Heifer International Nepal


Application Deadline: 04 Jan, 16:00

No. of Openings: 1


The Project Officer will be responsible for completion of all activities and deliverables of the prototype project ‘Establishment of Community Initiatives for Genetic Improvement of Goats (CIGIG) in Western Nepal’. S/he will work in close collaboration and coordination with the Heifer Nepal Program team, project partners, cooperatives and local technicians. In addition, s/he will also contribute in scale-up of learnings for the wider benefit of farmers. This position is based at Cluster Office, Nepalgunj and requires extensive travel to another project location at Nawalpur.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Veterinary Science or animal husbandry plus minimum of two years relevant experience.
  • Previous working experience in research works will be an added advantage.
  • Other job-related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements.


Project Planning (20%)

  • Visit project sites and make present situation analysis
  •  Develop action/implementation plan and manual for implementation of project activities in coordination with project team
  • Coordinate for updating access database software into web based platform
  • Develop recording formats
  • Support in procurement of necessary equipment
  • Support cooperatives for selecting appropriate CIGIG facilitators

Lead implementation of project activities (50%)


  • Orient communities on CIGIG concept, roles and responsibilities of cooperatives and participating members (goat farmers)
  • Train farmers on improved goat management with especial focus on genetic improvement concepts
  • Supervise CIGIG facilitators
  • Ensure proper record keeping at household level
  • Ensure proper and timely data entry into software
  • Learn data analysis, interpretation and implementation as planned in the project
  • Coordinate with local government and other stakeholders
  • Help in developing marketing strategies and cooperative business plan  
  • Participate in periodic meeting at communities and at Heifer Office
  • Capacitate communities to handle long term genetic improvement programme independently

Reporting (20%)

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual report in prescribed format

  • Participate in semiannual meeting at Heifer office and present progress

Coordination (10%)

  • Coordinate with local government and other stakeholders
  • Coordinate with Heifer staff in the cluster and country office for effective implementation of project activities

Other job relevant duties as assigned.



A Cover letter mentioning expected salary along with application form (download from www.heifernepal.org), latest curriculum-vitae, a recent passport size photograph, a copy of citizenship certificate should be submitted at the following address by Janaury 4 2018. For details of Job Description please visit our website http://www.heifernepal.org. Only short listed candidates will be invited for the interview.  Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.