Programme Officer/Agriculture Technician/Livestock Technician

Rupantaran

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Vacancy Announcement

About Rupantaran

Rupantaran is a non-government organization dedicated to transform people’s lives and living by mobilizing and managing resources, promoting social justice and nurturing collaboration. It envisions a transformation in natural resources, resource users and resource institutions through knowledge, actions and relationships. 

Rupantaran, national NGO is implementing "Promoting Climate Resilient Agriculture (CRA) through Climate Field Schools and knowledge production" Programme in the leadership of FINN CHURCH AID FOUNDATION (FCA). Rupantaran is a key programme partner to implement activities in Surkhet, Dailekh, and Bajura Districts.

Program and Team Summary

Rupantaran, in the leadership of FINN CHURCH AID FOUNDATION (FCA), is managing the "Promoting Climate Resilient Agriculture (CRA) through Climate Field Schools and knowledge production" Programme, supported by German Development Cooperation (GiZ).

The Promoting Climate Resilient Agriculture (CRA) through Climate Field Schools and knowledge production programme activity will Introduce climate smart agriculture to the poor and disadvantage groups will help to increase production and income as well as build resilience for future climate change related challenges. Intensive training of the project participants including introduction and demonstration of climate smart technologies will help farmers to adopt climate smart practices in agriculture and livestock production practices. This will help to increase production and income as well as adaptation of climate smart technologies will help to minimize climate change related challenges and build resilience for the future risks. 

Rupantaran, as national partner, is responsible to provide technical support to implement agriculture activities in the districts is focused on access to and availability of nutritious food, increased agricultural production and income through various intervention at field level.

1. Programme Officer (1)

Location: Surkhet, Nepal

Position Status: Regular Staff

More specifically s/he will be responsible for the following

Program Planning and Implementation:

  • Represent Rupantaran to effectively plan and implement Agriculture program in project districts. 
  • Assist in preparing and implementing strategy, plans and guidelines for project and its activities at the cluster and district level 
  • Work closely with central team (FCA and Rupantaran) to prepare annual Detail Implementation Plan and Annual Work Plans of the project 
  • Assist in preparing periodic/quarterly plan with the central and regional team and facilitating its timely and effective implementation 
  • Ensure effective planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the project activities 

Coordination and capacity building:

  • Support and provide technical back stopping to Agriculture/Livestock Technicians in programme planning, implementation, monitoring and quality assurance in Agriculture activities
  • Coordinate and capacitate multiple stakeholders at districts and regional level to create enabling environment for planning, mainstreaming and integration of the project activities. 
  • Coordination and collaboration with Provincial Government and civil society and private stakeholders for leveraging of programme fund, sharing and replication of best practices
  • Represent in and backstop cluster team to organize and share program progress and plan in different forums.
  • Maintain effective coordination with consortium partner organization, governmental institutions and others at regional level as required to implement program.

Monitoring, Documentation and Reporting:

  • Regular field visit to assist backstopping, monitoring and reporting of the project accomplishments.  
  • Participate in joint monitoring involving different stakeholders and donors as required in the field 
  • Maintain/compile database, case studies and reports as acquired from field, analyze and report as necessary
  • Document and share program learning and experiences in different forums and media and promote replication of best practices
  • Prepare communication and extension materials for publication
  • Support central team in preparation of project compliance documents as required
  • Ensure timely accomplishment of targets Vs indicators as per the project proposal and Performance and Monitoring Plan 
  • Support visitors, guests and representatives from donors and other Stakeholders as per need.

Financial Management:

  • Ascertain proper use of project resources and finances ensuring value for money
  • Assist Focal Person-“Rupantaran” and finance at Rupantaran to regularize financial planning and reporting 

Required Qualification:

  • Bachelor degree in Agriculture or equivalent from a recognized university with at least three years of practical experience in the sector. 
  • Updated knowledge of key issues in rural development (gender, social inclusion, equity, empowerment etc.)

