International Graduate Assistant – MSc Counselling Psychology

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
  • Applications have closed

Website Institute of Crisis Management Studies


International Graduate Assistant at ICMS in Kathmandu, Nepal – MSc Counselling Psychology

Closing date: August 4, 2022

The Institute of Crisis Management Studies is an established center for academia focusing on management of crises, those occurring both as a result of human activity and natural causes. It offers a unique, multidisciplinary Masters in Counselling Psychology, providing the very best national and international scholars, practitioners and experts currently engaged in the diverse areas pertaining to crisis. ICMS also offers training, simulation exercises and field visits, not only as part of the curriculum but as practical exercises for a range of different governmental and non-governmental organizations and initiatives.

The specialized nature of ICMS extends to its purpose-built grounds, computer facilities, and online learning experiences to inspire students to forward themselves and the subject. Our dedication to producing crisis managers means a commitment to undertaking and facilitating the newest research in the subject and providing a forum for policy dialogues and symposiums into current issues relating to the crisis. To these ends the scholarly and practical activities currently being undertaken stand both in the service of the nation and the international community.

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The role would be as a graduate assistant (GA) serving directly under the chair of ICMS in Kathmandu, Nepal. The GA will assist faculty and staff in composing project proposals/agreements for work with partner institutions and (I)NGOs, social media management, and other administrative duties. This role is for two years and the GA would be required to pursue a two-year Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology alongside the internship. This position involves cooperation with individuals from national and international governments and organizations. Accordingly, the GA must be able to represent ICMS in a responsible and effective manner.

The GA will be expected to partake in the following tasks (not wholly inclusive):

  • Various meetings and workshops with government, international organizations, and NGOs.
  • Website and social media management.
  • Writing project proposals and tender applications.
  • Field work in rural areas of Nepal.
  • Academic research.
  • Other administrative tasks as required.
  • Current and upcoming projects the GA will have the opportunity to participate in include two projects under the Erasmus + Capacity Building in Higher Education Initiative, focusing on sustainable tourism and entrepreneurship.

Required Qualifications and Experience

ICMS is seeking a candidate meeting the following criteria:

  • Recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in the field of psychology, anthropology, sociology, or a similar field.
  • Familiar and comfortable with social media (Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.).
  • Fluent English speaker with excellent writing skills.
  • Knowledge of or experience with governments, NGOs, and international organizations is preferred but not required.
  • Previous experience living/working in Nepal or South Asia is preferred.
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances.

This is a challenging and rewarding role where you will be living and working in Kathmandu for two years. The position is full-time on a Nepal work schedule, 10 am – 4 pm from Monday to Friday. The Masters’s program is conducted as morning classes.


A monthly stipend of 20,000 NPR, along with lunch/tea (during office time) will be provided.

The GA will also receive a 60% discounted tuition rate (4,000 USD for the entire course of study).

Please note that transportation to Kathmandu, personal insurance, and visa fees will not be covered by ICMS.

Start date: As soon as possible.

How to Apply
Please apply by sending an email with your attached cover letter and CV entitled Graduate Assistant MCP – NAME to: and

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