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Programme Specialist (Harmful Practices)


Job Opening ID: 40840

Position: Programme Specialist, Harmful Practices

Agency: UNFPA Nepal Country Office

No. of position: One position

Type of contract: Fixed Term Appointment 

Post level: NO-C

Duty station: Kathmandu

Application deadline: Friday, 28 January 2022, 5pm Nepal Time

Duration: One year (renewable)



1. Education:

Master's Degree in Gender Studies, Social Sciences, Human Rights, Public Policy, Development Studies, Sociology or related fields.

2. Knowledge and Skill:

  • Minimum of five years professional experience in policy advocacy work and in managing harmful practices programmes, preferably within the area of child marriage, gender bias sex selection.
  • Good analytical skills and ability to provide strategic technical leadership, handle complexities and engage effectively with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Experience of working with Government and Non-Government partners at the national and local level, with current knowledge of the federal structure and latest developments in the field of harmful practice particularly on child marriage, gender bias sex selection preferable.
  • Demonstrated leadership, management, and team working skills required.
  • High degree of proficiency in both written and spoken English and Nepali required.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills and ability to prepare succinct reports.


How to apply: UNFPA has established an electronic application management system. This allows applicants to create a candidate profile, which can be updated regularly and submitted for more than one vacancy.


A full job description of the position can be accessed at and only applications using this link will be accepted.


Download the Step by Step Guide to Applying in the E-Recruit System of UNFPA at Please print out the Guide for your reference during the registration and application process.

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.