Enterprise Development Facilitator

Aasaman Nepal

Aasaman Nepal (ASN) with the vision of happy and healthy children is currently working in 15 districts of Nepal, irrespective of geographical location. Dedicated to children's education, health and rights, ASN works in various developmental themes; Health and nutrition, education, child protection, natural resource management, livelihood, and humanitarian response.

Job Information

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    Duty Station Eastern Region
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Category Development & Project
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    Job Level : Mid-Level

Job Description

Aasaman Nepal (ASN) ‘A pioneer organization for education and nutrition’, is one of the leading Terai based NGOs led and managed by social activists since its establishment in Dhanusha, Janakpur in 1999. ASN has been engaged in developing and implementing programs aimed at protection, promotion and fulfillment of child rights in Nepal. Currently ASN has been working in 11 districts under 6 Thematic Areas as: Education/Child Protection, Women Empowerment, Livelihood/ Natural Resource Management, Disaster Risk Reduction, Health/ Nutrition and Good Governance.

Currently ASN with the support from BMZ/Welthungerhilfe (WHH), is implementing a four years long multisectoral project titled Building Resilience and Nutrition Security in the Kamala River Basin, Siraha District, in three municipalities namely Siraha, kalyanpur and karjanha Municipalities. The overall objective of the project is to improve food and nutrition security and enhanced climate resilience of three targeted municipalities in the catchment area of Kamala River, Siraha District in Nepal.

ASN Nepal hereby invites applications, for the below mentioned positions, from interested Nepalese candidates.

  1. Position: Enterprise Development Facilitator-(1)

The position is based on the working Municipality of Siraha district with frequent field visit. The position directly reports to Agriculture Officers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to identify potential trade for off farm entrepreneurship development in consultation with target groups
  • Plan, implement the SIYB (Start and Improve Your Business) training to project staffs, cooperatives officials, local level facilitators and beneficiaries as a resource person.
  • Support, revise and update the business plans of the entrepreneurs.
  • Support linking the entrepreneurs with the vocational training providers, input suppliers and markets.
  • Support selecting the cooperatives for revolving fund mobilized entrepreneur development.
  • Assist the Agriculture Officers for startup support need planning, revising and implementation for entrepreneurs.
  • Continuously guide the cooperative for selection of the entrepreneurs, monitoring plan preparation and cooperative capacity building need assessment.
  • Guide the entrepreneurs and cooperatives for accessing the additional capacity building and other support from stakeholders.
  • Support accessing the public and private land for starting leasehold farming.
  • Ensure cross-cutting issues such as gender and inclusion mainstreamed throughout the project cycle

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Should have at least Bachelor level degree from the recognized institution.
  • Should have progressive experience on SIYB training, Cooperative facilitation, business plan preparation and pro-poor enterprise development.
  • Strong report writing (computer typing) and communication skills
  • Open and believes in teamwork.
  • Good understanding of Maithali languages would add value.
  • 2-wheeler license is must.

Other Attributes for all positions: Excellent quality of work and commitment to high standards, strong communication skills, team building and willingness and motivated for good service delivery with strong networking and interpersonal skills and comfortable to work under stress and emergencies.

Age Limit: Candidates between 21 years to 45 years are only eligible to apply for the above position, depending upon the nature of job they will carry.

How to Apply

All employees must adhere to child safeguarding in person’s provisions covered in the project agreement.

Monitor staff and partners’ and ensure adherence to Aasaman Nepal’s policies and internal procedures, protocols, Aasaman Nepal’s code of Conduct with special attention to Safeguarding Standards and Procedure, Case Handling Framework, Child Protection and Do No Harm Policies. Also, immediate reporting and redress of any complaints and issues based on its severity.

Competent candidates from disadvantaged groups and inhabitants of the project districts will be given priority.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application along with an updated CV by 29th May 2021, via email at asnvacancy@gmail.com

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for participation in the recruitment process. No telephone enquiry is entertained.