Research Consultant

iDE Nepal

Detailed Job description / requirements:

Vacancy Announcement 

Date - Nov 22, 2022

iDE, a global organization that advances market-based approaches in agriculture, finance, and WASH to create income and livelihood opportunities for low-income rural households, is recruiting a Research Consultant for Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur Chitwan and Far Western University Tikapur, Kailali

Project Name: USAID/Feed the Future Nepal Integrated Pest Management

Implementing Partners: Virginia Tech (Prime), Nepal Agriculture Research Council NARC (NERC and NMRP), and iDE Nepal

Collaborative Partners: Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) and Far-Western University (FWU)

Position: Research Consultant 

Number: Two (1 at AFU Rampur, Chitwan, 1 at FWU Tikapur, Kailali)

The project duration for the position:  November 2022 to October 2023

Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU), Far-Western University (FWU), and IDE Nepal are jointly involved in a one-year research project to identify, multiply and field application of potential biological control agents of Fall armyworm in Nepal. Research Assistants (RAs) will be hired to assist the technical management team under the technical supervision of university focal persons. Further, RAs will be involved in preparing and developing protocol as per the research objectives, keeping day-by-day lab records, managing field visits, setting field trials, supporting student research, data collection, and other varieties of duties guided by the management and research team.  

Major roles and responsibilities 

  • Prepare and set up required lab equipment for upcoming research experiments
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and chemicals 
  • Plan and manage regular monitoring of the field 
  • Assist in student research
  • Prepare for the field research 
  • Laboratory and field data collections 
  • Regular monitoring of the ongoing field and lab experiments 
  • Data collection, data verification, and analysis 
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and other research reports, presentations, and communication skills with good spoken and written English and Nepali.
  • Other activities assigned by the technical supervisors 

Skill and qualifications 

  • Familiar with the biological control-based laboratory and fieldwork 
  • Skills in natural enemies collection and preservation 
  • Skills in laboratory and field research design and implementation
  • Proper Verbal and written communication skills 
  • Data collection, analysis, and relevant interpretation skills
  • Good teamwork and a strong commitment to work.
  • Good command of computer application 
  • Minimum Bachelor in Agriculture (BSc. Ag)
  • Ability to keep day-by-day field records

Selection criteria

  • Academic qualification and work experience in the agriculture field 
  • Lab handling skills 
  • Verbal skills and applicant’s commitment 


iDE Nepal offers a monthly service rate of NPR 35, 000 including transportation allowance, tax will be applicable as per the Government rules and regulations.

How to Apply

Submit an updated CV and Photograph by 5 PM, Nov 28, 2022. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further process. No telephone inquiries will be entertained.

As per the gender and workforce diversity policy of iDE, female candidates and/or candidates from disadvantaged communities are highly encouraged to apply. 


Job Overview

Category Development and Project, Development / INGO
Openings 2
Position Type Full Time
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 22 Nov, 2022
Apply Before 28 Nov, 2022
City Chitwan, Tikapur,Kailali