Programme Officer

  • Full Time
  • Surkhet
  • Applications have closed

Website Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD)


Programme Officer (Level 7) – 1 (based at Gurbakot Municipality, Surkhet 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.

‘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 Team Leader (TL), the Programme Officer (PO) will overall coordinate field level activities of the project, support the field team in implementation, monitoring and documentation. The PO’s key duties include project planning, implementation and coordination; monitoring and quality control; data management, synthesis and report writing; communication, linkages and networking. The PO should ensure the project is being implemented as per the project’s overall project goal, objectives and outcomes. The Programme Officer is also required to coordinate with the local and provincial government and district line agencies and other key stakeholders in planning and implementation to ensure adequate programme synergies, resource leveraging and scaling up of potential innovations. The Programme Officer needs to participate in relevant events organized by other stakeholders at the province/district level and cross-fertilize learning both within and outside the project.

Education and Experience: Master’s Degree in Agricultural Sciences with specialization in Horticulture and Agroecology or other relevant subjects with 2 years experience. 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 20 November 2023 (4 Mangsir 2080). Applications can be submitted via email at 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 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.

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