Procurement Notice - National Consultant - Forestry, Land use (FLU) and Natural resources Management (NRM) Expert


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Terms of Reference (TOR)


Post Title: National Consultant – Forestry, Land use (FLU) and Natural resources Management (NRM) Expert

Type of Contract Individual Contract

Location: Home-based

Project: Scaling up Climate Ambition on Land Use and Agriculture through Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and National Adaptation Plan (NAP) (SCALA)

Additional Category: Resilience, Agriculture and Climate Change

Starting Date: July 2024

Duration: 63 days spread over 6 months (till 30 December 2024)


The Agriculture Development Strategy (ADS) is Nepal's national sectoral strategy for 2015-2035. The ADS is a living strategy designed to evolve and improve through continuous monitoring and review. The ADS has five key objectives: enhancing food and nutrition security, reducing poverty, increasing competitiveness, ensuring higher and more equitable incomes for rural households, and strengthening farmers' rights. Regarding food security, the ADS outlines that all its outcomes, outputs, and activities aim to improve food and nutrition security, either directly or indirectly. It focuses on sustainably increasing food production through higher productivity and sustainable resource use; reducing farmers' vulnerability by improving food, feed, and seed reserves, emergency preparedness and response, and implementing climate-smart agricultural practices; increasing farmers' incomes; enhancing market access; reducing post-harvest losses; improving food safety; promoting trade for a more diversified diet; and accelerating the growth of micro, small, and medium agro-enterprises, particularly those led by women, youth, disadvantaged groups, and individuals in disadvantaged regions. Additionally, the ADS supports the development of legislation related to food rights and food sovereignty in line with the principles of the Nepal Constitution 2015.

The ADS also aims to boost the prosperity of farmers and agro-entrepreneurs through higher incomes, improved livelihoods, and enhanced food and nutrition security. It emphasizes the inclusion of disadvantaged groups and regions and adopts a value chain development approach based on the markets for the poor framework, which focuses on more equitable benefit distribution along the value chain. The ADS promotes the growth of agro-enterprises led by traditionally excluded groups such as women, youth, Dalits, and Janajatis.


The consultant will have competency and demonstrated experience and expertise in undertaking the assignments. The consultant shall possess following qualifications:


  • Master’s degree in forestry or Natural resources Management, or Environmental science with 10 years of experience in forestry management, land use change, managing other natural resources or any other relevant field.


  • Scaling up Climate Ambition in Land-use and Agriculture Terms of Reference
  • Demonstrated work experience in Forestry, land use (including use of GIS), Natural resource management, knowledge and preparing strategic policy framework in agricultural sector in Nepal.
  • Demonstrated track record experience in similar assignment to support policy advise and policy advocacy on forest, land use and Natural resource management.
  • Track record of leading multi-disciplinary team in complex assignment with experience in liaising and coordination with government agencies.
  • Good understanding, knowledge and prior experience in forestry, land use change, and agricultural and natural resources management in Nepal.
  • Strong knowledge of agriculture, climate change, setting national and sub national climate priorities, implementation framework, strategies development and other key requirements to advise government.
  • Also have a proven track record of publications in NRM, Forestry and Land use and governance and generation and dissemination of knowledge products.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral in English.

Click on the link below to download detailed TOR:

Terms of Reference_Forestry and NRM EXPERT

Deadline: 11th July, 2024, 5:00 PM (Nepal Time)

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Category Development and Project, Environment and Natural Resource, Forestry
Openings 1
Position Type Contract
Experience 10+ years
Education Masters in Forestry, Master’s degree in Environmental Science
Posted Date 04 Jul, 2024
Apply Before 11 Jul, 2024
City Other - Specify