Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN), the BirdLife Partner in Nepal, seeks application from qualified Nepali candidates for Project Officer position based in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve.
Position Title: Project Officer
Duty Station: Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
Reporting: Senior Program Manager
Salary and benefits: As per the organization's norm commensurate with the project agreement.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The key role of the incumbent will be to implement the project “Sustainable management of wetlands and grasslands: enhancing biodiversity and livelihoods” in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (KTWR) and its buffer zone.
Specific responsibilities are outlined below:
1.Provide full support and assistance to Senior Program Manager in annual and quarterly planning and reporting of the project.
2.Liaise with KTWR office, Buffer Zone Management Committee and relevant local government line agencies and other stakeholders over project implementation.
3.Support in conducting annual participatory population monitoring of globally and nationally threatened birds and their threats in KTWR.
4.Conduct and/or support in carrying out capacity building trainings, workshops and awareness campaigns to support project objectives.
5.Facilitate observation tours to different places of Nepal to local community groups.
6.Support in conducting baseline surveys for socio-economic studies and analysis.
7.Develop strategic plan for Income Generating Activities (IGAs) and other poverty reduction initiatives.
8.Conduct activities to explicitly empower and involve women based on the gender analyses.
9.Conduct activity to address the needs and rights of indigenous and other marginalised groups, as well as youth.
10.Facilitate engagement and lessons sharing within district level network in project area.
11.Conduct public awareness raising and advocacy through appropriate media and other means.
12.Undertake any other responsibilities relevant for implementing the programme as directed by the supervisor.
Required skills and experience:
· Master’s degree in Zoology, Forestry, Environment, Natural Resource Management or any other relevant subjects.
· Minimum of two years working experience in project implementation in conservation/livelihood support projects.
· Experience in networking and relationship building.
· Knowledge and experience on project and program management, design, monitoring and evaluation and report writing.
· Proven skills in community mobilization and trainings.
· Strong communication skills.
· MS Word, Excel, SPSS, GIS, Powerpoint, online platforms (i.e Zoom, skype and other standard software).
Notes to Applicants:
Residents of Sunsari/Saptari/Udayapur district will be given priority.
Only short-listed candidates will be informed.
BCN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Any form of canvassing, soliciting or influencing will be treated as a disqualification for the position.
Interested and qualified Nepali citizens are requested to send their application with an updated CV by 10 August 2023 at email@example.com.