Website Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD)
Team Leader (Level 9) – 1 (based at Programme Coordination Office, Lalitpur)
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.
‘Multi-hazard Early Warning for Anticipatory Action addressing lives and livelihoods’ project, funded by WHH through People in Need (PIN) will be implemented by LI-BIRD in Gurbakot Municipality of Surkhet district. The project aims to build a foundation for anticipatory action by establishing a functional end-to-end early warning system reaching the most vulnerable communities. Additionally, the project also intends to address the livelihood issues in early warning and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) at a watershed level considering the upstream-downstream linkage in hazards and varying vulnerabilities.
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 Programme Operations Director, the Team Leader (TL) will be responsible for the overall management of the project by providing the leadership role in planning, execution, monitoring, coordination, documentation and reporting. TL needs to ensure efficient management of the project resources including staff and budget; building relationships with partners and donors; coordinating with the local government for leveraging resources and building synergies in programme implementation; and providing technical guidance to the project team to achieve project outcomes. The Team Leader needs to coordinate with LI-BIRD’s management and contribute to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) related aspects at organizational level.
Education and Experience: Master’s Degree or equivalent from a recognized university in the field of Environmental Science, Disaster Risk Management, Natural Resource Management or related field, with 5 years of work experience (including three years field implementation) in managing climate change, early warning and anticipatory action related initiatives.
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 20 November 2023 (4 Mangsir 2080). Applications can be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject starting as: [VACANCY] or may be hand-delivered at LI-BIRD Head Office, Ranipauwa, Pokhara or the Programme Coordination Office, Sanepa, Lalitpur. All candidates need to fill an application in the link https://bit.ly/3FGAie2. 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 communities).
Please apply to: Human Resources Manager, LI-BIRD, PO Box 324, Pokhara, Kaski.