Apply before 20th July 2022


Position:  Business Development Manager (BDM)
Remuneration: Attractive package reflecting competencies and experience.
Working Days: 5 days a week (Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
Contract: Long-term (2 months’ probation period)
Location: Maharajgunj, Kathmandu (Central Office). See for location.
Reporting to: Business Development Lead (BDL) and CEO

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and anchor the overall proposal development process, ensuring efficient collaboration between technical teams, external consultants, clients and all relevant stakeholders to deliver high quality proposals, concept notes, etc.
  • Administer a structured market analysis to forecast future project opportunities, identify ongoing opportunities and evaluate competitions and prepare quarterly business reports highlighting business development strategies for the firm
  • Build effective professional relationships with clients from a wide range of expertise and academic backgrounds.
  • Responsible for winning competitive projects for the firm.
  • Carry out national and international portal-based market research, pre-positioning and strategic priority setting.
  • Lead marketing activities for the company, which could include organizing stakeholder workshops and discussion seminars.
  • Update the contents of the company website and social media to reflect the firm’s strengths and ongoing projects.
  • Connect with key development partners in Nepal to apprise them of the firm’s strengths and capabilities.

Education and Professional Experiences

  • Advanced university degree, i.e. Master’s in International Development, Economics, Political Science, Business Management or other related fields from an accredited institution
  • At least 5 years of professional experience as a business development manager with a focus on proposal development and marketing. The individual should have an excellent understanding of the development sector.

Core Competencies and Technical/ Functional Expertise.

  • Sound Information Technology (IT) knowledge and use of collaborative tools like Trello, Slack, and Google workspace
  • Skilled in design and communication tools like CANVA, Piktochart, etc.
  • Excellent ability to work effectively under pressure, prioritize and implement multiple tasks within strict deadlines and produce high-quality deliverables.
  • Demonstrates high levels of moral integrity, enthusiasm and commitment to the growth of the organization.
  • Proactive and detail-oriented individual with a dedication to identifying solutions to problems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Nepali languages.
  • Strong training, capacity building and facilitation expertise.
  • Ability and willingness for field travel
  • Positive attitude and a good sense of humor.

Other considerations:

  • Good understanding of the Nepali and international development sector
  • Available for an interview, week commencing 11th of July 2022 (video conference if necessary)

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 20th July 2022 at

We give priority to candidates who live within a comfortable commuting distance from the SWN office in Maharjgunj/ Panipokhari, Kathmandu

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