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…
Announcement Number: Kathmandu-2021-023
Open Period: 08/06/2021 – 08/20/2021Format MM/DD/YYYY
Series/Grade: LE – 0505 12
Salary: NPR ₨ 4,041,038
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 the position will be determined by Washington DC. The proposed grade is FP-03. Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type: Permanent
Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period.
Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
Summary: The U.S. Mission in Kathmandu, Nepal is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Physician. The work schedule for this position is: Intermittent /When Actually Employed (WAE).
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 for the purpose of attending job related trainings.
The physician in this position is expected to provide primary, urgent and emergency outpatient medical care services to all eligible American employees and their family members. Additionally, the incumbent will provide emergency and occupational health services to all employees of the Mission. Services will be provided through direct patient evaluation, examination, and treatment. The physician is responsible for determining when hospitalization/medical evacuation is required and arranging all appropriate aspects of the patient’s care. The physician will participate in after-hours call responsibilities with other health unit team members. The physician has significant impact on the entire embassy customer base in a variety of levels and fashions, including decisions on employees’ abilities to work, continued ability to be posted in their overseas assignment based on medical conditions that require ongoing management, and Medevac decisions and implications. The Front Office and Management Officer will look to this position to play a vital role in creating a healthier workplace, writing policies and providing advice on how to improve the health condition and awareness of the entire mission.
Benefits and Other Info
Agency Benefits : Benefits will be explained during job offer. Other Information:
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.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
* 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
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three (3) years of clinical experience post-graduate training in primary care (Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, or Internal Medicine) with at least 50% of the provider’s time involved with direct patient care during that time is required.
Medical Degree from an accredited Medical School and completion of appropriate post-graduate internship/residency/or fellowship is required. Must possess and maintains a current valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine within the host country, country of citizenship, or the U.S.
Evaluations: These may be tested (Language, Skills and Abilities).
LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing English is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be able to perform common office-based surgical procedures, primary care procedures, and have emergency response skills such as intubation of patients, IV insertion, ability to perform CPR, etc. Position shall work with standard medical equipment and is expected to know how to operate basic laboratory equipment. Must be proficient in use of computer including Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet functions including medical literature searches and use of common computer-based applications/programs. Must be sensitive to needs and feelings of the patients and be approachable and personable in order to obtain and maintain the trust and confidence of employees and dependents.
KNOWLEDGE: Applicant must be a skilled and experienced physician who recognizes and understands the problems of delivering healthcare to a large and diverse group of personnel and their family members and be able to adjust his/her response and actions to varying medical and social situations. Expert knowledge in technical medical terminologies is required.
Qualifications: 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.
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 TO THIS VACANCY” 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.
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.
Applicants who are invited to take a language/skills test 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, Nepal.