Program Management Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
  • Applications have closed

Website US Embassy Kathmandu


Program Management Assistant

Announcement Number: Kathmandu-2023-048S
Hiring Agency: Embassy Kathmandu
Position Title: Program Management Assistant (Administrative Management Assistant) – All Interested Applicants
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+5.75
Series/Grade: LE – 0105 8
Salary: NPR ₨1,820,073 /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

For More Info:
HR Section
977-1- 423-4000


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 this 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 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 is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Program Management Assistant. 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 Based on program/projects requirement, the position has to perform in-country and international travel.


The incumbent performs highly responsible and complex program management, administrative and logistical works in planning, developing, managing, overseeing, coordinating, and implementing nationwide multi-jurisdictional and multi-level law enforcement training programs and services. The incumbent liaises and coordinates with law enforcement agencies for training partnerships. The incumbent designs and applies evaluation techniques and proficiency testing methods that measure the effectiveness of law enforcement assistance programs.

Qualifications and Evaluations



Option- 1

EXPERIENCE: Two years of experience in the field of criminal justice, law enforcement, civil affairs or administrative functions is required.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Law, Political Science, Public Administration, Education or Business Management is required.


EXPERIENCE: Four years of experience in the field of criminal justice, law enforcement, civil affairs or administrative functions is required.

EDUCATION: Two years of college studies is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of host country traditions, history, and political environment is required. Knowledge of Nepal law enforcement structures 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: The ability to use various computer applications such as MS Windows, MS Word, MS Outlook, Power Point, Excel Spreadsheet, and database is required.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): 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.


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

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits: Benefits will be explained to the selected candidate 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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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 in order 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 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 degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

  • Proof of Citizenship
  • Residency Permit (If applicable)
  • Transcript
  • Other Documents (e.g. Experience Certificates)
  • List of References
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (This is applicable to EFM applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran)
  • SF-50 (This is applicable to EFM applicants only)

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language, skills, 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.

Open Period: 11/29/2023 – 12/31/2023 Format MM/DD/YYYY