Livelihood Officer

Koshi Victim's Society

KOSHI VICTIM'S SOCIETY (KVS), is a non-political and non-profitable organization established in 2003 in Saptari District of Nepal. Since then, KVS is seriously engaged in humanitarian assistance, community development, conservation of natural resources, and environmental protection mainly in the humanitarian and long-term development projects. In partnership with LWR, KVS Nepal is implementing SAKSHAM in Saptkoshi, Kanchanrup, Hanumannagar Kankaliny Municipality and Tilathikoiladi…

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 Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 2 year
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity ,Development & Project
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Jun 16, 2021

Job Description

Job Summary: The Livelihood Officer will be responsible for providing technical back stopping to the project team in resilient livelihoods technologies introduction, promotion and adoption. He / She will be key person in identifying Climate Smart Agricultural Practices, resilient crop varieties etc. and transferring the CSA knowledge and skills to the vulnerable farmers in the project areas through orientations, trainings, demonstrations etc. He / She will maintain a close coordination with the local government agricultural experts, farmers groups and private sectors providing agricultural inputs and services.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Identification of appropriate Climate Smart Agricultural (CSA) Practices for the project areas and planning for knowledge and skills transfer to the target beneficiaries.
  • Identification of resilient crop varieties based on the target groups demand, quantity estimate and ensuring quality seed and input supply to the beneficiaries.
  • Provide technical support, supervision and monitoring to the lead farmers in establishing demonstration plots and its promotion.
  • Support in preparation / verification of technical design estimate for poly house commercial nurseries, small scale drip and solar irrigation schemes etc.
  • Provide technical inputs and field-based data and information for resilient farming crop calendar, agro-advisories etc.
  • Coordinate with private insurance companies for awareness raising and promotion of agricultural and livestock insurance in the project area.
  • Coordinate with private agricultural companies for establishing / strengthening relationship between buyer and seller (farmers) for a sustainable supply chain of agricultural produce and services.
  • Close coordination with agriculture section of the municipalities, agricultural experts, agricultural service centers and other relevant stakeholders for leveraging local resources, experiences and expertise in resilient livelihood promotion in the target communities.
  • Lead agricultural meetings, orientations, trainings, visits etc. for introduction, promotion knowledge and skill transfer and adoption of Climate Smart Agricultural Practices to the vulnerable farmers in the project communities.
  • Support Project Coordinator in project planning, implementation, monitoring and documentation of project activities and progress.

Required Qualification & Experience

Academic Qualification and Professional Skills

  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree in agricultural science from recognized University (Master’s degree preferred).
  • At least two years of professional experience in agricultural related projects with focus on Climate Smart Agricultural Practices and Resilient Livelihoods.
  • Experience of working in donor funded projects and coordinating with district and municipal level government and non-government stakeholders.
  • Proficient in Nepali and English languages. Proficiency in local languages of the project areas will be an added advantage
  • Good computer skills in MS Office Package, Power Point Presentation, email, internet etc.
  • Proficient in report writing and good communication skills desired.
  • Experience and skills in facilitating trainings, meetings and orientations for the rural farmers.
  • Knowledge and experience in community-based disaster risk reduction and management will be added advantage.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to apply to the position fulfilling the criteria mentioned above may send in their complete ‘Curriculum Vitae (CV) with statement of purpose by 25th,June. 2021 before 12:00 pm to the email, address mentioned below.

email: vacancykvs@gmail.com

KVS is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourage candidates of diverse background, women and differently able, to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be called for the subsequent selection procedure.