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Organization: Embassy of Switzerland

Switzerland through its development cooperation has been engaged in Nepal since 1959. With the establishment of its Embassy in Nepal in August 2009, Switzerland’s assistance in Nepal continues to focus on federal state building, employment and income through agriculture, rural infrastructure and vocational skills, as well as migration. Switzerland is committed to support Nepal’s socio-economic development and federal state building at national, provincial and local level.
The Embassy of Switzerland offers a competitive salary and benefit package as well as a stimulating team and working environment. We are looking for a young, energetic Nepali National for a 2 years fixed term contract with possibility of extension:

Position: National Programme Officer – TVET

Number of Vacancies: 1

Job Specification

Education Level : Master

Experience Required : More than or equals to 3 years

Job Description

As a member of the Embassy’s Programme Team and under the line management of Senior Programme Officer, the National Programme Office – (TVET) shall ensure that the project cycle of assigned projects are managed timely and that the planning, implementation and reporting of assigned projects in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector are of high quality.

Required Technical Competence

• Master Degree in Education or Economics, Business Administration or any other relevant fields
• At least 3 years of practical work experience in the development sector or in the area of TVET, skill development or in relevant fields
• Sound understanding of current issues of national and international labour markets, private sector and enterprise development and its relation to the TVET sector in Nepal
• Familiar with the role and functions of the functionaries of TVET providers such as the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) and other relevant institutions; training providers (public and private) and different types of courses and programs available in Nepal
• Familiarity with the functioning of the Federal, Province and Local Government, in particular within the TVET sector
• Good understanding of the political and development landscape in Nepal
• Excellent conceptual and analytical abilities, including result-based project management in an intercultural context
• Good understanding of and experience with development agencies, including project cycle management (PCM) is considered an advantage
• Knowledge/experience on migration and skilling of migrants is considered an advantage
• Sensitivity and experience in the areas of gender, equity and social inclusion
• Proficiency in written and spoken English and Nepali

Required Professional/Personal and Social Competence

• Goal and result oriented; Demonstrated ability to analyses, conceptualise, manage and monitor programs
• Ability to work independently, make decisions and implement them
• Innovative, ability to think out of the box and initiate changes; Ability to learn and adapt quickly
• Networking, negotiation and communication skills
• Ability and willingness to work in team
• Ability to address feedbacks constructively
• Accept a wide spectrum of tasks
• Intercultural sensitivity

For detailed TOR Please CLICK HERE

Last date to apply: 27th May 2020


Detailed Terms of Reference is available on the following website
Application in English with immediate contact address and a telephone number; an updated bio-data; copies of citizenship certificate and academic credentials; and reference from former employer(s) should reach at the latest by 17:00 hrs on 27th May 2020 through post or through email as attachment (please do not provide a link to google drive or any other cloud server) at Please clearly mark “Application for National Program Officer – TVET” on the envelope / subject of the email.


Personnel and Administration (Chancery)

P.O. Box 113

Kathmandu, Nepal

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The Embassy reserves the right to reject any or all applications without assigning any reasons.

The Embassy of Switzerland in Nepal promotes workforce diversity and applies positive discrimination to candidates from discriminated groups (women and candidates from Dalit, Janajati, Madhesi/Terai, and other minority community).

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