Nepal: Graduate Assistant

Organization: Institute of Crisis Management Studies
Country: Nepal
Closing date: 30 Jun 2018

The Institute of Crisis Management Studies

The Institute of Crisis Management Studies (ICMS) is a newly established center for academia focusing on the management of crises, both as a result of human activity and natural causes. It offers a unique, multidisciplinary Master of Arts in Crisis Management Studies as well as a new Master of Counseling Psychology. Courses are taught by esteemed national and international scholars, practitioners and experts currently engaged in the diverse areas pertaining to counselling psychology. ICMS also offers training, simulation exercises, and field visits, not only as part of the curriculum but as practical exercises for a range of different governmental and non-governmental organizations and initiatives.

The specialized nature of the ICMS extends to its purpose-built grounds, computer facilities, and online learning experiences to inspire students to motivate themselves in their understanding of the subject. Our dedication to producing crisis managers means a commitment to undertaking and facilitating new research in the subject and providing a forum for policy dialogues and symposiums into current issues relating to crisis. To these ends the scholarly and practical activities currently being undertaken stand both in the service of the nation and the international community. For further information, please refer to our website:


ICMS is looking for a Graduate Assistant who will assist faculty and staff in composing project proposals/agreements for work with partner I/NGOs and the Government of Nepal, as well as social media management and other administrative duties. This role is to be held while completing a two-year Master’s degree in Crisis Management Studies. This is a rewarding and challenging role where you will be living and working in Kathmandu for two years. To ensure the candidate first settles into their role and life in Kathmandu being their begin their studies, they are expected to commence before the end of June 2018.

Master’s Degree Course Description:

The Master’s in Crisis Management Studies is an interdisciplinary course designed to encourage a more holistic approach to crisis management, requiring students to engage themselves in intensive fieldwork, case studies, research work and other assessments assigned by the faculty. By the end of your studies, you will be capable of pursuing scholarly and practical inquiry, equipped to understand the unprecedented challenges that the global community is currently facing.

Students must complete 63 credit hours of coursework, including graduate seminars, practical exercises, field visits, a comprehensive examination and a Master’s thesis. Course units will be taught by local and international faculty members who are experts in their field.

The following units will be studied over four semesters:

Introduction to Crisis Management Study, Geological Processes and Natural Hazards, Changing Dimensions of Security, Disaster Management Theory and Practice, Multidisciplinary Research Methods and Design/Academic Writing, Leadership Development, Critical Thinking, Geopolitics, International Law, Sociological Hazards, Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches, Fieldwork and Term Paper, Biological and Ecological Disasters, Public Health and Emergency Response, Transnational Social Issues, Humanitarian Assistance, Social Statistics for a Diverse Society, Stress Management and Report Writing, Successful Dissertation and Thesis: “Graduate Research from Proposal to Completion”, Understanding Terrorism and Managing Consequences, Organizational Crisis Management Study, Global Change and Sustainability.

Graduate Assistant Role:

This is a varied role which would encompass the following tasks: IT services, websites, and social media outlets; communications and other administrative tasks.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

ICMS is seeking a candidate who has completed an undergraduate degree in any field, and who is familiar with using social media to build awareness of an organisation.

Those with qualifications and experience in TOEFL are particularly encouraged to apply, as well as those who have volunteered abroad.

Candidates familiar with Google Apps for Education, database and publishing software (ex. Obvibase and Microsoft Publisher), and basic IT support are preferred.

Candidates must be native English speakers.


A monthly stipend will be provided for the duration of the two-year period.

The full cost of the degree will be covered under a special scholarship program.

How to apply:

Please apply by sending an email with attached cover letter and a copy of your CV to and