Program Specialist

Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2015-11-18 Deadline: 2015-12-02
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Master's Degree
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • 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 Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Specialist in the Health and Education Office (HEO), under a Foreign Service National (FSN) Personal Services Contract (PSC) subject to availability of funds.

OPEN TO: All interested and qualified candidates
POSITION: USAID Development Program Specialist- Maternal, Newborn and Child
Health Advisor, FSNPSC-11
OPENING DATE: November 18, 2015
CLOSING DATE: December 2, 2015 – 5:00 P.M Kathmandu time
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week


As a senior-level development professional in USAID/Nepal’s Office of Health and Education (HEO), the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Senior Advisor leads efforts to expand access to and improve the quality of MNCH services in Nepal. The incumbent reports to the MNCH Team Leader, and works closely with senior management and technical staff in HEO. The MNCH Senior Advisor manages a $30 million portfolio of bilateral projects/activities in MNCH. The MNCH Senior Advisor will also support the $65 million HEO nutrition portfolio. The MNCH Senior Advisor works with other bilateral/multilateral agencies, the Government of Nepal and civil society entities in developing  andimplementing policies and programs based on best practices and innovations in MNCH. Representing the U.S. Government, the incumbent  eads national technical working groups in MNCH and builds alliances with other External Development Partners (EDPs).

1. EDUCATION: A master’s degree in public health is required.
2. PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE: Five to seven years of prior mid- to senior-level experience in public health, focusing on maternal, newborn, and child health is required; experience working in nutrition is preferred; clinical experience is preferred; prior work experience with USAID or another international agency desired. Experience managing programs, including financial management required.
3. KNOWLEDGE: Working knowledge of technical and programmatic MNCH issues in Nepal and the approaches to address them. Knowledge of evaluation methods, both quantitative and qualitative, required.
4. LANGUAGE: Level 4 (fluent) written and spoken Nepali and English.
5. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other USG agencies, USAID implementing contractors and grantees, central and district-level Government of Nepal and non-governmental organization counterparts. Must possess high quality analytical skills and the ability to assess ongoing MNCH and other 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 are essential. Proven ability to work with diverse groups and backgrounds essential. 

A detailed job description for the position can be obtained by visiting USAID/Nepal website at

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 jobdescription. 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 caste, 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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