Research Associate

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:

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 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.  
  • Carry out 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 in contents 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 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.
  • Skilled 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” at 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.


Category Development and Project, Research, Business Development
Openings 1
Salary Based on experience
Position Type Full Time
Position Level Mid Level
Experience 3+ years
Education Post Graduate / Masters in related field.
Posted Date 14 Jun, 2024
Apply Before 30 Jun, 2024
City Kathmandu