Vacancy Announcement for the position of Forest Enterprise Facilitator

ANSAB is a civil society organization that has been working for biodiversity conservation and livelihoods improvement across South Asia for three decades. It places community empowerment and economic incentives at the heart of its approach, and has been consistently evolving, consolidating, institutionalizing and advancing the approaches and strategies for the promotion of community-based enterprises and value chains, natural resources management and biodiversity conservation, enabling policy environment and multi-stakeholders.

ANSAB is currently seeking young, energetic and career-oriented field based candidates to implement the project “Himalayan plants for people: Sustainable trade for biodiversity and development” funded by the UK Government’s Darwin Initiative. This project is being  implemented in Jumla, Humla, Mugu, Darchula and Bajhang since July 2021. The detail of the positions with responsibilities, essential skills and qualifications are given below.


Duty Station: Jumla



  1. Coordinate with the district and local level stakeholders for successful implementation of the project;
  2. Support CFUGs to carry out gap analysis in CF management plan with respect to high-value high conservation priority NTFPs, NTFP management and FairWild certification;
  3. Carry out inventory of NTFPs and develop management plan;
  4. Provide guidance to CFUGs for revision of management plans incorporating the provision for sustainable production and marketing of NTFPs;
  5. Support local entrepreneurs and traders to link with local, regional and national level buyers for their product marketing; 
  6. Facilitate CFUGs to make them certifiable and also the third party certification process;
  7. Develop and mobilize local resource persons (LRPs); 
  8. Develop progress report of the field activities;


Essential Skills and Qualifications

  1. Intermediate degree in Forestry with four years of relevant experience or B.Sc. in forestry with one year of relevant experience;
  2. Basic knowledge on forest-based enterprise development, and good knowledge on NTFP sector, certification, organizing community groups, CF handover process, and development of business plan;
  3. Ability to handle forest survey tools and equipments and familiar with GIS;
  4. Ability to plan and prioritize work duties under pressure and tight deadlines;
  5. Proficient in using information technologies and good computer skills, particularly in the use of MS Office Package;


Residents from the project districts (esp. Jumla and Mugu) or candidates with prior working experience in the district would be an advantage. Potential female candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this position. 

Qualified candidates meeting the above requirements may apply by sending an application including an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV), a short paragraph on why she/he is the ideal candidate for the position, and expected gross salary by March 12, 2023 by e-mail to: 

ANSAB is an equal opportunity employer and doesn’t discriminate any applicant with regards to caste, race, color, or religion.