Agricultural Private Sector Technical Director
Heifer International Nepal (HPIN)

Heifer International Nepal (HPIN)

Hattiban, Lalitpur

About Us

Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth. Dan West was a farmer from the American Midwest and member of the Church of the Brethren who went to the front lines of the Spanish Civil War as an aid worker. His mission was to provide relief, but he soon discovered the meager single cup of milk rationed to the weary refugees once a day was not enough. And then he had a thought: 

Agricultural Private Sector Technical Director

Basic Information

  • Job Category NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Expiry date 2022-08-10
  • Skills Communication (e.g.: written and oral communication)

Job Description

Heifer International is currently seeking an Agricultural Private Sector Technical Director for the upcoming 5-year USAID-funded Nepal Agricultural Transformation activity. The position is contingent upon award, with an anticipated total value of $25-50 million.

The fulltime Nepal-based Technical Director will lead one of the four project components focused on increasing agricultural productivity, competitiveness, and diversification. Under his/her leadership, the Director will assist in advancing the commercial interests of firms through improved business operations trade that pulls smallholder farmers into sustainable supplier relationships. The Director will further assist Nepalese firms’ adoption of technological innovations and best practices to achieve overall agricultural productivity and enhancing their competitiveness.

Overall areas of technical responsibility will include:

  • Enhancing commercial linkages between farm production and agro-based industries;
  • Expanding agro-enterprise opportunities;
  • Strengthening access to markets and trade; and
  • Expanding trade in domestic and regional markets.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Leading and managing the project component’s intervention strategy, work planning, and activity design.
  • Providing support to project beneficiaries and stakeholders that include private sector umbrella groups, farmer groups, lead firms, local government representatives.
  • Overseeing a project delivery team that will consist of both long-term technical assistance and short-term technical assistance staff.
  • Coaching regional field-based advisors, local partners, and other local stakeholders.

Job Specification

  • At least ten (10) years of experience in international development work managing all integrated aspects of complex programs of similar scale, with a particular emphasis on agriculture programming
  • Undergraduate degree in Agricultural Economics, International Development or other related field is required
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in addressing agriculture productivity, competitiveness and trade challenges
  • At least five (5) years of supervisory experience in building and effectively supervising a diverse team
  • Prior experience working in Nepal, Asia or developing country context
  • Demonstrated management, leadership, decision making and interpersonal skills with host country government staff, local and donor counterparts, and other implementing partners
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Full professional proficiency in English is required

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. CVs submitted for this opportunity may be retained in our database for other/future opportunities, unless we are directed otherwise.

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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. CVs submitted for this opportunity may be retained in our database for other/future opportunities, unless we are directed otherwise.