Senior Specialist/Objective Lead

Chemonics International

Chemonics International, a US-based international development consulting firm, is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for potential long-term and short-term positions for an upcoming USAID-funded Nepal Jal Jangal (Freshwater & Forests). This new activity aims to reduce multiple threats to ecosystems and species to converse nature, enhance human well-being, and safeguard the future with a focus on following…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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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 : Senior Level
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    Job Experience : 7+ Years
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    Job Category Development & Project
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Dec 22, 2021

Job Description

Chemonics International Inc., a US-based international development consulting firm, is accepting applications from qualified professionals for the USAID’s Agricultural Inputs Market Systems Activity. The Activity aims to stabilize agricultural input market systems, support the Government of Nepal to prevent the backsliding of competitive input systems, and ensure increased and sustained availability and access to critical inputs during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the face of future shocks. Project interventions will specifically focus on increasing the availability and accessibility of four critical areas including improved seed, fertilizer, irrigation, and agricultural equipment. The Activity will reduce the specific barriers faced by women, youth, and marginalized farmers to accessing, utilizing, and benefiting from quality inputs and improve their participation in the Agriculture Market System.Chemonics seeks senior technical and management professionals for this Activity, including the following, with the necessary qualifications:

Senior Specialist/Objective Lead  (multiple positions) 

  • Advanced degree in a relevant area
  • At least 7 years of technical experience in one or more of technical areas:
    • Agricultural policy and enabling environments
    • Agricultural technology
    • Private sector engagement
    • Agriculture finance
    • Demand- and supply-responsive seed systems
    • Soil fertility management
    • Fertilizer distribution systems
    • Irrigation systems and lower water use-efficiency systems
    • Climate resilient agriculture
    • Modern agricultural equipment
  • Experience working with international donor-funded projects. Recent experience working on USAID-funded agricultural development, nutrition, and/or food security programs preferred
  • Experience working in the Nepal Feed the Future Zone of Influence preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Proficiency in English required, with excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken Nepali

How to Apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, kindly submit your application to NepalAgInputRecruit@chemonics.com by January 03rd, 2022. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. 

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.