Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research, and Development (LI-BIRD) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established in October 1995 with its Head Office in Gandaki Province, Pokhara. LI-BIRD is committed to capitalizing on local initiatives for sustainable management of renewable natural resources and improving the livelihoods of rural people in Nepal.
LI-BIRD provides a collegial and supportive working environment where young professionals with a learning attitude thrive and succeed. LI-BIRD provides unparalleled mentoring support while challenging its staff to learn, innovate and acquire skills and experiences that will become foundational for the rest of their careers.
LI-BIRD invites applications from eligible Nepali citizens who are reliable, accountable and have the ability to deliver results with the highest integrity for the position.
Job Summary: The Plant Breeder reports to Senior Programme Manager and will be responsible to manage Participatory Crop Improvement (PCI) portfolio including overall participatory plant breeding activities and specific projects. The major duties include: management of Evolutionary Plant Breeding (EPB) project; overseeing the maintenance of released and registered varieties; data analysis, coordination of varietal evaluations research; development of variety release & registration proposals; conducting policy-research on seed and seed system; maintaining relationship with national research and extension systems including local governments; managing source seed production; monitoring and quality control; data management; report writing and publication.
Education and Experience: Master’s degree in Agriculture (Plant Breeding) with five years of work experience in the related field.
LI-BIRD offers competitive remuneration and other benefits as laid out in its Personnel Policies. Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications with CV including three references, citizenship certificate, motorbike/scooter driving license and relevant testimonials by 16 September 2020 (2077 Bhadra 31). The application can also be sent to email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject starting as: [VACANCY]. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for the 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).
Please apply to: Human Resource Manager, LI-BIRD, PO Box. 324, Pokhara, Kaski