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Vacancy Announcement for Geologist and Geotechnical Engineer

Date of First Publication: 10th May 2018
Deadline for submission: 18th May 2018

National Society for Earthquake Technology-Nepal (NSET) invites applications for eligible candidates for the following positions:

1. Position: Geologist

No. of Positions: One
Appointment Type: Full Time for 1 year with possibility of extension
Required Qualification: Masters in Geology
Experience: 1 year in similar position

Main Responsibilities:

» Assist for conducting a training program in the field of hazard assessment, risk mapping, and preventive measures and preparation of urban risk Atlas.
» Assist for conducting orientation, training on earthquake preparedness and earthquake safety.
» Report preparation and presentation on the geological/seismological part of projects as required by NSET
» Assist in writing or contribute to reports and other program reports as required by NSET
» Assist supervisor in developing strategies, plans, programs and materials for earthquake awareness raising and capacity building of the common people and other stakeholders
» Assist in developing strategies, curricula, and materials for training programs targeting various levels of stakeholders
» Implement or assist in the implementation of public awareness programs, training programs or any other form of information/knowledge sharing or capacity building such as workshops, seminars, and conferences

2. Position: Geotechnical Engineer

No. of Positions: One
Appointment Type: Full Time for 1 year with a possibility of extension
Required Qualification: Masters in Geotechnical Engineering 
Experience: 1 year in similar position

Main Responsibilities:

» Geotechnical analysis, design, and supervision for earthquake resistant structure and retrofit of existing structures
» Design program and conduct detail soil investigation including liquefaction analysis
» Provide geotechnical assistance in hazard risk assessment such as earthquake and landslide
» Assess the building from the view of seismic vulnerability risk assessment
» Assist on designing of seismic strengthening of an existing structure (residence, public buildings or any other structure), and their implementation as and when required by NSET projects and programs
» Prepare program proposals/budget for the geotechnical research activities as an when required
» Assist training to engineer, middle-level technicians, mason and the general public for safer building construction, earthquake preparedness
» Conduct earthquake preparedness orientation to the community, students, diplomatic agencies
» Ensure overall coordination and management of the project for the smooth operating cross-check of the work plan and the budget
» Ensure effective support and coordination with other divisions in the area of the geological/geotechnical inputs, procurement and policy advice
» Prepare activities report, training report, monitoring report, investigation report, case studies and project monitoring and evaluation reports » Undertake studies and research on earthquake hazard, risk reduction, and preparedness
» Provide and coordinate technical services relating to Earthquake Engineering to other agencies

Only the interested candidates fulfilling above-mentioned requirements are encouraged to apply.

Please submit your cover letter with immediate contract number and expected salary; and an updated CV no later than 5:30 pm on May 18 2018, through online submission at

Please clearly mark position on the subject of the email while you apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. NSET reserves the right to reject any or all applications without assigning any reasons.

The Executive Director
National Society for Earthquake Technology-Nepal (NSET)
House 65, CR-13, Sainbu Awas, Bhainsepati
Lalitpur Metropolitan City-25, Nepal

NSET Policy demands selection strictly on merit basis. Any undue influences are sure to lead to disqualification.

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