Knowledge Officer, Nepal

About the role
We are looking for a competent Knowledge Officer to provide leadership and support to strengthen the research and knowledge planning and delivery of the Project. You will provide expert support in finalising the content and production of knowledge products; lead, facilitate and support to capture and document the project knowledge by staff and partners where possible. You will use online platform and social media to disseminate project knowledge and work with other partners as well as Practical Action staff to develop the Nepali flood resilience portal version as a common platform of sharing flood resilience information by all organisations working on flood resilience in Nepal and provide support to the country programme team in the design and implementation of programme activities and advocacy efforts.

About you
You are experienced and credible in contributing technical leadership to project/local partner team. You are confident in producing and managing professional content for development in Nepal particularly related to disaster risk reduction/Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities (FRMC) approach. You are experience in preparation of professional knowledge documents, case studies and research findings. You have proven experience in content preparation, communication material design and production. You have willingness and enthusiasm to work in challenging, difficult situations and with multidisciplinary team.


Why join us?
The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues, work life balance and flexible working – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.


In addition, we offer the following benefits:

  • Annual holiday entitlement is 18 days in addition to public holidays
  • Medical insurance for staff and dependent
  • Group life and personal accident of staff
  • Baby care room, flexible lactating hours for new mothers and appropriate arrangement for childminders

 About us
Practical Action is a change making organisation that works in unconventional ways. We put ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.
We do things differently, so answers that start small can grow big – bringing people together in bold collaborations, using innovation and knowledge to build futures free from poverty and help shape a world that works better for everyone.


Additional information
We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, caste, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

To ensure that Practical Action meets its obligations of safer recruitment, appointment to posts within Practical Action will be subject to a satisfactory criminal check. Criminal checks will be conducted for all roles.

Practical Action is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.

The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in Nepal and should be willing and able to travel.


Closing date for applications: Monday 20 April 2020

Submit a cover letter along with the duly filled standard application form to