Internship Opportunity

Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2016-11-22 Deadline: 2016-11-23
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Fresh university graduates, with masters degree in Social Science, Development Studies, Business Management, Economics preferably with some technical trainings/skills.
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : Internship
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Swisscontact is the business-oriented independent foundation for international development cooperation. Represented in 33 countries with over 1100 employees, it promotes - since 1959 - economic, social and environmental development.
Nepal Vocational Qualifications System (NVQS) is envisioned a long-term project, about 10 years, focused on bringing about systemic changes in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system in Nepal that will enable women and men including disadvantaged groups to get access to increased employment and self-employment performing at higher productivity levels leading to higher income, enhanced livelihood and resilience, and thus combat poverty and promote inclusive growth.

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is supporting the Ministry of Education to establish a National Vocational Qualifications Framework (NVQF) and a corresponding National Vocational Qualification Authority (NVQA) to manage it through NVQS Project. Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation (Swisscontact) provides Technical Assistance to the project.

Ministry of Education is the institutional partner and National Skill Testing Board (NSTB)/Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) is the direct implementation partner until it will be transformed into a NVQA under its own legal umbrella. In its first phase (2015 – 2019), NVQS is expected to set enabling framework conditions, the setting up base for an independent legal entity, building institutional and human capacities of existing NSTB, and strengthening and expanding existing service delivery in all 75 districts in Nepal.
Swisscontact invites applications from qualified candidates for the following position:

Essential Functions
Purpose: This position, under the specific guidance of the Capacity Development Specialist, is expected to work in programme related and finance and admin related activities of NVQS. The incumbent will assist design and develop NVQS monitoring and measurement instruments, NSTB marketing and public relation strategies, assist improvement/update of NVQS MRM Plan, also support the implementation of the assigned tasks of NVQS finance and admin. The post holder will contribute to the day-to-day operations of the project and be responsible for maintaining professional documentation of the programme related products.

The incumbent is expected to assume following functions at NVQS:
Programme related

  • Assist in the design and development of NVQS monitoring and measuring instruments.
  • Assist in the development of quality communication and promotional materials for NSTB/NVQS marketing and public relations.
  • Help to develop NSTB Marketing and Public Relation Concept with core functions.
  • Support the improvement and updating of NVQS MRM Plan and checklists.
  • Assist in establishing effective liaison with Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) and National Skill Testing Board (NSTB) in order to respond to effective marketing and public relations of NSTB, NVQS.
  • Assist in organising seminars, workshops, events, conferences and meetings to disseminate the project learning as and when required.
  • Assist in preparing technical and progress reports of NVQS.
  • Assist in developing materials related to communications and promotion of NVQS.
  • Assist in the elaboration of technical papers, power point presentations, analytical contributions, concept notes, project documents as well as other products and tools that will facilitate NVQS´s work.
  • Assist to correspond and perform telephone conversations for confirmation to the potential invitees/participants when and where workshop/seminar/meeting and trainings held.
  • Gather and analyse substantive data and information, undertake upon request research, maintain records in a systematic manner and retrieve necessary materials with maximum speed and accuracy.

Admin and Finance related:

  • Assist in maintaining and updating records of office inventories.
  • Assist Senior Finance and Admin Officer with preparation of official events (workshops, seminars, and travel arrangement of staffs)
  • Support the team in photocopying, printing, binding, scanning necessary documents, and posting invoices as per the need.
  • Assist in organising correspondence related to administration/finance/programme.
  • Support the preparation and distribution of reports, translate, proofread and review documents.
  • Prepare monthly progress report of the work carried out and submit to the supervisor for feedback.
  • Maintain documentation system for NVQS.
  • Perform other tasks as may reasonably be required by the project.


  • Maintain professional working relationships with the full team of NVQS (NSTB+PSU) and other stakeholders.
  • Contribute to a harmonious work environment.
  • Produce final internship report at the end and submit to the Team Leader.
  • Perform other relevant duties requested by the supervisor.
  • Any other duties requested by the supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • The individual must possess these skills and abilities, and demonstrate that she/he can perform the essential functions, with or without reasonable accommodation, using combination of skills and abilities.
  • Female/Male fresh university graduates, with masters degree in Social Science, Development Studies, Business Management, Economics preferably with some technical trainings/skills.
  • Sound knowledge in computer applications such as MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Visio, and Photoshop. Knowledge in use/creation of database is highly recommended.
  • Readiness to accept assigned jobs pertaining to the project and travelling to field sites frequently enduring all climatic and social conditions.

Working Conditions
At the end of the internship, Capacity Development Specialist and Senior Finance and Administrative Officer will provide full feedback on the job performed and the Team Leader will give the final decision, upon successful completion of the assigned duties, the Intern may request a letter of recommendation.

To Apply: Submit your current CV with a cover letter to NVQS PSU Office, CTEVT Complex, Sanothimi Bhaktapur or email to: on or before 23 November 2016.

Only shortlisted candidates will be called for the selection process. Swisscontact shall not entertain any phone enquiries or other such solicitations for the position.

Swisscontact promotes workforce diversity and applies positive discrimination to candidates from discriminated groups (Women, Dalit, Janajati, Madhesi /Terai and other minority communities)

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Organization Summary

Swisscontact supports economic, social and ecological development of South Asia by implementing projects which enable people to improve their living conditions on their own initiatives. Swisscontact has been engaged in international development cooperation in the region since 1962, when it started working in Chandigarh, India and established the Indo-Swiss Training Centre. Gradually, Swisscontact expanded operations across Bangladesh in 1979, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in 1980 and Nepal in 1990.

At present, Swisscontact South Asia has the largest portfolio of development projects in Bangladesh and the office located in Dhaka functions as the South Asia Regional Office (SARO). Swisscontact also maintains a country office in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Swisscontact aims to further strengthening its presence in South Asia whilst building and maintaining strong networks with private businesses; public agencies; micro, small and medium enterprises; non-governmental organisations and civil society; bi- and multi-lateral donor agencies and host governments.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Nepal
Organization Size 1-10
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