Field Officer (Forestry)
Detailed Job description / requirements:
ForestAction Nepal in partnership with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), Kathmandu Forestry College (KAFCOL), Federation of Community Forest Users Nepal (FECOFUN) Jhapa is implementing a project “Uprating Community Forest management in Nepal : enhancing biodiversity and livelihoods” funded by Darwin Initiative UK . The project is being implemented in coordination with Division Forest Office (DFO) and local governments of project site. The project aims to mainstream biodiversity conservation in Nepal’s community forests through demonstration of model strategies at site level and capacity building coupled with national level policy dialogues. The project site is the 6000 ha Jalthal forest in Jhapa district which is currently being managed by 22 CFUGs. Jalthal forest is a remnant forest in the densely populated lowland in the eastern Nepal. The project has ambitious targets of restoring of forest and wetlands by controlling invasive weeds and conserving biodiversity through participatory management and action research. Project links biodiversity conservation with social and economic benefits to rural communities through forest based microenterprises including ecotourism development. ForestAction Nepal has an exciting position of a field officer to work in the project. Qualified and interested Nepalese candidates are invited to apply. Women and people from disadvantaged group are encouraged to apply.
- Coordinate the project field team, facilitate program implementation, conduct field level activities and report to the project manager.
- Coordinate with project partners and local stakeholders including local governments to implement project activities.
- Support and facilitate biodiversity assessment of the forest and prepare experimental setup for land restoration following Mikania control
- Organize workshops and training programs for CFUG leaders and produce training reports Organize meetings with CFUGs for capacity building, biodiversity inventory and monitoring.
- Coordinate with partners for forest and wetland restoration program by controlling Mikania invasion and biodiversity management
- Keep record of project activities and maintain evidences for all activities, prepare report of activities, maintain research data
- Work with stakeholders to establish forest based microenterprise including ecotourism
- Represent the project and ForestAction Nepal in meetings within the project district
- Carryout any other assigned activities related to ForestAction Nepal’s programs and projects.
- BSc Forestry with minimum of three years’ work experience in forest management and biodiversity conservation or related fields or MSc forestry with minimum of one year’s work experience.
Salary and benefits: As per ForestAction Nepal rule
Duty Station: Jhapa (Travel to KTM as required)
If you are interested send your application and CV to email@example.com, by 06 of August 2021.
Duration: one year
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Telephone enquiries shall not be entertained.