilitation and team working skills and ability to establish harmonious working relations with other UN agencies, I/NGOs and most importantly with the government counterparts and civil society organizations; Demonstrated capability and good understanding of UNFPA’s mandate in particular related to population dynamics, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and gender equality; Proficient in application of computer/office software packages (MS Word, Excel, and Power Point etc.); Experience of working in the UN will be an asset; Experience in office management and documentation; Willingness to travel frequently; Courtesy, tact and the ability to function in a multicultural work environment.

How to apply: More detailed information, including the detailed Terms of Reference, competency profile and education/experience and other requirements can be found at: Applicants (Nepalese nationals only) must complete a Personal History Form (P-11), and attach a curriculum vitae (CV). The P-11 form can be downloaded from Please send your applications only by email to clearly marking the Position Title in the Subject of your email.    

Deadline for applications: Thursday, 19 November 2020 by 5.00 pm Nepal time. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. UNFPA will only respond to applicants to whom we have further interest.

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 persons with disabilities.