Yangshila Permaculture Learning Grounds was registered in 2014 as a non-profit organization tasked with protecting the biodiversity and indigenous knowledge of the Chure region of eastern Nepal. YPLG is one of the main local implementing partners of KTK-BELT (www.belt-project.org). KTK-BELT and YPLG are working closely 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.As part of the Vertical University project, YPLG is establishing several ‘Learning Grounds,’ hubs for conservation, education and local biodiversity-friendly livelihoods in Morang district. YPLG is seeking an experienced field coordinator.
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Duty Station: Yangshila, Kerabari Gaupalika
Contract Period: One year with possibility of extension. The first two months will serve as a trial to ensure mutual compatibility and fit.
KTK-BELT’s (www.belt-project.org) local implementing partner, Yangshila Permaculture Learning Grounds (YPLG) is seeking a program coordinator to oversee all project activities, coordination with local government stakeholders, donor reporting, and staff oversight. The incumbent will be expected to prepare comprehensive action plans, develop log-frames, devise project reports, and draft budgets. He or she will perform managerial tasks such as ensuring project objectives and goals are met and overseeing the overall safety, security and smooth operation of the project. To succeed in this role, you should be highly organized and have strong previous project management and NGO related experience (at least 7 years) preferably in the environmental sector. The incumbent must have impeccable writing and communication skills, project leadership experience, high degree of ethics and professionalism and be extremely safety and security conscious. As part of this role, you will liaise with local bodies such as Rural Municipalities, Ward Governments, and local political representatives, and be tasked with leading the CPAC and DPAC process in Morang district. You must be willing to be based in rural eastern Nepal full time. Women and janajatis are strongly encouraged to apply. Local candidates from the eastern region will be given preference.
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