Website US Embassy Kathmandu
Announcement Number: Kathmandu-2023-024
Hiring Agency: Embassy Kathmandu
Position Title: Public Engagement Specialist (American Spaces Program Specialist)
Open Period: 06/14/2023 – 06/28/2023 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+5.75
Series/Grade: LE – 6010 10
Salary: NPR ₨2,908,154 /Per Year
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-10
Duty Location(s): 1 Vacancy in Kathmandu, NP
Telework Eligible: No
For More Info:
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 the position will be determined by Washington DC. The proposed grade is FP-05.
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, Nepal is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Public Engagement Specialist (American Spaces Program Specialist). 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: Yes
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
Travel Required: Occasional Travel (Occasional travel may be required.)
The incumbent directs, manages and oversees all Partner American Spaces and ensures that each Partnership Agreement complies with the requirements. The incumbent oversees all operations of wholly-owned and operated American Center(s), including facilities, program, and staff. The incumbent develops and maintains USG ties with the “Emerging Voices” sector through leadership and broad oversight of the countrywide network of Partner American Spaces. In consultation with the Resource Coordination unit, the incumbent prepares, manages and tracks the American Spaces’ annual budget, and individual project budgets for Partner American Spaces, and contributes to the overall Public Diplomacy Resource Allocation Module (PDRAM) budget. The incumbent develops and recommends the Mission’s strategic objectives and performance standards for American Spaces; recommends strategic locations for optimal return on investment in American Spaces and overall program development. In coordination with the Resource Coordination team, the incumbent maintains required office records and files, and ensures that Partner American Space activities are recorded in activity tracker and contact databases.
Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of four years of progressively responsible experience delivering information resources, public education, public affairs, or public relations in a multilingual, multicultural, or multinational public service institution (such as a museum, think tank, American studies or cultural center, or library) is required, with communications, marketing or public relations duties as a significant part of the job. At least one additional year of supervisory experience is required.
Bachelor’s degree in communications, Library Science, International Affairs, or Business Management is required.
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: Good analytical, communication, management and interpersonal skills are required. Good technical skills on using social media, mobile platforms and digital tools are required. Thorough knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, graphic design and photo editing software is required. Must be available to travel throughout Nepal to support American Spaces projects and activities.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 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.
Benefits and Other Info
Benefits will be explained during job offer.
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.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
- AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
- AEFM / USEFM
- 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”), 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 shouldbe 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
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.
To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date ofthis announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.
- Proof of Citizenship
- Education Transcript
- Other Documents (e.g. Experience Certificates)
- Residency Permit (If applicable)
- List of Reference
Eligible Family Member (EFM) applicants must also submit the following documents
- Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
- Passport copy
- DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
- SF-50 (if applicable)
Applicants who are invited to take a language/skills test 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, Nepal.