Programme Funding Associate (Trainee)

DanChurchAid (DCA)

DanChurchAid is an independent and humanitarian Danish organisation with a vision of a world without hunger, poverty and oppression, in which popular and political powers constantly work strongly and actively for a just and sustainable distribution and use of the earth’s resources. We have been supporting development work in Nepal since the 1980s. We focus on Fight extreme inequality, Save lives, Build resilient communities and Climate change to improve the life of the most marginalized communities in some of the most remote and vulnerable regions of Nepal, through a rights-based approach.

Details / requirements:

DCA Nepal is looking for young & motivated female candidate for the position Programme Funding Associate (Trainee), who is keen to build foundation for challenging and rewarding career in an international development environment through hands-on knowledge and practical experience. This is one-year opportunity, based at Nepal Country Office, Kathmandu with field travel.

The Trainee will be guided by and report to Programme Funding Coordinator. She will work within the Programme Development and Funding Unit to review literature, data mining, collecting and analysing secondary information for proposal designing, review project documents and reports, proofreading, exploring potential funding opportunities and keeping track, update and maintain documents on intranet.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Review project documents and reports and produce the capacity statements on various thematic sectors and sub-sectors. Such documents will work as the living document and hence, will have to be updated as and when necessary
  • During the proposal development process, support Programme Funding Coordinator in reviewing the literature, data mining, and collecting and analysing secondary information relevant to the project
  • Support to proofread documents (proposals and reports) as and when necessary;
  • Support to explore potential funding opportunities and create funding summary to share with relevant technical staff
  • Support in needs assessment, by collecting data/statistics and information as required by the proposal
  • Support to track, update and maintain documents on intranet (PPD) and Teams folder
  • Support to prepare supplementary documents for proposals and reports including but not limited to maps, letter of endorsement, past experience, etc

What you bring:

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, Disaster Risk Reduction, Environmental Science, Agriculture, Natural Resources Management, Development Studies, Gender Studies, Climate Change, International Relations or any other relevant field
  • At least some relevant work experience in Funding, Fundraising, Proposals, DRR, Livelihood, Research, or related field;
  • Excellent research and reports writing skills 
  • Fluency in oral and written skills in English and Nepali
  • Ability and willingness to work in team 

Personal qualifications needed:

  • Committed to pro-poor, rights based and gender sensitive work
  • Commitment to the core values and policies of DCA 
  • Work according to the objectives of DCA Nepal Office
  • Able, willing and committed to work with people of different backgrounds 
  • Contribute constructively to a working environment based on mutual respect, trust and commitment
  • Able to cope with stress and work under difficult circumstances

What we offer:

  • A one-year contract
  • An attractive salary and benefits package
  • Insurance as per DCA Nepal office agreements
  • Learning and development opportunities 
  • An opportunity to make a difference and improve the lives of communities DCA is working with in Nepal

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Qualified and interested female candidate irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for this vacancy.

To apply please log into the below link:

Programme Funding Associate ( Trainee) I DanchurchAid (

Only applications consisting of the below will be considered:

  • Cover Letter (max 1 page),
  • CV (max 2 pages)

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing date for applications will be Thursday, 9th December 2021

DCA conducts an anti-terror check as part of the recruitment process. It is a prerequisite that you can pass this check and maintain this status throughout your employment with us. 

Everyone applying for a job with DCA must be ready to comply with our Staff Policy on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment and our Child Safeguarding Policy.

Telephone inquiry will not be entertained


Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Contract
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Post Graduate / Masters in related field.
Posted Date 30 Nov, 2021
Apply Before 09 Dec, 2021
City Lalitpur