Vacancy Announcement

IDE Nepal

IDE is a global organization that advances market-based approaches in agriculture; access to finance; and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) to create income and livelihood opportunities for low-income rural households. iDE has increased the incomes and improved the livelihoods of more than 34 million people by developing inclusive market ecosystems that allow more people to participate in the economy, exercise…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Nepal
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 24 openings
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : As Per Job Detail
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    Job Category Development & Project
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    Job Qualification : Related Field
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    Posted Date : Nov 22, 2021

Job Description

iDE is a global organization that advances market-based approaches in agriculture; finance; and WASH to create income and livelihood opportunities for low-income rural households. iDE has worked in Nepal since 1992.

iDE is recruiting various positions for the CSISA COVID-19 Response and Resilience Activity (2021-2023), a buy-in program under the USAID-funded CSISA project in Nepal.

The CSISA COVID-19 Response and Resilience Activity mainly aims to support rapid response and resilience-building from the second wave of COVID-19 in Nepal’s agri-food systems. Key areas of intervention will focus on provision of access to finance for micro small- and medium-scale agricultural input and services provision businesses, recovery, and response in the postharvest value chain, with emphasis on financial products to benefit businesses involved in perishable farm product marketing and distribution, and expansion of digital banking services supporting socially distanced agricultural finance transactions. Emphasis will be placed on reaching smaller businesses that are verified to be women-owned or operated with specialized loan products. In addition, the intervention will focus on sustaining agricultural mechanization services through geographical expansion to new districts in which CSISA is not currently working on COVID-19 response, while also working to increase national food security and bolster agricultural economies in times of crisis.

WP I: Assuring micro, small and medium-scale agri input enterprises and service provision businesses for the recovery and rehabilitation through access to finance.

WP II: Specialty financial products and services to reduce post-harvest losses in at-risk perishable farm product value chains.

WP III: Digital banking services to support smallholder farmers, businesses, and consumers affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

WP IV: Geographical expansion of agricultural mechanization services.

Project Implementation Districts: Kanchanpur, Kailali, Bardiya, Banke, Surkhet, Dang, Kapilvastu

Position Title: Program Officer

Required No: One

Duty station: Surkhet

Job Summary: 

The overall responsibility of this position is to drive and deliver the outcomes of the CSISA’s objective of rapid response and resilience-building from Nepal’s second COVID -19 wave, particularly among farmers and businesses by enhancing their access to finance and the development of innovative financial products. The position provides technical leadership for the design and implementation of activities under all the four work packages mentioned above, using a market systems development approach to achieve resilient livelihood outcome of the program.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Design and implementation of various activities in coordination with private sector partners and government/non-government stakeholders to drive and deliver the project outcomes and targets.
  • Liaise closely with financial institutions and their staff to expand their output/services and networks for the smallholder farmers and small and medium agribusinesses.
  • Support micro and small enterprises to forge productive alliances with other actors in the value chain; facilitate market integration and sustainable demand creation.
  • Coach, mentor, and train interested sector entrepreneurs (Farmers, Cooperatives, Private Firms, and Companies) to develop bankable Business Plans.
  • Work with the farmers’ groups (mainly women and disadvantaged communities) to assess entrepreneurial opportunity within the agri-value chain, engage them to establish agri-based enterprises based on the market assessment and demand.
  • Explore opportunities for establishing input-oriented market linkages between local-level entrepreneurs and trading/processing/industrial groups.
  • Conduct various training for the farmers, partners, and stakeholders to build their capacity to foster market system upgrading.
  • Provide coaching, mentoring, and backstopping to the field supervisors of each work packages to enable them to function as enterprise development facilitators; network and influence important stakeholders;
  • Organize various informational, networking and capacity development events in the project area; data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Integrate gender, climate, and digital technologies as cross-cutting areas across the work.

