Vacancy Announcement

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 5 openings
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : As Per Job Detail
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    Job Category Admin & Management
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    Job Qualification : Related Field
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    Posted Date : Jul 29, 2022

Job Description

OVERVIEW: The United States Peace Corps Nepal office is hiring qualified candidates for short term contract positions that support an intensive Volunteer Pre-Service Training (PST). Applicants must be willing to live in a village around or outside of the Kathmandu valley from approximately the end of December 2022 through the end of April 2023; dates subject to change based on programmatic need. This is a full-time position for the duration of the project and requires a minimum of 40 hours per week; work during festivals & holidays that occur during the contract period may be required.

This is a project-based contract and may be renewed up to four future assignments without competition based on satisfactory performance, organizational need, and availability of funds. Compensation is negotiable within a pre-determined range, based on salary history and experience.

QUALIFICATIONS & SELECTION: 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 (40 or older, 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.

VACANCIES: All positions require fluency in both written and spoken Nepali and English and computer proficiency with Microsoft Office. Please refer to https://np.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/ for additional details and access to the Statement of Work for each of the positions beyond the basic descriptions below.

Required Qualification & Experience

TrainingAdministrative Assistant (TAA)

Required: Bachelor’s Degreein Business studiesor related field. Fluency inboth written and spoken Nepali and English. Minimum one year of experience in administrative support and logistics management in any GO, NGO, or INGO. Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office.Good communication skills. Ability to perform administrative responsibilities efficiently andin compliance with PeaceCorps and other relevant regulations.Desired:For more detail, refer to Statement of Work.

Training Site Secretary (TSS)

Required:SecondaryEducationlevel degree(High-school orCollege). FluentinbothwrittenandspokenNepali and English. Excellentcomputerskills,must beproficientinMicrosoftOffice(Word,Outlook,Excel, PowerPoint). Highlyorganized and abilityto multi-task. Ability to type in Nepali and English. Desired:For more detail, refer to Statement of Work.

LeadLanguageand Culture Facilitator (LLCF)

Required:Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.Fluencyin both written and spokenNepali and English. Minimum six months ofexperiencein a role similar to a Peace Corps Language and Culture Facilitator (that is, teaching Nepali language and culture to foreigners) for an international organization. Strong knowledge of Nepali culture and ethnic diversity. Experience with facilitating training sessions.Computerproficiency in MicrosoftOffice(Word,Outlook,Excel, PowerPoint)Desired:For more detail, refer to Statement of Work.

Language and Culture Facilitators (LCFs)

Required:Bachelor’s degree in any discipline. Fluency in both written and spoken Nepali and English.Minimum of oneyear teaching Nepali language locally and/or to foreigners. Knowledgeof Nepalicultural value systems,practicesandethnic diversity. Strongcommunication andinterpersonalskills. WillingtolivewithaNepalifamilyattheTrainingsiteoutsideofKathmandu forthe duration of contract period.Desired:Ability to also speak one or more ethnic languages (Magar and Gurung) and Far western dialects.Experience working with marginalized communities in Nepal.For more detail, refer to Statement of Work.

Technical Trainer (TT)

Required: Bachelor’sDegreeinagricultureorrelatedfield.Minimum of oneyearof workexperienceintheAgricultureor FoodSecurity sectors.Experiencein one or more of the following: high value low volume crops, beekeeping, fruit treecultivation,nutritioneducation.Fluency in both written and spoken Nepali and English.Experienceintrainingsessiondesignandfacilitation inrelatedfield.Trainingdesign,implementation and work experiencein an interculturalenvironment. Computerproficiency in MicrosoftOffice(Word,Outlook,Excel, PowerPoint).Desired:For more detail, refer to Statement of Work

EVALUATION PROCESS:

Prior to any contract offer, at a minimum -A.Peace Corps will evaluate resumes and cover letters to create a short-list.B.Short-listed candidates will be invited for group/personal interview, as well asmaybe asked to participate in practical written and/or oral exercises to assess skill levels.C.Topcandidates will 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

HOW TO APPLY(by August 17, 2022):

Carefully reviewthe full advertisementand Statement of Work for the above listed positionsonline at https://np.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/.

For your application to be marked ascompleteand considered for further review:

  • By email: Submit (1) your resume,(2)abrief cover letter in English, and (3) include the position to which you are applying for in the subject line to nepaljobs@peacecorps.gov.
  • By mail or hand delivery: Provide (1)yourresume, (2) a brief cover in letter inEnglish, and (3) include the position to which you are applying at the top of the cover letter and send to U.S. Peace Corps, P.O. Box 15150, Kathmandu, Nepal or hand deliver to our office in Maharajgunj.All applications must reach ouroffice by the deadline, August 17, 2022.
  • All applicants: If you have everservedas a Peace Corps Trainee/Volunteer or a Peace Corps staff member please include the position location, position type, title, and starting and ending dates within your application.

Notes: Late applications will notbe considered.Due to high volume, telephone inquiries will not be entertained. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified for interviews.