US Embassy Job Vacancy 1213 views3 applications

Position: Legal Specialist

Open Period: 07/08/2019 – 07/22/2019Format MM/DD/YYYY

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+5.75

Series/Grade:LE – 1905 11

Salary: NPR ₨2,355,128 – NPR ₨2,355,128

Work Schedule:Full-time – 40 hours per week

Promotion Potential:LE-11

Duty Location(s):1 in Kathmandu, NP

Telework Eligible: No


The incumbent manages a program of criminal-justice legislative reform, including reviewing and analyzing draft legislation; advising the U.S. Department of Justice Residential Legal Advisor (RLA) on existing and draft legislation, legal issues and procedures. The incumbent establishes and maintains communication channels with senior Nepali officials involved in drafting and implementing legislation, and serves as liaison between the RLA and such officials. The incumbent plans and organizes conferences and training sessions to combat transnational crime and develop the rule of law and fight corruption. The incumbent manages the budget and administrative activities of a two-person office within the U.S. Mission, Kathmandu.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Minimum 5 years of experience as an attorney in Nepal or in the Nepali justice sector is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must possess an excellent understanding of the Nepali legal system and criminal justice system, as well as a solid understanding of international legal norms, conventions, and institutions.

Education Requirements:

Completion of University Degree in Law is required.


LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing English is required. Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing Nepali is required. English language ability may be tested.

Skills and Abilities: Must be able to use Windows-based computer applications such as MS Word, Excel, Power Point and MS Outlook.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info


Agency Benefits:

Benefits will be explained during job offer.

Other Information:

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


3. FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification. A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.


Last date to apply: 22 July 2019


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he mission of the U.S. Embassy in Nepal is to assist Nepal’s development as a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic nation that contributes positively to regional stability.  In pursuit of this goal, the United States encourages multi-party democracy, including respect for human rights and the rule of law, and sustainable, market-oriented, and private-sector-led economic development.  In addition, the Embassy seeks Nepal’s support on global issues such as counter-terrorism, peacekeeping, narcotics control, protection for the environment, and prevention of AIDS and other communicable diseases.  USAID-Nepal contributes more than $80 million each year to the country's development, and other Embassy and State Department programs encourage mutual understanding between the United States and Nepal.  The current representative to Nepal is Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz.
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