The Program Officer – Prototype Support position will manage the prototype component of the project Strengthening Smallholder Enterprises of Livestock Value Chain for Poverty Reduction and Economic Growth in Nepal (SLVCII). S/He will collaborate with thematic leads to prioritize prototypes and facilitate prototype design, approval, execution, reporting, and recommendation for scaling up. S/He will be responsible to develop a system to track milestones at all stages of prototype design and execution and implement it.
A. Support Prototype Development and Management (25%)
Support the Project Management and Support.
Lead to develop a prototype development and management guideline.
B. Support Prototype Design and Approval (20%)
Support Prototype Investigators (technical subject matter experts) to create detailed prototype designs including budget and milestones.
Ensure the rigor of process/data and costs are at an optimum balance.
Carry out desk reviews, research, and consultation with experts and stakeholders to develop a business case.
Analyze the budget, Return on Investment (ROI), and document justification for funding.
Explore internal/external funding sources.
Work with Project Management and Support.
Lead and Country Office Program (COP) in securing prototype approval.
C. Prototype Implementation, Monitoring, and Reporting (20%)
Support the Prototype Investigators in preparing prototype implementation plans.
Regularly check on the implementation of the prototype and guide appropriately.
Support in data compilation, analysis, and reporting.
D. Drawing Lessons Learned, Documentation, Sharing Lessons Learned and Recommendation for Scaling Up (20%)
Support in the interpretation of results/outcomes and drawing lessons learned.
Ensure proper documentation – process as well as outcomes, prepare periodic reports and update the leadership team.
Facilitate the process of preparing to scale up proposals.
Support Prototype Investigators in preparing technical briefs, case studies, or scientific papers and share them in the appropriate forums.
E. Prototype Relationship Management (10%)
Support in relationship management of related stakeholders inside and outside of the organization (such as academic/research institutions, related subject matter experts, etc.). for proper design and smooth execution of the prototypes.
F. May perform other duties as assigned (5%)
A Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Science, Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Business Management, Community Development, Sociology, or a related field.
(3) years of experience is required.
Experience working in socio-economic, agricultural, or development-related research.
A cover letter mentioning expected salary along with application form (download from website), latest curriculum-vitae, a recent passport size photograph, a copy of Nepali citizenship certificate should be submitted by email to email@example.com by 1 February 2021. Please indicate the position that you are applying for in the subject line. For details of the job description, please visit our website http://www.heifernepal.org.
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for the interview. Telephone inquiries will not be entertained.
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