Forest Enterprise Development And Private Sector Promotion Expert

Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development
Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2015-03-08 Deadline: 2015-03-30
  • Nos. of Opening : 1
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Master's Degree
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Key Responsibilities: The Forest Enterprise and Private Sector Promotion Expert is primarily responsible for providing strategic and operational level leadership to deliver the following key outcomes: (i) Engaging and ensuring increased private sector investment in selected forest based value chains; and (ii) Creating local jobs/employments through the scaling up of forest based enterprises across the project districts. The incumbent will work closely with the project team, including LIPOs, LFGs, DFOs, private sectors and other key stakeholders to plan for, implement and promote pro-poor and gender sensitive forest based enterprises. This is a senior position and the position reports to the Area Programme Manager. The position will be based in one of the 3 District Coordination Offices, as appropriate.

Job Specification

Qualification and Experience: Minimum Masters Degree in related field, with minimum 5 years work experience in private sector promotion and forest-based enterprise development in rural settings. 

Required Skills and Competencies: The skills, abilities, experiences and knowledge outlined below provide a summary of what is required to carry out this job effectively. They also form the selection criteria for the right appointment: Strong conceptual and operational experience in private sector promotion and forest based enterprise development; Strong inter-personal, communication, negotiation, facilitation and representation skills; Demonstrated experience in programme planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting; Demonstrated skills in team building; and ability to coach and mentor staff and partners. This is a relatively new area of work, and the situations are variable. Therefore, the incumbent must have capacity and willingness to listen, learn and apply lessons learned with strong analytical skills by understanding the context. The position will face and address problems that are typically non-recurring.

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LI-BIRD offers competitive remuneration and other benefits as laid out in its Personnel Policies. Interested candidates are requested to submit their application along with a motivation letter and updated CV including two references, citizenship certificate and relevant testimonials by 30 March 2015 (16 Chaitra 2071). Application can also be sent by email at with the email subject starting as: [VACANCY]. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview. Telephone calls will not be entertained and could lead to disqualification.

LI-BIRD promotes workforce diversity and applies positive discrimination to candidates from discriminated groups (women and candidates from Dalit, Janajati, Madhesi/Terai, and other minority community).

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Organization Summary

Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD) is a non-profit making, non-governmental organization established in 1995 in Pokhara, Nepal. LI-BIRD is registered with the District Administrative Office of Kaski (Regd. No. 217/025/053) and affiliated with the Social Welfare Council (Regd. No. 3394).

LI-BIRD is committed to capitalizing on local initiatives for sustainable management of renewable natural resources in order to improve the livelihoods of rural poor and marginalized farmers, especially women.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location PO Box 324, Pokhara, Nepal +977 61 526834, 535357
Organization Size 1-10
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