Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Kathmandu Forestry College

Kathmandu Forestry College (KAFCOL) was established in 2005 as the first public company with mandate of producing forestry graduates in Nepal. The College is currently running four academic programs (i) M.Sc. in Natural Resources Management and Rural Development (NRM-RD), (ii) M.Sc. in Geographical Information Science and Systems (GlScience), (iii) Bachelor of Science in Forestry, and (iv) Diploma in Forestry (DIF). Alongside teaching, the College has been implementing research and outreach projects related to biodiversity, forestry, and natural resources management.


KAFCOL is collaborating with  Griffith University (GU), Australia (lead), the Red Panda Network (RPN), and University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia in a three-year project on forest governance for ecosystem services, natural capital valuation and stakeholder capacity building in Red Panda habitat in Nepal. Under the project, we are looking for qualified and dynamic research fellows with expertise in governance and natural capital valuation to assist in background research, stakeholder consultation, ecosystem service or governance-related field consultations, and standards development. 

The fellowships will be managed by KAFCOL, with supervision in collaboration with USQ, and assisted by GU and RPN. 

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

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Location: Kathmandu 

Qualification:

Essential Qualification:

  • PHD in social or political science, including environmental policy 
  • Evidence of good English writing and speaking and translation skills 
  • Experience in working with NGOs
  • Demonstrable understanding of multi-stakeholder governance
  • Competency in stakeholder engagement and consultation
  • Knowledge of natural resource management certification

Desirable Qualification:

  • Evidence of peer reviewed publications, preferably in Q1 journals
  • GIS skills

Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply

Appointment:

  • The fellowship is for three years. The salary offered to successful candidates will be within the limits of the allocated project budget. Income tax will be deducted as per the prevailing law of Government. 

Applying Procedure

The application deadline is 02 December 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for presentation and interview. 

Please send the following address:

  1. A letter of application summarising your strengths
  2. Recent Curriculum Vitae
  3. Name and Address of three referees

To Address:

The Principal
Kathmandu Forestry College 
Koteshwor, Kathmandu
Tel +977-l-5147211
E-mail: gautam.ambika@gmail.comgautam@kafcol.edu.np

Note:

  • Selected candidate if currently with other government or non-goverment agencies is required to submit "no- objection" letter or other evidence of non-association with the former within a specified period, before she/he can be hired.
  • Candidates who have obtained academic degree from foreign university should have received a letter of equivalence from Tribhuvan University.

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