Key Requirements: 

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, economics, business management, socio-economic development, development planning, or other related fields.
  • Atleast 3 years’ professional work experience in the field of the agriculture value chain, implementing direct field activities with market system development and private sector engagement
  • Good coaching, mentoring skills, and a track record in designing and rolling out training programs for business development services.
  • Strong communicator with the ability to influence diverse stakeholder groups.
  • Proficiency to use standard software at an advanced level; knowledge of common ICTs and their use in agricultural extension systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to write reports, success stories, and promotional materials.
  • Knowledge of USAID programs and procedures, with emphasis on monitoring and evaluation procedures.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, and multi-cultural environment.
  • Candidates must have a valid motorbike licence.

Interested and qualified candidates are required to fill out the google form at this link:

Application form-Program Officer (Surkhet)

The deadline for submission of the application is 5 PM, November 30, 2021. As per the gender and workforce diversity policy of iDE, female candidates and/or candidates from disadvantaged communities are highly encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further process. No telephone inquiries will be entertained.

Position Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Required No: One

Duty station: Nepalgunj, Banke

Job Summary: 

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will lead the regional level reporting, monitoring, and evaluation work with the overall responsibility of providing strategic direction and technical backstopping to the project teams who are responsible for reporting monitoring progress in line with monitoring plan and target, and achieving the goal and expected outcomes of the CSISA COVID-19 Resilience Activity. The purpose of the job is to ensure efficient and effective management of the M&E aspects of the project at the regional level in line with the project policies and procedures. S/he will work closely with the multi-disciplinary project team at the regional level to achieve the project results in time at a high standard. More specifically s/he will be responsible for the following tasks:

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Prepare reports and keep databases as per standards formats and as per need.
  • Facilitate and support the district/field team for the reporting of progress on activities as planned in the Detail Implementation Plan (DIP) in close coordination with other concerned project staff.
  • Develop and update monitoring tools based on the reporting needs provided by the central M&E team.
  • Facilitate to develop the capacity of project staff on data collection and reporting.
  • Technical backstopping to project staff on effective and timely reporting of project activities.
  • Follow the M&E reporting and documentation requirements and donor guidelines.
  • Provide feedback to the district team for quality reports and achieve project targets in time.
  • Support to develop action plans and strategies.
  • Closely work with all concerned officials and concerned personnel to consolidate reports.
  • Participate in M&E-related activities and other relevant activities at different levels.
  • Supervise and guide the field staff, follow up and monitor the field level project activities frequently so that reporting would reflect reality.
  • Prepare and deliver district and regional progress reports monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, and annually as per need of the M&E reporting system.
  • Ensure that the reporting made by the staff accurately meets the reporting deadlines and quality standards.
  • Oversee and make sure that the information required for M&E and project implementation are properly collected, processed and documented at district and regional levels.
  • Provide support and maintenance to existing MIS systems and maintain documentation to allow smooth operation and easy system maintenance.

Key Requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years of experience in a related field.
  • Experience in delivery of field-level extension activities, organizing training and delivery, and training received in agriculture-related subjects.
  • Good spoken and written skills in both English and Nepali.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a range of institutions.
  • Proficiency to use standard software at an advanced level; knowledge of common ICTs and their use in agricultural extension systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to write reports, success stories, and promotional materials.
  • Knowledge of USAID programs and procedures, with emphasis on monitoring and evaluation procedures.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, and multicultural environment.
  • Candidates must have a valid motorbike licence.

Interested and qualified candidates are required to fill out the google form at this link:

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (Nepalgunj based) 

The deadline for submission of the application is 5 PM, November 30, 2021. As per the gender and workforce diversity policy of iDE, female candidates and/or candidates from disadvantaged communities are highly encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further process. No telephone inquiries will be entertained.

Position Title: Finance and Admin Officer

Required No: One

Duty station: Nepalgunj, Banke

Job Summary: 

Under the direct supervision of the Regional Program Team Leader, the Finance and Admin Officer (FAO) will be responsible for financial management, budget control, accounts maintenance, financial reporting, coordinating logistics arrangement of day-to day administrative support functions; which also include the supervision and execution of the accounting and administrative tasks of the entire field/district offices as described below.

