Incumbent is responsible for translating technical and non-technical official documents, official speeches, and press releases from Nepali to English and from English to Nepali on a variety of subjects for the State Department and associated agencies. The incumbent also provides interpretation service during official events and visits as required.
EXPERIENCE: At least two years of experience in translation including legal and technical documents is required. At least six months of interpretation experience is required.
University (College) study is required.
LANGUAGE: Level V (Professional) speaking/reading/writing English is required. Level V (Professional) speaking/reading/writing Nepali is required. English language ability will be tested.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The ability to provide translation/interpretation that conveys both nuanced meaning and tone of sensitive materials is required. Ability to employ proper idiomatic phrasing, syntactical structure, and use of words accurately reflecting the wording and meaning of the original materials is required. The ability to use basic computer applications is required. The ability to type accurately and quickly in Nepali is required ( this may be tested).
KNOWLEDGE: Thorough knowledge of legal and diplomatic language both in English and Nepali is required. Good knowledge of correspondence formats is required. Knowledge of the terminologies used in the conduct of Foreign Affairs, Political, Economic, Cultural, Military and Commercial Affairs of Nepal is required.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications and complete a mandatory probationary period of one year 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:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.
Applications must be completed and submitted through Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA). Applicants must address each required qualification with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so will result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
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For information on ERA and instructions on how to apply, please visit the ERA information page in our internet or intranet sites below:
ERA information page-Internet site
Paper or e-mailed applications are not accepted.
Applicants who are invited to take a language/skills test or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Kathmandu, Nepal.
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.