Expatriate Volunteer Opportunities
Expatriate staff do not receive a salary or remuneration of any kind from UMN, but are self-supported volunteers or supported by a missions organisation in their home country through whom they raise and receive funding for their assignment. All expatriate staff must be committed Christians who desire to uphold our values and serve the people of Nepal in the name and spirit of Jesus Christ.

Current Opportunities

Opportunities for expatriate volunteers at UMN (including hospitals)
Medical electives (minimum 6 weeks)

There are also opportunities in the Kathmandu Valley for expatriates at
Kathmandu International Study Centre (KISC). Click here to get latest vacancies at KISC.
(This international school and study centre was co-founded by UMN, now independent)

Related Information

You can read articles from hospital expatriates in the hospital magazines and sometimes in the UMNews magazine.

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.recruit@umn.org.np to learn more. Please send your CV or resume with your email. For medical electives, please email medical.electives@umn.org.np


  • TUTORIAL SCHOOL TEACHER – Okhaldhunga Community Hospital


MASTERS degree or equivalent and at least five years of relevant work experience is now required by the government for the visa holder. We normally require a minimum two years initial commitment for Advisor posts. Some posts will require occasional trips to UMN working areas.

Fundraising Manager for Hospitals URGENT NEED!

(more information coming later – please contact us if interested.)

Operational Systems Coordinator (HR Development)

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Applicants must currently be registered with the national regulating body in their own country.

We also welcome enquiries from expats with medical expertise not mentioned below. Flexibility, the ability to work in a resource-limited setting and an interest in teaching and mentoring junior Nepali doctors are required for all doctors.

Okhaldhunga Community Hospital (OCH)

This busy rural hospital to the east of Kathmandu provides primary hospital services to Okhaldhunga District and the surrounding five districts. All medical officers work across the medical disciplines – particularly in paediatrics, obstetrics, orthopaedics, general surgery and adult internal medicine. The hospital has a TB DOTS programme, a family planning and immunisation clinic and a mothers’ waiting home (for women approaching the end of their pregnancies). To learn more about the hospital see the Okhaldhunga Community Hospital page.

General Practitioner with rural experience

Medical Doctor with broad experience in general practice/family medicine to work at Okhaldhunga Community Hospital. Procedural skills in obstetrics and surgery would be valuable. A willingness to learn new skills and a commitment to learning the Nepalese language are essential.

Tutorial group teacher (Primary) URGENT NEED!

We need a tutorial group teacher to start a tutorial group for us, initially for one family serving in the hospital but others maybe be added. An exciting opportunity to live and serve a hospital in the hills of Eastern Nepal. Needed as soon as possible!

For more information please download the:
(Note, this job description was written for United Mission Hospital Tansen but the role is otherwise similar.)

Visa posts are also available for the following positions:

  • Orthopaedic surgeon
  • Paediatrician
  • Obstetrician/gynaecologist
  • Anaesthetist
  • Maintenance advisor
  • Diagnostic and imaging specialist

United Mission Hospital Tansen (UMHT)

To learn about the hospital, visit the UMHT page.

  • General Practioners
  • IT Consultant (as soon as possible)
    For more information please download the Job Description.
  • Obstetrician/gynaecologist
  • Pathologist
  • Surgeon

We may also need doctors with these expertise:

  • ENT (Otolaryngologist)
  • Internal Medicine

For all doctors, flexibility, the ability to work in a resource-limited setting and an interest in teaching and mentoring junior Nepali doctors are required.

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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