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.


A 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.

Grant Management Advisor – Kathmandu based

To play a key role in advising, providing hands-on technical support to, and building capacity of Cluster Teams and Grant Management Unit developing high quality competitive project grants/proposals in line with UMN's strategy.

Disaster Management Advisor - Kathmandu based

To support the preparedness of UMN staff and partners for disasters; advise on organizational systems and structures for disaster preparedness and response; support the effective implementation of disaster response, especially after a large-scale disaster.

Finance Advisor – Kathmandu based

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.

Expatriate Support Advisor – Kathmandu based

Needed from June 2021. 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 Human Resources, Management, Intercultural Studies, Member Care, Language teaching, or other related fields. Prior cross-cultural experience is preferred, but not required.


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)

General Practitioner

Medical Doctor with broad experience in general practice/family medicine to work at Okhaldhunga Community Hospital.  This busy rural hospital to the east of Kathmandu provides primary hospital services to Okhaldhunga District and the surrounding five districts.  It is a general practice level hospital and all medical officers work across the medical disciplines – in paediatrics, obstetrics and orthopaedics, general surgery and adult internal medicine.  The hospital has a TB DOTS programme, a nutrition rehabilitation center and a mothers’ waiting home (for women approaching the end of their pregnancies).

United Mission Hospital Tansen

From January 2021 we need long term doctors with these expertise:

Internal Medicine


ENT (Otolaryngologist)

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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