Livelihood Promotion Officer

United Nations Development Programme, Kathmandu, Nepal

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
14th May, 2019

Job Description


UNDP, as part of its early recovery response, is implementing a program “Community Infrastructures and Livelihood Recovery Programme (CILRP)”. The program is implemented using existing UNDP project – Livelihood Recover for Peace (LRP). CILRP, UNDP is seeking a qualified Project Engineer to facilitate and support District Coordinators in implementation of the project activities in assigned districts within earthquake affected areas.

The objective of this programme is to rehabilitate community infrastructure in restoring access to basic services and livelihoods stabilization in the most affected districts – Sindhupalchowk, Dolakha, Kavre, Rasuwa, Dhading, Gorkha and Nuwakot. CILRP achieves this objective by building and reconstruction of community infrastructure combined with livelihood opportunities for the earthquake affected people. Currently, CILRP is being implementing with the funding from government of Thailand.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Team Leader, Community Infrastructure and Livelihood Recovery Programme (CILRP), the Livelihood Promotion Officer (LPO) will be responsible for supporting livelihood recovery component of CILRP to effectively respond to communities’ livelihood needs.

More specifically, the Livelihood Promotion Officer will be responsible for the following:

  • Develop livelihoods improvement strategy for target groups and train, orient implementing partners to support them to implement their livelihood improvement strategies;
  • Guide Implementing Partners (IPs) to design and implement livelihood initiatives especially for the earthquake affected people;
  • Assist farmers/beneficiaries for business plan development, appropriate technology, marketing, financial services etc.;
  • Carry out research study to identify and assess most potential livelihoods promotion needs and strategy for earthquake affected people;
  • Provide technical support to farmers’ associations/cooperatives and the beneficiaries/users groups of the community infrastructure schemes for their livelihood promotions and income generation activities;
  • Coordinate with local, provincial, and national levels line agencies particularly Agriculture Development Office, Livestock Office, Division Cooperative Office and Municipal Government of the program areas to explore partnership for the technical inputs and the implementation of livelihood initiatives;
  • Explore opportunities for the partnership with other development organizations for enhanced synergy and coordination;
  • Assist UNDP in preparing concept notes and technical papers for the future programming in the area of livelihood promotion and employment creation linking with agriculture development;
  • Ensure Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) is fully adopted as per UNDP global and national policy in all Livelihood supported activities;
  • Perform any other duty assigned by Team Leader


  • Communication: Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Level 4: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis

  • Delivery: Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

Level 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services

  • Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Level 4: Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully

  • People Management: Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Level 4: Models independent thinking and action

  • Leadership: Ability to persuade others to follow

Level 4: Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others

Technical Competency Aggregate:

  • Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Level 4: Apply & Adapt * Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Functional Competency:

Building Strategic Partnership

  • Ability to establish, maintain and utilize a broad network of contacts within the project portfolio.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and representational skills

Client Orientation

  • Ability to understand and meet or exceed client needs.
  • Ability to deliver in a complex and hardship environment
  • Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty relating to the position

Results-based Programme Development and Management

  • Ability to effectively manage resources to achieve Project results.
  • Results oriented, forward thinking, and problem-solving skills

Knowledge Management

  • Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge
  • Promote learning and knowledge management/sharing
  • Promotes sharing of knowledge and experience, and actively works towards continued personal learning and development
  • Fair and transparent decision making, regularly shares information with team members
  • Promoting Organizational learning and Knowledge Sharing
  • Ability to provide learning and knowledge sharing opportunities to assist the continuous development of all Project personnel.
  • Collaborates effectively in a team environment
  • Demonstrates strong numerical and analytical skills;
  • Has experience working with Monitoring and Evaluation tools

Resource Mobilization

  • Ability to ensure that the project has the resources it requires to implement programmes and advance a policy-oriented agenda.
  • Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty relating to the position
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments

Required Skills and Experience

Education: Completion of Master’s degree in Agriculture, Economics, Social Sciences or any other relevant field.


  • The candidate should have at least 5 years of experience in livelihoods development, income generation, value chain etc.;
  • Demonstrated track record to design and implement agriculture/ non-agriculture-based livelihood development project;
  • Experience and knowledge of UNDP policies and procedures and experience from previous UN assignments would be an asset.

Language Requirements: Fluent in both spoken and written Nepali and English


  • Well versed in computer applications like Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Good report writing skill is highly preferable.


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