Vacancy Announcement at Small Irrigation Programme (SIP)

Vacancy 07 Aug 2018 186 123

Small Irrigation Programme SIP

Government of Nepal and the Government of Switzerland have signed a bilateral agreement to implement a SMALL IRRIGATION PROGRAMME (SIP) - PHASE I, in 80 Palikas of nine districts of Nepal namely Ramechhap, Okhaldhunga, Khotang, Udayapur, Sindhuli, Achham, Dailekh, Jajarkot and Kalikot. Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is providing financial and technical support to the Government of Nepal (GoN) for the implementation of the programme.

Joint-Venture (JV) of GEOCE Consultants (P) Ltd., Total Management Services Pvt Ltd. (TMS) and Aviyaan Consulting (P) Ltd, has set up a - TA team on behalf of SDC. In order to supplement its team, the JV is now seeking applications from the qualified and experienced Nepali Nationals for the following positions:


  • A MSc degree in civil/irrigation/water resources engineering; a relevant training would be an additional asset; preferably 10 years' experience working in small irrigation schemes; working with the local governments including substantial experience both in planning, designing and implementing small-scale irrigation schemes; Proven experience of participatory approaches and training is essential; Excellent GIS skills; Excellent computer skills; autoCAD skills would be an asset. Fluency in written and spoken English and an ability to write clear concise reports is required. An extensive field visit to the programme areas is foreseen for the position.

DISTRICT IRRIGATION ENGINEER: Few positions in programme districts

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering with preferably 5 years' experience in planning and design of small irrigation systems and have experience in working with local government. S/he should be familiar with the use of GPS survey methodologies, be proficient in use of GIS and Auto CAD software.

SUB ENGINEER: 1 position (Sindhuli District)

Qualifications and Experience:

  • IE in civil engineering from a recognized university or Diploma in Civil Engineering from CTEVT preferably with minimum of 5 years' general professional experience with at least one-year experience in planning/ design/construction of irrigation schemes. Experience in the use of GPS survey methodologies and knowledge in use of GIS and AutoCAD software will be an asset.

ASSISTANT SUB ENGINEERs: Few positions in programme districts

Qualifications and Experience:

  • TSLC from CTEVT preferably with 3 years' experience in planning and design small scale irrigation schemes. Familiar with the use of GPS survey methodologies and the use of GIS and AutoCAD software.

Duration of Employment:

  • The initial contracts for the above positions are for the period up to February 2019, with the possibility of extension.

Term of Reference:

  • The detailed Term of Reference and the format of CV can be obtained from

The closing date for the applications is 15 August 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. No telephone calls, written or personal enquiries will be entertained in this regard. Interested candidates are requested to send their application and CV in given format to apply to the Team Leader, SIP-I, PO Box: 19200, Kathmandu or by email to:

Please clearly mark the position title you are applying for on the envelop or in the subject line of the email

The Joint Venture promotes Workforce Diversity and applies positive discrimination to candidates from discriminated groups (women and candidates from Dalit, Janajati, Madhesi/Terai, and other minority community)


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