Key Responsibilities: The GESI and Livelihood Expert (GLE) is primarily responsible for providing strategic and operational level leadership to deliver the following key outcomes: (i) Plan for, design and implement packaged livelihood improvement support in conjunction with Local Implementing Partner Organizations (LIPOs), Local Forest Groups (LFGs), District Forest Offices (DFOs) and other key stakeholders, with focus on women, poor and disadvantaged households; (ii) Support LIPOs, LFGs, DFOs and other key stakeholders in the preparation of Local Adaptation Plans for Action (LAPAs) using the GON’s 7 steps adaptation planning process; and (iii) Support LIPOs, LFGs and other key stakeholders in the implementation of LAPAs, with focus on climate vulnerable households. The GLE is also responsible for generating adequate level of programme synergies and leveraging resources at local level, i.e. local financing for local adaptation, so as to ensure long-term sustainability of project promoted activities. The GLE is a senior position and a member of Project Management Team. The GLE reports to the Area Programme Manager, and will be based in one of the 3 District Coordination Offices, as appropriate.
Qualification and Experience: Minimum Masters Degree in forestry or natural resource management, with minimum 5 years work experience in designing, implementing, monitoring and reporting pro-poor and gender sensitive livelihood and local adaptation related programme activities 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, inter-personal, communication, negotiation, facilitation and representation skills; Demonstrated experience in livelihood and local adaptation programme planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting; Demonstrated skills in team building; and ability to coach and mentor staff and partners. The GLE must have capacity and willingness to listen, learn and apply lessons learned with strong analytical skills by understanding the context. The GLE 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 email@example.com 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).
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.