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The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) regulary seeks qualified and motivated employees.

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Driver

Switzerland through its development cooperation has been engaged in Nepal since 1959. With the establishment of its Embassy in Nepal in August 2009, Switzerland’s assistance in Nepal continues to focus on federal state building, employment and income through agriculture, rural infrastructure and vocational skills, as well as migration. Switzerland is committed to support Nepal’s socio-economic development and federal state building at national, provincial and local level.

Driver (1)

As a member of the Driving team, the post holder undertakes following responsibilities under the line management of Premises and Transport Manager:

  • provide transport services to staff and visitors as per instruction within and outside Kathmandu valley;
  • takes responsibility for assigned vehicles for cleanliness, proper maintenance, as well as safety of self and passengers;

Required Technical Competence

Academic qualification up to 10th standard; Valid driving license and ability to drive vehicle safely and appropriately; 2 years’ experience of driving different kinds of vehicles (incl. driving outside Kathmandu valley); Ability to understand and speak English language; Ability to read and interpret road signs in Nepali & English; Ability to read, understand, and adhere to the traffic and related rules and regulations; Knowledge of the operations and features of assigned vehicle(s); Ability to recognize vehicle maintenance needs as well as perform minor vehicle repairs; Ability to interpret policies and procedures, maps, and route directions; Knowledge about First Aid.

Required Professional/Personal and Social Competence

Courtesy and Customer orientation; Conscious of responsibility and willingness to assure confidentiality and professional integrity; Time management and task prioritization; Reasoning skills; Good Interpersonal skills; Ability to work in a multi-cultural team; Ability to work and contribute positively in a team; Ability to communicate clearly and concisely

Detailed Terms of Reference is available here: Job Description (PDF, 605.2 kB, English)

Application in English with immediate contact address and a telephone number; an updated bio-data; copies of citizenship certificate and academic credentials; and reference from former employer(s) should reach at the latest by 17:00 hrs on 10th March 2020 through post or through email as attachment (please do not provide a link to google drive or any other cloud server) at kathmandu.application@eda.admin.ch. Please clearly mark “Application for Driver” on the envelope / subject of the email.

  • Head
    Personnel and Administration (Chancery)
    P.O. Box 113
    Kathmandu, Nepal

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  The Embassy reserves the right to reject any or all applications without assigning any reasons.

The Embassy of Switzerland in Nepal promotes workforce diversity and applies positive discrimination to candidates from discriminated groups (women and candidates from Dalit, Janajati, Madhesi/Terai, and other minority community).

Senior Executive Office Manager

Switzerland through its development cooperation has been engaged in Nepal since 1959. With the establishment of its Embassy in Nepal in August 2009, Switzerland’s assistance in Nepal continues to focus on federal state building, employment and income through agriculture, rural infrastructure and vocational skills, as well as migration. Switzerland is committed to support Nepal’s socio-economic development and federal state building at national, provincial and local level. 

Senior Executive Office Manager (1)

The Senior Executive Office Manager directly reports to and is responsible for the overall management of the office of the Ambassador/Head of Mission in managing:

  1. contacts with Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and external stakeholders (e.g. other diplomatic missions, international development agencies, offices of the Government of Nepal, etc.);
  2. the day-to-day calendar and associated services;
  3. drafting of communications on behalf of the Ambassador addressed to the Swiss colony in Nepal as necessary  in coordination with the Consular Section.

Required Technical Competence

Master’s degree in Business Studies/Business Management, or other relevant field; Diploma in Secretarial Science; At least 3 years professional experience in the relevant field with proven capacity for taking charge of clearly demarcated duties with high degree of responsibility; Excellent spoken and written English and Nepali; Excellent knowledge of Protocol; Excellent communication skills, including ease of communication with diplomatic missions and offices of the Government of Nepal; Excellent knowledge and aptitude of computer and different software applications; Excellent organizational skills.

Required Professional/Personal and Social Competence

High degree of personal responsibility, pro-active, ability to take initiative and work autonomously, ability to think ahead, assure confidentiality and professional integrity; Focused on objectives and results and the ability to cope with stressful situations; Pronounced ability for self-reflection, and proven capacity for learning and changing the way of thinking and working; Conceptual and analytic abilities; Good Interpersonal skills; Courtesy and Customer orientation; Time management and task prioritization; Ability to make decisions and to implement them, goal and result oriented, thinking out of the box, ability to initiate changes and manage them; Ability to set clear priorities; Good team player, networking skills, negotiation skills, ability to deal with criticism and conflicts; Process management skills; ability to negotiate and mediate; Aware and sensitive in areas of gender and caste/ethnicity issues, and ability to work in a multi-cultural team

Detailed Terms of Reference is available here: Job Description (PDF, 59.4 kB, English)

Application in English with immediate contact address and a telephone number; an updated bio-data; copies of citizenship certificate and academic credentials; and reference from former employer(s) should reach at the latest by 17:00 hrs on 20th March 2020 through post or through email as attachment (please do not provide a link to google drive or any other cloud server) at kathmandu.application@eda.admin.ch.Please clearly mark “Application for Senior Executive Office Manager” on the envelope / subject of the email.

  • Head
    Personnel and Administration (Chancery)
    P.O. Box 113
    Kathmandu, Nepal

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  The Embassy reserves the right to reject any or all applications without assigning any reasons.

The Embassy of Switzerland in Nepal promotes workforce diversity and applies positive discrimination to candidates from discriminated groups (women and candidates from Dalit, Janajati, Madhesi/Terai, and other minority community).