Executive Intern

  • Intern

Company Description

NEPAL aspires to graduate from the 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.

In the last 10 years, we have accelerated 85 rural youth entrepreneurs (45 women) in 3 provinces (Province 3, 4 and 5) to embrace innovation, access investment, grow income and create employment. Leveraging the grassroots learning, we have supported 170 youth trained in 31 countries around the world to support 74 government organizations and 25 parliamentarians with entrepreneurship and employment policy research projects at federal, provincial and municipal levels in all 7 provinces of Nepal. We have conducted more than 60 leadership courses for over 700+ participants to build their capacity to lead teams and architect innovative solutions.  We have conducted research on various topics such as MSE growth, dignity of labor and COVID19-related financial and health issues in order to support federal and provincial  governments to make evidence-based policy decisions.  We have organized Nepali diaspora and friends of Nepal to financially support more than 100 NGOs to grow their social impact. At Daayitwa Abhiyaan, we are determined to continue accelerating business, policy and civic entrepreneurs to promote employment, entrepreneurship and economic growth, while shaping a campaign that nurtures an enterprising mindset in the nation.

Towards these goals, Daayitwa executes two clusters - Entrepreneurship and Governance & Civic Engagement. The Rural Enterprise Acceleration Program (REAP), as part of the entrepreneurship cluster,  identifies growth-oriented rural women and youth entrepreneurs, capacitates them to exploit local innovations, connects enterprises with financial institutions and bolsters the municipal enterprise ecosystem. In the last 9 years, REAP has accelerated 85 rural youth entrepreneurs (45 women) in 3 provinces (Bagmati, Gandaki and Lumbini). Leveraging the grassroots enterprise learning, the Daayitwa Nepal Public Service Fellowship Program (DNPSF), as part of the governance cluster, identifies service-minded talented youth, capacitates them to conduct policy research, connects their policy recommendations with government actions and builds an evidence-based policy ecosystem.

Job Description

The What: You, as the Executive Intern will assist the Executive Director in coordinating activities, documenting key learning, and promoting organizational visibility. Specific responsibilities will include coordination and communication support:


  • Assist the Executive Director to ensure effective day-to-day management
  • Support with content management, including drafting documents, preparing for meetings, taking notes, and maintaining records
  • Coordinate learning and networking sessions, including but not limited to webinars, panel discussions, and talk series
  • Offer support for event planning and execution
  • Provide other program and administrative support as needed


  • Support in writing impact stories and other reflection notes for mass media
  • Create and organize learning notes based on organization’s programs
  • Organize knowledge sessions with speakers from inside and outside organization
  • Increase organizational outreach through research and content development
  • Assist in fundraising research, grant writing, and report writing


We are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:

  • Bachelors in  business, policy or social development sectors, or other related fields, preferably with 1 year of work experience 
  • Impeccable writing skills in Nepali and English is a must
  • Understanding of social issues related to economic prosperity, income generation and community-driven development
  • Demonstrates and safeguards organizational ethics and integrity
  • Independence in working on complex problems in the field of specialization consistently applying creativity and independent judgment
  • Strong motivation and organizational/time management skills
  • Ability to exercise self-control and make informed decisions during uncertainties
  • Learning attitude and able to encourage learning environment
  • Determined to work hard, take risks, and fail forward
  • Proven ability to prioritize and meet deadlines during pressure
  • Proactive and practical approach to problem-solving and managing conflicts
  • Teamwork attitude, including facilitating open communication

Additional Information

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

Duration: 6 months

Apply Before: 20 July, 2023

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

Please email humanresource[@]daayitwa.org with the subject line “Executive Intern” followed by your first and last name (e.g., “XXX – Jane Doe) and attach the following documents:

  • Cover letter (maximum one page)

  • CV

  • Academic transcripts

**Only shortlisted candidates will be notified**