Project Management Specialist – USAID/Nepal (June 23, 2017)

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
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.

Kantipur (14 June 2017)

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 skills and expertise to supervise three technical FSNs, including one FSN-11 grade specialist and two mid-level FSN-9 employees.  The TL is expected to actively participate as a USAID/Nepal senior representative in central-level Ministry of Health (MOH) policy development meetings; donor and implementing partner coordination meetings; and program and technical workshops and seminars.  The TL’s main responsibilities include staff supervision, technical leadership, and acting as a senior-level liaison with MOH officials and other Government of Nepal (GON) officials within the MOH and other line ministries.  The TL may serve as the Acting Office Deputy Director as requested.  
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  • Education: An advanced degree in social or behavioral sciences, health, public health, or other relevant field is required.
  • Prior Work Experience: Seven (7) to ten (10) 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.
  • Post Entry Training: Needs AOR/COR certification training, GLASS certification, technical training in public health, and USAID mandated/recommended other trainings. d. Language Proficiency: Level IV (fluent) in English and Nepali Language is required.
  • Job 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. 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 or by requesting USAID/Nepal Human Resources Office.
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.
Issuing Country 
Friday, June 9, 2017 – 1:45 am 

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