Major duties and responsibilities:

Financial:

  • Ensure all the financial transactions are properly accounted for and duly approved.
  • Serve as a primary point of contact in dealing with the activities related to financial management, such as budget, banking, procurement, accounting, taxation, financial reporting.
  • Responsible for ensuring sound cash-flow management and funds availability for program activity implementation based on the approved work plan and budgets.
  • Ensure proper accounting, record keeping, and financial reporting to the Country Office as per the set procedure and timeline.
  • Ensure compliance with the rules and regulations of GoN, iDE, and the donor.
  • Settlement of the travel advances and travel expense reports of the staff, other payments to the program personnel, vendors, and other claimants.
  • Perform month/period-end closing procedures, including allocation of shared costs, accounts reconciliation, and updating the schedules.
  • Liaison with the auditors regarding all types of audits.
  • Supervise, monitor, and mentor the support staff.
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned by the supervisors.

Administrative:

  • Serve as a primary point of contact for the logistical and administrative aspects of the regional office for all programs.
  • Maintain a comprehensive assets register for all program properties by donors, funding sources and facilitate the annual inventory verification.
  • Maintain and update the proper records of staff, consultants, contracts, vendors etc.
  • Vehicle management for the field level activities and maintaining a logbook.

Key Requirements: 

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in accounting with three years of experience in the relevant field.
  • Good understanding of financial management, specially on budgeting, financial reporting, and compliance practices of non-profit organizations.
  • Good computer skills including spreadsheets.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Sound knowledge on Income Tax and Labour Laws of Nepal.
  • Hands-on experience of FAMAS accounting software is preferred.
  • High degree of integrity and responsibility.
  • Good spoken and written skills in both English and Nepali.

Interested and qualified candidates are required to fill out the google form at this link:

Finance and Admin Officer (Nepalgunj Based) 

The deadline for submission of the application is 5 PM, November 30, 2021. As per the gender and workforce diversity policy of iDE, female candidates and/or candidates from disadvantaged communities are highly encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further process. No telephone inquiries will be entertained.

Position Title: Admin and Finance Assistant 

Required No: One

Duty station: Nepalgunj, Banke

Job Summary: 

Under the direct supervision of the Finance and Admin Officer (FAO), the Finance and Admin Assistant will be responsible for book-keeping, maintenance of the financial records, payments to the vendors and staff and provide logistical support for the project team.

Major duties and responsibilities:

Financial:

  • Prepare vouchers, ledger posting, book-keeping and financial reporting
  • Complete bank reconciliation on a monthly basis.
  • Oversee the timely payment of recurring expenses (supplies, utilities, communications, etc.)
  • Prepare the details of VAT and the corresponding documents for the periodic VAT reimbursement process.
  • Oversee the petty cash account.
  • Ensure timely payment of taxes and its reporting to the IRD and the Country Office.
  • Assists Finance and Admin Officer (FAO) in all financial and administrative matters.

Administrative

  • Support the overall team to run day-to-day office activities.
  • Ensure that timesheets/attendance are signed off and filed on a monthly basis.
  • Logistic management for the events like workshops, training, visits, etc.
  • Perform other relevant tasks as assigned by the supervisor
  • Record keeping and sending Center Office verified regional staff monthly timesheet.
  • Record keeping and tracking regional staff leave.

Key Requirements:

  • Intermediate degree in accounting with two years of experience in the relevant field.
  • Computer skills including spreadsheets.
  • Knowledge on Income Tax Laws of Nepal
  • Hands-on experience of FAMAS accounting software is preferred.
  • Good spoken and written skills in both English and Nepali.

Interested and qualified candidates are required to fill out the google form at this link:

Admin and Finance Support (Nepalgunj based) 

The deadline for submission of the application is 5 PM, November 30, 2021. As per the gender and workforce diversity policy of iDE, female candidates and/or candidates from disadvantaged communities are highly encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further process. No telephone inquiries will be entertained.

