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Vacancy Announcement

Position: Fellowship Associate

Duty Station: Kathmandu (with 20% travel to working districts)

Number of Position(s): 1 (one)

Opening Date: 23 September 2021

Closing Date: 30 September 2021

Performance Period: One-year fixed contract with possible extension. The contract would be provided after satisfactory performance in a three months probation period.

Work Hours: Full-time; 40 hours per week


Organization Background

United World Schools Nepal is a charity with the aim of providing quality education to children living in faraway rural villages of Nepal through modern teaching and learning methodology. Since its inception in late 2015, the organization has successfully constructed 44 schools in Sankhuwasabha and Gulmi district, thus enrolling and ensuring quality education to over 7000 children. In UWS Nepal-managed schools, the quality of education is maintained by formulating a need-based curriculum and introducing well-researched methodologies that allow for greater innovation in the classroom and greater engagement between the in-class lessons and real life. Further, UWS Nepal pro-actively invests in quality education for girls in marginalized communities to empower young women to create better prospects for their families and their futures.  

UWS Nepal builds schools, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities, and other infrastructure in the communities where it works. UWS Nepal has been implementing the school construction projects in 11 municipalities of Sankhuwasabha and Gulmi, with expected expansion to others in the coming year. Thus, UWS Nepal invites applications from eligible Nepali candidates for the following full-time position.


Major duties and responsibilities 

  • To coordinate with colleges for conducting information sessions.

  • To review and evaluate applications for completeness; compile recruitment information, distribute applications, notify applicants of decisions for an interview.

  • To process, verify, and maintain documentation during recruitment, selection, background checks, hiring, orientation, training, grievances, performance appraisal, disciplinary actions, termination, or resignation.

  • To conduct a preliminary interview of the candidates applying for a job and generate a report of each applicant's requirements.

  • To assist in developing and implementing new employee orientation/onboarding programs for the Fellows.

  • To create, update and distribute organization policies, organograms, guidelines and ensure its implementation.

  • To coordinate with trainers for conducting pre-service and in-service training of Fellows. 

  • To maintain confidential fellowship files and monitor records of fellow attendance for all required educational activities, including training and extra-curricular activities. 

  • To assist the Monitoring and Evaluation officer in collecting data and case stories for the evaluation process.

  • To communicate regularly with Fellows regarding the daily activities. 


Knowledge and core competencies

We are looking for a successful, confident, and adventurous professional who is ambitious and willing to grow and develop with the organization. This means that above all, we are looking for someone who is adaptable, resilient, and open to learning new skills, and can take a proactive approach to new tasks and responsibilities. 

  • The candidate should have at least Bachelors' Degree or above in any discipline, preferably with a specialization in Human Resources Management (HRM).

  • Experience of 1 + years in an administrative program support role or human resource management program.

  • Experience in using computers and office software packages MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

  • Ability to think and work strategically and to take the initiative.

  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize work and juggle multiple things at once.

  • Determined, persuasive, ambitious, flexible, and a proactive team player which means you commit and deliver for the cause.

  • Willing to be mobile and to spend time in remote and marginalized areas, to travel on motorbikes and in jeeps to adapt to challenging conditions. 

  • Must have strong oral and written English and Nepali communication skills. 

  • Should have a valid two-wheeler driving license.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send a comprehensive CV (max 2 pages) and a supporting statement (no more than 2 pages) to uwsnepal@unitedworldschools.org. The deadline for applications is 5 pm on 30 September 2021.  You should give the names, positions, organizations, and telephone contact numbers of two referees, one of whom should be your current/most recent employer. References will only be taken once your express permission has been granted. 

United World Schools, Nepal is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are only able to accept applications from candidates that have the permanent right to employment in Nepal.

UWS Nepal is committed to the safeguarding of children and ensuring we recruit safely is central to this commitment. All applicants will be required to undertake a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check as a condition of employment.

You can also download the job description.pdf for details.