Front Desk Officer
Nepal Development Research Institute

Nepal Development Research Institute (NDRI) is a Policy Research Institute involved in high quality research and development activities. NDRI is starting a major two-year programme of work on tobacco control – the “NDRI Tobacco Control Program”. This work will produce research and policy analysis on a critical issue for Nepalis future and Nepali’s health. The work is being supported by Cancer Research UK (CRUK). We are seeking candidate for Senior Research Associate (SRA) to play a lead technical and management role for this program. The position also offers unique opportunities for professional development with substantial advice, support and capacity building being available across the two years.

Front Desk Officer

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : Secretarial / Front Office / Data Entry
Job Level : Entry Level
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Employment Type : Full Time
Job Location : Lalitpur, Nepal
Offered Salary : Negotiable
Apply Before(Deadline) : Feb. 16, 2020 23:55 (2 days, 16 hours ago)

Job Specification

Education Level : Bachelor
Experience Required : Not Required
Other Specification
  • Bachelor in Business Administration or equivalent is the minimum requirement. Preference will be given to a master degree holder having knowledge/experience in relevant fields
  • Fresh graduates are encouraged to apply


The anticipated areas of competencies are listed below:

  • Proven data base management and communication skills, Strong interpersonal and communication skills (presentation and written)
  • High level skills in computer: software for data base and communication, good typing 40 WPM (Word Per Minute) both in English and Devanagari
  • Professional ability in photographic and video shots and prepare narrative, editing skills would add value
  • Ability to handle the specific computer software used for data base management and library management. Ability to work harmoniously within a team of national as well as international professionals in multicultural environment
  • High level of versatility in range of working environment


  • Fluency in Nepali and English; written and spoken
  • Applications from female candidates are especially encouraged to apply

Job Description

Front Desk Officer is a position under management section equivalent to Research Assistant in NDRI. As a part of the NDRI team, s/he will work under the general and specific guidance of the Executive Director and senior officials of institute. The incumbent will be stationed at NDRI office located at Pulchowk Lalitpur, Nepal.


The incumbent is expected to meet the following responsibilities

  • Handling desk at NDRI office
  • Receives telephone calls, emails, applications and takes appropriate action on them
  • Receives guests and directs them to the appropriate officials
  • Collect news of the institutional activities and prepare/edit for publication in regular weekly Newsletter/half yearly Newsletter and systematically archive for annual report and data base system
  • Helps the officials to communicate with high level government officials, foreign diplomats and other executives
  • Handles social media: extracts useful information through scrutiny of social media of other parallel organizations and agencies and report to senior staff for update of official social media
  • Collects snap shot/footage both thematic and of the broad-spectrum; useful for institutional development; edit, publish and archive in data base system
  • Handles official websites through frequent update through active interactive process
  • Co-ordinate with team members and local partner in organizing dissemination workshops, conferences, symposiums and other similar events
  • Provide assistance to Finance and administration officer
  • Perform any other assignments/tasks instructed by the Executive Director, Program Coordinators or other Senior Staff


  • The incumbent will initially be appointed for a period of one year. However, depending upon the work performance, sincerity and value addition, there will be a possibility of the extension of the contract.

Applying Procedure

The committed and qualified candidates shall submit duly filled application form and other credentials in person to NDRI no later than 16 February, 2020.

Nepal Development Research Institute (NDRI)
Lalitpur, Nepal
Tel: +977-1-5554975, Fax: +977-1-5537362

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