Project Coordinator: Conservation and Livelihood -1 (Based at Joint Regional Office Surkhet with frequent travel to project sites within and outside the district)

Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research, and Development (LI-BIRD) is a non-profit making, non-governmental organization established in October 1995 with its Head Office in Pokhara. LI-BIRD is committed to capitalizing on local initiatives for sustainable management of renewable natural resources and improving the livelihoods of rural people in Nepal.

LI-BIRD provides a collegial, supportive and multidisciplinary working environment where young professionals with a learning attitude thrive and succeed. LI-BIRD provides unparalleled mentoring support while challenging its staff to learn, innovate and acquire skills and experiences that will become foundational for the rest of their careers.

‘Renewable Energy Access for Livelihoods in fragile buffer Zones (REALiZe)’ project will be jointly implemented by Renewable World (RW), Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD) and local partners in Surkhet and Salyan districts from July 2020 to December 2023. This project forms part of a wider ‘Renewable Energy for Change’ programme. The project aims to bring systemic change in the sustainable management of the northern buffer zone area of Bardiya and Banke National Parks with tangible improvements in livelihoods using renewable energy access.

LI-BIRD invites applications from eligible Nepali citizens who are reliable, accountable, committed, and have the ability to deliver results with the highest integrity for the position.

Job Summary: Reporting to the Programme Operations Director, the Project Coordinator /Conservation and Livelihood (PC) is responsible to coordinate and provide technical support from LI-BIRD’s side and lead conservation and value chain components of the project through providing a leadership role in areas of planning, implementation, monitoring, coordination and reporting. The PC provides strategic input to the project and leads the components of forest resource management, systematically identifying and promoting value chains and building capacity of local partner NGOs. The PC ensures proper management of the project resources including staff and budget. PC requires establishing the highest level of coordination with governments, partners, Community Forest User Group (CFUG)s, schools, Buffer Zone Management Committees (BZMCs), National Park Authorities and other key stakeholders at the local, provincial and national level. S/he also requires to work closely with RW and various units at LI-BIRD to ensure adequate coordination and programme synergies.

Education and Experience: Masters Degree in Forestry or Natural Resource Management with five years of work experience in designing, implementing, monitoring and reporting livelihood related programme activities in rural settings. Experience in forest-based enterprise and agriculture value chain will add value.

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LI-BIRD offers competitive remuneration and other benefits as laid out in its Personnel Policies. Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications with CV including three references, citizenship certificate, motorbike/scooter driving license (if available) and relevant testimonials by 30 June 2020 (2077 Asadh 16). The candidate must have a personal commitment to social equity, equal rights and opportunities and adhere to LI-BIRD’s policies including Safeguarding policy. Applications can also be sent to email at opportunities@libird.org with the subject starting as: [VACANCY]. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for the interview. Telephone calls will not be entertained and could lead to disqualification.

LI-BIRD promotes workforce diversity and applies positive discrimination to candidates from discriminated groups (women and candidates from Dalit, Janajati, Madhesi/Terai and other minority community).

Please apply to: Human Resources Manager, LI-BIRD, PO Box 324, Pokhara, Kaski

Note: The appointments shall be made following the signing of the project contract between LI-BIRD and Renewable World. 


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Human Resources, LI-BIRD,
PO Box 324
Gairapatan, Pokhara, Nepal