Business Development Associate (M&E)

SW Nepal Pvt Ltd

S.W. Nepal Pvt. Ltd. (Scott Wilson Nepal/SWN) is a wholly Nepali-owned multidisciplinary research and infrastructure development consulting service provider. Since 2000, SWN has been working with multiple development partners and the Government of Nepal, delivering quality outputs in the design and management of locally and government-led projects and programs. The projects are focused on local organization capacity development strengthening local government capabilities, green resilient infrastructure development, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the projects and programmes.

Details / requirements:

Terms and Reference

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. 

Panipokhari, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu (Central Office). See


Overall Purpose

S.W. Nepal Pvt. Ltd. (Scott Wilson Nepal/ SWN) is a multi-disciplinary research and infrastructure development consulting services provider. We are experts at evaluations, surveys, data collection, and research in diverse sectors such as DRR, agriculture, climate change, education, governance, and socio-economic development among many others.  We are heavily engaged in Nepal’s development scenario and have deep knowledge of local governance systems. We aim to provide the highest value for money for our clients in our mutual endeavor of promoting Nepal’s development.

The Business Development Associate (BDA) is ultimately responsible for winning projects for SWN in the development sector through strategic partnership, proposal development, marketing, networking, and/ or internal system development


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 (Multilateral and Bilateral Development Partners, INGOs, Government Agencies, etc.) 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

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Economics, Political Science, Business Management or other related field from an accredited institution; Master’s degree preferred. 

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in business development with focus on proposal development, marketing and strategic partnerships in the development sector.

  • The individual should have an excellent understanding of the development sector.

Core Competencies and Technical 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 languages.

  • Strong at using MS Word, MS Excel and MS Power Point

  • Skilled in design and communication tools like CANVA, Piktochart, etc.  

  • 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.

  • 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 1st of June 2023.

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 emailing your CV indicating your current address in Kathmandu no later than 31st May 2023 at

*Cover letter NOT required at this stage*

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.

Job Overview

Category Business Development
Openings 1
Salary Based on experience
Position Type Full Time
Position Level Mid Level
Experience 5+ years
Education Please check details below., B.Devs. (Bachelors in Devlopment Studies), Bachelors in management, Master's preferred, Development studies, Management or related field
Posted Date 16 May, 2023
Apply Before 07 Jun, 2023
City Kathmandu