Apply before 30th June 2024

S.W. Nepal Pvt. Ltd. (Scott Wilson Nepal)

Terms of Reference (TOR) for Research Associate

Please read the TOR carefully before applying to ensure that it matches your experience and background. Individuals who do not meet the requirements will be immediately disqualified.

Position: Research Associate
Financial 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
Location: Maharajgunj, Kathmandu (Central Office)
Reporting to: Business Development Lead

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate in bid preparation and proposal writing for the Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Unit and Green Engineering Unit, ensuring efficient collaboration between technical teams, external consultants, clients, and all relevant stakeholders to deliver high-quality proposals, concept notes, etc.
  • Conduct national and international portal-based market research, pre-positioning, and strategic priority setting.
  • Administer structured market analyses to forecast future project opportunities, identify ongoing opportunities, evaluate competitions, and prepare quarterly business reports highlighting business development strategies for the firm.
  • Identify the experts and human resources through headhunts, advertisements, and LinkedIn, and update the SWN database.
  • Conduct original research and analysis (i.e., descriptive, comparative, and analytical) on specific thematic areas (e.g., green infrastructure, climate resilience, WASH, livelihood, socioeconomics, DRR, agriculture, social/gender, energy) to support project implementation and management.
  • Support the content development of the company’s website and social media to reflect the firm’s strengths and ongoing projects.
  • Any other task as assigned by the Business Development Lead.

Education and Professional Experiences

  • Master’s degree, preferably in research methodology, international development, civil engineering, statistics, economics, development studies, and other relevant fields.
  • At least 3 to 5 years of experience in multiple project proposal writing, research, and program design for donors, multilateral organizations, INGOs, and NGOs in the development sector.

Core Competencies and Technical/Functional Expertise:

  • Excellent ability to work effectively under pressure, prioritize and implement multiple tasks within strict deadlines, and produce high-quality deliverables.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Nepali
  • Excellent ability to work well within a team as well as independently.
  • Strong interpersonal capacity with a positive attitude and a good sense of humor.
  • Ability and willingness for field travel.
  • Strong at using MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint.
  • Skill in design and communication tools like CANVA, Piktochart, etc.

To apply:

Please send the following documents with the subject heading “Application for the Research Associate” to no later than 30th June 2024.

  1. CV indicating your current residential address in Kathmandu and
  2. A cover letter

The shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview commencing from 18th June 2024.

We give priority to candidates who live within a comfortable commuting distance from the SWN office in Maharjgunj/Panipokhari, Kathmandu, and are committed to a diverse and inclusive team structure.

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