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.


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 four year initial commitment for Advisor posts. Some posts will require occasional trips to UMN working areas.

Expatriate Support Advisor – Kathmandu based

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.

Grant Writing Advisors - Kathmandu or Cluster based

To support the writing of proposals and reports and build team capacities in this area.

Communications Advisor – Kathmandu based

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 – 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.


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

Okhaldunga Community Hospital (OCH)

General Surgeon / Orthopedic Surgeon

To deal with both elective and emergency surgery and to transfer knowledge and skills and mentor junior Nepali doctors. Flexibility, the ability to work in a resource-limited as well as remote setting and an interest in setting up a small surgical ward are required. Long-term applicants preferred.

Community Medical Officer/ General Practitioner

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 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. Needed as soon as possible.

Physiotherapy (Rehabilitation Therapist)

To deal with rehabilitation therapy services and to transfer knowledge and skills and mentor the rehabilitation worker. Flexibility, the ability to work in a resource-limited as well as remote setting and an interest in setting up a physiotherapy unit in the hospital and or in designing as well as implementing future possible Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) project of the hospital for out in the field. Long-term preferred.

United Mission Hospital Tansen

Doctors of all kinds are needed

General Practitioners, Paediatrician, Internal Medicine, ENT and Urology. 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. Long-term applicants preferred.

OB/GYN - Urgently needed for short or long term

General Surgeon

Short or long term to deal with both elective and emergency surgery


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.

Tutorial Group teacher

for United Mission Hospital Tansen. To teach a small group of delightful expatriate children ages 5-11 from a variety of countries, and manage the tutorial group. Needed from July 2019.

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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