Duties & Responsibilities
Maintaining a good understanding of the advances in the field of climate change adaptation, with particular attention to the relevant technological, operational, institutional and other innovations and best practices at the local, national and global level, the responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:
A. Provide advice in LAPAs revision at Ward level, and its alignment with national activities and policies on climate change;
B. Ensure coordination and collaborative ownership of stakeholders on LAPA initiatives and activities in ASHA Project districts;
C. Develop and maintain strategic partnerships and promote networking with IFAD project portfolio stakeholders in the area of LAPA for climate change adaptation, mitigation and capacity development;
D. Provide technical support for the effective implementation of the LAPA, through an interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach;
E. Support Ward/Palika in the identification, prioritisation, and implementation of activities, process, outputs, and outcomes proposed in the LAPAs, informed by GIS and landscape analysis;
F. Work in close coordination with other district technical staff to ensure LAPA prioritised activities are climate adapted and/or climate proof, paying close attention to preventing maladaptation;
G. Prepare the participatory data, based on the LAPAs, to contribute to the preparation of the annual work plan and budget
H. Prepare LAPAs trimester performance reports indicating the achievement of work plan targets and corresponding expenditures, as well as knowledge products
I. Support local level environment and climate change officials and service providers in implementation and capacity building of climate adapted and/or climate proof activities;
J. Provide technical advice to update and audit all IFAD investments at district level in terms of climate change adaptation and provide technical advice accordingly;
K. Explore opportunities, support and advise on the adoption of climate adaptive planning and budgeting at Rural Municipality /Municipality (RM/M) level.
L. Explore viable market linkage for organic (safe food) agriculture products promotion produced by beneficiaries in the project areas.
M. Monitor LAPA, CC adaptation, maladaptation and mitigation issues at district level;
N. Work closely in collaboration with district agencies to identify climate-smart innovations, and with KM Officers to disseminate related knowledge.
O. Analyse for cross-LAPA coordination and collaboration, adopting a sub-watershed perspective and maintaining a close relationship with other district teams;
P. Work as MEAL focal point at district to provide regular data and information
Q. Ensure the effectively implementation of LAPA interventions
R. Assist in MEAL and MIS of LAPA formulation and implementation, with particular attention to CC, GESI, and CCA policy engagement;
S. In collaboration with the Procurement Specialist, schedule and facilitate the procurement of relevant goods/services/works;
T. Other tasks as suggested/directed by PC.
Minimum Qualification and Experience
- Bachelors degree in climate change, environment management, natural resource management, sustainable rural development or related discipline
- At least 5 years of professional experiences in natural resource management, including at least 2 years of experience in LAPA preparation for local level climate change adaptation, and 2 year working experience at field level;
- Excellent knowledge of local and national innovations in the field of climate change adaptation and sustainable rural development
- Familiarity with GIS, sub-watershed and landscape level planning and analysis
- Extensive experience in institutional strengthening and participatory processes at the smallholder level
- Proficiency in computer, information and communication technology
- Fluency in written and spoken English and Nepali
The Applicants need to submit their application & updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) by 21st February, 2020 (Falgun 9, 2076) to the following email address by mentioning applied job position in the subject line: email@example.com or by post on mentioned address below. Detailed ToR, qualification and experiences can be downloaded from www.abasarnepal.com.
Abasar Nepal Private Limited
Koteshwor-32, Kathmandu, Nepal
Contact No: 9801802008
PO. Box No: 1672