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USAID/Nepal invites applications for employment from all interested and qualified candidates for the position of Project Management Specialist (Governance and Accountability Specialist) in the Democracy and Governance Office, under a Foreign Service National (FSN) Personal Services Contract (PSC) subject to availability of funds.
OPEN TO: All interested and qualified candidates
POSITION: Project Management Specialist (Governance and Accountability)- FSNPSC-11
OPENING DATE: December 3, 2021
CLOSING DATE: December 24, 2021 – 5:00 P.M. Kathmandu time
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week
NOTE: ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION:
The Governance and Public Accountability Program Specialist, Foreign Service National (FSN) Personal Service Contractor (PSC) serves as USAID’s expert advisor on Democracy and Governance (DG) issues related to local governance, transparency, accountability, and public financial management.
The incumbent requires specific technical expertise in at least three of the following: public financial management; legal, regulatory, policy frameworks; public accountability, advocacy and oversight; local governance and service delivery; and/or gender and social inclusion. The Specialist must be highly motivated, capable of working independently and as part of a team. The incumbent advises the DG Office (DGO) and other technical offices engaging in DG activities. S/he collaborates with other USAID technical and support offices and operates within a complex, fluid political environment and with officials at the highest levels in both the United States Government (USG) and the Government of Nepal (GON).
The incumbent manages DG programs assigned from the DGO portfolio. The Specialist leads the design of new programs while meeting USAID requirements. The position requires the monitoring of programs’ technical assistance and capacity building and provides technical direction and leadership to the contractor/ grantee teams implementing DG programs. The Specialist ensures that these programs are effectively implemented in the field and in accordance with the USAID contract/agreement and the approved annual work plan. S/he will also provide technical advice to other USAID Assistance Objective teams on DG as it relates to other sectors (e.g. health, education, agriculture, environment, etc).
The DG Program Specialist maintains close communication with high-level GON officials and relevant stakeholders to advance effective program management. DGO relies upon the Specialist’s technical advice and knowledge of central ministries as well as local governments to strengthen USAID DG assistance. The Specialist also communicates with donors, civil society organizations, universities, etc. through multi-stakeholder forums, donor meetings and other functions as appropriate to maintain current sector knowledge relevant to programs managed by the Specialist. The Specialist must effectively engage diverse communities both within the mission and in the field to encourage inclusive project management and development results.
The Specialist must advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within programming and through his/her overall approach to internal and external engagement.
Skills and Abilities:
The Specialist successfully demonstrates the following skills and abilities:
A detailed job description for the position can be obtained by visiting USAID/Nepal’s website at http://www.usaid.gov/nepal/careers or by requesting USAID/Nepal’s Human Resources Office (USAIDNepalHR@usaid.gov).
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and a resume – not to exceed 3 pages – and any other documentation that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed in the full job description. Please provide names of three references and their contact numbers and email addresses as well. Please send your application to the attention of USAID/Nepal Human Resources Office, U.S. Embassy Maharajgunj, G.P.O. Box. 295, Kathmandu, Nepal. Applications may be sent electronically to: USAIDNepalHR@usaid.gov
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted to participate in the hiring process.
USAID/Nepal is an equal opportunity employer committed to a staff composition that reflects the social and ethnic diversity of Nepali society. We believe that social inclusion and diversity contribute to excellence. USAID/Nepal makes hiring decisions without regard for gender, gender identity, caste, race, ethnicity, disability, marital status, age (if over 40), or sexual orientation. Applicants from ALL backgrounds are encouraged to apply.