Climate Smart Agriculture Specialist – based in Kathmandu

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. CARE has been operational in Nepal since 1978 and works in partnerships with government and non-government stakeholders across the spectrum of humanitarian action and long-term development programs.

Climate Smart Village Nepal (CSV-N) project, funded by  public funding program of the Austrian Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK), contributes in achieving Nepal’s NDC target promoting gender-responsive, climate resilient farming communities with low GHG emissions in Madhesh province Increased climate change resilience of 12,500 small scale and landless women, youth, and marginalized farmers will be triggered through the introduction of climate smart agriculture (CSA)practices such as water smart irrigation, seed smart,  carbon smart cropping practices etc which contributes to enhancing climate resilience of agri-food systems. The project will also strengthen the voice and leadership of women, youth, and marginalized farmers in development of local climate just policies, plans, and budgets, thereby contributing to sustainable, equitable access to information and resources for climate change adaptation and mitigation beyond the implementation.

CARE Nepal hereby invites applications for the Climate Smart Village Nepal (CSV-N) project for the below mentioned position, from interested Nepalese candidates. (Click on the links below for the more Job details):

Climate Smart Agriculture Specialist supports CARE Nepal’s climate justice, resilience building, natural resource management, and women economic empowerment initiatives. CSA specialist is also responsible for stakeholder coordination, implementation, and reporting of Climate Smart Village Nepal (CSV -N) project. Depending on the situation, the incumbent may need to take a very active role in technical co-ordination, policy analysis and advocacy, needs assessment for new business development, knowledge brokering and stakeholder liaison. In addition, this position represents CARE Nepal in various resilience and climate change related forum at provincial, and national level.

CARE Nepal participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we hereby request information from candidate’s previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the candidate left employment. All CARE Nepal’s offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

CARE places human dignity at the centre of its relief and development work. At the heart of CARE’s efforts to impact poverty and social justice is its engagement with marginalized communities, and vulnerable adults and children. Vulnerable adults and children are particularly at risk of sexual exploitation and abuse. CARE commits to the protection from sexual harassment, exploitation, and abuse (PSHEA) of vulnerable adults, involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE has a zero tolerance toward sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse. CARE takes seriously all concerns and complaints about sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE initiates rigorous investigation of complaints that indicate a possible violation of this policy and takes appropriate disciplinary action, as warranted.

We seek candidates who will bring diverse cultural backgrounds, beliefs, and perspectives to our team. Women, people representing marginalized groups in Nepal, people with disabilities, and LGBTIQ++ people are strongly encouraged to apply.

We offer fully flexible work norms to staff in good standing. This means our staff and teams work from anywhere, at any time, in the manner required to maximize efficiency and effectiveness while reducing stress. Staff and line managers are fully empowered and accountable for results; hard work alone is insufficient.

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our website at and complete the application process. The last date for submitting the application is 17:00 hours, March 7, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.

“CARE Nepal is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates of diverse background, women and differently abled, to apply”.