Position Title: Field Supervisors (WP I)

Required No: Six

Duty station:  (Kanchanpur, Kailali, Bardiya, Banke, Surkhet, Dang)

Job Summary: 

The overall responsibility of this position is to effectively execute various field activities (under Work Package-1) to drive and deliver the outcomes of the CSISA’s objective of rapid response and resilience-building from Nepal’s second COVID -19 wave, particularly among farmers and businesses by enhancing their access to finance and the development of innovative financial products.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Support in rapid assessment of the small/medium scale agricultural input enterprise impacted following the second wave of the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Facilitate to assure micro, small- and medium-scale agri-input and services provision business recovery and rehabilitation through access to finance to link with the banks and coach them on the uses of funds to embark on more climate-resilient business practices.
  • Organize various mass media campaigns and other promotional activities to stimulate demand for loans or financial products.
  • Involve in different capacity development activities, conduct interaction meetings between financial institutions and potential service provision businesses in need of loans and link them.
  • Involve in the development and strengthening activities of last-mile supply chain actors and link them with the agri-input enterprises to promote access to inputs and finance.
  • Participate and supervise group sales meetings being organized by the last mile supply chain actors.
  • Report to program officer and support in updating progress in the MIS system.

Key Requirements:

  • Minimum secondary level education or equivalent (agriculture, business management or other related fields )
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience in the agriculture value chain, implementing direct field activities with market system development and private sector engagement.
  • Strong communicator with the ability to interact and influence diverse stakeholder groups.
  • Good coaching, mentoring skills, and a track record in rolling out training programs for business development services.
  • Good computer skills with ability to use standard software and tools in agricultural extension systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to write reports, success stories, and promotional materials.
  • Preference will be given to the candidates from the same districts.

Interested and qualified candidates are required to fill out the google form at this link:

Field Supervisor (Work Package- I) 

The deadline for submission of the application is 5 PM, November 30, 2021. As per the gender and workforce diversity policy of iDE, female candidates and/or candidates from disadvantaged communities are highly encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further process. No telephone inquiries will be entertained.

Position Title: Field Supervisors (WP II)

Required No: Four

Reference No: Duty station:  (Kailali, Banke, Surkhet, Dang)

Job Summary: 

The overall responsibility of this position is to effectively execute various field activities (under Work Package-II) to drive and deliver the outcomes of the CSISA’s objective of rapid response and resilience-building from Nepal’s second COVID -19 wave, particularly among farmers and businesses by enhancing their access to finance and the development of innovative financial products.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Support  assessment on the potential of the post-harvest enterprises for at-risk perishable farm products.
  • Support development of business models for post-harvest enterprises including appropriate financial schemes.
  • Involve in different capacity development activities, conduct interaction meetings between financial instructions and potential MSMEs in need of loans.
  • Organize various mass media campaigns and other promotional activities targeting farmers and businesses involved in the post-harvest activities to stimulate demand for loans or financial products.
  • Link farmers and entrepreneurs involved in the production, distribution, and sales of perishable and healthy commodities with the financial institutions. Link financial institutions with MSMEs like postharvest horticultural, drying operations, dairy processing, canneries, essential oils distillers, and packaging operations, emphasizing support to women entrepreneurs and micro-scale loans in rural communities.
  • Report to program officers and regularly update progress in the MIS system.

Key Requirements:

  • Minimum secondary level education or equivalent in agriculture, business management or other related fields.
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience in  the agriculture value chain (mainly post harvest enterprise), implementing direct field activities with market system development and private sector engagement.
  • Strong communicator with the ability to interact and influence diverse stakeholder groups.
  • Good coaching, mentoring skills, and a track record in rolling out training programs for business development services.
  • Good computer skills with ability to use standard software and tools in agricultural extension systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to write reports, success stories, and promotional materials.
  • Preference will be given to the candidates from the same districts

Interested and qualified candidates are required to fill out the google form at this link:

Field Supervisor (Work Package-II) 

The deadline for submission of the application is 5 PM, November 30, 2021. As per the gender and workforce diversity policy of iDE, female candidates and/or candidates from disadvantaged communities are highly encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further process. No telephone inquiries will be entertained.

