Economic Assistant

US Embassy Nepal

The mission of the U.S. Embassy in Nepal is to assist Nepal’s development as a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic nation that contributes positively to regional stability.  In pursuit of this goal, the United States encourages multi-party democracy, including respect for human rights and the rule of law, and sustainable, market-oriented, and private-sector-led economic development.  In addition, the Embassy seeks Nepal’s…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary 1171757 / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 3+ years
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Related Field
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    Posted Date : Nov 24, 2021

Job Description

Announcement Number:Kathmandu-2021-034

Hiring Agency:Embassy Kathmandu

Position Title:Economic Assistant (Economic and Commercial Assistant)- All Interested Applicants

Open Period:11/19/2021 – 12/03/2021


Vacancy Time Zone:GMT+5.75Series/Grade:LE – 1505 7

Salary:NPR ₨1,171,757

Work Schedule:Full-time – Full Time (40 hours per week)

Promotion Potential:LE-7

Duty Location(s):1 Vacancy in

Kathmandu, NP

Telework Eligible:No

For More Info: HR Section


Hiring Path:• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From

the Agency:All Interested Applicants/All Sources For applicants who are USEFMs, the final grade/step for this position will be determined by Washington DC. The proposed grade is FP-07.

Security Clearance Required:Public Trust – Background Investigation

Appointment Type:Permanent

Appointment Type Details:Indefinite

Marketing Statement:We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


The U.S. Mission in Kathmandu is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Economic and Commercial Assistant  This vacancy is open to all interested applicants.

The work schedule for this position is Full Time (40 hours per week).

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:No

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:No

Travel Required:Occasional Travel

Occasional travel may be required as and when needed.


Working in the Political and Economic Section of the U.S. Mission, the incumbent is responsible for providing administrative and logistical support for the trade promotion events and activities under the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP).  The incumbent organizes and facilitates CLDP programming by designing and implementing conferences and workshops, utilizing long and short-term advisors, and training foreign delegations in the U.S. and other countries to improve commercial legal frameworks.  The incumbent also provides logistical and other supports to the Political and Economic section.  The incumbent collects and reports information related to commercial and economic issues.

Required Qualification & Experience


EXPERIENCE:  At least three years of progressively responsible experience in business management, government or NGOs in business and economic development, economics or international trade is required.

Education Requirements: Two years of college studies is required.

Evaluations: These may be tested (Language, Skills and Abilities).

LANGUAGE:  Fluent Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. Fluent Speaking/Reading/Writing Nepali is required.

Please specify in your application your level of proficiency in ALL languages listed above.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Skills in word processing and data management; ability to maintain contacts with key interlocutors in both public and private sectors.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits: Agency Benefits: Benefits will be explained to the selected candidate during job offer.

Other Information:
HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in
the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so
may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  3. FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214
(“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification. A “certification” is any written
document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the
armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should
be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected
discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the
following link.

How to Apply

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.

Applications must be completed and submitted through Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA).

Applicants must address each required qualification with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so will result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

To apply, please click the APPLY button, create or log-in to your ERA account and begin the application process.

For information on ERA and detailed instructions on how to apply, please visit the ERA information page in our internet site below:

ERA information page-Internet site:

Paper or e-mailed applications are not accepted.

Required Documents:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.
• Proof of Citizenship

  • Transcript
  • Other Documents
  • List of references
  • Training Certificates (position relevant)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit (If applicable
    • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (this is applicable to EFM applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran)
  • SF-50 (this is applicable to EFM applicants only)

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language, skills, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Kathmandu.