Terms of References for Program Associate

Small Mammals Conservation and Research Foundation (SMCRF) is a non-profit making, non-governmental and membership-based organization based at Kathmandu, Nepal. It is dedicated to the conservation and research of biodiversity in Nepal with particular reference to diversity and conservation of small mammals since 2009.

Apart from conservation and research in biodiversity, SMCRF is also involved in promoting livelihood on community through conservation, formulating conservation policy, developing multi-stakeholder partnership promoting leadership and promoting future generation of wildlife researcher and conservation biologist. The research on Small Mammals is rare and so the conservation initiative is in the opening stage. SMCRF joins for the goal of development of this sector.

SMCRF is registered at the District Administration Office (903/065/066) and Social Welfare Council (29919). With our office located at Kathmandu, we have covered various districts in Tarai, lower Himalaya, upper Himalaya and high Himalayas in Nepal. A vibrant team at SMCRF is looking for a highly-enthusiast, career-oriented technical staff.

Job Title: Program Associate

Number of position: 1

Duty location: Kathmandu

Duration: Six months, time duration will be added later upon funding availability

Remuneration: NPR 30,000 per month with other benefits

Major Roles and Responsibilities:

S/he is a technical person and a vital part of a small team dedicated for concept and project development.

  1. Prepare work plan/s and work under the supervision of Executive Director (ED) and Admin and Account Officer (AAO).
  2. Identify and communicate with potential grantees, funding agencies, collaborators, consortium partners and stakeholders.
  3. Represent organization in conferences, meetings, programs and events, make presentation and participate actively in discussion, rapport and report.
  4. Develop budget assisting AFO for the proposed project.
  5. Prepare agendas, arrange meetings and workshops in house and with several funding agencies and government authorities.

Qualifications required:

Masters in Zoology, Environment Science, Forestry, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Conservation and other related fields. An experience of previous related work will be preferred.

  1. Excellent writing and speaking skills in English and Nepali languages.
  2. Excellent computer applications, typing and printing skills.
  3. Good behaviors, regular communication and good public relationships.

How to apply:

Qualified and interested individuals can send a cover letter highlighting your interest for the job, updated CV with a PP sized scan photo and contact details of two references to by 17:00 hr 15 August 2022. Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.