District Coordinator (Agriculture)
ISAP - Institution for Suitable Actions for Prosperity

ISAP is a non-for-profit organization established in 2013 with the goal of catalyzing prosperity of resource-poor people. We believe that people are held back by various constraints such as lack of skills, social-capital, access to resources, quality educational opportunities, basic services (eg water supply). By unshackling them from their constrains, we hope to catalyze their development process enabling them to exploit other resources and opportunities consequently enhancing their standard of living. 

ISAP is led by a young team in their late twenties striving to innovate the way development sector works in Nepal. Currently, we are working to improve the agriculture income of about 450 farmers living in the Chautara-Dolalghat road corridor through fresh vegetable production and marketing through a JICA funded project. In 18 months, we raised the income of farmers by 61%. We are constructing 13 gravity flow water supply systems, researching on cognitive ability of illiterate population in partnership with a professor from Harvard University, conducting design thinking workshops with Lingnan Univeristy (HK).

District Coordinator (Agriculture)

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : NGO / INGO / Social work > Program officer/ manager, Project coordinator/ officer
Job Level : Mid Level
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Employment Type : Full Time
Job Location : Sindhupalchowk
Offered Salary : NRs. 40,000.00 - 80,000.00 Monthly
Apply Before(Deadline) : Jan. 23, 2019 11:55 (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Job Specification

Education Level : Bachelor
Experience Required : Not Required
Other Specification
  • Should have Bachelor's degree in agriculture with 5 years of experience or a masters degree in agriculture with minimum 3 years of experience
  • Fluent at spoken and written English and Nepali
  • Should have an ability and willingness to travel in the project region in a motor cycle
  • Good understanding and a practical experience of agriculture sector
  • Should have an excellent skills in personnel management and in team building and promoting team spirit
  • Must be detail oriented, versatile and self initiating
  • Must have an excellent command over MS- office
  • Should be highly organised and be able to meet tight deadlines

Job Description

Institution for Suitable Actions for Prosperity (ISAP) is implementing Small Agro-Farmers Income Improvement Project (SAFII) with the goal of improving living standards of 450 small land holding farmers who live along the Dolalghat-Chautara Road Corridor in Sindhupalchowk District through fresh vegetable production and sale. SAFII works with  farmers  to improve their skills and knowledge,  to introduce new technology (such as plastic house plantation, improved seed varieties, rain-water harvesting ponds), and to develop market systems to improve backward and forward linkages in the value chain. Our vision is to transform this area's economy and make it known for commercial vegetable farming just as Kavre’s Panchkhal or Palpa’s Madan Pokhara.

ISAP is currently seeking a suitable  candidate for Agriculture Officer for SAFII project who would be based in our site office- Sindupalchowk. The candidate should have a Master's degree in Agriculture with 3 years of experience or a Bachelor's degree with 5 years of work experience in the similar position and a sound knowledge and understanding of agriculture sector. The candidates should have strong willingness to travel project areas and beyond depending on the situation.He/She should have an excellent communication, presentation and reporting skills as well as motor-cycle driving licence. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assist, support and manage all aspects of project planning, development and implementation for range of projects, including developing project plans, coordinating resources, managing budgets, meeting reporting requirement and support project related activities to ensure project outcomes are achieved on time, budget, to quality standards and within agreed scope
  • Establish and maintain stakeholder’s relationships through effective communication, negotiation and issues management to engage stakeholders and ensure project deliverable are met
  • Provide technical guidance to farmer groups during the implementation of the project
  • Take responsibilities in organizing meetings and events
  • Takes care of administrative duties in the site office and liaises on these with head office
  • Monitor and evaluate project activities in site day by day and report to the project coordinator
  • Provide advice and information to farmer groups/ stakeholders on emerging project issues
  • Prepare daily work schedule to implement project in effective manner
  • Carries out monitoring of the use of project resources
  • Report to Project Team Leader if any technical issue arises during the implementation of the project

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