Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN)

Climate Change, REDD+ and IPLCs Mobilization Expert

Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN)

Climate Change, REDD+ and IPLCs Mobilization Expe…

Rural Reconstruction Nepal- RRN (lead) jointly with Friends of Nature-FoN (consortium partner) has been selected as the National Executing Agency (NEA) for the administration and execution of the USD $4.5 million World Bank funded Dedicated Grant Mechanism (DGM) for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in Nepal, as well as to fulfil the secretariat functions for the National Steering Committee (NSC) of the DGM Nepal.

The Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (“DGM”) is a special initiative of the Forest Investment Program (FIP) which supports efforts of developing countries to address the underlying causes of deforestation and forest degradation by facilitating the full and effective participation of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs).

RRN as  NEA seeks qualified and experienced core team of experts and support staff to ensure successful implementation of the DGM Nepal project with specific focus on the detailed tasks and responsibilities detailed below.

Rural Reconstruction Nepal- RRN (lead) jointly with Friends of Nature-FoN (consortium partner) has been selected as the National Executing Agency (NEA) for the administration and execution of the USD $4.5 million World Bank funded Dedicated Grant Mechanism (DGM) for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in Nepal, as well as to fulfil the secretariat functions for the National Steering Committee (NSC) of the DGM Nepal. …

Climate Change, REDD+ and IPLCs Mobilization Expert

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Project life time: It is anticipated that the DGM Nepal project will be implemented over a period of five (5) years. Implementation start possibly beginning of May 2021. 

Implementation area: The DGM Nepal project will be mainly implemented in the same provinces as the FIP investment project, namely Province 2 and Province 5. For efficiency and effectiveness reasons, the DGM Nepal project should work within or close to the same 50 municipalities the FIP project will work in. Component 2 would provide opportunities to build the capacity of IPLCs from other provinces. 

Possible areas of technical and advisory assistance may include;

The DGM Nepal project will support activities in the following broad thematic areas (a) avoiding deforestation and forest degradation through sustainable forest management, (b) protecting of environmental services; (c) maintaining and increasing the role of forest and forest landscapes as a carbon reserve; (d) agro-forestry and sustainable use of non-timber products, (e) low-carbon productive agricultural systems, and (f) developing and strengthening community forest enterprises with appropriate social and administrative schemes.

Required Qualifications and Experiences:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field (e.g. forestry or natural resources management (NRM), etc.); 
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in developing and implementing strategies and tools for climate change, REDD+; 
  • Proven relevant experience in working with and local communities’ issues related to forestry, climate change and, REDD+ and inclusive economic growth;
  • Proven relevant experience in carbon and non-carbon practices with local communities and, preferably, Indigenous Peoples; 
  • Proven relevant experience in working with IPLCs including women, Dalit, Madheshi, person with disability and other marginalized communities in Nepal, knowledge of IPLCs issues in one or more regions and of relevant international policies;
  • Track record in implementation of similar international development projects involving multiple stakeholders; and
  • Proven relevant experience as trainer in CC, DRR, REDD+ and other core areas of environmental sustainability.  

Applying Procedure

Interested candidates who meet the requirements, please apply with your updated resume and a letter of interest to [email protected] latest by 17:00hrs, 3rd. December 2020. 

Please mention the position applied for in the "subject" line of your email.

RRN reserves the right to accept or reject applications without assigning any reasons. Telephone calls will not be entertained

RRN promotes workforce diversity and applies positive discrimination to candidates from minority groups (Women and differently abled, Dalit, Janajati, Madhesi/Terai and other minority communities).


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