Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Vacancy for Program Officer

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Vacancy

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has been working in Nepal as a bilateral agency, undertaking development cooperation programs on behalf of the South Korean Government. KOICA is implementing various Country Projects and dispatch volunteer and Fellowship programs.

KOICA invites applications for experienced and qualified Nepali nationals to fill the following positions.

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Vacancy Announcement

Position: Program Officer

Contract Duration: One year from the appointment date (2 months Probation, one year contract would be continued after a performance review)

Duty Station: KOICA Nepal Office, Jwagal, Lalitpur (with frequent visits to project sites)


Office Hours: Full-Time (09:00-17:00), Monday to Friday

Expected time of starting the duty: February 01, 2024

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for undertaking job of interpreter (Korean — Nepali, Korean — English, Nepali – English)as necessary during KOICA’s official meetings, workshops and visits.
  • Responsible for any assigned administrative work related to Country Projects and the Global Program of the KOICA Nepal Office.
  • Carry out duties as assigned by the Country Director, Deputy Country Director, and Assistant Country Director and other senior officials
  • Coordinating, managing, and networking during the adaptation training of the KOICA’s KOV (Korea Overseas Volunteer) Program
  • Maintain cordial relations with Ministries, Volunteer Recipient organization and related stakeholders as required
  • Support the Korean team (Project Management Committee) with needed translation work during official visits to Nepal.

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Required Qualification

  • Fluency in the Koran language (Speaking, listening) – MANDATORY (Writing skills in Korean language will be an advantage)
  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
  • Academic Background for Korean Language will be an advantage
  • Excellent Communication and Translation skills
  • Adequate relevant work experience as a Translator, Interpreter or similar role will be an advantage
  • More than 2 year of work experience in Project Management or any other relevant areas will be an advantage
  • Proficient Nepali and English language skills (speaking and writing good reports)
    Nepali citizen with good health condition
  • Multi-tasking and good interpersonal skills
  • Establish a high and reliable network with relevant stakeholders.
  • Appropriate computer skills (including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

Required documents: 

Cover Letter, CV, Short Essay (not exceeding 500 words) on “Your plan on how to work in KOICA Nepal Office (in English Language),” and documents deemed relevant for this position.

Application received by January 21, 2024, to the nepal@koica.go.kr email address will be accepted as valid.

Note: Only selected candidates will be contacted for further procedures. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. KOICA Nepal Office reserves all rights for the recruitment.

Salary and other benefits will be adhered to the policy of the KOICA Nepal Office. Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Published on Kantipur Dainik, 8 January 2023