Vacancy Announcement: AID Development Program Specialist- Nutrition, FSNPSC-11

 Vacancy Announcement

(Announcement Number: 04-03)

USAID/Nepal invites applications for employment from interested and qualified candidates for the position of AID Development Program Specialist- Nutrition in the Health and Family Planning Office, under a Personal Services Contract subject to availability of funds. 

OPEN TO:                               All interested and qualified Candidates

POSITION:                              AID Development Program Specialist- Nutrition, FSNPSC-11

OPENING DATE:                    February 28, 2014

CLOSING DATE:                    March 14, 2014 – 5:00 P.M Kathmandu time

WORK HOURS:                      Full-time; 40 hours/week



The Nutrition Specialist is a Foreign Service National (FSN) senior-level professional in the USAID/Nepal Health and Family Planning Office (HFP) working toward the United States Government (USG) Priority Assistance Goal: Health and Well-Being of Nepalis Improved and Sustained.  The Nutrition Specialist reports directly to the Senior Nutrition and Food Security Specialist responsible for nutrition activities and works in close collaboration with senior management and technical staff in HFP as well as USAID/Nepal’s Food Security Team.  The Nutrition Specialist serves in a senior-level capacity providing technical, programmatic, and administrative support overseeing nutrition-related activities in the HFP portfolio under the Global Health Initiative, as well as nutrition-related activities supported by President Obama’s Feed the Future Initiative and USAID’s Food for Peace Program.  Other areas of responsibility include participation in central-level Government of Nepal, Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP) and National Planning Commission policy development meetings; donor and implementing partner coordination meetings; and program and technical workshops and seminars.


  1. EDUCATION: Advanced degree in social or behavioral science, health, public health, or other relevant fields.  A master’s degree in public health is required.
  2. PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE:  Five to seven years of prior mid- to senior-level experience in public health, focusing on maternal and child health and nutrition is required; prior work experience with USAID or another international agency desired. Experience managing programs, including financial management required.
  3. KNOWLEDGE: Excellent computer skills in using Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Power Point, Office Calendar, internet, and email are required.
  4. LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluent) in English and Nepali is required.
  5. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other USG agencies, USAID implementing contractors and grantees, central and district-level Government of Nepal and non-governmental organization counterparts.  Must possess high quality analytical skills and the ability to assess ongoing nutrition and other public health interventions to evaluate their efficacy and efficiency.  Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing is essential. Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a team environment are essential.  Proven ability to work with diverse groups and backgrounds essential.

A detailed job description for the position can be obtained by visiting USAID/Nepal website at

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.  Applicants from Disadvantaged caste, under-represented ethnic groups, and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 4:15am

Last updated: February 28, 2014