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.



We welcome enquiries from expatriates interested in serving in Nepal with UMN, even if their background does not fit exactly into one of the posts below.

All these posts non-Hospital posts are Kathmandu-based and require appropriate qualifications to Masters level or equivalent and usually considerable relevant work experience. We normally require a minimum three year initial commitment, but four years is preferred. Some posts will require occasional trips to UMN working areas.

Communications Advisor

to take a leading role in sharing UMN's work with an international audience. Great opportunity to work in a strong team and make a positive impact. 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.

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.

General 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.

ENT Surgeon

for United Mission Hospital Tansen. Initially this role would involve setting up the ENT services including the facilities, equipment and type of services in close coordination with the hospital administration. Once the services are established then his/her role would be to train local doctors and staff with regular teaching learning activities and nurturing and to provide specialized services to the people. There may be opportunity to carry out research.


for United Mission Hospital Tansen. At Tansen at present we do simple X-rays, IVP etc. We also have diagnostic ultrasound scanning and echo cardiography services. Hospital has applied for a funding to bring CT Scanner. The radiologist will have opportunity to extend the services as required and be a teacher at the same time.


for United Mission Hospital Tansen. A lab is being set up for histopathology services. At present the hospital does 10-15 biopsies in a week and it may go up once the services are established. The pathologist would train the local manpower as well as working as a pathologist.

Expatriate Support Advisor

to be responsible for supporting all expatriates in their roles, to liaise with Sending Agencies, to oversee expatriate recruitment, to advise on HR matters for all UMN expatriates, and to co-ordinate the Language & Orientation Program. Background may be HR, Intercultural Studies, Member Care, Language teaching, or other related fields. Prior experience in Nepal would be an advantage.

Community Medical Officer/ General Practitioner

for Okhaldunga Community Hospital (UMN OCH). Medical Doctor with experience in public health to cooperatively work with the hospital and community health section in regards to the vision and strategy of the UMN OCH as a whole, taking responsibility for overall development and continuation of the referral system, TB DOTS programme, HIV/AIDS programmes, health education programme, nutrition rehabilitation center and maternal and child health clinic.

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.

Open invitation: 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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