Senior Programme Officer

  • Full Time
  • Kailali
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Website Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD)


Senior Programme Officer (Level 8 ) – 1 (For SD=HS / Disaster recovery project based at Kailali District)

Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research, and Development (LI-BIRD) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established in October 1995 with its Head Office in Pokhara and Programme Coordination Office in Lalitpur. LI-BIRD is committed to capitalizing on local initiatives for sustainable management of renewable natural resources and improving the livelihoods of rural people in Nepal.

LI-BIRD provides a collegial and supportive working environment where young professionals with a learning attitude thrive and succeed. LI-BIRD provides unparalleled mentoring support while challenging its staff to learn, innovate and acquire skills and experiences that will become foundational for the rest of their careers.

‘Sowing Diversity = Harvesting Security’ (SD=HS) project is implemented by LI-BIRD in Doti, Dadeldhura, Kanchanpur and Kailali districts of Sudurpaschim Province with financial support from SIDA through Oxfam Novib in Nepal. The project aims that indigenous peoples and smallholder farmers enjoy their Farmers’ Rights and have the capacity to access, develop and use plant genetic resources to improve their food and nutrition security under conditions of climate change.

SD=HS project’s working area was hard hit by the devastating post monsoon rainfall damaging ready to harvest paddy seeds, grains and infrastructures in October 2021. In this context, a one year disaster recovery project entitled ‘​Recuperating farmers seed system and increasing community resilience in Sudurpaschim Province of Nepal’ is being implemented in alignment with the existing SD=HS Project. The disaster recovery project aims to rebuild physically damaged infrastructure, revitalize access to finance for disaster affected households, robust local seed supply chain and business by implementing innovative and inclusive measures linking stakeholders in development, disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate resilience and emergency preparedness.

LI-BIRD invites applications from eligible and qualified Nepali citizens who are committed and have the ability to deliver results with the highest integrity for the position.

Job Summary: Reporting to the Team Leader, SD=HS Programme, Senior Programme Officer is primarily responsible for providing overall leadership to the ‘​Recuperating farmer’s seed system and increasing community resilience in the Sudurpaschim Province of Nepal’ project. The Senior Programme Officer’s duty includes: organizing capacity building training and awareness events on disaster preparedness and risk management; developing weather smart information systems; support on strengthening local seed systems and seed enterprises; building strong relationships and partnerships with the government agencies, CSOs, media and private sector stakeholders. SPO needs to work in close coordination with the SD=HS Project team and play an effective role to bring synergy between SDHS Project and Recovery Project.

Education and Experience: Master’s Degree in Agricultural Sciences or Natural Resource Management with specialization on Climate Change Adaptation or other relevant subject with three years of field-based work experience in agriculture and DRR. Candidates with valid motorbike/scooter license and work experience in the implementation and reporting of projects are encouraged to apply.

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LI-BIRD offers competitive remuneration and other fringe benefits as laid out in its personnel policy. Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications with CV, including three references, citizenship certificate, motorbike/scooter driving license and relevant testimonials, by 17 January 2022 (3 Magh 2078). Applications can be submitted via email at with the subject starting as: [VACANCY] or may be hand-delivered at LI-BIRD Head Office, Gairapatan, Pokhara or the Programme Coordination Office, Sanepa, Lalitpur. All candidates need to fill an application in the link Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for the interview. Telephone calls will not be entertained and could lead to disqualification.

LI-BIRD promotes workforce diversity and applies positive discrimination to candidates from discriminated groups (women and candidates from Dalit, Janajati, Madhesi/Terai and other minority community).

Please apply to
: Human Resources Manager, LI-BIRD, PO Box 324, Pokhara, Kaski

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