Technical Advisor- Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR)

Plan International Nepal View All Jobs By Recruiter
Country Office, Kathmandu 8/12/2020 - 8/25/2020
Full Time

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Summary of Position


Title: Technical Advisor- Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR)

Functional Area : Programme

Reports to : Senior Technical Advisor- Lead & Decide

Location : Country Office, Kathmandu

Travel required: Plan International Nepal working districts

Effective Date : 1st July 2020

Grade : D1

Type : Mid-level role with Fixed Term Employment for 2 years based in Country Office



Plan International is a development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners in over 75 countries. Our programs are underpinned by a core of defined values, including transparency and accountability, team collaboration, inclusion and integration, as well as the overall ambition to empower girls and young women as legacy. 

Plan International has been working in Nepal since 1978 and developed a strong reputation as a respected development and humanitarian actor helping marginalised children, their families and communities to access their rights to health, education, economic security and protection. Through the support of local partners, Plan International works in 24 districts in Nepal. 
Plan International Nepal has a vision for 2030 as “an inclusive, just and safe society where all girls and young women enjoy their rights and live in freedom”. This is coupled with the ambition of taking action so that 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive as “Girls and young women in all of their diversity reach their full potential as equal and active citizens” by 2023. The country strategy is put into action through the implementation of three interrelated program areas defined as follows:

LEARN: the “Education and Skills and Opportunities for Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship (SOYEE)” program aims to assist vulnerable and excluded girls and young women in adapting and thriving in a changing climate;

LEAD AND DECIDE: the “Youth as Active Drivers of Change and Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR)” program aims to empower girls and young women in leading change, having control over their bodies and making informed decisions; and

THRIVE: the “Early Childhood Development (ECD), Child Protection and Child Poverty” program enhances vulnerable and excluded children, especially girls, to be valued and cared for without discrimination, fear and any forms of violence.

Plan international Nepal seeks candidates who practice feminist leadership, promote diversity, actively seek innovative solutions for problems, courageously and respectfully share their opinions and ideas, break down barriers and engender cross-department collaboration, practice active listening, maintain confidentiality, build trust and are passionate about children’s rights and equality for girls.


The Technical Advisor-Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR)will provide technical expertise and leadership in developing Plan International Nepal’s strategy and programmatic/influencing approach on Sexual and Reproductive Health. The SRHR technical advisor will guide and support the Senior Technical Advisor- Lead & Decide in designing and monitoring projects incorporating SRHR particularly for access of adolescents to information and services of SRHR, sexuality education and social accountability on SRHR services. The SRHR Technical Advisor will also be responsible for capacity development of Plan International Nepal and its partner staff on SRHR.



Reports to: Senior Technical Advisor- Lead & Decide and is a mid-level position

Budget Accountability: None

Number of reports: None, but responsible for working closely with 5-6 field based project delivery staff within the sector

Key stakeholder groups: Active engagement with a diverse set of local, regional and international stakeholders including Government, UN Agencies, Donors, INGOs, Academia, CSOs and Media

External relationships and representation: Frequently represents Plan International Nepal to external stakeholders.




Provide technical expertise in developing Plan International Nepal’s strategy in SRHR

  • Gaps in SRHR at national and community levels are identified
  • Communities, partner organisations, government line agencies and other relevant stakeholders are consulted to prioritise programme/influencing needs in SRHR
  • Strategic partners in SRHR at national and provincial levels are identified
  • Identify creative innovations to improve program quality and delivery


Develop and ensure effective design, implementation and monitoring of SRHR related projects

  • Project concepts and funding proposals are developed involving all relevant staff members in priority areas for competitive bidding
  • Programmes related to SRHR are delivered effectively to achieve the desired outcomes. 
  • Monitoring plan of SRHR projects is developed and implemented to assess the project outcomes
  • Technical inputs/feedback is provided to project team for high quality delivery of SRHR projects 


Identify advocacy/influencing agenda

  • Research need on SRHR are identified to establish evidence 
  • Relevant networks on SRHR identified to establish relationship with actors on SRHR
  • Key trends, good practices on SRHR within Plan International and externally are collected, analysed and shared appropriately
  • Media content on SRHR prepared to disseminate all stakeholders and external audiences.


Develop capacity of Plan International Nepal and partner staff

  • Training needs of Plan and partner staff identified
  • Short and long-term plan developed to strengthen the capacity of Plan International Nepal and partner staff
  • Guideline/manual is developed for training at different levels
  • Training and follow-up conducted as per training plan 


Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.



  • Master’s degree in relevant field with 2-3 years of experience in similar sector
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field with 3-4 years of related experience.
  • Experience in designing / quality delivery of  projects on SRHR especially regarding access of adolescents and youths on information and services on SRHR, Comprehensive sexuality education and social accountability on SRHR services 
  • Experience in development of advocacy strategy and policy advocacy on SRHR
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation of SRHR
  • Experience in networking/engaging with key actors on SRHR
  • Experience in capacity development of project staffs
  • Capacity to produce evidence-based, robust program design and public policy recommendations and positions. 
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, a variety of team members and external contacts, through good written and spoken communication skills



  • Understanding of the structures, processes and trends in the Nepal political system.
  • Good understanding of the processes by which you achieve policy change and of how to conduct power and political analysis.
  • Ability to plan work and meet deadlines when working under pressure on a number of projects.
  • Commitment to Plan’s values including the rights and needs of children 
  • Experience of working for an international development organisation



  • Operational planning & execution 
  • Analysis & reasoning 
  • Managing work relationships ( internal/external)
  • Communicating, one to one, in groups both in writing, verbally, presentations and reports, in English, Nepali and relevant local languages.
  • Preparation and management of  budgets and assessment of  financial implication in work situations
  • Facilitation, negotiation and networking 
  • Persuasion and ability to influence
  • Ability to problem solve,  handle setbacks and pressure 
  • Ability to use basic office electronic equipment & computer applications



We are open and accountable

  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people


We strive for lasting impact

  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.


We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.


We are inclusive and empowering

  • We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential
  • We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace
  • We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives. 



  • Based in Country Office, Lalitpur with frequent travel to project areas.
  • Able to work in difficult circumstances (disaster areas, etc.)
  • Work with multi-culture and multi-lingual staff/team members



Mid contact: Occasional interaction with children 


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