Project Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
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Website CEAPRED (Centre for Environmental and Agricultural Policy Research, Extension and Development)


Position Title : Project Coordinator

Project Name: TA to Climate Change Model Village Program
Base station: CEAPRED Office in Kathmandu with 50% time in the field

Established in April 1991, the Center for Environmental and Agricultural Policy Research, Extension, and Development (CEAPRED) is a national non-governmental organization (NGO) in Nepal. it is one of the first NGOs in the country to work in the agricultural sector focusing on food and nutrition security, environment management and socioeconomic empowerment of women and deprived communities. Since inception, its programmatic focus has been on sustainable poverty reduction, livelihoods enhancement, improvements in food and nutrition security, climate resilience building, and empowerment of women and poor.

In the past three decades of operations, CEAPRED has worked in 66 districts of Nepal, and served over 600,000 farm families, which include 70% women, 31% ethnic minorities and 19% Dalits. It has completed implementation of 105 projects funded by different donors and development partners. These projects were implemented either independently by CEAPRED or in partnership with different national and international development agencies. A large number of our projects were devoted to income generation activities through commercial high-value agriculture and agro-enterprise promotion and creation and expansion of new market infrastructures and channels to strengthen community value chains. In this process, a large number of social, physical and economic infrastructures have been developed. The cumulative benefits of all this have been translated into visibly improved livelihoods and well-being of the poor, marginalized communities and women.

Objective of the Position:
CEAPRED in partnership with ICIMOD has aimed to provide Technical Assistance to Climate Change Management Division of Ministry of Forest and Environment to implement Climate Change Adaptation Model Village Program in the Six selected Palikas of Five districts (Kavre, Ramechhap, Sarlahi, Lamjung and Gulmi). As the TA for field implementation of the pilot in the above districts will be managed by CEAPRED, the project coordinator will be responsible for overall management of operations in the field. Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Program Manager/Director of CEAPRED, the project coordinator will play the lead role in providing TA in the field as per the Climate Change Model Village
Program implementation guidelines of CCMD.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities:
The specific responsibilities include, but not limited to, the following activities:

  • Support the Municipalities identify potential implementation sites/wards/village(s)
  • Work closely and guide the Agri/Environment unit of Municipalities in planning, implementing and monitoring of the activities as per the guidelines of CCMD.
  • Manage/coordinate field team,
  • Facilitate formation and mobilization of farmer’s group/cooperatives and provide them technical and
    managerial support for adaptation of climate resilient agricultural technologies.
  • Organize, facilitate and train farmers’ groups/cooperatives on climate smart technologies and other
    aspects of capacity building.
  • Coordinate with respective staff of CEAPRED for gender mainstreaming and socially inclusive program implementation
  • Support in organization of farmers’ trainings, visits and coordination meetings as per implementation plan.
  • Collect, compile and analyse the data from the field for reporting and knowledge development purpose.
  • Compile and submit progress reports as agreed with ICIMOD and CCMD including case studies and success stories.
  • Analyze the changes and impacts at household level on climate change adaption behavior of the people in the project area, and also the overall outcome of the program.
  • Monitor project activities regularly and report to CEAPRED, ICIMOD and CCMD
  • Coordination with project partners and liaison with respective municipalities, relevant governmental and non-governmental agencies.
  • Assure effective management and utilization of allocated project resource.
  • Follow the organizational guidelines, code of conduct, staff administration policy, financial procedures and other rules and regulations.
  • Carry out any other related task as assigned by CEAPRED.

Qualification and experience:

  • Master degree in agriculture science
  • Five years experience in the field of agriculture with at least two years field based experience in demonstration of technologies, conducting trainings and knowledge development
  • Experience in implementation of climate change adaptation related program and working experience in Mid hills region.
  • Ability to live and travel with marginal logistic facilities in the remote villages
  • Good command in written and spoken English as well as Nepali languages
  • Proven track record in social mobilization and institution development
  • Experience in field data collection, analysis and reporting
  • Substantial experience in networking and coordination with Palikas and government agencies,
    private sector and civil society organizations at different levels

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