Business and Market Systems Trainee

Winrock International (Feed the Future Nepal USAID Agricultural Inputs)

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POSITION TITLE: Business and Market Systems Trainee


LOCATION: Nepalgunj

REPORTS TO: Senior Business Opportunities Manager

DURATION: 6 Months


USAID Agricultural Inputs is a five-year USAID-funded Feed the Future (FTF) activity in Nepal. The aim of USAID Agricultural Inputs is to increase the availability, accessibility, and use of agricultural inputs and technology to improve Nepal’s agricultural productivity. The Activity is implemented by Winrock International in collaboration with five organizations: Center for Environmental and Agricultural Policy, Research, Extension and Development (CEAPRED), MarketShare Associates (MSA), Pathway Technology, Fertilizer Association Nepal (FAN), and Vikara Institute.

USAID Agricultural Inputs will enable lead firms, agrovets, input suppliers, local machinery service providers, and Government of Nepal (GON) change agents and farmers to increase productivity, input supply chain efficiency, market system competitiveness, and strengthen the enabling environment in a way that equitably addresses the needs of women, youth, and members of marginalized groups. USAID Agricultural Inputs will benefit 200,000 farmers in the USAID Feed the Future (FTF) zone of influence.


The Business and Market Systems (BMSD) Trainee will gain knowledge of the agricultural inputs market system through active involvement with the USAID Agricultural Inputs team. This involvement will include meeting the stakeholders (private and public) in the agriculture inputs market system, identifying prominent issues in the market system that the activity can address and supporting in the co-creation process to address those issues.


  • Conduct opportunity mapping as guided by supervisor.
  • Support private sector partners to identify gaps in the business model and co-create with the focal person of the private sector to address the gaps.
  • Meet GoN representatives and officers to discuss collaboration opportunities. 
  • Support BMSD team in the documentation process.
  • Support in data collection and report writing for any research conducted by the team.
  • Field visit and monitor the project activities and report to the BMSD team. 
  • Report to supervisor about the work progress.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Agribusiness or Agriculture Engineering. 
  • Work experience in marketing, sales, and finance will be a plus.
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft office package including Word and Excel.
  • Good communication skills in English and Nepali.
  • Report writing skills will be a plus
  • Should be from the same locality/cluster.
  • Willing to travel to the field.


The duration of the traineeship will be for six months starting on or about July 2024. The BMSD Trainee will report to the Senior Business Opportunities Manager. The position will be based in Nepalgunj but will require frequent travel to the Activity’s focus districts.


The trainee selected will be expected to work from USAID Agricultural Inputs regional/cluster Office. The Activity will arrange in-country travel to the field. Perdiem, including lodging and meals and incidentals (M&IE) will be reimbursed for applicable number of travel days as per USAID Agricultural Inputs policies.  

The trainee selected to participate in the program will be provided a Fixed monthly stipend of NPR 26,000 (excluding applicable taxes) during the traineeship. Additional benefits included paid leave, scheduled holiday and insurance coverage for medical and accidental incidents for the trainee.


The candidates should be from the same locality/cluster. Interested candidates can post their cover letter and CV to Applications will be received on a rolling basis until June 27, 2024. Applicants should reference BMSD Trainee - Nepalgunj in the subject line. 

Note: Those who have previously submitted applications do not need to reapply.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted to participate in the hiring process. 

The organization reserves the right to reject any/all applications without assigning any reason.


Winrock International seeks to cultivate an environment where all candidates relish equal employment opportunities devoid of discrimination, misconduct, fraud, and abuse. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) and Localization guides our practices not just in hiring, but also in staff retention, growth, and policy implementation. This commitment signifies that we value diversity in all its forms including age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, and cultural background. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, recognizing the rich tapestry of the communities in which we live and work.

DISCLAIMER: Winrock does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (resume submission, interview, processing).


Category Engineering - Agriculture, Development / INGO
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time, Contract
Experience 1+ years
Education Bachelor's degree in a related field, Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Agribusiness or Agriculture Engineering
Posted Date 18 Jun, 2024
Apply Before 27 Jun, 2024
City Nepalgunj