Trainee (Programme Funding Associate)

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 seeks application from female candidates who is keen to build foundation for challenging and rewarding career in an international development environment through hands-on knowledge and practical experience as Trainee in the capacity of Programme Funding Associate. This is an opportunity starting immediately 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, Disaster Risk Reduction, Livelihood, Research, or related field.
  • Excellent research and report writing skill
  • Fluency in oral and written skills in English and Nepali
  • Good coordination, networking and interpersonal skills 
  • Good knowledge in MS Applications with excellent Excel-database management
  • Creative and independent as well as team player with the ability to adhere to deadlines and flexibility 
  • Role model for diversity, inclusion and belonging, as well as for contributing to positive team spirit

Interested female candidate irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.

To apply please log into the below link:

Trainee (Programme Funding Associate) for DCA Nepal I DanchurchAid (

Applications consisting of the below will only be considered:

Cover Letter (max 1 page)

CV (max 2 pages)

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing date for application will be Thursday, 26 January 2023

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, Development / INGO
Openings 1
Position Type Contract
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Post Graduate / Masters in related field.
Posted Date 12 Jan, 2023
Apply Before 26 Jan, 2023
City Kathmandu, Lalitpur