Sector Manager

Job Description

Nepal Agricultural Market Development Programme (NAMDP) is a bilateral initiative between the Government of Switzerland and the Government of Nepal. The project is being implemented jointly by Swiss contact (Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation) and Center for Environmental and Agricultural Policy Research, Extension and Development (CEAPRED). NAMDP aims to sustainably improve livelihoods of rural smallholders, especially disadvantaged groups and women-headed households, through their participation in commercial agriculture and ‘interconnected markets’. NAMDP follows Market System Development (MSD) approach (also known as ‘Making Markets Work for the Poor” ‘M4P’approach). NAMDP invites applications from committed and experienced Nepali citizens for the following position:

Position: Sector Manager

Duty station: Kathmandu with frequent field-visits

Reports to: Senior Sector Manager

Purpose: This position, under the general direction of the Senior Sector Manager, will be responsible for the analysis of systemic constraints and opportunities in selected sub-sectors/ cross-sectors, district-dusters, and agriculture market systems, as well as for the design and implementation of interventions in the selected sub-sectors/ cross.sectors.

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Required Education and Experience: A minimum of two years’ work experience in the field of market systems development (MSD/M4P) in agriculture, and/or value chain development with a private sector development

focus. Bachelor or Higher degree in relevant field. (degree in Business and/or Economics is preferred; Bachelor degree without relevant job experience will not be short-listed.)

How To Apply

To Apply: Please submit current CV with a cover letter (elaborating your competencies that you think make you a suitable candidate for the position, and your expected salary) at NAMDP Office, Swisscontact, Sanepa Marg, Kupondole-10, lalitpur, Nepal or send CV and cover letter by email to on or before December 15, 2016. Please mention Name of the Position applied for on top of the envelope or in the “subject’ line of your email.

Other Information: Detailed lob Description/ ToR can be obtained through our website Only short-listed candidates will be called for the final selection process. Swisscontact does not entertain any phone enquires or other such solicitations for any position.

Swisscontact promotes workforce diversity and applies positive discrimination to candidates from discriminated groups (women and Dalit, Janajati, Madhesi/Terai and other under-represented communities) in Nepal.

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