Job Level                            : Senior Level 

No. of Vacancy/s                 : 1

Employment Type               :  Full-Time 

Job Location                       :  Kathmandu 

Offered Salary                    :  Negotiable

Apply Before (Deadline)     :   May 25, 2023, Thursday, at 5pm

Start date                            : June 1, 2023


Federation of Woman Entrepreneurs’ Associations of Nepal (FWEAN) established in 2003 is a not-for-profit organization representing the collective efforts of women entrepreneurs in the economic progress of the nation and decision-making at national and international levels. With the vision to build the nation through socio-economic empowerment of Nepali women, FWEAN catalyzes the entrepreneurial ecosystem to build enabling environments for potential and existing women entrepreneurs. 

As an apex body of Women Entrepreneurs’ Association of Nepal (WEAN), FWEAN currently has 61 subsidiary WEAN Chapters in all 7 provinces of Nepal and aims to gradually expand to all 77 districts. The core values that FWEAN believes in and promotes are Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration and Creativity. With a mission to inspire and empower women entrepreneurs and their businesses, FWEAN focuses on these four objectives:

  1. To advocate on issues related to women’s economic empowerment 
  2. To enhance the capacity of women entrepreneurs 
  3. To support businesses of women entrepreneurs
  4. To increase the outreach of FWEAN

The FWEAN Business Development Center (BDC) is a one-stop solution for all business services to guide and accelerate women entrepreneurs in Nepal. Whether in-person, by phone or online, women entrepreneurs can access most services from anywhere in Nepal. The services offered by the BDC include the 1) Help Desk (business registration, legal compliance, financial & HR audit, IP & trademark, branding & marketing strategies, business plans, business continuity plans etc), 2) Trainings & technical assistance (digital marketing, digital financial literacy, counselling & mentoring), 3) Signature digital platforms (Winbiz.com.np, FWEAN BDC app).


The BDC Manager, with supervision from the Executive Director of FWEAN, will play a key leadership role in ensuring results through business development services and other initiatives. The BDC Manager is responsible for overseeing the BDC’s implementation, administration, programs and strategic plan. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, partnerships development and community outreach. The position reports to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors of FWEAN.


Qualified candidates will have the following credentials:

  1. Master’s degree in business administration, public administration, social development, or other relevant fields
  2. At least 4-5 years of growing a business or an organization, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  3. Impeccable managerial and interpersonal skills with a proven record
  4. Recognized expertise in business development, private sector engagement and government collaboration
  5. Understanding of social and economic issues related to women entrepreneurship 
  6. Demonstrated ability to lead teams under pressure in a diverse and dynamic environment
  7. Excellent written and oral communications skills in Nepali and English, including proposal development, report writing etc  
  8. Proficiency in MS office package, Canva, basic IT skills and ability to quickly learn various digital platforms
  9. Proactive with a growth mindset, with the ability to adapt to changing demands
  10. Strong work ethic, with an ability to manage confidential data


  1. Delivering and accelerating results
  2. Lead the strategic direction and smooth operation of BDC, including overseeing key BDC initiatives like – WinBiz, FWEAN BDC App, FWEAN Bazaar, Help Desk, Business Development Services
  3. Envision, manage and promote the strategic direction of FWEAN in keeping with FWEAN’s mission, vision, objectives, guidelines, and policies
  4. Implement marketing strategy and build a strong customer base
  5. Build and improve partnership development for services, discounts, projects etc.
  6. Define resource needs and secure funds, including writing proposals as necessary
  7. Monitor, record and evaluate the performance of BDC activities and organization objectives, and report results to the Board, development partners, and the general public. 
  8. Build a strong team for business development and support with recruitment, performance evaluation etc.
  9. Collaborate with the communications team in crafting and sharing stories of impact 
  10. Work closely with finance team in too oversee and spprove financial plan, budget, monthly/quarterly and yearly financial reports to ensure sound financial health, and compliance to relevant rules and regulations
  11. Assume roles in new tasks and projects and support key FWEAN programs
  12. Fostering Relationships (Internal and external)
  13. Foster a productive environment for team members to learn, grow and create meaningful impact through program interventions
  14. Ensure all staff issues are addressed properly, efficiently and judiciously, and keep track of progress until resolved
  15. Work closely with the Board to obtain their guidance and approval per need. Also, provide necessary information and reports to the Board to ensure organizational growth in alignment with its mission, vision and objectives
  16. Plan and organize activities at national and sub-national levels to strengthen trustful collaboration among WEAN chapters and members
  17. Build and strengthen partnerships with local, national and international stakeholders (e.g. government, private companies, banks, universities, local communities, venture funds, NGOs and international development partners)


Persons meeting the above criteria are requested to send their updated CV, and a cover letter responding to the prompt “Describe how you grew a business or organization from point A to point B. Give specific examples with numbers and impact.” Send your application as a single PDF document to info@fwean.org.np latest by May 25, 2023, Thursday, at 5pm. However, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so early applications are highly encouraged. Women and persons from marginalized communities are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interviews. The start date is June 1, 2023.

NOTE: FWEAN is seeking qualified candidates for various roles. Please follow our LinkedIn and Facebook pages to find other opportunities.

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