Micro Enterprise Development (MED) Officer (8 positions), Level : SB4/ Peg 1 (Only for Nepalese nationals)

  • Added Date: Friday, 31 July 2020
  • Deadline Date: Saturday, 08 August 2020

With the roll out of the new federal system of governance including 7 provincial, 77 districts and 753 local governments in 2017, institutionalization of the model through MEDPA demanded new commitments from the newly formed governments. Further, the shift of MEDPA Conditional Grant from Provinces to Local Governments from Fiscal Year 2077/78 has created a demand of Technical Assistance support.

Duties and Responsibilities


Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the GoN, UNโ€™s values and ethical standards;
  • Serves and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Good inter-personal skills;
  • Clear and upfront communication skills;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Collaborates effectively in a team environment;
  • Organized and good with following-up on pending issues; meets deadlines;
  • Promote learning and knowledge management/sharing;
  • Focuses on delivering results by taking calculated-risks and problem solving approach;
  • Fair and transparent decision making; regularly shares information with team members.

Functional Competencies:

  • Promotes sharing of knowledge and experience, and actively works towards continued learning and development on personal level as well as for supervisees;
  • Good practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues;
  • Ability to go beyond established procedures and models, propose new approaches which expand the range of projects;
  • Demonstrates strong numerical and analytical skills;
  • Has experience working with Monitoring and Evaluation tools;
  • Experience in developing business plans for financial institutions including enterprises
  • Experience in coordination, technical assistance and advisory support top government and private institutions;
  • Experienced in delivering training and other needed capacity/ institutional building support to a wide range of stakeholders including financial institutions;
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational and administrative skills;
  • Identifies and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating UNDPโ€™s mandate;
  • Analyzes and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders;
  • Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty relating to the position;
  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks;
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments;
  • Effectively networks with partners seizing opportunities to build strategic alliances relevant to UNDPโ€™s mandate and strategic agenda;
  • Assesses project performance to identify success factors and incorporates best practices into project work;
  • Monitors specific stages of projects/programme implementation;
  • Researches linkages across programme activities to identify critical points of integration;
  • Oversees and documents the process of strategy formulation for programmes at Project level.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Completion of Masterโ€™s degree or Bachelorโ€™s degree in any field relevant to economic development in Nepal is required.


  • Candidates should have at least work experience of three years for Masterโ€™s degree and five years for Bachelorโ€™s degree in relevant aspects of micro-enterprise development, including within the federal government structure of Nepal. Of this, candidates should have at least three years of experience working with Nepalese government systems and a clear understanding of local governance systems and the issues and challenges of micro enterprise development in Nepal.ย ย 
  • Prior experience of coordination with government personnel is required.

Computer Skills:

  • A sound understanding of basic computer applications such as MSWord, Excel and database management is required.


  • Fluency in both spoken and written Nepali and English languages is required.

This vacancy is archived.

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