Mercy Corps announces vacancy for SENIOR TECHNICAL OFFICER . Interested candidates can apply for the job. Read the full article below for the job details
Knowledge and Experience
- At least Bachelor degree in Agriculture with more than 5 years’ experience in vegetable, fruits, commonly grown cereal production, marketing and supply chains.
- Master degree in agriculture is preferable
- Understanding of governance and financial services and experience in integrating agriculture, governance and financial service will be additional benefits,
- Experience of working with cooperative, and/or private sector organizations focused on agriculture, agriculture market, supply chains, and livelihood development.
- Experience with USAID/USDA Agriculture and Governance in project districts would be an advantage.
- Experience of working with local implementing partner and community based approach
- Strong community capacity building, development and facilitation skills.
- Experience of working in partnerships, coordination among different stakeholders and organizations at district/province/national level is required.
- Demonstrated ability to work in tough geographies with limited facilities, complex environments and under tight deadlines.
- Good writing and computer skills, including preliminary research and information gathering from the internet, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint preparation are required.
- Fluency in written and spoken English and Nepali required.
- Effective writing skills to prepare reports, complete analyses and make presentations.
- Negotiation, networking, advocacy, coordination and representation skills with key local actors is preferred.
- Ability to work effectively with an ethnically diverse team in a sensitive environment.
- Proven ability to learn quickly, facilitate program implementation to achieve stated results and objectives.
Essential Job Responsibilities
The specific duties and responsibilities of the Senior Technical Officer, but are not limited to, the following:
Strategy & Vision
- Together with Field Manager/Agriculture Specialist, develop an agriculture technical strategy paper for the Project, elaborating the vision initially laid out in the proposal.
- Set a clear vision for the response, working closely with field leadership
- Recognize opportunities for innovative action and create an environment where alternative viewpoints are welcomed.
- Actively participate in meeting and strategy sessions for the program.
- Support Field Manager/Agriculture Specialist to develop detailed program work plans, approaches and relevant tools based on project overall strategy.
- Support the assessment, design, authorization of all project interventions for project, that includes oversee farmers group mobilization and strengthening; linking to climate information system, strengthening of capacity of local government, cooperatives and school management committees on school meal and sustainable and locally managed food system for schools and mainstreaming of community action plans into the development planning process of the local governments.
- Oversee and lead all market studies/assessments, workshops, training and orientation programs and formal/informal interactions with program participants, partners and stakeholders.
- Together with Field Manager/Agriculture Specialist, develop standard operating guidelines (SOG) for use of field staff and partners for each of the major interventions of the project.
- Ensure agriculture activities, approaches and tools fit within the country and regional strategies, as well as USDA and WFP goals and national government agriculture development policies and frameworks.
- Ensure governance activities, approaches and tools fit within the country and regional strategies, as well as USDA and WFP goals and national government agriculture development policies and frameworks.
- Support to design, recognize opportunities for innovative action and create an environment where alternative viewpoints are welcomed.
- Ensure that program implementation is responsive to communities and partners, and consistent with Mercy Corps’ relevant program guidelines, principles, values, quality standards and strategic plan.
About Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, and in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future. Mercy Corps has been operating in Nepal since 2005, implementing programs in food security, agriculture, market development, financial services, youth engagement, climate change adaptation, and disaster risk reduction. We take a systems-based approach in our programming, with the aim of improving the lives and potential of vulnerable individuals and communities across Nepal.
Application Deadline: Sunday 26th Feb,2023