Consular Assistant – Non-Immigrant Visa (NIV)- All Interested Applicants, Assistant consulaire – Visa non-immigrant (NIV) – Tous les candidats intéressés, Yaoundé, U.S. Embassy Cameroon

Consular Assistant – Non-Immigrant Visa (NIV)- All Interested Applicants, Assistant consulaire – Visa non-immigrant (NIV) – Tous les candidats intéressés, Yaoundé, U.S. Embassy Cameroon

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Announcement Number:


Hiring Agency:

Embassy Yaounde

Position Title:

Consular Assistant – Non-Immigrant Visa (NIV)- All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Open Period:

03/03/2023 – 03/16/2023


Vacancy Time Zone:



LE – 1415 7


XAF FCFA9,501,199

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

Supervisory Position:


Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


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Incumbent is responsible for the full range of clerical functions relating to the non-immigrant visa (NIV). The incumbent directs the NIV related duties.  The incumbent also coordinates the work in the NIV process. The NIV Assistant is the main point of contact between Post and host country officials, other Embassies and U.S. agencies, and international organizations.

The incumbent will perform all aspects of Immigrant Visa (IV) processing, prepare applications for officers to conduct interviews, administer the online IV appointment system, communicate with the public on visa related issues, and perform a variety of other tasks and backs-up other consular IV LES as needed.

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Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: At least three (03) years of experience in any of the following fields: visa work or related consular duties, complex administrative duties, customer service, work involving the application of relatively complex regulatory or legal material in an international organization or large local institution.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have comprehensive knowledge of the attitudes, preferences of the immigration sector and an understanding of U.S. values and culture. Must have knowledge of ethics, integrity, clerical duties, language skills and customer service standards in the United States and Cameroon, knowledge of trends in experiential learning and audience engagement.

Education Requirements:

Two years of college/university studies in Communications, Business Administration, Law, International Affairs, American Studies, or local equivalent is required.


LANGUAGE: Fluency in Reading/Writing/Speaking/Understanding of both English and French are required. This may be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Incumbent must be able to effectively communicate clearly and efficiently by telephone and in person in both English and French.  Must have good interpersonal skills. 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 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 Yaoundé – 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. Embassy issued Security and Medical 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)
  • University Degree
  • Work Certificate/Attestation

Eligible Family Member Applicants:

  • Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • Passport copy (If applicable)
  • 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 Yaoundé – Cameroon.

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