Political/Economic Assistant, Assistant politique/économique, Yaoundé, U.S. Embassy Cameroon

Political/Economic Assistant, Assistant politique/économique, Yaoundé, U.S. Embassy Cameroon

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Announcement Number:

Yaounde-2022-028

Hiring Agency:

Embassy Yaounde

Position Title:

Political/Economic Assistant – Open to US EFMs only/All Agencies

Open Period:

10/03/2022 – 10/18/2022

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Vacancy Time Zone:

GMT+1

Series/Grade:

FP – 1605 5

Salary:

USD $48,667

Work Schedule:

Full-time – 40 hours per week

Promotion Potential:

FP-5

Duty Location(s):

1

in

Yaounde, CM

Telework Eligible:

No

For More Info:

HR Section

000-000-0000

ydeapplicants@state.gov

Overview

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.

  • U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies

Security Clearance Required:

Secret/Confidential Clearance

Appointment Type

Temporary

Appointment Type Details:

Definite not to Exceed 5 years

Marketing Statement:

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

Summary:

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 of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:

No

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:

No

Travel Required:

Not Required

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Duties

As a capable drafter possessing a Secret Level security clearance, the incumbent will research and report on developments in the field of Political, Economic, and Environmental Science Technology and Health (ESTH) reporting. The incumbent will report to the Political/Economic Deputy Section Chief. The Political/Economic Assistant’s primary responsibilities will be to prepare early drafts of the Embassy’s required political and economic reporting and to draft cables addressing the domestic political and economic situation and regional issues of importance to the U.S. S/he will also assist in updating continuously the section’s database of over 400 biographies of local contacts. The incumbent will serve as a note taker when required and prepare materials (including memcons, reporting telegrams, talking points, and correspondence) for senior Embassy officials. He or she will provide administrative support to the section as required, backing up the section’s Office Management Specialist.

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Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:  At least two years of progressively responsible experience in reporting at a government agency, NGO, company, university, media, or diplomatic establishment is required.

Education Requirements:

Two (2) years of general college studies is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  Fluency (Reading/Writing/Speaking) in English is required. 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.

Qualifications:

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

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Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:

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.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  2. AEFM / USEFM
  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 Secret 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:

  • University Degree
  • University Transcript

Eligible Family Member Applicants:

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

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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