Climate, Resilience and Agriculture Officer- CRAG Officer

iDE Nepal

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Climate, Resilience and Agriculture Officer- CRAG Officer

iDE has been in Nepal since 1992, developing market systems that provide simple innovations to help rural communities get out of poverty. Our long-standing presence in Nepal is a testimony to adaptive learning, continual innovation, and commitment to delivering meaningful impact. From the germination of an idea, through research, piloting, and its evolution into impactful and scalable solutions, iDE possesses an unparalleled understanding of Nepal's market dynamics. This deep insight has enabled us to diagnose critical value chain bottlenecks, paving the way for strategic interventions that open doors of opportunity for the marginalized.

iDE Nepal’s holistic approach to market development is what truly sets us apart. In addition to identifying market opportunities for marginalized populations, we nurture them from seed to fruition. We work hand-in-hand with the private sector, forge partnerships with governments at every administrative level, collaborate with global development partners, and most crucially, have earned the trust and partnership of the rural communities we serve. Our expansive reach, covering all seven provinces, and our continued efforts towards inclusive and resilient market development, stand testament to iDE Nepal's unwavering commitment to making a difference—one innovation at a time.

International Development Enterprises (iDE) Nepal is seeking for a Climate, Resilience and Agriculture Officer.

The CRAG Officer plays a key role in supporting various project activities and interventions, particularly in designing detailed implementation plans for climate resilience and agriculture projects. This position involves assisting small farmers in adopting farming methods tailored to their areas and responsive to climate changes, while promoting nature-based solutions to enhance farm productivity. The officer conducts climate risk assessments, supports training sessions, and works closely with partners and stakeholders to align projects with objectives.

  • Assist in conducting project activities and designing detailed implementation plans for climate resilience and agriculture projects.
  • Provide support to small farmers in adopting optimal farming methods suited to their area and responsive to climate changes.
  • Conduct climate risk assessments to help small farms address challenges effectively.
  • Support the organization and execution of training sessions, seminars, and panel discussions.
  • Collaborate closely with partners and stakeholders to ensure project alignment with objectives.
  • Prepare and update program reports and technical documents regularly.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to develop climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies at local, regional, and national levels.
  • Engage with affected communities and farmers to raise awareness about climate change impacts across various sectors.
  • Facilitate capacity-building programs targeting affected areas to enhance farmers' resilience to climate variability and disasters.
  • Organize and support education and outreach activities, including workshops, field days, and virtual training, for farmers, private sector actors, youth entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders.
  • Promote the adoption of climate-smart agricultural and sustainability practices, emphasizing the inclusion of green skills and jobs.
  • Advocate for the inclusion of women, youth, and marginalized communities in all project activities involving public and private sector stakeholders in project-implemented districts.
  • Develop organizational strategy to strive towards becoming carbon-neutral, including initiatives to reduce carbon emissions and enhance sustainability practices.
  • Engage with stakeholders and partners at national and international levels to foster collaboration and knowledge-sharing on climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts.
  • Share updates and success stories from our projects through presentations, panel discussions, and networking events, highlighting the impact of our work in addressing climate challenges

Qualification and experience:

  • Graduate with 2-3 years' experience at Supervisor/Assistant level or Master with a year of experience. A minimum undergraduate degree in agriculture, climate change adaptation studies, regenerative agriculture or agro-ecology, environmental science, natural resource management, or a relevant field. A master's degree will be an added value.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in conducting training and capacity-building activities for smallholder farmers, cooperatives and local stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English and Nepali
  • Able to travel to project sites for training and other project-related field-level activities as and when required.

Note: This position is based in Kathmandu, Nepal and is contingent upon funding.

How to Apply

Interested and qualifying applicants can submit their application to the following Letter and CV in English, with both phone and email contact details of at least 3 professional references by April 10, 2024.


As per the iDE norms.

iDE Nepal is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Members of Disadvantaged Caste, Ethnic and Religious Groups are Strongly Encouraged to Apply.


Category Agriculture, Development and Project, Environment and climate
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 27 Mar, 2024
Apply Before 10 Apr, 2024
City Lalitpur