Development Program Specialist

Location: Nepal
Salary:As Per Organization's Rule
Posted Date: 2020-01-13 Deadline: 2020-01-27
  • Location : Nepal
  • Qualification Degree : University Degree
  • Salary : As Per Organization's Rule
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

USAID/Nepal invites applications for employment from all interested and qualified candidates for the position of Development Program Specialist-Supply Chain Management Specialist in Health Office, under a Foreign Service National (FSN) Personal Services Contract (PSC) subject to availability of funds.

OPEN TO: All interested and qualified candidates

POSITION: Development Program Specialist (Supply Chain Management)-FSNPSC -11

OPENING DATE: January 11, 2020

CLOSING DATE: January 27, 2020 – 5:00 P.M Kathmandu time

WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week



As a senior-level development professional in USAID/Nepal’s Health Office (HO), the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Advisor leads efforts to expand access to and improve the quality of quality health commodities, medicines and family planning methods in Nepal. The incumbent reports to the MCH Team Lead for Health, and works closely with senior management and technical staff in the HO. The SCM Advisor serves in a senior-level capacity with a minimal level of supervision providing strategic direction and management of technical, programmatic and administrative oversight of health logistics and supply chain strengthening activities. The SCM Advisor manages a $ 20 million portfolio, serving as the Activity Manager for the Global Health Supply Chain- Procurement and Supply Management GHSC-PSM and Central Contraceptives Procurement (CCP) activities. The SCM Advisor works with other bilateral/multilateral agencies, the Government of Nepal (GON) and civil society entities in developing and implementing policies and programs based on best practices and innovations in health logistics and supply chain. The SCM Advisor works with the Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP), Department of Health Services (DOHS) and in particular with the Management Division (MD), the Family Welfare Division (FWD), Epidemiology and Disease control Division (EDCD), the National Center for AIDS/Sexually Transmitted Disease Control (NCASC) and provincial level governments. Representing the U.S. Government, the incumbent leads national technical working groups for the health logistics and supply chain systems and builds alliances with other donors.


  1. Education: A university degree in business management, social or behavioral sciences, health, public health, or other relevant fields required. A Master’s degree in public health or similar field is highly desirable.
  2. Experience: A minimum of five years of prior mid-level experience in the field of public health is required; prior work experience with USAID or another international agency is desired. Experience managing programs, including fiscal management is required.
  3. Post Entry Training: COR/AOR Training and other relevant USAID training.     
  4. Language Proficiency: Level IV (fluent) in English and Nepali is required.    
  5. Knowledge: Working knowledge of technical and programmatic supply chain/health logistics, HIV/AIDS, child and reproductive health issues in Nepal and the approaches to address them through public/private sector partnerships and social marketing is required. Knowledge of evaluation methods, both quantitative and qualitative is required.      
  6. Skills and Abilities: Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with USAID, USAID implementing partners, central, provincial, district level and local level GON and nongovernmental organization counterparts. Must possess high quality analytical skills and the ability to assess ongoing public health interventions to evaluate their efficacy and efficiency. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing is essential. Word-processing and computer skills are required. Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a team environment.     

Apply Instructions

A detailed job description for the position can be obtained by visiting USAID/Nepal’s website at  or by requesting USAID/Nepal’s Human Resources Office (

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:

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.  Applicants from disadvantaged castes, under-represented ethnic groups, and women are especially encouraged to apply.

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Organization Summary

USAID plays a critical role in our nation’s effort to  stabilize countries and build responsive local governance; we work on the same problems as our military using a different set of tools. We also ease the transition between conflict and long-term development by investing in agriculture, health systems and democratic institutions. And while USAID can work in active conflict, or help countries transition from violence, the most important thing we can do is prevent conflict in the first place. This is smarter, safer and less costly than sending in soldiers.

USAID invests in ideas that work to improve the lives of millions of  men, women and children by:
  • Investing in agricultural productivity  so countries can feed their people
  • Combating maternal and child  mortality and deadly diseases like  HIV, malaria and tuberculosis
  • Providing life-saving assistance in the  wake of disaster
  • Promoting democracy, human rights and good governance around  the world
  • Fostering private sector development  and sustainable economic growth
  • Helping communities adapt to a changing environment
  • Elevating the role of women and girls throughout all our work
Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location -
Organization Size 1-10
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