Innovation and Digitalisation Expert – Embassy of Switzerland in Nepal…

Innovation and Digitalisation Expert - Embassy of Switzerland in Nepal...

Vacancy Announcement

Switzerland through its development cooperation has been engaged in Nepal since 1959. With the establishment of its Embassy in Nepal in August 2009, Switzerland’s cooperation with Nepal continues to focus on federal state building, employment and income as well as migration. Switzerland is committed to support Nepal’s socio-economic development and federal state building at national, provincial and local level.  

The Embassy of Switzerland offers a competitive salary and benefit package as well as a stimulating team and working environment. We are looking for a qualified professional for 4 years fixed term contract with possibility of extension

Innovation and Digitalisation Expert

The Innovation and Digitalisation Expert will ensure that innovation and digitalisation will be well anchored in the SDC Nepal, both through project implementation and thematic advice. She/ he will contribute to the shaping of the position as the role and demands evolve. The Innovation and Digitalisation Expert will have the overall responsibility for the implementation of projects to promote innovation and digitalization, i.e., the new project Digital Innovation for Growth and Inclusion in Nepal (DIGI Nepal).

The Innovation and Digitalisation Expert acts as thematic adviser within SDC/the Embassy. Advice includes close collaboration with the team on migration and the team on federal state building to support inclusion of digitalization component in ongoing and new interventions.

Expert competence/Methodical / Social Competence:

Master Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Information Technologies or any field related to innovation and digitalisation; At least 5 years of practical work experience in the development sector or private sector, i.e. in the area of private sector development, and innovation; Excellent management skills and experience in the implementation of innovation processes; Proven experience as an advisor to the teams and institutions as a thematic expert. Sound understanding of innovation processes; Good understanding of and experience with project cycle management (PCM); Networking, negotiation and communication skills; Ability to facilitate and foster partnerships.

Detailed job description is available on the Embassy’s website

Application/Motivation letter in English with immediate contact address and a telephone number; an updated bio-data; copies of citizenship certificate and academic credentials; and reference from former employer(s) through a single email as pdf attachment (please do not provide a link to google drive or any other cloud server) at [email protected] or through post. Please clearly mark “Innovation and Digitalisation Expert” on the envelope/subject of the email and should reach latest by 17:00 hrs on 07 August 2023.

Chief of Finance, Personnel and Administration

P.O. Box 113

Kathmandu, Nepal

The Embassy shall not reply to any comments made on the linkedIn platform. The Embassy shall process only complete files and reserves the right to reject any or all applications without assigning any reason. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted through email.

The Embassy of Switzerland in Nepal promotes workforce diversity and applies positive discrimination to candidates from discriminated groups (women and candidates from Dalit, Janajati, Madhesi/Terai, and other minority community).