Opportunities for Expatriates

UMN strives to help all Nepalis, women and men, achieve a fuller and more satisfying life. There are many opportunities for expatriates from different countries to contribute their professional skills. If you would like to explore the possibilities of working with UMN, contact at expat.recruitment@umn.org.np to learn more. Please send your CV or resume with your email.



Advisors are mainly based in Kathmandu with travel to rural areas. They work alongside Nepali technical staff helping and advising local NGOs (non-government organisations) and other partners in specific work to improve the lives of people in their area.

Education Advisor

in the Education team, which aims to eliminate barriers, enabling access to relevant education for all, to help communities recognise the value of education and to promote child rights.  Experience in formal / non-formal education, teacher training or other education-related area is required.

Pastoral Care Worker

to provide spiritual and emotional support to all expatriate UMN staff, both in and outside the valley, in order to encourage personal and team growth. Experience of cross-cultural living alongside practical experience in counseling/interpersonal training would be required. Educational background in counseling, social work, pastoral care or a related discipline.

Communications Advisor

to work as a Team player writing articles, editing case stories and publications, preparing text/brochures for an international audience. Excellent written English, proven ability to write creatively, advanced proof- reading skills required. Background may be in journalism, media, English teaching or fund-raising/advertising.

Advocacy Advisor

to join a small team seeking to mainstream advocacy approaches in all the work of UMN and to empower communities to speak up for justice for themselves, the environment and the most vulnerable in society. Along with a passion to see justice done, skills and experience are needed in one or more of the following: public policy advocacy; campaigning; community empowerment; human rights; legal work.

Finance Advisor

to work alongside our Nepali professionals to ensure that sound financial practices are implemented to properly manage the funds entrusted to us. A strong financial background, preferably with accountancy is required and experience in the not-for-profit sector would be an advantage.

Funding Advisor

is required to initiate and develop fundraising from multiple donor channels, to assist in implementing UMNís funding strategy and to contribute to all aspects of funding activities. Should have previous experience, with good written, verbal and interpersonal skills.

Livelihoods and Learning Advisor Ė Disaster Management

is needed to support UMNís work in Sustainable Livelihoods, to advise the Livelihood Team (and indirectly partners and communities) on all matters concerning resilience, disaster management, and environment issues. Skills and experience are needed in at least one of resilience, climate change, relief, and disaster preparedness. An ability to write well and to contribute to programme design is essential.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor

is required to strengthen UMNís small but expanding team that focuses on Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning. In the upcoming strategic plan (2015-20), UMN will put a significant emphasis on learning throughout the organization and along with a passion for learning, we need skills in one or more of: research, technical writing, monitoring, evaluation, learning systems, knowledge management and programme design.

General Surgeons and ENT Surgeons

for United Mission Hospital Tansen, to deal with both elective and emergency surgery and to teach and mentor junior Nepali doctors. Flexibility, the ability to work in a resource-limited setting and an interest in teaching are required. For visa purposes, applicants must currently be registered with the national regulating body in their own country. Long-term applicants preferred.

All these posts (except surgeons) are Kathmandu-based and most will require regular trips to UMN working areas. All posts require appropriate qualifications to Masters level or equivalent and usually considerable relevant work experience. We normally require a minimum three year initial commitment.

We are also interested to receive enquiries / CVs from expatriates called to Nepal whose experience and background may fit into UMN, even if not in one of the above posts.

Expatriate team members do not receive a salary or remuneration of any kind from UMN directly, but are self supported volunteers or supported by a 'sending mission organisation' or church in their home country that provides for all their financial needs during their assignment.

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