Financial Management Specialist, Spécialiste en gestion financière, Yaoundé, U.S. Embassy In Cameroon

Financial Management Specialist, Spécialiste en gestion financière, Yaoundé, U.S. Embassy In Cameroon

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Announcement Number:


Hiring Agency:

Embassy Yaounde

Position Title:

Financial Management Specialist – All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Open Period:

03/18/2022 – 04/01/2022


Vacancy Time Zone:



LE – 0402 10


XAF FCFA19,975,232

Work Schedule:

Full-time –

Promotion Potential:


Duty Location(s):

1 Vacancy in

Yaounde, CM

Telework Eligible:


For More Info:

HR Section



Hiring Path:

  • Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

For USEFM – FP is 05.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

  • All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:

Public Trust – Background Investigation

Appointment Type


Appointment Type Details:

  • Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period

Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


The work schedule for this position is:

Full Time (40 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time upon receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:


Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


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Supervises the Accounting/Budget Unit and the Voucher Unit with a team of six Financial Management staff: two Budget Analysts/Accountants and four Voucher Examiners. The incumbent is supervised by the FMO and serves as an advisor to the FMO and MGT Officer. Manages Finance staff regarding $28 million in served funds and $6 million in non-serviced disbursements. Directs day-to-day workflow of the office, ensures policies and procedures are followed, and manages and trains staff. Responsible for the ICASS Budget process and advises ICASS agencies at post.

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Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  At least five years of accounting (or related field) experience performing progressively more responsible work of a program/technical/administrative nature for USG government agency or other government agency. The emphasis is placed on analytical, judgmental, and expository capabilities.  Minimum of one year supervisory experience is required.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration or equivalent with a major in accounting, finance or economics is required.


LANGUAGE: Fluency in English (Speaking/Writing/Reading) and Good working knowledge in French (Speaking/Writing/Reading) are required. This may be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be computer literate. Good working knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, Windows, Internet and other computer tools is required.  Must be able to read and interpret fairly complex regulations. Incumbent must also be able to articulate (orally and in writing) complex issues and relationships between functions/programs/ project and funding option. Incumbent must be able to supervise and motivate subordinates effectively, in order to ensure projects, reports and daily assignments are performed accurately and in timely basis. Must have training experience to properly train new and present Finance section staff members.  Should be at ease with calculators and adding machines as well as with typewriter and photocopiers. Must be thoroughly capable of operating the Automated Cashier System for Windows.  Good math skills.  The incumbent must be well-organized and able to work well with others and should also have good customer services skills.  Ability to work in a multiple tasking environment. Must possess a high level of interpersonal skills in order to be able to gain acceptance of recommendations relative to financial management issues.  Must be able to relate funds management with Mission, programs and projects of the post.  Must be able to understand financial management implications of changes of priorities, tempo, and direction of programs and projects and be able to recommend corresponding adjustments to financial plans.  Must be able to relate changes to funding levels brought about by reductions in allotments due to budget cuts, variations in exchange rates, increased costs of material and labor etc., and advice appropriate management officials accordingly, concerning program implications. This may be tested.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass U.S. Embassy issued medical and security certifications.

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Benefits and Other Info


Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Yaounde, Cameroon may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:

For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  3. FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.

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How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a U.S. issued Security clearance.

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:

To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:

  • Residency and/or Work Permit (If applicable)
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in the required field
  • Proof of experience/Work Attestations

Eligible Family Member Applicants:

  • Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • Passport copy
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:

ONLY Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

For further information – the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Yaounde, Cameroon.

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