Nepali People by Job Applications

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Following the recent approval for a project on local governance, we advertised for a total of 14 new positions, both full- and part-time. We received over 400 applications.

Here are charts showing the particulars of the applications and some charts about the population for comparison purposes.

Incidentally, “applications” instead of “applicants” because a number of applicants submitted applications for two or more positions.

Applications by position.
Applications by gender.

What’s more, almost 2/3rds of all female applications were for the junior-most position of Receptionist/Admin Assistant. 80% of all women applications accounted for the two junior-level positions of Receptionist/Admin Assistant and Communications Officer.

Applications by qualifications. All seven applicants with PhDs are males.

Of those with a masters (53.3%), a vast majority of them (73%) are men! Only 14% of all female applications had a Master’s degree.

Here’s a breakdown of the population of the country by advanced degrees and gender.

Different from the North-American use of the terms, graduate refers to someone with a Bachelor’s degree, while post-graduate to someone with a Masters or a PhD or equivalent. The breakdown is of people aged 5 and over.
Applications by age.

No woman applicant, whose age could be determined, was older than 39! What’s more, 75% of them were between the ages of 19-29!

Applications by caste.

Of the seven with PhDs, four are Bahun (Brahmin), one Newar and two Other.

Here’s a breakdown, by caste, of the (209) applications with a Master’s degree.

Here’s a breakdown of the population of the country by caste.

What do you think?


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These were added after the publication of the post because of their relevance. They are updated continuously.

The Kathmandu Post (Oct. 16, 2018). Brahmins and Chhetris land most government jobs. “Brahmins and Chhetris, two dominant classes in Nepali society, continue to lead in terms of landing civil service jobs despite an inclusive hiring policy reserving quotas for Janajatis, Dalits and other disadvantaged groups.” [Added on Oct. 19, 2018.]



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