Sr Programme Officer

Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2017-01-12 Deadline: 2017-01-20
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Master's Degree
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Position: Senior Programme Officer: Value Chain Management MAPs

Duty station:  Kathmandu

Brief Project Description: The national MAPs plan of action has been designed through intensive stakeholder consultation, taking into account the Nepal Trade Integration Strategy (NTIS), and sets out to strengthen all relevant stakeholders to improve production, collection, processing and marketing, including branding, both national and international, towards achieving the Nepal export objectives. Therefore, these stakeholders, both public and private, will be assisted in the implementation of the national MAPs action plan. This assistance will be given in the form of training, workshops, technical assistance and advice, some investment contributions and facilitation of stakeholder participation and engagement. To ensure tangible results, cooperation with associations and federations that are capable of implementing these activities and that have been engaged in respective activities in the past will be sought. Among other activities, the MAPs value chain will be upgraded by introducing new marketing strategies, such as organic certification, trademarks or geographical indications, and by qualifying local producers to deliver on the respective requirements. A special effort will be made to integrate owners and employees of Small and Medium Enterprise (SME), suppliers and producers, in particular community forest groups and cooperatives, women and traditional knowledge-holding local groups into a formal and functional value chain.

The Senior Programme Officer (SPO), who also acts as a National Project Manager for IN-MAPs project, will be fully responsible for the sub-components on MAPs in INCLUDE and trade related issues on MAPs with the TPP Programme. The SPO will spend 30 percent of his/her time in the field to ensure quality and timely accomplishment of the project activities.


The Senior Programme Officer, under the overall supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor, is responsible for:

  • Liaising with stakeholders in the MAPs sector and maintain working relations
  • Ensuring functioning of the MAPs related steering structure
  • Undertaking budget allocations and revisions
  • Monitoring and Evaluation plus Reporting
  • Joint coordination of the different components and harmonization
  • Ensuring implementation of in-country communication strategy
  • Disseminating information and success stories of the project achievements
  • Supervising staffs allocated to the INCLUDE's MAPs Value Chain Component and MAPs Tier Two project within INCLUDE and TPP, and staff allocated to the Public Private Partnership initiative
  • Facilitating the work of national and international experts and consultants
  • Performing the role of Key Account Manager (KAM) of MAPs within the "Sustainable Economic Development & Trade" sector
  • Providing administrative backstopping and clearing-house functions

Required qualification and experience:

  • At least Master's Degree in Forestry, Botany, Agriculture, Resource Economics, Natural Resource Management or related field
  • Experience of 5 years in a management position (Project operation, staff supervision, monitoring and evaluation etc.)
  • Excellent presentation skill and result oriented attitude
  • At least two years of experience in the MAPs sector, familiar with MAPs sub-sector and its value chain
  • Proven experience of following multi-stakeholder process and team management
  • Experiences of dealing with government agencies and private sector
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Good negotiation skill and a good team player
  • Very good communication skills in English and Nepali (both written and verbal)
  • Proficiency in using MS Office package

Interested Nepali citizens are requested to send a completed application including CV, two referees to the email address < > by 20 January 2017.

Only applications sent by email will be accepted.

Please write in the subject line while applying by position: for "Ref. Nr. 17001: Senior Programme Officer: Value Chain Management MAPs".

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