The American Embassy in Kathmandu is seeking an individual for the position of Cultural Affairs Assistant (Education).
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates
The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position. The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement.
POSITION: Cultural Affairs Assistant (Education); FSN-7, FP-7
OPENING DATE: April 27, 2016
CLOSING DATE: May 11, 2016
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week
NOTE: ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION
Under the supervision of the Cultural Affairs Officer (CAO), the incumbent serves as a cultural affairs assistant with the education portfolio in the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy. The incumbent conducts broad outreach at educational institutions throughout Nepal; plays key role in designing and overseeing administration of the various educational and exchange programs; and works closely with government and institutional contacts in order to plan seminars, roundtables, conferences, and speaker programs. Working closely with the United States Education Foundation (USEF), the incumbent serves as a key point of contact for administering student advising programs. The incumbent advises the Public Affairs Officer (PAO) and CAO on developments in the cultural and educational environment that affect public diplomacy programming.
NOTE: Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
1. EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in the liberal arts, education, journalism, international
relations or communications is required
2. EXPERIENCE: Minimum three years of progressively responsible experience in the field
of education, communications, writer, researcher, public relations assistant or program management is required.
3. LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading Nepali is required. English Language ability will be tested.
4. KNOWLEDGE: Thorough knowledge of Nepal’s political, economic, social, and educational structures and key figures in these spheres is required. Good knowledge of the U.S. education system is required.
5. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to develop and maintain contacts in cultural, governmental, and educational circles is required. The ability to use various computer applications such as MS Word, MS Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel is required.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained on our website at http://nepal.usembassy.gov/about_the_embassy/job-opportunities.html
HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:
When qualified, 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.
HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:
1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website at http://nepal.usembassy.gov/about_the_embassy/job-opportunities.html or by contacting Human Resources Office at the Embassy.
2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. copies of education certificates, transcripts, degrees, awards etc.)
WHERE TO APPLY:
E-mail Address: Recruitktm3@state.gov (write “Application for Cultural Affairs Assistant (Education)” in the Subject Line)
Human Resources Office
G.P.O. Box 295
(Please clearly mark your envelope as “Application for Cultural Affairs Assistant
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.