SNV Nepal

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands in 1965, we have built a long-term, local presence in countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development. SNV has been working in Nepal since 1980 and is active in Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.

SNV is seeking qualified Nepalese for Project Leader position to implement a project called “Austria-Nepal Renewable Energy Blended Finance Facility” (REBFF) in Sudoor Paschim Province of Nepal.

SNV Nepal with the financial support of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) will be implementing a project called “Austria-Nepal Renewable Energy Blended Finance Facility” (REBFF) in Sudoor Paschim Province of Nepal. The main objective of the project is to support development and upscaling of innovative financing by establishing a Credit Guarantee Fund (CGF) to finance renewable energy projects and strengthening capacity of stakeholders involved. However, access to energy to the rural households through financing will be the main outcome of the project.

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Field Mobilizers (Consultant)

NGO/INGO/Social/Development Project

Apply Before : 2020-08-16 (Closed)

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    Full Time
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    NGO / INGO / Development Projects
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    5 Years
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Job Description:

Field Mobilizers (Consultant)

Surkhet, Karnali Province, Nepal

SNV Nepal is seeking an experienced Nepali for the position of Field Mobilizer (Consultant)  to work with the partner Rural/Municipalities, communities, private sectors and relevant stakeholder for the promotion of pico-hydro schemes.

Job Description

Objective and Tasks

The Objective of this assignment is to support the communities and respective partner (rural) municipality for the establishment of pico-hydro schemes. The project also aims to establish mechanized agro-processing facility and therefore establishment of SMEs like hulling, grinding and oil expelling is part of it. The electricity based enterprises development for the financial sustainability of the scheme is another task of this assignment. As the project expects the co-financing support from local authorities, the funding support should be avail on time for the completion of the scheme within the schedule. Specifically, tasks will include but not limited to: Work with the partner Rural/Municipalities, communities, private sectors and relevant stakeholder for the promotion of pico-hydro schemes.


Desired Competence

  • Understanding of social mobilization concept at rural setting.
  • Understanding of basic technical aspects of pico-hydro promotion (like: flow measurement, gross head calculations, load centres, etc.)
  • Basic Computer application: Ms Office, report writing, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Understanding of Federal Structure of Country and role of Provincial Government and Local Levels for renewable energy and climate issues.
  • Knowledge of Municipal Energy Plan, periodic planning process of the local level.
  • This position needs frequent site visits to the fields in Karnali and Sudurpaschim Provinces


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Work Experience:

  • 5 years plus experience of community level social mobilization particularly in the micro/pico hydro or IWM electrification sector and understanding of local level energy needs (especially for electrification and productive end use).
  • Extensive work experience at community level, understanding local level planning process and working modality
  • Capacity to coordinate with local level stakeholders and line agencies, presentation skills.
  • Good reporting and communication skills
  • Past experience of working as micro/pico hydro or IWM electrification field mobilizer will be an absolute advantage
  • Past experience of working in the Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces will be an asset
  • Good language skills (oral and written) in Nepali and moderate in English

Education + Experience

Academic Qualification

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Rural Development / Sociology / Social Works / Development Studies / Management or relevant with experience of working on micro/pico-hydro promotion at community level.
  • Technical degree on Civil Sub-Overseer/Overseer will be an advantage

Apply Instruction

If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV (not more than 3 page) with motivation letter (not more than 1 page) by clicking on the " I'm interested" button before 16 August 2020


Women and candidates from minority groups are highly encouraged to apply

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