Research Assistant (Water Resource)

Scott Wilson Nepal

S.W. Nepal Private Limited ( is a national consulting firm to enhance the development results working together with government institutions, development agencies and private sector. In doing so, SWN aims to bridge the policy, research and implementation gap in Nepal through capacity building, policy influencing and applying sustainable solutions. The company values include a) enhancing the outcomes from the investments…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Junior Level
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    Job Experience : 1+ Years
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    Job Category Development & Project
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Aug 12, 2022

Job Description

Position: Research Assistant (Water Resource)

Gross Salary: Attractive package reflecting competencies and experience.

Working Days: 5 days a week (Mon-Friday, 900am to 530pm)

Contract: Long Term

Location: Maharajgunj, Kathmandu (Central Office)

Reporting to: Kathmandu Valley Water Resource Management Initiative (KVWRMI) Secretariat

Scott Wilson Nepal is seeking a proactive individual to join our team as a Research Assistant. As an aspirant for this position, you will provide support to the KVWRMI to support and assist the objectives of the initiative within the organisation.

Kathmandu Valley Water Resource Management Initiative (KVWRMI) is a proposed integrated project to “enhance community, local and valley urban climate change resilience and sustainability to water access diminishment, caused by floods and droughts, domestic and commercial development and various counts of mismanagement, through ignorance, lack of expertise or conflicting interests, potentially adversely affecting the long-term City and Valley water resources for Kathmandu with dire consequences.” This holistic initiative identifies and will develop strategy for multiple core elements contributing to Kathmandu Valley sustainable water resource management and environmental resilience.

Detailed Job descriptions and job requirements 

  • Source, collect and collate of relevant KVWRMI policy documents, identifying sources and directive agencies, research papers, publications, data, projects and proposals,
  • Assist generation and update of a library matrix system for all data documents with cross references capabilities and map matrix presentation to clusters
  • Assist with development of the valley mapping matrix 2D model and interactive 3D model
  • Source and collate photos and references in social or main media of relevant location news
  • Assist Secretariat with meetings and workshops set up and run document preparations as necessary
  • Assist in content generation of website for KVWRMI with social media access and communication systems
  • Demonstrate initiative and commitment to KVWRMI

Required Qualification & Experience

  • University Degree preferably in environmental studies or integrated water resources management or engineering,  or related hydrological fields
  • At least 1 year of experience in water resource management, data analysis and management and research writing
  • Ability to plan and establish priorities, meet deadlines and initiate and implement activities with minimal oversight and supervision
  • Sound Information Technology (IT) knowledge and use of collaborative tools like Google workspace,
  • Sound in ArcGIS, QGIS, SPSS, etc.
  • Excellent in written and oral communication in both English and Nepali languages
  • Positive attitude and a good sense of humor.

Other Considerations: 

  • The driving license of a two-wheeler
  • Available for interview week commencing 17th August 2022 (video conference if necessary)

How to Apply

SWN offers a dynamic and exciting work environment and attractive staff benefits, including flexible working hours.

If you are an action-orientated and astute individual who would like to join our team, to support a dynamic and growing business, please apply by sending your CV mentioning your current address no later than 26th August 2022 at

*Covering letter NOT and certificate are required at this stage*

We give priority to candidates who live within a comfortable commuting distance from SWN office in Maharjgunj/Panipokhari, Kathmandu