Education Specialist, USPSC Resident Hire-GS-13

Vacancy Announcement

(Announcement Number: 17-05)


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. 

OPEN TO: All interested and qualified U.S. Citizens currently residing in Nepal.

POSITION: Education Specialist, USPSC Resident Hire-GS-13 ($74,584-$96,958 per annum). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon the candidate’s past salary, work history and educational background.


OPENING DATE: June 28, 2017

CLOSING DATE: July 12, 2017, 5:00 P.M Kathmandu Time

PERFORMANCE PERIOD: Fifteen (15) months, with possibility of extension for another year, subject to continuing needs of the position and availability of funds.

WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours per week


  • U.S. Citizen who at the time of hire as a PSC resides in the cooperating country.
  • U.S Citizen RESIDENT hire PSC is eligible for FICA, health insurance and life insurance in accordance with USAID policy.  RESIDENT hire Contractors are not eligible for any other fringe benefits.
  • As a RESIDENT hire, no moving, lodging or RELOCATION travel expenses will be extended to successful applicants.



The Education Specialist assists in managing the Mission's education portfolio, which seeks to improve the quality of education, especially in early grade reading, and support the development of a better-skilled, literate population. The incumbent collaborates closely with other USG agencies, Government of Nepal counterparts, development partners and private sector actors. In the absence of the Director, the Education Specialist may directly supervise FSN employees and oversee the management of the projects those FSNs manage. S/he will work collaboratively with the Director and other colleagues in the Education Development Office to ensure that each activity successfully progresses in achieving its respective goals.

The incumbent will be expected to establish effective working relationships within USAID and with Embassy Kathmandu interagency partners, Government of Nepal officials and the international community, when necessary and appropriate. The nature of the position requires that the individual be highly knowledgeable of USAID’s development assistance programs, policies, process and procedures, and budget, particularly in the field of education, in order to effectively represent the Agency among various entities.

Issuing Country 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 7:30am