KTK-BELT (www.belt-project.org) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the United States in 2014 to catalyze new models of biodiversity conservation and environmental learning in eastern Nepal. Its mission is to work with teachers, farmers, youth, and women to create a ‘Vertical University’ that will span from Koshi Tappu Wildlife Sanctuary (67 m.) to Kanchenjunga (8,586 m.), the third tallest peak in the world. The core objective is to give a framework to local farmers to become ‘professors’ of the Vertical University in order to teach their vast indigenous knowledge to the new generation while conserving threatened species and landscapes. KTK-BELT works with non-profit cooperatives based in rural municipalities called ‘Learning Grounds.’ Each Learning Grounds, governed by a diverse local Board, owns its own biodiversity-rich conservation land base, which it holds in perpetuity in order to prevent ecosystem fragmentation and deforestation. Local BELT Youth Fellows, trained by KTK-BELT staff, run and administer the Learning Grounds.
To support the KTK-BELT, we have Vertical Biodiversity Fund (VBF), a registered local non-profit company based in the Eastern Region of Nepal. The Vertical Farm is a brand for organic agro-products launched by the Vertical Biodiversity Fund (VBF).
We are working with farmers, youth, and local communities across this vertical gradient to grow organic and nutritious fruits and vegetables. Our farms also operate as demonstration hubs or resource centers for local rural farmers.
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KTK-BELT in partnership with International Conservation Fund of Canada (ICFC) is focusing on creating a snow leopard conservation zone in the eastern region of Nepal. The desired conservation outcomes will be achieved through habitat restoration and developing knowledge among locals on the importance of biodiversity. For this purpose, KTK-BELT is building a team that will be managed by a coordinator and supported by thematic experts, community mobilizers, and youth fellows, to work both at community and advocacy levels.
Scope of Work
The incumbent will be responsible for generating GIS and remote sensing data in the field of biodiversity and conservation in Eastern Nepal.
Duty Statiion: Eastern Nepal and Kathmandu
Qualification and Experience
Applications must be received by September 25, 2018. The position will be filled before October 8, 2018 and will be for a six-month period, with possibility of extension contingent on funding. The first month will be a trial period.
Renumeration: Dependent on qualifications and experience and limited by allocation from the project funder
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