Partner Liaison Security Advisor

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
  • Applications have closed

Website USAID Nepal


USAID/Nepal invites applications for employment from all interested and qualified candidates for the position of Partner Liaison Security Advisor (PLSA) in the Executive Office, under a Foreign Service National (FSN) Personal Services Contract (PSC) subject to availability of funds.

OPEN TO: All interested and qualified candidates

POSITION: Partner Liaison Security Advisor- FSNPSC-10

CLOSING DATE: June 15, 2022 – 5:00 P.M. Kathmandu time
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week


BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION: The basic function of the Partner Liaison Security Advisor (PLSA) is to collect, disseminate, and manage open-source safety and security related information from/to the Mission’s Implementing Partners (IPs). The PLSA coordinates security efforts with the appropriate Mission staff and the IPs and provides updates through the EXO to the USAID Mission Director, the Contracting/Agreement Officers (COR/AORs), USAID/Washington Office of Security (SEC), and Regional Security Office (RSO) regarding all matters related to the security of USAID/Nepal IPs. The PLSA supports the IPs in the dissemination of security information. Additionally, the PLSA will coordinate as appropriate with IPs and advise on practices and procedures that promote a high-level of safety, security, and operational support.


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in security operations, crisis management, law enforcement, counterintelligence, homeland security, terrorism, counter-terrorism studies, administration, transportation logistics, and/or operations management or related field is required.
  • Prior Work Experience: Minimum of five years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience in Nepal in the fields of security operations, crisis management, law enforcement, counterintelligence, homeland security, terrorism, counter-terrorism studies, with demonstrated and existing contacts / relationships within the Nepali security and law enforcement community, which may include but not limited to Nepali Armed Forces, Ministry of Interior, or National Civilian Police (PNC) at local, municipal, regional, or national levels is required.
  • Post Entry Training: Foreign Affairs Counter Threat (FACT) Course, USAID applications and systems, USAID and Department of State policy / regulations review.
    Language Proficiency: Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing English and Nepali is required.
  • Job Knowledge: Demonstrates advanced knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures within the specializations of physical, information, and/or operational security, thus allowing the job holder to complete complex work assignments with little guidance. Seeks to expand pertinent knowledge at every opportunity and proactively adapts to new practices and procedures. Share job knowledge with others and share knowledge for the benefit of others engaged in functional operations.
  • Skills and Abilities: The job holder must demonstrate a proven ability to communicate quickly, clearly, and concisely both orally and in writing, including through the development of technical reports and/or briefings. Proven ability to communicate effectively in cross-cultural settings. S/he must be able to present ideas, concepts and instructions in a clear manner, and be able to build consensus and cooperation among USAID staff (AOR/CORs) Contracting or Agreement Officers, implementing partner staff and potentially staff from the Regional Security Office (RSO) on a course of action to follow to address security incidents; ensure safe practices and environmental consciousness are exhibited in decisions; develop new techniques, concepts, strategies, programs or solutions and apply them to complex strategic operating issues. S/he typically works independently on complex work assignments, and reviews progress, evaluates results, and updates management as appropriate. S/he must be able to handle sensitive and complex matters in a highly professional manner, and is routinely decisive in handling problems by demonstrating a strong and effective ability to identify, analyze and solve problems. Demonstrates self-reliance and resourcefulness and makes effective use of organizational resources. Finds ways to align available resources with operational needs to assure continuity of service.

The job holder through orientation and training must be able to promote a work environment that fosters respect for each other, equity, diversity, and inclusion and that does not tolerate harassment, exclusion, and inequality. The Specialist must have demonstrated leadership in integrating and achieving equity, diversity, and inclusion in their area of work in development programming and in the workplace.

A detailed job description for the position can be obtained by visiting USAID/Nepal’s website at or by requesting USAID/Nepal’s 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.

USAID/Nepal is an equal opportunity employer committed to a staff composition that reflects the social and ethnic diversity of Nepali society. We believe that social inclusion and diversity contribute to excellence. USAID/Nepal makes hiring decisions without regard for gender, gender identity, caste, race, ethnicity, disability, marital status, age (if over 40), or sexual orientation. Applicants from ALL backgrounds are encouraged to apply

Source: Kantipur Daily, 1 June 2022

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