Programme Officer

  • Full Time
  • Kailali
  • Applications have closed

Website Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research, and Development


Programme Officer (Level 7 ) – 1 (based at Kailali)

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.

Livelihood and Resilience Enhancement Project (LREP-II) is funded by The Development Fund, Norway and being implemented by LI-BIRD in Bardiya, Kailali and Humla districts. The project aims to improve food and nutrition security, income and resilience of small and marginal farm families in western Terai and hills of Nepal.

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 Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, the Programme Officer (PO) will be responsible for the overall coordination of field level activities of LREP at Kailali district. The PO’s major responsibilities include planning, monitoring and quality control of project activities, providing technical guidance to the team, data management, report writing, communication, coordination and networking with the local and provincial government and district line agencies and key stakeholders in planning and implementation to ensure adequate programme synergies, resource leveraging and scaling up of potential innovations.

Education and Experience: Master’s Degree in Agricultural Sciences with specialization in Agronomy, Agroecology, Seed Technology, 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.

Competencies and Personal Specifications:

  • Excellent attention to details including pro-activeness, creativity and reliability; and,
  • Motivated to work on issues related to agriculture and livelihood enhancement;
  • Experienced in programme planning, implementation, M&E, reporting, managing finance, and human resources;
  • Statistically competent in data management and analysis;
  •  Strong conceptual, interpersonal, communication, negotiation and representation skills;
  • Self-motivated with time and stress management skills and the ability to work responsibly;.
  • Experienced in maintaining a congenial working relationship with all the associated stakeholders of the project;
  • Proficient in M.S. Office (Excel, Powerpoint and Word) and fluent in both (written and oral) English and Nepali;

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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 8 November 2021 (22 Kartik 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. 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