Position Title: Field Supervisors (WP III)

Required No: Seven

Duty station:  (Kanchanpur, Kailali, Bardiya, Banke, Surkhet, Dang, Kapilvastu)

Job Summary: 

The overall responsibility of this position is to effectively execute various field activities (under Work Package-III) to drive and deliver the outcomes of the CSISA’s objective of rapid response and resilience-building from Nepal’s second COVID -19 wave, particularly among farmers and businesses by enhancing their access to finance and the development of innovative financial products.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Promote digital banking services to smallholder farmers and facilitate their access to finance to adopt  more climate-resilient agriculture practices. This includes various activities, such as coaching and training  that includes application procedures for digital and other financing tools specifically targeted to women and marginalized farmers.
  • Enroll micro-small- and medium-scale enterprises into digital financing tools and services.
  • Involve and facilitate financial literacy and business plan training in the farmers’ groups to ensure the best utilization of the loans.
  • Involve in development and strengthening activities of last-mile supply chain actors and mobilize them for the promotion of digital banking loan schemes.
  • Support to organize various mass media campaigns and other promotional activities to stimulate demand for digital banking products.
  • Participate and supervise group sales meetings being organized by the last mile supply chain actors.
  • Report to program officers and regularly update progress in the MIS system.

Key Requirements:: 

  • Minimum secondary level education or equivalent (agriculture, business management or other related fields )
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience in  the agriculture value chain (mainly, access to finance for farmers), implementing direct field activities with market system development and private sector engagement.
  • Strong communicator with the ability to interact and influence diverse stakeholder groups.
  • Good coaching, mentoring skills, and a track record in rolling out training programs for business development services.
  • Good computer skills with ability to use standard software and tools in agricultural extension systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to write reports, success stories, and promotional materials.
  • Preference will be given to the candidates from the same districts

Interested and qualified candidates are required to fill out the google form at this link:

Field Supervisor (Work Package -III) 

The deadline for submission of the application is 5 PM, November 30, 2021. As per the gender and workforce diversity policy of iDE, female candidates and/or candidates from disadvantaged communities are highly encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further process. No telephone inquiries will be entertained.

Position Title: Field Supervisors (WP IV)

Required No: 3

Reference No:

Duty station:  (Bardiya, Surkhet, Kapilvastu)

Job Summary: 

The overall responsibility of this position is to effectively execute various field activities (under Work Package-IV) to drive and deliver the outcomes of the CSISA’s objective of rapid response and resilience-building from Nepal’s second COVID -19 wave, particularly among farmers and businesses by enhancing their access to finance and the development of innovative financial products.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Identification of potential machinery dealers in the districts that could be linked with potential machinery service providers and mechanics.
  • Identification of potential return migrant workers (RMW) in coordination with various stakeholders, conduct target group meetings to screen potential migrant workers and provide orientation to the shortlisted return migrant workers on farm mechanization service provision.
  • Involve in different capacity development activities, prepare required loan documents, conduct interaction meetings between financial institutions and potential farm machinery service providers and mechanics in need of loans.
  • Assist to conduct technical and business management training for mobile mechanics and machinery services providers.
  • Support to conduct various mass media campaigns and other promotional activities to stimulate sustainable demand for farm machinery service providers.
  • Report to program officers and regularly update progress in the MIS system.

Key Requirements:: 

  • Minimum secondary level education (or equivalent) in agriculture, business management or other related fields.
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience in  the agriculture value chain (mainly, farm mechanization), implementing direct field activities with market system development and private sector engagement.
  • Strong communicator with the ability to interact and influence diverse stakeholder groups.
  • Good coaching, mentoring skills, and a track record in rolling out training programs for business development services.
  • Good computer skills with ability to use standard software and tools in agricultural extension systems
  • Demonstrated ability to write reports, success stories, and promotional materials.
  • Preference will be given to the candidates from the same districts

Interested and qualified candidates are required to fill out the google form at this link:

Field Supervisor (Work Package IV) 

The deadline for submission of the application is 5 PM, November 30, 2021. As per the gender and workforce diversity policy of iDE, female candidates and/or candidates from disadvantaged communities are highly encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further process. No telephone inquiries will be entertained.