Agriculture Sector Specialist

CAMRIS International, Kathmandu, Nepal

Skill Required:, Research and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
24th July, 2018

Job Description


CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field.

CAMRIS clients include U.S. government agencies and multilateral and private organizations. Our core practice areas include public health, agriculture and food security, economic development, education, environment, humanitarian assistance, democracy and governance, and medical research.

In support of the CAMRIS-implemented, USAID/Nepal Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Activity, we seek a Sector Specialist for the upcoming Midterm Evaluation of USAID/Nepal’s Nepal Seed and Fertilizer (NSAF) project, which facilitates sustainable increases in national crop productivity and works to improve economic welfare and household-level food security in 21 districts in Nepal. The purpose of this evaluation is to better understand the extent to which aspects of the NSAF’s theory of change still hold, and to verify the performance of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) according to its agreement parameters. Findings from the evaluation will be used to strengthen current activities, plan for future activities, and provide evidence of good practices to the broader stakeholder network in Nepal.


  • Provide technical guidance and strategic support to the evaluation team leader.
  • Assist in the process of drafting and finalizing the evaluation design, data collection instruments, data analysis plan, data collection plan, workplan, and data collection tools, briefing(s), and the evaluation report.
  • Assist in the coding and analysis of data.
  • Assist in briefing(s) and drafting the PowerPoint presentation and evaluation report.
  • Collaborate closely with other evaluation team members and CAMRIS Kathmandu staff.


  • At least 10 years’ experience as a Senior Officer or Researcher working in the agribusiness and agriculture sector (areas of seed and fertilizer preferred) in Nepal or other parts of Asia.
  • Extensive experience working with USAID or other donor agencies.
  • A postgraduate degree in business, agricultural economics, agronomy or a related field, from a recognized national or international university.
  • At least 5 years of experience serving as a senior technical expert in agriculture sector evaluations and assessments for USAID or other donor entities.  
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; writing samples, and three professional references, will be requested.


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