USAID Nepal Vacancy for USAID Project Management Specialist (Field: East & West Nepal)

USAID Biodiversity Job Vacancy

USAID Biodiversity will conserve nature, enhance human well-being, and safeguard Nepal’s biodiversity to improve the health of ecosystems, fight environmental crime, and improve the ability of communities to prepare for and adapt to impacts caused by climate change and natural disasters.

USAID Biodiversity will achieve measurable conservation targets within the biodiversity-rich, terrestrial, and freshwater ecosystems of the Chitwan-Annapurna Landscape, Kailash Sacred Landscape, Terai Arc Landscape, and the proposed Karnall Conservation Landscape while increasing resilience to climate change and contributing to the inclusive and sustainable development of the Nepali people.

USAID Biodiversity Vacancy Details

USAID Project Management Specialist (Field: East & West Nepal): FSN 10 (2 positions)


1. SOLICITATION NO: 72036724R10002
2. ISSUANCE DATE: 02/11/2024
3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: 03/10/2024 (11:59 PM Nepal time)
4. POINT OF CONTACT: USAID/Nepal HR office, email at
5. POSITION TITLE: 1. USAID Project Management Specialist (Field Program Specialist-East Nepal) 2. USAID Project Management Specialist (Field Program Specialist-West Nepal)
7. MARKET VALUE: Final compensation will be negotiated within the market value for the position equivalent to FSN-10 level under AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan (LCP) of U.S. Embassy-USAID/Nepal. The LCP consists of the local salary schedule, which includes salary rates, authorized fringe benefits, and other pertinent facets of compensation.
8. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Estimated to start on June 1, 2024, through o/a May 31, 2029 (depending on the security clearance process)
Employment under this contract is continuing. Its duration is expected to be part of a series of sequential contracts; all contract clauses, provisions, and regulatory requirements concerning the availability of funds and the specific duration of this contract shall apply.
1. East Nepal for USAID Project Management Specialist (Field Program Specialist-East Nepal)
2. West Nepal for USAID Project Management Specialist (Field Program Specialist-West Nepal)
With possible travel as stated in the Statement of Duties.
10. ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: All interesting candidates – Cooperating Country Nationals (CCNs) AIDAR, Appendix J. 1 Definitions:
–  “Cooperating country “means the country in which the employing USAID Mission is located.
–  “Cooperating country national” (“CCN”) means an individual who is a cooperating country citizen or a non-cooperating country citizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the cooperating country.

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a. Education: 

  • A bachelor’s degree in education, social policy, international development, public administration, or other related discipline is required.

b. Prior Work Experience: 

  • Five years of professional experience in the education field.
  • Experience in program design, monitoring, and implementation of education programs in assigned provinces.
  • Experience in collaborating and identifying synergies across sectors is required.

c. Language Proficiency: 

  • Level IV (Fluent) speaking, reading, and writing in English and Nepali is required.
  • Level III (Good working Knowledge) of a locally spoken language in the assigned province is required.

d. Job Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the environmental regulatory roles and responsibilities of central, provincial, and municipal governments under Nepal’s Federal constitution is essential. Familiarity with regional and international best practices and commitments for assigned fields is required.
  • Knowledge of local communities’ structure, culture, and issues affecting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the assigned provinces is required.
  • Knowledge of gender and inclusion principles and practices is required.
  • Knowledge of local context and working environment, development issues and priorities is required.

e. Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to provide capacity-strengthening support to local stakeholders within the assigned technical areas, Ability to support the GoN and local organizations in writing technical reports in English, including quarterly and endline activity reports, while coordinating with the Kathmandu office to ensure alignment in messaging priorities.
  • Ability to serve as a local linkage for co-creation activities involving activity managers in Kathmandu and a diverse set of stakeholders at the local level (including government officials, community members, and local organizations).
  • The ability to leverage evidence in informing co-creative designs and in suggesting adaptations for implementations to the AOR/COR/GATRs of assigned activities is required.
  • Must be able to work independently and perform at a high level with minimal supervision. Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively as a team member in culturally diverse team environments are required.
  • The ability to plan, organize, manage, and evaluate assigned programs/projects/activities, and analyze and manage competing priorities is required.
  • Must have good verbal communication skills, tact, and diplomacy to establish, develop, and maintain sustainable working relations and a high level of trust with local stakeholders, including GoN officials and implementing 6 partners to interpret and explain local GoN context, priorities, and concerns back to the team members and translate USAID priorities for local stakeholders.
  • Strong negotiation skills are required to share program/project/activity plans and resolve program/project/activity implementation issues under the guidance of the AOR/COR/GATR.
  • Strong written communication skills are required to prepare regular and ad hoc reports, project documentation, and briefing papers.
  • Must be proficient in computer operations, and possess an ability to learn quickly computer applications relevant to the job.
  • Ability to travel frequently to work sites throughout the surrounding area (including throughout the assigned province)
  • Ability to travel to/from USAID/Nepal in Kathmandu as required.

The Specialist is expected to effectively apply principles of equity, diversity and inclusion within all aspects of their work, including within the Mission, as part of their interactions with external stakeholders, and across relevant USAID programming and partnerships, to bring in the various perspectives and voices of populations and communities across Nepal for a more inclusive distribution of the responsibilities and benefits of development. A good knowledge of Nepali work culture, language and Nepal development issues and context is required to be able to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with stakeholders at the local levels.

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. USAID/Nepal makes hiring decisions without regard for gender, gender identity, caste, race, ethnicity, disability, marital status, age, or sexual orientation. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility are among USAID’s core values. We welcome candidates of all backgrounds to apply and highlight in their applications their diverse backgrounds and experiences that contribute to a more vibrant, dynamic, and inclusive workplace.

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