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Climate Change Specialist

Hattisar, Kathmandu
  • Job Category Government
  • Job Level Top Level
  • No. of Vacancy 1
  • Offered Salary Negotiable
  • Age Less than 55
  • Gender Male and Female
  • Education Masters
  • Experience Required 7 Years
  • Office Hour -

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 technical advice for ensuring, across the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) country project Portfolio-Nepal, effective implementation of strategies for climate change adaptation, and alignment with national activities and policies on climate change adaptation/resilient;

B.     Assess and ensure effective coordination and collaborative ownership of stakeholders on climate change initiatives and activities, at all levels, particularly within ASHA Project provinces, districts and Rural Municipalities/Municipalities;

C.     Assess and explore opportunities and advise on the adoption of climate-smart planning in on-going and future International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) activities;

D.    Assess the current status, develop and maintain strategic partnerships and promote networking with IFAD project portfolio stakeholders in the area of climate change adaptation, mitigation and capacity development;

E.     Assist ASHA project coordination unit (PCU) for effective climate adaptive/resilient planning and implementation of the Project, through an interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach;

F.      Work in close coordination with ASHA thematic specialists to ensure planning, intervention processes, outputs, and outcomes that are climate adaptive/resilient and/or climate proofing, paying close attention to preventing mal-adaptation;

G.    Support and capacitate the province, district and municipal level environment and climate change officials and service providers in the implementation of climate adaptive and/or climate proofing activities;

H.    Facilitate Rural Municipalities/Municipalities on assessing the climate change impacts, community needs and integrate them in their annual planning process,

I.        In coordination/collaboration with project team, particularly planning; Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL); Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) and District Climate Change (CC) units, lead environment and climate change focused project activities, including but not limited to:

·         Assess the need and facilitate capacity building on climate change adaptation: project staff, targeting participating ministries, provinces, districts, Rural Municipalities/Municipalities, service centers (SCs), ward/municipality level committees on Agriculture, Forests and Environment Committees and community groups.

·         Assess and regularly revise and/or update sub-watershed assessment reports and Local Adaptation Plan for Actions (LAPAs) on the basis on climate change impacts, community demand and access/demand of new tools and technologies, assess and update enhance LAPA Manual, climate change tool box, and other project manuals and guidelines as required,  

·         Support in determination of additionality and cost-efficiency of adaptation measures (as outlined under sub-components 2.1 and 2.2 of the project), namely: profitable production and climate change community infrastructure activities: livelihoods interventions; identified by LAPAs.

·         Coordination and collaboration with Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and Climate Research Institutions like Nepal Agriculture Research Council (NARC) for research, technology and innovative actions.

J.       Conduct outreach with local, provincial and national actors in adaptation, including other IFAD funded projects, to identify synergies and opportunities of collaboration in terms of the project outcomes including knowledge management. Lessons from other ongoing projects should also be captured to ensure the new initiative takes into account during the implementation phase.

K.    Monitor climate change adaptation, mal-adaptation and mitigation issues and support projects to overcome with those issues;

L.     Provide technical support on environment and climate change issues during Joint Supervision Support, and participate on Supervision Missions when required;

M.   Consider the key drivers of climate change and environmental degradation, including but not limited to, demand, consumption, and waste management, while providing support to the project team to facilitate strengthening smallholders’ climate adaptation capacity, especially through promotion of environmentally smart and resource efficient tools and technologies, at all levels (farmer to PCU);

N.    Consider long-term sustainability of environmental and hydrological systems while accelerating project planning and performance, adopting a holistic systems approach in tackling climate change adaptation issues;

O.    Assist planning and MEAL unit in a timely manner, to prepare annual work plan and budget (AWPB), monthly plan, and trimester performance reports indicating the achievement of work plan targets and corresponding expenditures. 

P.      Support Knowledge Management (KM) Officers of IFAD supported projects in Nepal to establish and manage a Community/Forum of Practice for knowledge sharing on climate change adaptation across the IFAD portfolio, and support the organization in training and workshops for climate change adaptation knowledge dissemination to all stakeholders;

Q.    Work closely in collaboration with the IFAD Country Programme technical experts, particularly with knowledge management specialists, to identify climate-smart innovations, and disseminate information and knowledge to relevant stakeholders;

R.     Support the ASHA PCU in channeling or leveraging external climate change financing for project activities, including LAPA implementation;

S.      Provide technical advice to update and audit all IFAD investments in Nepal in terms of climate change adaptation and provide technical advice accordingly;

T.     Support in the assessment of national as well as project policies and processes on climate change adaptation, providing recommendations to improve project performance, and to make interventions practical and effective;

U.    Develop ToRs of study/research together with MEAL and other thematic specialists and closely supervise and timely guide the selected service provider,

V.    Coordinate/collaborate PCU to develop climate resilient knowledge and promotional materials to present in different national and international forums;

W.   Assist PCU to contribute on local to national level policies, manuals, guidelines related to climate change adaptation;

X.    Support PCU to finalize and execute the exit strategy;

Y.    Assess the required documents for preparing periodic and project completion report as well as assist PCU to develop/finalize those with close coordination with MEAL team;

Z.     Support/facilitate the PCU in assessing the Annual Outcome Survey (AOS) of the project;

AA.           Other tasks as suggested/directed by the Project Coordinator (PC).


Minimum Qualification and Experience

·      Master's degree in climate change, environment management, natural resource management, Forestry, Natural resource Management & rural development or related discipline.

·       At least 7 years of professional experience in environment and natural resource management and Forestry including 3 years' experience in the senior level in climate change adaptation and mitigation programmes,

·         Excellent knowledge of local, national, and global innovations in the field of climate change adaptation and mitigation;

·         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 in English.

To Apply:

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 protected] or by post on mentioned address below. Detailed ToR, qualification and experiences can be downloaded from

Abasar Nepal Private Limited

Koteshwor-32, Kathmandu, Nepal

Contact No: 9801802008

PO. Box No: 1672

Email: [email protected]

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