General Administrative Assistant

Peace Corps

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.

Job Information

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    Duty Station Nepal
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 2 + Years
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    Job Category Admin & Management
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Aug 05, 2022

Job Description

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.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Management, or relevant
  • Two years within the last five years of direct administrative support experience in a professional office with an American or other international
  • Fluent, both English and Nepali (written and spoken).
  • Must have computer experience with superior skills in Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, and
  • Experience with logistics management and/or event
  • Experience with managing procurement with vendors in-person and online, including obtaining quotations.
  • Experience managing office
  • Experience with basic accounting and/or basic financial
  • Experience with inventory and/or property
  • Experience with travel coordination and/or human resources
  • Excellent customer services
  • Demonstrated experience with administrative procedures, filing, time management and organizational skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, communication skills, and ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to perform administrative responsibilities efficiently and in compliance with Peace Corps and other relevant
  • Must favorably meet US Embassy security clearance

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with information technology support and/or additional IT
  • Ability to type in Nepali and

EVALUATION PROCESS:

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 –

  1. Peace Corps will evaluate resumes and cover letters to create a short-list.
  2. Short-listed candidates will be invited for interviews, as well as may be asked to participate in practical written and/or oral exercises to assess skill

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.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV in English addressing the qualification requirements and in the format below by email to: nepaljobs@peacecorps.gov by 5 PM on Thursday, August 25, 2022.

Only complete applications will be considered, and to be considered complete: Your email must:

  • Include the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line and your First and Last Example “General Administrative Assistant, Jane Smith”

Your cover letter must:

  • Include minimum monthly salary requirements

Your submitted CV must:

  • Include the month and year for each

Indicate number of years’ experience using Microsoft Office Work and Excel and any specific training received in these applications