Program 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 1564897 / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 3+ years
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    Job Category Admin & Management
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Sep 12, 2022

Job Description

Announcement Number:Kathmandu-2022-031
Hiring Agency:Embassy Kathmandu
Position Title:Program Assistant- All Interested Applicants
Open Period:
09/09/2022 – 09/23/2022
Vacancy Time Zone:GMT+5.75
Series/Grade:LE – 1550 8
Salary:NPR ₨1,564,897
Work Schedule:Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential:LE-8
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-06
Security Clearance Required:Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type:Temporary
Appointment Type Details:
Fixed-Term: Not to exceed 7 years from the hire date.
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 Program Assistant in the office of Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) . 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.

Under the supervision of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Country Director, the incumbent is responsible for two broad streams of work. The incumbent provides the program technical support of oversight for Environmental Social Performance (ESP) and Gender Social Inclusion (GSI). The incumbent is responsible to review the work plan, monitor the timelines and coordinate with MCA-N team and MCC HQ in achieving the goals. The incumbent is responsible for preparing report, participating in the stakeholder consultation with the partner agency and updating the MCC HQ and RCM. The other stream of work involves engaging with the Government of Nepal on Compact-related matters and providing oversight of technical program areas with MCC’s partner agency in Nepal, the Millennium Challenge Account-Nepal (MCA-Nepal) for MCC program management requirements. Second, the incumbent assists in managing all administrative functions related to a smooth functioning of MCC operations in Nepal, including activities that are likely to require closely liaising with the Embassy sections.

Required Qualification & Experience

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in office management/administrative, business administration, or program management support is required

Education Requirements:
Completion of Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Business Administration or Science is required.

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: Good oral and written communication skills are required. Ability to use MS office applications such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook is required. Ability to work in a fast-paced and complex office environment is required. Ability to work effectively in teams is required.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): 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 applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

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

Other Information:
For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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 given.

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

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 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

Required Documents:

To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:

    • Proof of Citizenship
    • Residency Permit (if applicable)
    • Transcript
    • Other Documents (e.g. Experience Certificates)
    • List of References

Eligible Family Member Applicants:

    • Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
    • Passport copy
    • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
    • SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language or 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.