Food-first Information & Action Network (FIAN) Nepal
FIAN Nepal is a member based human rights organization, registered as NGO in District Administration
Office in Kathmandu. FIAN Nepal is a Section of FIAN International, Germany. The objective of FIAN
Nepal is to promote and advocate for progressive realisation of human right to food in Nepal, focusing on
the vulnerable and poor communities.
We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled person to join FIAN Nepal’s team to strengthen FIAN’s
work base and implement the Project on “Strengthening the human right to food in Nepal” (Jan 2012 –
Dec 2014). The project focuses on case works on Right to Food (RtF) violations, sensitization and
strengthening capacities of communities, collaborators and stakeholders on the RtF and related issues,
policy advocacy and monitoring. It is to further develop our understanding about the effects of climate
change on Right to Food of vulnerable communities in Nepal and advocate for policies and programs on
climate change mitigation and adaptation for the realization of RtF, in compliance with the human right
principles and practices.
Research Officer (Climate Change and Right to Food) – 1 position, based in FIAN Nepals Regional
Office in Nepalgunj, with regular field visits: This is a mid-level position, overall responsible to lead the
longer term initiative on “effects of climate change from the human right to food perspective” and
advocacy of CC /RtF related policies and practices through research-based findings. S/he has to ensure
that FIAN Nepals program strategy/plan and reflect the above aspects and facilitate implementation at
local level. S/he is responsible to strengthen capacity of selected local communities, CBOs and the right
to food promoters towards adopting practices of climate resilience. The research officer as part of the
program team will support research on right to food related issues, and publish and disseminate findings
in wider scale.
Required Qualifications and Experiences:
Minimum of Bachelors Degree in Natural Resource Management (Environmental Science, Forestry
Agriculture, etc.) and 3 years of work experience related to climate change research and advocacy.
Preference will be given to candidate having Master’s degree in Environmental Science with research
experiences on climate change issue with at least 1 year of related work experience.
Research (conceptual, design, data collection, analysis etc.) skills
Proficient in using computer software to analyse research data /findings.
Strong communication and writing skills, both in English and Nepali languages.
Demonstrated capacity to plan, priority and deliver the task on time to meet goals self motivated
environment independently and in teams and partners
Experiences of facilitating communities and stakeholder meetings / trainings on CC, adaptation
/practices and related issues
We value open and transparent communication, team work and collaborative approach to promote the
human right to food in Nepal. Candidates from disadvantage community and women with strong
motivation and substantive results oriented vision will be given special consideration
Deadline for submission of application: 22 January 2013, by 17:00
Interested individuals are requested to send application, with CV and 1 passport size photo to the
email address of FIAN Nepal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for assessment/ interview in last week of January 2013
and successful candidate is to join from mid February 2013.