US Embassy in Kathmandu Vacancy for Public Engagement Assistant 2024

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US Embassy in Kathmandu Vacancy

US Embassy in Nepal Vacancy: The U.S. Embassy based in Kathmandu, Nepal, invites applications for hard-working, energetic and qualified Nepali citizens for the following position.

About US Embassy in Kathmandu

Announcement Number: Kathmandu-2024-002

Hiring Agency: Embassy Kathmandu

Public Engagement Assistant

Announcement Number: Kathmandi-2024-025S
Hiring Agency: Embassy Kathmandu
Position Title: Public Engagement Assistant (Experiential Learning Coordinator)- All Interested Applicants
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+5.75
Series/Grade: LE – 6510 8
Salary: NPR ₨ 1,876,124 /Per Year
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-8
Duty Location(s): 1 Vacancy in Kathmandu, NP
Telework Eligible:  No

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Hiring Path:  Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: All Interested Applicants/ All Sources

For applicants who are USEFMs, the final grade/step for the position will be determined by Washington DC. The proposed grade is FP-06.
Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type: Permanent
Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of the probationary period.

Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


The U.S. Mission in Kathmandu, Nepal is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Public Engagement Assistant (Experiential Learning Coordinator). This vacancy is open to all interested applicants.

The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
Travel Required: Occasional Travel

Occasional travel may be required.


The incumbent works under the direct supervision of the Emerging Voices (EV) Specialist. The incumbent coordinates Mission Public Diplomacy outreach to Emerging Voices audiences through Experiential Learning (EXPL) projects and events, typically “learning through experience” activities such as tech or entrepreneurship camps. music and sports programs, journalism training, and other focused community engagement programs. The incumbent designs, develops, identifies co-sponsors and funding sources, plans and oversees a range of outreach activities in support of Mission goals.

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Qualifications and Evaluations


For the experience and education requirements applicants must meet either option 1 or option 2.

Option 1

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in a multilingual, multicultural, multinational, government or museum environment with marketing, public relations, communication, or education duties as a significant part of the job is required.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Communications, International Relations, or Business Management is required.


Option 2

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in a multilingual, multicultural, multinational, government or museum environment with marketing, public relations, communication, or education duties as a significant part of the job is required.

EDUCATION: Two years of University Study in any field is required.

Education Requirements: See the requirement section above for the education requirements.


These may be tested (Language, Skills and Abilities).

LANGUAGE: Fluent speaking/reading/writing English is required. Fluent speaking/reading/writing Nepali is required.

Please specify in your application your level of proficiency in ALL languages listed above.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good analytical, communication, management and interpersonal skills are required. Good data entry skills, excellent familiarity with electronic tools, and standard information retrieval practices and procedures are required. Thorough knowledge and ability to use various computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, database software and reporting tools is required. Must have familiarity in using social media and mobile platforms, podcasts, basic photo and video tools to generate group interest and participation. Must be available to travel throughout Nepal to support Experiential Learning projects and activities.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

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.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits: Benefits will be explained during job offer.

Other Information:
HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so
may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  3. FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification. A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. Acceptable documentation must be submitted for the preference to be given.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.

Applications must be completed and submitted through an 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.

To apply, please click the “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY” button, create or log-in to your ERA account and begin the application process.

For information on ERA and detailed instructions on how to apply, please visit the ERA information page in our internet site below:

ERA information page Internet site:

Paper or e-mailed applications are not accepted.

Required Documents:

To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested transcripts as verification of educational requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide the requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

Required Documents

All Applicants

  • Proof of Citizenship
  • Education Transcript
  • Other Documents (e.g. Experience Certificates)
  • Residency Permit (If applicable)
  • List of Reference

Eligible Family Member (EFM) applicants must also submit the following documents

  • Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:

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.

Open Period: 05/08/2024 – 05/22/2024 Format MM/DD/YYYY

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