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August 7, 2017

Nepal is one of the 20 most disaster-prone countries in the world.  It is ranked 11th in terms of earthquake risk, 30th in terms of flood risk, and 4th in terms of risk from the impacts of risk related to recurrent climatic hazards. A World Bank study in 2005 classified Nepal as one of the global “hot-spots” for natural disasters. Losses caused by disaster—such as earthquakes, floods, landslides, snowfall, avalanches, fires, and cold waves—include deaths, injuries, and property damage that can be reduced when effective disaster preparedness and response systems are in place.

August 7, 2017

USAID-supported temporary learning centers provided an immediate, safe learning environment in the wake of the April 25 earthquake.

August 7, 2017

After the 2015 earthquakes, the Government of Nepal and partners estimate that nearly 8,000 public and private schools were destroyed or damaged beyond use. Through a $10.6 million, three-year grant to UNICEF, USAID supports the Ministry of Education to resume education in 14 of the most-affected districts. In this collaborative effort, USAID and UNICEF provided targeted support during the critical emergency period and into the stages of early recovery and continues to provide a strong response to children’s education needs while permanent schools remain under construction.

July 6, 2017

The Senior DOC Specialist is a member of PPD, and the position’s primary responsibility is to produce and disseminate public information regarding the USAID Mission and its development portfolio, with the overall goal of increasing awareness and understanding of U.S. Government foreign assistance efforts, which will be done under the overall aegis of Public Affairs as the lead on Embassy outreach. The Senior DOC will lead PPD’s DOC team to investigate, analyze, collect, manage, and distribute information associated with the USAID foreign assistance program in Nepal. A crucial objective is to develop strategic information used to educate and promote better understanding of USAID programs for both Nepali and American audiences. Equally important is to ensure that outreach activities further USG goals in Nepal. To effectively achieve these objectives, the Senior DOC Specialist will work closely with the Embassy Public Affairs Section (PAS), USAID staff, as well as USAID partners.

June 27, 2017

USAID/Nepal invites applications for employment from all interested and qualified U.S Citizens for the position of Education Specialist in the USAID/Nepal Education Development Office (EDO) under a U.S. Personal Services Contract (USPSC), subject to availability of funds. 

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America has stood with Nepal for 65 years and we continue to stand with Nepal as it regains its strength—with stronger homes, healthier families, abundant agricultural yields, and a more inclusive government. As we put the past year behind us, please take a moment to reflect on how far we have come, be mindful of the times when light shone through the dark, and know that in the coming years, the United States will journey onward with Nepal toward our shared vision – a more democratic, prosperous, and resilient Nepal.

Last updated: August 08, 2017

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