Market Development Specialist (MDS)

Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job Title: Market Development Specialist (MDS)
Reports to:Public Private Producer Partnership (PPPP) Head
Location Kathmandu
Travel RequiredMinimum 50% Annually


Minimum Requirements:

Master’s Degree or equivalent in the fields of Agriculture Economics, Business Administration, Rural Development, Enterprise Development or other related field with minimum 5 years of field and technical experience with commercial sector, agribusiness development in a mix of economic growth/trade, value chain competitiveness, investment promotion, or agriculture development.


Preferred Requirements:


  • Experience in supporting and monitoring field based programs in the country.
  • Proven experience in building the capacity of partner institutions to document and disseminate industry information, manage knowledge, measure progress and plan and advocate within the industry.
  • Track record of building strong client and stakeholder relationships
  • Ability to generate innovative solutions in work situations



Most Critical Proficiencies:

  • Clear understanding of the goat value chain.
  • Innovative, analytical, and solutions oriented.
  • Knowledge of enterprise development and linkages to poverty alleviation.
  • Strong interpersonal/people management skills and excellent oral and written communication skills a must;
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in English and other local languages, both oral and written.
  • Significant experience in building public/private partnerships
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Experience working with farmer group programs.
  • Experience in the commercial sector with skills to develop and evaluate investment opportunities and promote such opportunities to financial institutions.
  • Strong consumer marketing, financial analysis and management skills.
  • Excellent command of Report writing, analysis and presentation skills using Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Interested applicants are requested to send the below documents to

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