USAID/Nepal invites applications for employment from all interested and qualified candidates for the position of Education Specialist at USAID/Nepal Education Office, under a Foreign Service National (FSN) Personal Services Contract (PSC) subject to availability of funds.
OPEN TO: All interested and qualified candidates
POSITION: Education Specialist – FSNPSC-11
OPENING DATE: December 21, 2019
CLOSING DATE: January 24, 2020 – 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 Education Specialist works in a collaborative manner with the USAID Education Development Office’s (EDO) six-person team and the larger USG Mission. S/he has the primary responsibility for the technical direction of portions of USAID/Nepal’s $15-20 million per year education portfolio, under the guidance of the EDO Office Director. The incumbent provides expert technical input into the overall education program, especially from the perspective of advising on the issues, opportunities, and strategy in the education sector in Nepal. S/he plays a leadership role in developing strategies, engaging with stakeholders, designing activities, and managing programs, specifically focused on improving the quality of education and improving learning outcomes in Nepal.
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 detailed 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 also 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. Applicants from disadvantaged caste, under-represented ethnic groups, and women are especially encouraged to apply.
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.