Center for Reproductive Rights
  • 19-Dec-2016 to 21-Mar-2017 (EST)
  • Asia
  • Kathmandu, Bagmati, NPL
  • Full Time

The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is the premier global legal organization dedicated to advancing women's reproductive health, self-determination, and dignity.  Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental human rights that all governments around the world are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill.  Headquartered in New York City, the Center has regional offices in Bogota, Geneva, Kathmandu, Nairobi, and Washington, DC and a staff of more than 130 diverse professionals.  Its annual operating budget is approximately $23 million, the result of an extraordinary growth trajectory; the Center is now poised for a new phase of significant expansion through its next Strategic Plan.

The Center's game-changing litigation and advocacy work, combined with its unparalleled expertise in constitutional, comparative, and international human rights law, have transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies worldwide. It has played a key role in securing landmark legal victories in the U.S., Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, safe abortion services, and comprehensive sexuality information, as well as the prevention of forced sterilization and child marriage.  It has brought groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. Committees, and regional human rights bodies, led the development of historic, proactive legislation advancing robust protections for reproductive rights, and has built the legal capacity of women's rights advocates in more than 55 countries.

To learn more about the Center for Reproductive Rights, go to

The Program Associate, Asia will report to the Senior Legal Adviser, Asia and the Senior Finance & Office Manager, Asia. The Program Associate will provide critical support for key programmatic and operational functions of the Asia regional office located in Kathmandu.

This position is based in Kathmandu, Nepal and is open to citizens of Nepal only.


The Program Associate's primary job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide administrative support to the Regional Director, Asia and Senior Legal Adviser, Asia including faxing, researching, word processing, maintaining files, maintaining calendars, scheduling meetings, processing check reimbursements and wire transfers, and making travel arrangements;
  • Support the regional office staff on key projects, including by coordinating program planning with partners, attending meetings and drafting the minutes, monitoring and evaluation, and coordinating the scheduling and logistics of internal and external meetings;
  • Maintain correspondence on behalf of the regional office with external partners and respond to information requests;
  • Work closely with the Senior Finance & Office Manager in developing and monitoring partnership and grant agreements;
  • Liaise with staff in the Communications, Development, and Operations departments in New York;
  • Fact-check, proofread, and finalize citations for written material including publications, formal submissions, and internal memos;
  • Undertake research and draft short memos and reports as needed for internal purposes;
  • Translate written material from Nepali to English and vice versa;
  • Support coordination of the Nepal Office internship program and Visiting Advocates program;
  • Support preparations for regional events including by drafting concept notes and budgets; and
  • Carry out such other duties as may be required. 


  • Strong commitment to the Center's mission, purpose, and values;
  • Bachelor's degree required;
  • 2-3 years administrative experience, preferably in an INGO;
  • Excellent computer skills particularly Excel, Word, and Outlook;
  • Knowledge of SharePoint is a plus;
  • Strong proficiency in oral and written English and Nepali;
  • Excellent writing and researching skills;
  • Team player and independent worker;
  • Flexible and supportive with strong problem solving skills;
  • Resourceful and creative; and
  • Ability to communicate with people in diverse settings. 

Compensation: The Center offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits program.

How to Apply: Please click on the link below to apply.  A cover letter, resume, writing sample and contact information for three references must be included in your application in order to be considered for this position.  Please include these application materials as attachments.

Deadline for applications: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

The Center for Reproductive Rights is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff.  We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply.

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