Leadership Communications Intern (Nepal Leadership Academy)

  • Sanepa Heights Rd, Lalitpur 44600, Nepal
  • Intern

Company Description

NEPAL aspires to graduate from least developing country to a lower middle-income country by 2030. However, the development community’s excessive focus today on socio-political empowerment has not yielded the desired economic transformation. In reaching the 2030 national target, shall we wait for institutions of power to become accountably productive or shall we bolster innovations of people to bring inclusive prosperity? And, shall we strengthen grassroots-government collaboration in shaping an equal and enterprising future?

DAAYITWA ABHIYAAN strives for an enterprising Nepal where every individual has opportunities for a prosperous future. Focused on promoting economic empowerment, we aim to nurture an enterprising mindset - which is about working hard, taking risks, and being creative - in development change-agents. Driven by principles of economic justice, community engagement and financial sustainability, the Abhiyaan comprises four organizations.

  • Daayitwa - an NGO that promotes domestic youth employment by accelerating rural youth entrepreneurs to create jobs and supporting the government to implement evidence-based enterprise development policies.

  • Nepal Leadership Academy - a non-profit company that develops an enterprising mindset in change-agents by growing their leadership and management capabilities.

  • Governance Lab - a for-profit research firm that enables the government and the private sector to make decisions by conducting evidence-based research and connecting researchers and decision-makers.

  • Daayitwa-US - a US-based non-profit that engages and empowers Nepali diaspora in the US as change agents and strengthens local and global collaboration to promote socio-economic development in Nepal.

Nepal Leadership Academy (NLA), a signature component of the Daayitwa Abhiyaan, believes that leadership can be learnt and practiced. Our beliefs are guided by the emerging emphasis on the psychological intricacies of leadership—the mental models from which effective leadership operates. With this belief, NLA builds leadership capacity in change-agents—who are guided by the shared values of collaborating, innovating, and serving and the shared principles of community, justice, and sustainability—to architect effective policy, business and civic solutions that tackle the most grueling adaptive challenges in Nepal. NLA conducts research, develops curricula, and provides in-practice leadership coaching to policy, business, and social innovators in Nepal and beyond

Job Description

Leadership Communications Intern will be responsible for providing critical support and leadership in planning and development of partnerships and disseminating information of NLA’s programs and activities, and designing, planning and executing NLA’s leadership courses. The person will work directly with the program team, coach and coaching advisors to organize and implement courses offered through NLA and provide necessary support for meaningful and productive experience.

Communications and Partnerships 

  • Work closely with the Daayitwa Abhiyaan comms team to execute social media campaigns on a variety of web-based platforms
  • Assist to strengthen branding through creative interventions, including op-eds, videos, and social media, and consistent use of naming conventions, brand attributes and logos
  • Contribute to develop graphics design, photography, and other multimedia development and maintain digital media library of multimedia materials for future use
  • Participate in content creation including write-ups, impact stories, press releases, social media posts, etc.
  • Assist with planning and organizing outreach activities
  • Assist in forming strategic partnerships with different sectors to further the mission and vision of NLA  
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Research and Leadership Development

  • Work with the NLA team to spearhead capacity development initiatives for youths, including students, rural entrepreneurs, politicians, public policy fellows, etc.
  • Help conduct research, design and evaluation of courses 
  • Assist in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation framework for NLA courses and workshops
  • Conduct research on NLA’s working areas
  • Increase efficiency in delivering results by liaising with the senior management team
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • A Bachelor's degree in Psychology, International Affairs, Development Studies, Social Work, Business, Economics, Humanities, Communication or other related fields. 
  • Understanding of social issues related to youth employment, youth entrepreneurship and community-driven development
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a diverse, team-oriented environment.
  • Strong motivation, self-starter and organizational/time management skills
  • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks at a time within deadlines
  • Willingness to learn and work hard. Growth mindset is key
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and Nepali 

Additional Information

Compensation: NLA will provide a monthly stipend to the Leadership Communications Intern. The rate will be mutually agreed upon, commensurate with the level of deliverables, qualifications and experience of the candidate.


Interested candidates must submit a CV and a cover letter.
Click on I'm Interested to send us your portfolio.

Apply Before: June 28 2021 (extended)

To learn more about NLA and our work, do visit our facebook page or our website. 
Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/nepalleadershipacademy/
Website    :  www.nepalleadershipacademy.org

**Only shortlisted candidates will be notified**