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This position is located in the Kathmandu Office of United States Agency for International Development (USAID/Nepal) under the direct line supervision of the Resident Legal Officer, Foreign Service Officer Direct Hire. The primary focus of this position will be to provide legal advice, research, and counsel on matters of US, international and local law in Nepal. The Legal Specialist will also represent the Resident Legal Office (RLO) at meetings with Mission, Embassy, and Nepal Government officials.

The Legal Specialist’s duties/responsibilities involve the full range of consultative, advisory, monitoring, management, data collection and analysis, and evaluative aspects of providing legal advice and counsel to USAID/Nepal on a variety of legal matters, with a focus on local law matters related to Mission programs and operation, taxation of assistance and other bilateral issues arising with the Government of Nepal. The Legal Specialist also supports the Resident Legal Officer on matters related to ethics, compliance and safeguarding, diversity equity inclusion and accessibility (DEIA), and equal employment opportunity (EEO).

The Legal Specialist counsels, collaborates and coordinates with Mission colleagues in Nepal and works with US Embassy colleagues regarding matters of local law and privileges and immunities under international law including issues related to taxation and customs duties. They also collaborate with colleagues from the donor community, USAID partners, all levels of government in Nepal and non-government organizations. The job holder may be expected to perform work related travel.


Bureau for Asia



Pay Scale/Grade



Cooperating Country National
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