Website Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD)
Value Chain Officer(VCO) (Level 7) -1 (For SAVC Project based at Sindhupalchowk 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.
‘Strengthening the Agricultural Value Chains in Salyan and Sindhupalchok districts of Nepal (SAVC)’ project is being implemented in Salyan and Sindhupalchowk districts jointly by LI-BIRD and Welthungerhilfe (WHH) with funding support of Happel Foundation, Switzerland. The project aims to enhance the livelihoods of smallholder farmers through strengthened agricultural value chains. The project works on strengthening the capacity of cooperatives and market promotion committees to ensure supply of quality input to the producer farmers and marketing of agricultural produce.
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 Value Chain Coordinator, The Value Chain Officer(VCO) will be responsible for the overall management of the project by providing the leadership role in the areas of planning, execution, monitoring, coordination, documentation and reporting in Sindhupalchowk district. S/he needs to efficiently manage project resources including staff and budget and build relationships with donors and government and provide technical guidance to the project team and cooperatives to achieve project outcomes.
Education and Experience: Masters Degree in agriculture economics or agribusiness or equivalent in related fields, with 1 years of work experience (preferably 2 years). Candidates with valid motorbike/scooter license and working experience in agriculture value chain development and private sector promotion are encouraged to apply.
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 email@example.com 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 https://bit.ly/3mXv9FB. 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