The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation.
The Peace Corps is a U.S. governmental agency that promotes peace around the world by sharing one of America’s greatest resources: Volunteers. The Peace Corps has been operating for fifty years in 140 countries; the agency’s mission is to promote world peace and friendship, and the goals are: to help the peoples of interested countries and areas in meeting their needs for trained men and women; to help promote a better understanding of the American people on the part of the peoples served; and, to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of the American people. www.peacecorps.gov
The Peace Corps program in Nepal places American Volunteers in two-year assignments in villages and towns across the country.
BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION
Peace Corps is seeking qualified applicants for the full time contracted position of General Administrative Assistant; this is an entry-level position.
Under the direct supervision of the Financial Specialist, and in close coordination with the General Services Manager, the General Administrative Assistant is responsible for answering phone calls/emails, managing Volunteer administrative support, supporting logistics and procurement, inventory management, financial responsibilities, back-stopping human resources and travel coordination, back-up IT support, and other duties as assigned. This position needs to be able to multi-task, adapt to pressure, and demonstrate patience, proficient computer skills, attention to detail, and exhibit tact and diplomacy when interacting with vendors, contractors and Volunteers.
Applicants without minimum qualifications clearly outlined will not be competitive; preference is given to citizens residing in Nepal at the time of application. Peace Corps will not discriminate against an applicant because of that person’s race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (except when the applicant is beyond the mandatory retirement age in the country of assignment), disability, or genetic information. Please note, selected candidates must favorably pass a background investigation conducted by the United States Embassy in Kathmandu prior to a contract award.
Prior to any contract offer, at a minimum –
Top candidate(s) will be asked to submit names and contact information for at least 3 references; one reference must be a present/former supervisor or professor.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV in English addressing the qualification requirements and in the format below by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 PM on Thursday, August 25, 2022.
Only complete applications will be considered, and to be considered complete: Your email must:
Your cover letter must:
Your submitted CV must:
Indicate number of years’ experience using Microsoft Office Work and Excel and any specific training received in these applications