Position: Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Gross Salary: Attractive package reflecting competencies and experience.
Working Days: 5 days a week (Mon-Friday, 9:00am to 5:30pm)
Contract: Long-term/Permanent
Location: Maharajgunj -Panipokhari, Kathmandu (central office)

Reporting to: CEO 
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Are you a dynamic, creative and result oriented development professional?

Do you take challenges passionately and strive for visible and impactful role in reconstruction, rehabilitation and development around crises including COVID-19?

Do you have clear development perspectives that consider climate resilience, vulnerabilities and sustainability of the process?

Here’s how you fit in – you have utilized wider development knowledge into practice; preferably in national or international development agency; you are confident professional in leading and expanding a development consultancy; you have ability to use initiative and approach problems in a positive and constructive way, including in responding to crises. Then, you have come to the right place!

If yes, we have an excellent opportunity for you to lead the operations of a recognised national development consultancy ( We at SW Nepal Pvt Ltd (Scott Wilson Nepal) help to bridge capacities, influence policies and apply sustainable solutions for governments, development agencies and private sectors. As COO, you will drive, direct, administer and coordinate the activities of the firm in line with its established goals, values and objectives.

As an aspirant for the position, you will serve as key advisor to the CEO and take overall responsibility of operations and management of the company. You are required to assist CEO by taking over the managerial and business leadership of the company.  You will also assist CEO to formulate plans, strategies and objectives of the company. In administrative and management role, you will take overall leadership of human resource management and optimise organisational structure to deliver the qualitative output for company and client. You are also required to support projects and programme by mentoring and deploying project management tools to ensure the successful delivery of the projects / Programme. As COO you will take a lead role to explore the opportunity to develop / promote businesses for the company reflecting in your approach current challenges and opportunities.

Skills and experience:

–        Master’s in any field related to the company activities.

–        Minimum of 5 years of proven experience in progressively higher administrative and managerial roles.

–        Passionate and ambitious professional with strong leadership and people management skills.

–        Strategic and strong management skills with experience in setting, managing and monitoring key business goals.

–        Excellent communication and report writing skills

Other considerations:

  • We give priority to candidates who live within a comfortable commuting distance from SWN office in Maharjgunj/Panipokhari, Kathmandu
  • Age is not a barrier, so highly experienced professionals are also encouraged to apply

To apply:

SWN offers a dynamic and exciting work environment and attractive staff benefits, including flexible working hours.

If you are an action-orientated and astute individual who would like to join our team, to support a dynamic and growing business, please apply by sending your CV (covering letter NOT required at this stage), no later than 4th June 2020 at

About the Organisation:

S.W. Nepal Pvt. Ltd. (Scott Wilson Nepal/ SWN) is a wholly Nepali-owned multidisciplinary research and development consulting service provider operational since 2000. The firm provides sustainable, innovative and cutting-edge solutions to the Governments, development partners, academic institutions, projects and programmes to help them achieve their objectives through our support in planning, management, research/monitoring/evaluations, and policy promotion support.

We encourage potential applicants to visit for more details on our team, location, and our services.