25.07.2014 - UNESCO Office in Kathmandu

Vacancy announcement: Project assistant for culture unit

The UNESCO Office in Kathmandu seeks applications from qualified and experienced candidates of Nepali citizens for the following position:

Position Title : Project Assistant for Culture Unit under JFIT –II (SB 2, Band B, Step 1)

Condition : Full Time based in Kathmandu Office

Contract Type : SC

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the overall authority and the direct supervision of the UNESCO Representative to Nepal, the incumbent shall perform daily tasks and duties of Culture Unit of UNESCO Kathmandu.

·               Assist in carrying out daily tasks, planning, implementation and monitoring of project activities within the Regular and Extra Budgetary Programmes;

·               Make pertinent logistical arrangements for the prompt and effective implementation of the programme activities;

·               Assure that project expenditures are in compliance with approved project budgets and follow up for the timely submission of required project reports by contractors;

·               Assist in preparation and logistical planning of various events - e.g. meetings, workshops, conferences, seminars, etc including the preparation of minutes;

·               Support in arrangement of missions (ticket booking, security clearance, preparing travel orders/records, administration requests such as advance/settlement and other general payments etc) including necessary follow up;

·               Travel on field missions whenever possible and required by any project or activity planned under Culture Unit’s Regular and Extra-budgetary programmes and as advised by the UNESCO Head of Office;

·               Maintain systematic filing of the projects and related documents (reports, letters, administrative documents, project proposals etc) on a regular basis;

·               Assist in preparation of necessary project documents;

·               Perform any other duties and undertake any other tasks as requested and assigned by the Head of Office.


Qualification and Experience Required:


The applicant shall


·               Hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in culture, economics, social or natural science or relevant disciplines;

·               Good understanding of Nepalese culture, society, history and related development issues;

·               Have 2-3 years of experience in the relevant field;

·               Have excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Knowledge of Nepali is an asset;

·               Good reporting and documentation skills with computer knowledge including presentation skills in Photoshop and PowerPoint;

·               Possess good interpersonal skills, manage conflicting priorities, be adaptable and show desire to learn;

·               Have knowledge of the UN System and in particular of UNESCO’s work especially in Culture sector;

·               Be flexible to work in difficult and changing conditions.


Women and members of minority groups including candidates from diverse social groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Interested candidates are requested to send their application including a motivation letter in English and the complete UNESCO CV Form, accompanied by a recent passport size photograph and copies of diplomas to:


UNESCO Representative to Nepal

UNESCO Office in Kathmandu

P.O. Box 14391

Kathmandu, Nepal 


The last date for receipt of applications is 8 August 2014 COB.  Application forms and post description are available at UNESCO Kathmandu Office, Reception Desk, Sanepa-2, Lalitpur.


The  UNESCO CV form and Post Description are available for downloading in the right side column under Files.

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