Organization: Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research, and Development
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.
LI-BIRD and Welthungerhilfe (WHH), Nepal are in the process of jointly implementing the project entitled ‘Strengthening the Agricultural Value Chains in Salyan and Sindhupalchok districts of Nepal (AVC)’ funded by Happel Foundation, Switzerland. The main goal of the project is to enhance the livelihoods of smallholder farmers through strengthened agricultural value chains. The project will work 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.
Position: Technical Assistant (Level 4/5) -1 (based at Project Site Office in Salyan)
Job Summary: Technical Assistant will be primarily responsible for the implementation of day to day field level activities. S/he needs to work closely with farmers, farmer groups and cooperatives and the local government to plan, implement and coordinate the project activities.
Education and Experience: Intermediate or JT/JTA in Agriculture, with 3 years of work experience (preferably 5 years) in areas of agriculture value chain and cooperative management with a willingness to work in rural settings are encouraged to apply.
Last date to apply: 25 December 2020
HOW 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 25 December 2020 (10 Poush 2077). Applications can be submitted via email at [email protected] 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).