Program Coordinator

Peace Corps
Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2015-03-22 Deadline: 2015-04-09
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Bachelor's Degree
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT (Announcement Number: 15-004)

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates

POSITION: Program Coordinator (PC), Personal Services Contractor

OPENING DATE: March 19, 2015

CLOSING DATE: April 9, 2015

WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week

The Peace Corps is a U.S. governmental agency that promotes peace around the world by sharing one of America's greatest resources: Volunteers. The Peace Corps has been operating for over fifty years in 139 countries; the agency’s mission is to promote world peace and friendship, and the goals are: to help the peoples of interested countries and areas in meeting their needs for trained men and women; to help promote a better understanding of the American people on the part of the peoples served; and, to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of the American people. (see for additional information) Peace Corps Nepal places American Volunteers in two-year assignments in rural villages across the country. Peace Corps is seeking experienced and qualified applicants for the full time contracted position of Program Coordinator (PC).


Under the supervision of the Program Manager (PM) and the supervision of the Director of Programming and Training (DPT), the role of the Program Coordinator (PC) is to assist the PM in both the programming and administration of the Peace Corps project. PC with Training staff plans and delivers training sessions during Project Design and Management Workshop. The PC also manages the Peace Corps Grants Online system and acts as a backup role for administration of volunteer records in the Peace Corps volunteer information database application (VIDA), and the Volunteer Reporting Tool (VRT) in absence of PM or Regional Managers. The PC also manages the Information Resource Center (IRC) and the PC/Nepal Small Grants Program and serves as a backup Safety and Security Manager (SSM)

Job Specification


1. Bachelor’s Degree.

2. At least three years’ experience, specifically in support of program activities.

3. Proficiency in the use MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.), Outlook and internet, Proficiency in database management is desired.

4. Knowledge of online resources and experience in conducting research, data collection, monitoring, and evaluation.

5. Fluency in English and Nepali, both spoken and written.

6. Ability to plan and deliver technical training sessions.

7. Ability to communicate and establish working relationships with key contacts across levels.

8. General knowledge of project management including budgeting, event organizing, and building partnerships with stakeholders. Understanding of volunteerism and its role in development, development issues and policies, and general knowledge of the organizations involved in development in Nepal.

9. Ability to travel within Nepal, by themselves, for long durations and under difficult conditions.


1. Experience working in a multi-cultural environment is strongly preferred.

2. Background in the sectors/areas that PC/Nepal is involved in (Nutrition and Agriculture) is also strongly preferred.

Apply Instructions

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The United States Peace Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Interested candidates should submit their CV and a cover letter (in English) addressing how they meet the qualification requirements detailed above, by email to: or to P.O.Box No. 15150. If you have difficulty submitting your application, please call the Peace Corps office at (01)-401-6027. Only qualified candidates who are selected for tests and possible interviews will be contacted. Applications must be received by April 9, 2015 at 5 PM.

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Organization Summary

As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service—at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country. When they return home, Volunteers bring their knowledge and experiences—and a global outlook—that enriches the lives of those around them.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Kathmandu
Organization Size 1-10
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