Essentials:

  • Ability to lead/coordinate a multi-disciplinary team of partners and stakeholders
  • Pro-active and innovativeness
  • Experience of directly supervising and backstopping program staffs
  • Good understanding on participatory program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluations
  • Empathy to poor and marginalized smallholders’ farmers and climate vulnerable communities
  • Strong knowledge and facilitation skills in training design and delivery related themes
  • Good command on oral and written English and Nepali 
  • Documentation and reporting skills
  • Ability to say no in matters that harms organization or the project
  • Knowledge of financial management and donor
  • Computer proficiency in MS word, Excel, Power point etc
  • Ability to work independently with minimum guidance

Desirable:

  • Strong proficiency in English and Nepali language
  • Willingness to work and travel in the field extensively
  • Commitment to work for full project duration
  • Understanding of database management skills
  • Previous work experience on Improved agriculture practices, micro-irrigation technologies, crop insurance/safety nets schemes
  • Prior experience in complex donor funded programmes with joined consortium organizations. 

Remuneration and Benefit Package

  • As per the organization norms commensurate with the project agreement

1Contingent upon contract with Donor

2. Agriculture Technician-3 /Livestock Technician-1

Location: Surkhet, Dailekh and Bajura 

Position Status: Regular Staff

More specifically s/he will be responsible for the following

Program Activities Implementation:

  • Represent Rupantaran to effectively plan and implement Agriculture field activities in the districts. 
  • Assist Cluster/Program Officer in preparingfield activities.
  • Assist Cluster team in preparing periodic/quarterly plan of facilitating effective implementation.

Coordination and capacity building:

  • Support Cluster/Program Officer in programme planning, implementation, monitoring and quality assurance in Agriculture activities
  • Coordinate multiple stakeholders at field to create enabling environment for integration of project activities. 
  • Maintain effective coordination with consortium partner organization, governmental institutions and others at field level as required to implement program. 

Monitoring, Documentation and Reporting:

  • Assist Cluster/Program Officer to maintain or compile database, case studies and reports as acquired from field level, analyze and report as necessary
  • Ensure timely accomplishment of field level targets as per the project proposal and Plan.
  • Support visitors, guests and representatives from donors and other Stakeholders as per need.

Required Qualification:

  • 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized institutions with at least three years of practical experience in the field of agriculture and livestock. 
  • Updated knowledge of key issues in rural development (gender, social inclusion, equity, empowerment etc.)

Essentials:

  • Pro-active and innovativeness
  • Empathy to poor and marginalized smallholders’ farmers and climate vulnerable communities
  • Good knowledge and facilitation skills in training design and delivery related themes
  • Oral and written English and Nepali 
  • Computer proficiency in MS word, Excel, Power point etc
  • Ability to work independently with minimum guidance

Desirable:

  • Proficiency in English and Nepali language
  • Willingness to work and travel in the field extensively
  • Previous work experience on Improved agriculture practices, micro-irrigation technologies, crop insurance/safety nets schemes
  • Prior experience in complex donor funded programmes with joined consortium organizations. 
  • Remuneration and Benefit Package
  • As per the organization norms commensurate with the project agreement

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet these criteria should Apply/Send the Application Letter with updated CV through email before 28th of March 2023 - 5 pm. Only shortlisted candidate will be notified for further selection process.

Please submit the application via e-mail with Position Title as Subject along with your updated CV and motivation letter. Please send your documents to ngo@rupantaran.org.np  and CC to rupantaran2012@gmail.com

Local, Women, Dalits, Marginalized and Differently Able are highly encouraged to apply for the position. Only the short-listed candidates will be notified for the further assessment. No telephone calls will be entertained.

2Contingent upon contract with Donor

Job Overview

Category Agriculture + Livestock, Development and Project, Development / NGO
Openings 5
Position Type Full Time
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 13 Mar, 2023
Apply Before 28 Mar, 2023
City Surkhet, Dailekh, Bajura