Forestry/Agriculture Officer

ANSAB Nepal

Detailed Job description / requirements:

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

ANSAB is currently seeking qualified, dynamic and result oriented persons for the following positions for a project to be implemented in four Palikas in Nawalpur district. 

POSITION: Forestry/Agriculture Officer

Duty station: Nawalpur

Required number: 1

Major roles and responsibilities:

The agriculture officer will work towards promoting adoption of organic farming practices in the project area. 

  • Organize farmers into groups and group enterprises 
  • Organize and facilitate field level meetings, workshop, group discussion, and training activities on organic farming practices
  • Train farmers on the preparation and use of organic fertilizer and and pest management applications
  • Support farmers groups to develop an internal control system (ICS) and other documentation required for later certification
  • Support development of toolkits on soil conditioning and organic input preparation and application, and on cultivation practices for the select commercially important cultivated MAP species
  • Facilitate enterprises for quality production and marketing  
  • Coordinate with local schools, local level government and civil society organizations to enhance synergy to the project

Qualification and skills:

  • Minimum Bachelors’ degree in Agriculture with two years of work experience in organic agriculture or ecological agriculture field
  • Good understanding on the socio-economic and environmental issues of Nepalese agriculture, specifically in the project area
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills in English and Nepali
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work under pressure and tight deadlines 
  • Good computer skills including MS Words and Excel
  • Motorbike riding skill with valid driving license 

POSITION: FORESTRY OFFICER

Duty station: Nawalpur

Required number: 1

Major roles and responsibilities:

The forestry officer will contribute to the improved forest management practices in the project area in line with National Forest Stewardship Standards (NFSS) 

  • Organize forest users into community forest user groups 
  • Organize and facilitate field level meetings, workshop, group discussion, and training activities on sustainable forest management and standards - NFSS, biodiversity and ecosystem services and high conservation value 
  • Carry out resource assessments of forests (incl. ecosystem services & biodiversity) and detailed inventories of NTFPs in community forests
  • Develop forest management plan in line with NFSS by carrying out gap analysis providing technical assistance to CFUGs to fulfill the identified gaps 
  • Contribute to the development of toolkit on sustainable harvesting practices of select MAP species
  • Promote fire prevention and control measures and use of alternative energy options to reduce the burning of firewood
  • Coordinate with local schools, local FECOFUNs, local level government and civil society organizations to enhance synergy to the project

Qualification and skills:

  • Minimum B.Sc. in forestry with two years of experience or bachelor degree in any discipline with Intermediate degree in Forestry and four years of experience
  • Good knowledge on community forestry, NTFPs, forest inventory, and certification 
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills in English and Nepali
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work under pressure and tight deadlines 
  • Good computer skills including MS Words and Excel
  • Motorbike riding skill with valid driving license

Qualified candidates meeting the above requirements may apply by sending an application including an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a cover letter, and expected gross salary by August 01, 2021 by e-mail to: ansab@ansab.org.np

Residents from the project districts or candidates with prior working experience in the district will be given priority for the positions. Candidates from the four Palikas (Kawasoti, Madhyabindu, BinayiTriveni and Hupsekot) are strongly encouraged to apply.

ANSAB is an equal opportunity employer and doesn’t discriminate any applicant with regards to gender, caste, race, color, or religion.

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 2
Position Type Full Time
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Graduate (Bachelors)
Posted Date 21 Jul, 2021
Apply Before 01 Aug, 2021
City Kathmandu