National Programme Officer – Federal State Building

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 cooperation with Nepal continues to focus on federal state building, employment and income as well as migration. Switzerland is committed to support Nepal’s socio-economic development and federal state building at national, provincial and local level. 

We are looking for qualified Nepali National for 4 years fixed term contract with possibility of extension for the following position:

National Programme Officer – Federal State Building

Master’s degree in Economics, Public Administration, Political Science or other relevant field; At least 3 years of experience in practical development work in the areas of federalism, decentralization and local governance, public financial management (PFM), including extensive field exposure; Experience working with provincial and local governments; Good understanding of concepts and current issues related to federalization, public financial management and the functioning of the provincial and local governments;

Detailed job description is available on the Embassy’s website (PDF, 4 Pages, 236.1 kB, English) and LinkedIn.

Application/Motivation letter 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) through a single email as pdf attachment (please do not provide a link to google drive or any other cloud server) at Please clearly mark "National Programme Officer – Federal State Building" as the subject of the email and should reach latest by 17:00 NST hrs on 19 June 2024.

The Embassy shall not reply to any comments made on the LinkedIn platform. The Embassy shall process only complete files and reserves the right to reject any or all applications without assigning any reason. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted through email.

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).

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

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