Project Management Specialist

Job Description

(Announcement Number: 17-03)

USAID/Nepal invites applications for employment from all interested and qualified candidates for the position of Project Management Specialist- Family Planning, HIV/AIDS, and Social Marketing Team Leader in the Health Office (HO), under a Foreign Service National (FSN) Personal Services Contract (PSC) subject to availability of funds.

OPEN TO: All interested and qualified candidates

POSITION: Project Management Specialist – FSNPSC-12

OPENING DATE: June 9, 2017

CLOSING DATE: June 23, 2017 — 5:00 P.M Kathmandu time

WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours week


BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION: The Team Leader (TL) for Family Planning, HIV/AIDS, and Social marketing is a senior-level FSN professional in the USAID/Nepal Health Office (HO). Operating with a minimal degree of supervision, the TL reports directly to HO’s Deputy Director for Health. The TL provides counsel, and technical and programmatic recommendations in the areas of family planning, HIV/AIDS, and social marketing to both mission and HO leadership. The TL must use advanced supervisory


1. EDUCATION: A Master’s degree in social or behavioral sciences, health, public health, or other relevant field is required.

2. PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE: A minimum of seven (7) years of prior senior-level experience in the field of HIV/AIDS and public health is required; prior work experience with USAID or another international agency is desired. Clearly-defined experience in program and fiscal management is required.

3. KNOWLEDGE: Must possess an advanced knowledge of technical and programmatic public health issues in Nepal and the approaches to address them. Knowledge of evaluation methods, both quantitative and qualitative, is required. Knowledge and implementation of effective supervisory techniques is essential. Knowledge of strategies for conducting evidence-based program design, implementation, and monitoring is critical. The TL must also possess a detailed understanding of the Government of Nepal’s bureaucracy, structure, and procedures so as to effectively advocate with senior-level technical counterparts.

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4. LANGUAGE: Fluency (Level IV) in English and Nepali, both written and oral, is required. Must have proven ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing, on development programs and issues in both English and Nepali. Must have demonstrated ability to produce professional quality analytical reports. Must be able to make oral presentations logically and persuasively to senior GON officials, other development partners, civil society and other USG officials.

5. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with counterparts from USAID; USAID implementing partners; central- and district- level Government of Nepal and non-governmental organizations. Must possess high quality analytical skills and the ability to assess ongoing public health interventions to evaluate their efficacy and efficiency. Demonstrated supervisory skills and experience, especially of other technical staff, are critical. The ability to communicate openly and effectively in English, both orally and in writing, is essential. Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a team environment is required. The TL is required to thoroughly understand Mission and Agency-specific policies and procedures which govern project activity management in addition to the mission-established administrative operating procedures, policies and mission orders. This work requires financial management, budgeting, contract management and specific technical skills. Given the TL’s supervision of disparate fields of public health, she must possess a finely-honed ability to both absorb and understand highly complex information for multiple disciplines to manage significant operations.

A detailed job description for the position can be obtained by visiting USAID/Nepal website at http://www.usaid.govinepal/careers or by requesting USAID/Nepal Human Resources Office.

How To Apply

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 names of three references and their contact numbers and email addresses as well. Please send your application to the attention of USAID/Ncpal Human Resources Office, U.S Embassy Maharajgunj, G.P.O. Box. 295, Kathmandu, Nepal. Applications may be sent electronically to: USAIDNepaIHR®

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. Applicants from disadvantaged castes, tinder-represented ethnic groups, and women are especially encouraged to apply.

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