VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Heifer International Nepal 

Heifer International Nepal Vacancy

Position: Project Coordinator - Enterprising Local Chicken
No. of Opening: 1

REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Social Science, Agricultural Economics or related subject. 
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in agri/livestock businesses, market system development and agri value chain. 
  • Other job-related education and/or experience may be substituted for part of these requirements


RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Establish enterprises along Local Chicken value chain (20%)    
  • Select potential entrepreneurs to establish LC enterprises in collaboration with partner organization and cooperative. 
  • Conduct training on business plan, enterprise development among the participating entrepreneurs
  • Support the LC entrepreneurs in preparation of business plan. 
  • Provide continuous mentoring for successful implementation of business plan and its regular review 
  • Facilitate in identifying and connecting with related agencies (government and private sector) for required Business Develop Services. 
  • Ensure the participating entrepreneurs are connected to Business Development Services provided by the cooperative
  • Ensure robust forward and backward linkage along the LC value chain 
Support establishment and operationalization of local chicken hatchery (15%)     
  • Identify potential entrepreneur for establishment of hatchery 
  • Support the entrepreneur to prepare business plan (production, marketing & financial plan)
  • Support in design and construction of infrastructure required for the hatchery
  • Support procurement of equipment and other essential for the hatchery
  • Establish protocol for operation of hatchery
  • Ensure effective demand and supply linkages (eggs and day-old chicks) 
Support in scaling up of current LC production (15%)
  • Facilitate in developing training / capacity building materials as per the need
  • Manage trainings - basic as well as advanced level improved LC health, husbandry to the egg producers and fattening farmers. 
  • Ensure technical support to the participating farmers when necessary
  • Work with participating farmers and establish supply chain to source eggs and supply hatched day-old chicks to other interested farmers.
  • Monitor production productivity at all levels
Facilitate capital deployment from government, BFIs and other financing partners for the enterprises (15%)    
  • Identify service /grant and other support provisioned by the GoN (local, provincial and federal level)
  • Coordinate and connect the entrepreneurs with Banking and Financial Institution (BFI) for loan as appropriate
  • Identify and connect the entrepreneurs with possible transportation resource 
  • Provide required support to the participating entrepreneurs for access to finance
Support branding and marketing of local chicken (15%)
  • Conduct market research for the local chicken and prepare appropriate marketing and branding plan
  • Create marketing and branding contents and materials for LC Establish relationship with different actors in LC value chain and connect farmers’ product to the market.
  • Conduct Business to Business meetings among the farmers, cooperatives and LC entrepreneurs
Project Management and documentation (20%)
  • Ensure overall effective and efficient implementation of the project
  • Establish good working relationship with local and provincial government 
  • Manage stakeholders and their involvement in the project
  • Mobilize field level staffs / private technicians to ensure quality implementation of all planned activities
  • Prepare work plan and Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP)
  • Analyze DIP vs achievement and make appropriate plan for project implementation in given time and budget
  • Document learnings generated from the project
  • Write papers, news articles, blogs and other related documents
  • Coordinate and synchronize the project activities with other initiatives implemented by Heifer Nepal
  • Final report preparation and timely submission of the research findings.
  • Contribute in publishing research finding in scientific journal.
  • Timely submit periodic report as per Heifer Nepal’s requirement
How to Apply:

A Cover letter mentioning expected salary along with application form, latest curriculum-vitae, a recent passport size photograph, a copy of citizenship certificate should be submitted at hr.nepal@heifer.org by 30th November, 2019.

Only short listed candidates will be invited for the interview. Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.

Application deadline: 30th November, 2019

For details of the job description please visit website: http://heifernepal.org/opportunity-detail/423

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