Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal

About Us

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) works throughout the developing world to improve livelihoods and foster more productive, sustainable maize and wheat farming systems. Our portfolio squarely targets critical challenges, including food insecurity and malnutrition, climate change and environmental degradation. Through collaborative research, partnerships, and training, the center helps to build and strengthen a new generation of national agricultural research and extension services in maize- and wheat-growing nations. As a member of the CGIAR System composed of 15 agricultural research centers, CIMMYT leads the CGIAR Research Programs on Maize and Wheat, which align and add value to the efforts of more than 500 partners.  

Market Systems Specialist (Surkhet)

Basic Information

  • No. of Openings 1
  • Job Category NGO/INGO/Social/Develop.Projects
  • Job Location Field-based (Surkhet)
  • Education Level Bachelors (Bachelor's Degree)
  • Experience 5 years
  • Expiry date 2022-01-23

Job Description

  • Provide technical leadership for design and implementation of activities using a market systems development approach.
  • Build capacity of technical and other project staff, partners, and stakeholders to foster market system upgrading.
  • Implement diagnostics and assessments to evaluate market opportunities, identify partners, and design project partnerships and activities.
  • Support efficient and accurate data collection and analysis.
  • Provide thought advice for the project implementing area private sector businesses, and other stakeholders in improving the market system.
  • Work closely with the field team to strategize and implement activities aligned with the annual and life of project targets. 

Job Specification

  • Advanced university degree in marketing, economics, socio-economic development, development planning, financial management or other related fields. 
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in livelihood study, value chain study, market study, policy review and development research, financial inclusion and credits, digital tools or similar 
  • Demonstrated outcomes and involvement in market systems-oriented development projects.
  • Strong understanding of national agricultural research systems opportunities and constraints.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Demonstrated ability to write, publish, and disseminate technical reports, success stories, and promotional materials.
  • Knowledge of USAID programs and procedures, with emphasis on monitoring and evaluation procedures.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, and multi-cultural environment.

Interpersonal skills:

  • Frequent contact with people other than immediate colleagues and with external entities.
  • Ability to communicate and relate effectively, internally and externally is important.
  • Purpose is to share information, and secure the cooperation and commitment of individuals, large project teams, or external institutions.
  • Information Technology needed: Proficiency to use standard software at an advanced level; may include some use of database or research applications; knowledge of common ICTs and their use in agricultural extension systems.

Apply Instruction

Candidates must send their CV and cover letter to Recruit-Nepal@cgiar.org 

Please include position and reference number in the subject of your email.

Incomplete applications (without CV and cover letter, and without reference in the subject email) will not be taken into consideration.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.