USAID Nepal Vacancy for Project Management Specialist



USAID Nepal Vacancy for Project Management Specialist


Job Vacancy for Project Management Specialist

USAID / Nepal invites applications for employment from all interested and qualified candidates for the position of USAID Project Management Specialist (Locally Led Development Specialist) in the Economic Growth Office, under a Foreign Service National (FSN) Personal Services Contract (PSC) subject to availability of funds.

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Open To: All interested and qualified candidates

Position: USAID Project Management Specialist (Locally Led Development Specialist)- FSNPSC-11

Opening Date: September 11, 2021

Closing Date: September 24, 2021 — 5:00 P.M. Kathmandu time

Work Hours: Full-time; 40 hours/week

Note: All Ordinarily Resident Applicants Must Have The Required Work And / Or Residency Permits To Be Eligible For Consideration.

Basic Function of the Position:
  • The Specialist serves as the Locally Led Development Specialist within USAID/Nepal's Economic Growth Office. S/he plans and organizes the development and implementation of appropriate locally led program interventions to address priority issues in Nepal; serves as the Missions advisor on Local Works and locally-led development policy. The Specialist is responsible for project coordination, management, and design. The Specialist will expand and deepen relationships with local actors and will focus on non-traditional partners and those which consist of or work with the marginalized and the vulnerable.
  • The Specialist will facilitate local actors to address their development challenges, engage with local governments and other development actors, and strengthen networks.
  • The Locally Led Development Specialist serves as the Agreement Officer's Representative/ Contracting Officer's Representative (AOR/COR) or the alternate AOR/COR for multiple Mission activities focused on advancing locally-led development, highlighting their needs, and facilitating consultative processes that empower local actors to lead their own development. While based at Embassy Kathmandu, the position requires frequent travel for field monitoring, extensive coordination with Provincial and Municipal officials, and U.S. Government representation at events.

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Required Qualifications:
  • Education: A Bachelor's degree from a recognized university in Economics, Business Administration/ Management, Finance, Development, Social Sciences, or a related field is required.

Prior Work Experience: Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the design, management, evaluation of locally-led development programs that may include programming in gender and social inclusion, livelihoods, social protection, and resilience. Working familiarity with grant-making, organizational assessment and capacity building, and programming mechanisms and implementing organizations is required. Demonstrated understanding of diversity, inclusion, and equity principles, and programmatic approaches are required.

Post Entry Training: Skills enhancement in project implementation and management, performance monitoring and evaluation, program design, and development, financial management, disaster risk reduction coursework, project and program design, and professional development.

Language Proficiency: Level IV English reading, writing, and speaking abilities are required. Fluent reading, writing, and speaking ability in Nepali (Level IV) are required. Must be able to speak in a concise, articulate, and thoughtful manner on development programs and issues.

Job Knowledge: A thorough knowledge of host government policies, laws, regulations, and operational procedures related to civil society and locally-led development policy. Demonstrated knowledge of participatory development approaches, social inclusion, gender and basic climate change concepts and programmatic approaches is required. Must demonstrate understanding of and be able to explain the concepts of diversity, inclusion, and equity and relate them to their work, have knowledge of Government of Nepal context and policies on diversity, inclusion, and equity, and gain that knowledge within the U.S. Government context as part of their work. Must participate in diversity, equity, and inclusion training and otherwise build and demonstrate skills in this area, and must demonstrate the ability to explain how they can effectively be integrated into development programming and the workplace environment.

Skills and Abilities: Focuses on results and impact, facilitates learning and builds relationships, continuously learns and improves, navigates change. The position requires a high degree of competence, professional maturity, and experience in the understanding of locally-led development, gender and social inclusion, and the marginalized and vulnerable as well as resilience. Requires excellent technical, managerial, and interpersonal skills. S/he must also have the ability to travel to remote locations across the country. S/he must have demonstrated leadership in integrating and achieving equity, diversity, and inclusion in their area of work in development programming and in the workplace.

Additional required skills include:

Ability to prepare and deliver formal presentations on cross-cutting issues such as locally-led development, marginalization and vulnerability, resilience, gender, monitoring evaluation and learning to internal and external audiences.
Able to prepare short papers on sector strategy, performance, and progress on program implementation.
Must be able to quickly review and comment on reports, studies, and other documents prepared by implementing partners.
Ability to understands and can explain concepts of diversity, inclusion, and equity and can relate them to their work; can explain the value of diversity inclusion in development programming and in the workplace
Computer skills in using statistical software, spreadsheet and PowerPoint including the ability to obtain, analyze and evaluate a variety of data and organizing and present meaningful terms to others is required.
Excellent social and professional judgment, strong interpersonal skills, and cross-cultural communication abilities and the ability to navigate in potentially insecure or hazardous situations in remote areas of Nepal.
A detailed job description for the position can be obtained by visiting USAID/Nepal's website at or by requesting USAID/Nepal's Human Resources Office ([email protected]).

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 job description. Please provide the 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: [email protected]

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.

USAID/Nepal makes hiring decisions without regard for gender, gender identity, caste, race, ethnicity, disability, marital status, age (if over 40), or sexual orientation. Applicants from ALL backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

(Announcement Number: 21-05)