Forum for Rural Welfare and Agricultural Reform for Development (FORWARD Nepal) is a national non-governmental organization working in the fields of agriculture, food and nutrition security, livelihoods, forestry, natural resource management, and climate change for the last 18 years. One of its current major projects is the implementation of "Forest-based Enterprise Promotion" of Multi Stakeholder Forestry Programme (MSFP) in Bajura and Doti districts. MSFP is a joint programme of Government of Nepal in collaboration with the Governments of Finland, Switzerland and the UK, which aims to maximize the contribution of Nepal's Forestry Sector to inclusive economic growth, poverty reduction and tackling climate change. For MSFP, FORWARD Nepal is looking for experienced and qualified candidates for the position of "Area Programme Manager (APM)" with the following requirements.
Key responsibilities: The APM is expected to provide strategic leadership and guidance in the MSFP implementation, monitoring and evaluation, reporting and ensure that MSFP make a notable contribution to reducing poverty - generating household income and employment opportunities, andimproving livelihood security, especially among the disadvantaged groups in Bajura and Doti districts. The APM is responsible for establishing and maintaining congenial working relationships with the government officials, donors, media, local NGO partners and other key stakeholders.
Qualification and Experiences: Masters degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Agriculture or other relevant field with minimum 5 years of experience (or Bachelors degree with at least 10 years of experience) in management of the forestry, NTFPs-value chains, NRM and/or Agriculture related programme. Candidates must have experience and commitment to work in the remote areas, with poor and disadvantaged groups.
The position is based in Doti with frequent travels to project sites in Bajura and Doti. Interested candidates are requested to submit their application along with a motivation letter and updated CV by August 11, 2015 via email firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post to P.O. Box 11 (Bhp), Bharatpur, Chitwan. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for participation in the recruitment process.
FORWARD Nepal promotes workforce diversity and applies positive discrimination to candidates from discriminated groups (women and candidates from Dalit, Janjati, Madhesi / Terai, and other minority communities).
FORWARD Nepal is a non-profit, service-oriented non-governmental organization established in 1997 to help disadvantaged groups and the rural poor. It is registered at the District Administration Office, Chitwan, and affiliated to the Social Welfare Council, Nepal. The organization aims at reducing poverty of rural communities through integrated and sustainable development interventions. FORWARD Nepal’s program activities are focused towards improving food security, household incomes and resource conservation to contribute to sustainable rural livelihoods. It integrates social mobilization, agriculture, livestock, aquaculture, farm forestry, biodiversity conservation, value chain and market development in a multi-stakeholder approach in partnership with government, non-government organizations and private sectors both at national and local levels.