Cultural Affairs Assistant (Temporary Position)
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION: Under the supervision of the Cultural Affairs Officer (CAO), and in consultation with the Cultural Affairs Specialist, the incumbent develops and helps implement the Mission’s Cultural and Educational Affairs program, with a specific emphasis on outreach to youth and minority communities in Kathmandu and throughout the country as appropriate. The Cultural Affairs Assistant also provides input into various exchanges including International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA), Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI); speaker programs; visits by American cultural and musical representatives; and liaison with Post-defined target audiences. The incumbent as a key team member of the section assists in identifying possible grantees and candidates in coordination with other Mission elements, and suggesting appropriate U.S. programs for selected candidates. In consultation with CAO and Cultural Affairs Specialist the incumbent monitors grant progress of Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) and other Cultural Affairs Section’s small grants to local NGOs and associations.
EXPERIENCE: Three years of experience working in the field of public relations, NGO management, media or academic is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Good knowledge of Nepal’s political, economic, social, and education structure, institutions, political parties and cultural movements; history development is required.
Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, education or social sciences is required.
LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing Nepali is required. The English language abilities will be tested.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The ability to communicate effectively is required. The ability to use Windows-based computer applications such as MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook are required.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications and complete a mandatory probationary period for LE Staff.
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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.
How to Apply:
How to Apply:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a security and medical clearances.
Applications must be completed and submitted through Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA). To view the vacancy announcement and apply directly, please visit: https://erajobs.state.gov/dosera/npl/vacancysearch/searchVacancies.hms?_ref=rzvov3pbpt0
For information on ERA and instructions on how to apply, please visit the ERA information page in our internet site below:
Applicants must upload the supporting documents as applicable (e.g. copies of education transcripts, proof of citizenship, residency permit, license etc.) through ERA to be considered.
Paper or e-mailed applications are not accepted.
Required Documents: Select all that apply:
Proof of Citizenship
Other Documents (e.g. Experience Certificates)
List of references
Resume (Optional but not required)
Residency and/or Work Permit (If applicable)
DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
SF-50 (if applicable)
What to Expect Next: Applicants who are invited to take a language, skills, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
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.