Project Coordinator: Livelihoods and Renewable Energy

Renewable World
Location: Surkhet,Banke,Kathmandu
Salary:As Per Organization's Rule
Posted Date: 2020-01-29 Deadline: 2020-02-16
  • Location : Surkhet Banke Kathmandu
  • Qualification Degree : Bachelors
  • Salary : As Per Organization's Rule
  • Category : Project
  • Nature : Contract
Job Description

Reporting To: Project Manager

Location: Mid-Western Nepal, primarily Surkhet and Banke, occasional travel to other regions as well as the Kathmandu Office.

Duration: 24 months initial fixed term contract with possibility of extension based on performance

Overall Purpose:

Coordinate the delivery of Renewable World’s renewable-energy driven livelihoods programmes in Mid-Western Nepal. This position will be responsible for supporting the regional team; directly managing Agricultural Officers and coordinating additional team members from Renewable World and our local partners, including the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer, Regional Technical Officer and Social Mobilisers. This position requires at least five years’ experience in livelihoods promotion and development, organic agriculture, market development, and the demonstrated ability to lead Renewable World’s overall livelihoods development strategy at regional level. The post-holder should also be familiar with 

renewable energy technologies, including Biogas, Improved Cookstoves and solar powered technologies. As part of this role, the Livelihoods Project Coordinator will collaborate with stakeholders at local and regional level to streamline these technologies in a sustainable and commercial way, to facilitate livelihoods and health improvements.

The post-holder will be responsible for managing multiple pilot projects, centred on the development of new markets for clean cooking solutions, organic compost and solar-energy enhanced livelihoods. This will include undertaking market studies, developing livelihoods packages and building the capacity of rural communities to grow their incomes through new opportunities.  The post-holder must possess sensitivity to caste, gender and economic class and will, at all times, adhere to Renewable World’s Safeguarding Policy and enhanced Code of Conduct. Strong communications skills and an ability to work with rural communities on the ground are essential.  While reporting and written work will be required, this is a predominantly district-based job, requiring frequent field travel across the region.

Job Specification

Qualification, Experience and Attributes


  • 5 years’ work experience in rural development and livelihoods with relevant master’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree with 7 years’ experience in similar field can apply
  • Experience in innovating and implementing different interventions in livelihood, entrepreneurship and enterprise development
  • Experience in slurry management and sustainable compost systems
  • Extensive knowledge of climate-smart agriculture, local agricultural varieties and their properties;
  • Confident in supporting entrepreneurs to develop and put into practice commercially viable business plans;
  • Experience in undertaking needs assessments and market assessments;
  • Skilled in value chain design and implementation;
  • Proven experience in the usage of computer and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and able to write reports in English;
  • Ability to work independently, including strong time management and self-motivation skills;
  • Ability to take direction and feedback from senior staff and ensure that activities are in line with Detailed Implementation Plans and budgets.


  • Experience in clean cooking solutions (Improved Cookstoves and/ or biogas);
  • Experience in delivering awareness raising and/ or marketing campaigns;
  • Practical experience in fruit and vegetable farming and growing crops from seed;
  • Practical experience in planning, organization and facilitation of workshops;
  • Line management experience.

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. However, it is inevitable that responsibilities and tasks may be varied and unpredictable. It is expected of the staff to respond with a flexible approach when tasks arise which are not specifically covered in this job description. Should an additional responsibility or task become a regular part of an employee’s job, the job description will be amended in consultation with the employee.


Apply Instructions

Application Deadline: 16/02/2020

How to Apply: Please send your CV and a covering letter (1-page only) to

Job Description

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Organization Summary

Renewable World, formerly known as the Koru Foundation, was set up in 2007 with support from individuals within the renewable energy industry to act as the link between the European Renewable Energy sector and energy poor communities who are most vulnerable to climate change.
Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Kupondole, Lalitpur, Nepal
Organization Size 50-100
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