The Nepal Agricultural Market Development Programme (NAMDP) Phase-2, also known as Sahaj, operates under bi-lateral agreements between the Governments of Nepal and Switzerland.


Long Term Consultant- Services and Innovations


Job overview:

Job Category



Preferred Gender



Job Level


Mid Level

No. of vacancy/s





As per the Company's Policy



3-4 years

Job Type


Full Time

Job Location



Apply Before


17 Apr 2021

Educational Descriptions:

  • Required Education : Master

Job Specification:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience (market systems development (MSD), private sector development, or in the private sector in agriculture)

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Management/Economics/Agriculture with specialization in Agri Economics or Agri Business 

  • A fresh graduate with a Master’s degree in Management/Economics/Agri Economics/Agri-Business can also apply.

  • Good knowledge of the context in which agribusinesses or industries operate in Nepal. 

  • Good understanding of agriculture services and non-agriculture services for agri-businesses and the underlying constraints facing the service providers in Nepal 

  • Passion for learning and implementing innovative ideas

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Nepali and good command of spoken and written English 

  • Willingness to travel frequently, often to remote places and sometimes within short notice

Job Responsibilities :

  • Analysis of agriculture services and/or non-agriculture services functions and performance as well as constraints in identified sectors.

  • Assisting line-manager with gathering relevant information to develop intervention strategies in line with the market systems development (MSD) approach.

  • Ability to propose innovative ideas to solve systemic constrained identified in the sector strategy documents.

  • Explore opportunities to work with relevant private sector companies and industry associations, government agencies, and other relevant stakeholders as per the strategies.

  • Ensure quality of implementation and, if needed, recommending changes in intervention design or modality to improve the outcome of the interventions.

  •  Undertake day-to-day implementation in the field and supervision of intervention activities in accordance with defined strategies.

  • Implement approaches and interventions that foster gender and social inclusion and green growth.

  • Contribute to Federal State Building/Business Enabling Environment (FBS/BEE) initiatives as lead by the project.

  •  Contribute to all relevant MRM processes; using MRM as a tool to improve interventions and strategies and proving results. Prepare and/or contribute to the relevant documentation for MRM.

  • Prepare outputs from the services and innovation team in accordance with communication guidelines and needs.

  • Provide input to the Yearly Plan of Operations (YPOs) and (semi-)annual progress reports.

  • Maintain professional working relationships with partners (subcontractors and intervention partners).

  • Comply with the Project Manual of NAMDP and other relevant requirements of Swisscontact and SDC

How to apply for this post ?

 Please visit our website https://www.swisscontact.org/countries/nepal/jobs for the Job Description and requirements for the position. Interested candidates who meet the requirements are requested to send their current CV (maximum four A4 pages) and a motivation letter to np.info@swisscontact.org latest by 11:59 PM Nepal time on 17 April 2021.

Along with the CV and the motivation letter, please send the duly filled in "job application form", which is available on our website (same address as above).

Swisscontact Nepal will not entertain any phone enquiries or other such solicitations for these positions.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the selection process. Swisscontact Nepal reserves the right to reject any and all applications. Swisscontact Nepal promotes workforce diversity and applies positive discrimination to candidates from discriminated groups (women, Dalit, Janajati, Madhesi/Terai and other minority communities).

The deadline to apply for the above position is April 17 2021.
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Company: Nepal Agricultural Market Development Programme

Industry: Accounting / Finance

Location: Kathmandu

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