Business Development Officer

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 of Reference

Please read the TOR carefully before applying to ensure that it matches your experience and background. Applications from individuals who do not meet the requirements will not be considered.

Position:  Business Development Officer 

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 (following a 2-month probationary period)

Location: Panipokhari, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu (Central Office). See for location.

Reporting to: Business Development Lead (BDL) and CEO

Overall Purpose

S.W. Nepal Pvt. Ltd. (Scott Wilson Nepal/SWN) is a multi-disciplinary research and infrastructure development consulting services provider. We specialize in programme design and delivery of green local infrastructure and MEL activities, including baseline surveys, data collection, and research in diverse sectors such as DRR, agriculture, climate change, education, governance, and socio-economic development, among others.  We are deeply engaged in Nepal’s development scenario and have extensive knowledge of local governance systems. We aim to provide the highest value for money for our clients in our mutual endeavor to promote Nepal’s development. The Business Development Officer (BDO) is ultimately responsible for delivering projects for SWN in the development sector through strategic partnership, proposal development, marketing, networking, and efficient internal system development.

Broader tasks and responsibilities:

  • Identify project calls of interest to SWN from key multilateral and bilateral development partners and Government of Nepal agencies.
  • Lead and anchor the overall proposal development process and proposal writing, ensuring efficient collaboration between technical teams, external consultants, clients, and all relevant stakeholders to deliver high-quality proposals, concept notes, etc.
  • 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
  • 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

  • Master’s degree in Development Studies, Engineering, International Development, Business Administration (MBA), Management, or another related field from an accredited institution
  • 5-7 years of professional experience in business development with a focus on proposal development, marketing, and strategic partnerships in development consulting firms and INGOs/ IGOs.
  • The individual should have an excellent understanding of the development sector

Core Competencies and Technical Expertise

  • Good understanding of the Nepali and international development sector
  • Available for an interview, from 8th December 2023 onwards

To apply:

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

If you are an action-oriented 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 December 2023, at

*A cover letter is 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 services.

Job Overview

Category Administrative / Management, Marketing, Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience 5+ years
Education MBA, Master’s degree in development studies
Posted Date 05 Dec, 2023
Apply Before 31 Dec, 2023
City Kathmandu