Research Officer

Location: Kathmandu
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2016-01-20 Deadline: 2016-02-18
  • Location : Kathmandu
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Master's Degree
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

SAWTEE is looking for two young, dynamic, and dedicated Nepali citizens for the post of Research Officer at its officer in Kathmandu.


Job description

  • To monitor and analyse macroeconomic environment of Nepal and South Asian countries with focus on trade, climate change and food security, for generating and disseminating evidence and knowledge to support informed policy-making;
  • To provide writing and editorial support to the organization’s publications;
  • To take delegated responsibilities on  the organization’s research projects;
  • To support senior management on developing technical and financial proposals;
  • To support planning and preparation of major interventions designed to enhance the organisation’s research, advocacy, and outreach activities; and
  • To assist in coordinating the organisation’s major national and international events and capacity-building works.

Essential qualifications

  • Sound knowledge in the areas of economics, international trade, multilateral and regional trading system and climate change ;
  • Demonstrated skills in political-economy analysis, including skills for undertaking qualitative and quantitative evidence-based economic research;
  • Masters’ degree in economics, management, development studies or any other related discipline from a reputed university;
  • Two years of work experience in trade, economic or environmental issues in Nepal and/or South Asia;
  • Excellent  Nepali and English language skills , including  demonstrated ability to communicate accurately, concisely and clearly, both orally and in writing; and
  • Broad computer skills, including knowledge of statistical packages for research.


  • Excellent team player
  • Effective communicator and influencer
  • Motivated to focus on planned results
  • Smart  in networking and alliance building

How to apply?

Interested candidates are requested to send their applications along with recent curriculum vitae and passport size photograph to the following address with the subject line: “Application for the post of Research Officer”, no later than 18 February 2016. The application should explain why you think you are best-placed for the job.


PO Box: 19366, Kathmandu



SAWTEE offers competitive salary and benefits. The position is  initially for a one year period with the possibility of extension and has a three-month probation period.


Qualified women candidates, and candidates from marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.


Shortlisted candidates will be called for a written test, group discussion and interview. Personal inquiries will not be entertained.


SAWTEE reserves the right to accept or reject any application without assigning any reasons whatsoever.


This Job is expired. The Company is no longer accepting applications for this position.

Organization Summary

South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE)


Beginning the mid-1980s, most countries, across all regions of the world, started to rapidly embark on the path of globalization and liberalization. The global wave of globalization and liberalization also created a compelling situation for South Asian countries to follow suit. This led South Asian governments and stakeholders alike to design strategies and implement measures that enhance their capacities to benefit from regional and global integration, and respond to the adverse implications of globalization for their economies.

In order to complement the efforts of South Asian governments and stakeholders, and to bring to the fore the views and concerns of the marginalized and poor segments of society, South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE) was launched in 1994 as a loose regional network of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from five South Asian countries: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Taking into consideration the emerging need for fair, effective and meaningful integration of South Asian countries into the regional as well as global economies, the major motto of this regional initiative has been “GLOBALIZATION YES, BUT WITH SAFETY NETS”.

From 1994 to 1997, its secretariat was housed in Kolkata, India at the office of Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS), a founding member institution of the network. With the emergence of consensus among network members, in 1997, SAWTEE's secretariat was moved to Kathmandu, Nepal. Since then, SAWTEE has strengthened its activities ranging from sensitization and awareness raising to independent and concrete policy research, capacity building and advocacy on trade, economic and environmental issues at local, national, regional and international levels.  

Registration and Recognition

SAWTEE was registered with the District Administration Office, Kathmandu, Nepal to operate as a regional non-profit, NGO in 1999. Due to its research capacity, policy outreach and developmental impacts, the organization has been growingly recognized as a think tank at local, national, regional and global levels. SAWTEE is also recognized in the capacity of a secretariat of a national network of Nepal-based national and international NGOs called National Alliance for Food Security in Nepal (NAFOS); a global network of civil society organizations (CSOs) working on biodiversity management and farmers' rights issues called Farmers' Rights Advocacy Network (FRANK); and a global network of least-developed countries (LDCs) established for the economic transformation of LDCs, called Least Developed Countries Network for Economic Transformation (LDC-NET). Its members and staff have served/been serving on the board of various international and national agencies working on trade, development, farmers’ rights and food security issues.


PO Box: 19366
Tukucha Marg, Baluwatar
Kathmandu, Nepal

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location PO Box: 19366 Tukucha Marg, Baluwatar Kathmandu, Nepal
Organization Size 1-10
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