Project Management Specialist

Job Description

(Announcement Number: 17-01)

USAID/Nepal invites applications for employment from all interested and qualified candidates for the position of Project Management Specialist (Education) in the Health and Education Office (HEO), 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 (Education) – FSNPSC-11

OPENING DATE: January 13, 2017

CLOSING DATE: February 10, 2017 — 5:00 P.M Kathmandu time

WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week


BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION: Project Management Specialist will serve as the Education Program Specialist in HEO. The incumbent works with the larger USG Mission and provides technical direction and support to USAID/Nepal’s 578 million education portfolio under the guidance of the HEO Director and Deputy Director for Education, Family Planning, HIV, and Social Marketing. The Education Project Management Specialist provides input to the overall education program, especially focusing on programming for girls’ education, health and safety, youth and workforce development, monitoring and evaluation, and improving quality of education. S/he plays an important role in contributing to strategy deliberations and serves as AOR/COR for major education activities.


1. EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in education, gender, research, social policy, international development or other related discipline is required.

2. PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE: The Education Project Management Specialist must have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience at professional or management levels in academics, government, or UNGOs related to the education sector. The Education Project Management Specialist must have experience in designing and implementing education programs in developing countries. Experience designing and/or managing evaluations, studies, or research is required. Experience managing education programs implemented by international or local NGOs/private firms is required. Prior experience in working on girls’ education is required. Experience working on educational policy, evaluations, and strategy development for education programs is required.

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3. KNOWLEDGE: USAID-specific training on activity/program design and management, and USAID-specific procedures, rules and regulations. General training, conferences, or learning experiences in early grade reading, education access, monitoring and evaluation, and leadership would be made available as practical.

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 be extremely computer literate, with excellent knowledge of Microsoft programs, including Word and Excel, and Google platforms. Must be able to prioritize and complete tasks quickly and efficiently. Must be highly motivated, a self-starter, and able to work in challenging and fast-paced environments. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential, with the ability to work of Government of Nepal officials, local and international implementing partners, and others. Highly developed skills in M&E, along with strong attention to detail. S/he should be able to handle sensitive issues diplomatically and use good judgment when speaking on behalf of USAID. Has a good organizational and time management skills. Should have knowledge of M&E, research, gender and inclusion principles and experience in their application.

A detailed job description for the position can be obtained by visiting USAID/Nepal website at 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/Nepal Human Resources Office, U.S Embassy Maharajgunj, G.P.O. Box. 295, Kathmandu, Nepal. Applications may be sent electronically to:

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. Applicantsfrom disadvantaged castes, under-represented ethnic groups, and women are especially encouraged to apply.

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