Under the direct supervision of the Shipping Supervisor, the incumbent is one of six shipping assistants responsible for various tasks, including:
Clearing official shipments through customs.
Coordinating delivery and pack-out of personal effects shipments.
Processing diplomatic notes for tax exemptions.
Registering official and private embassy vehicles.
Expediting arriving and departing travelers.
Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for maintaining USG (United States Government) and local files related to all shipping actions.
Qualifications and Evaluations
Experience: At least three (3) years of work experience in the shipping, transportation, or customs field, of which 2 years must be with an international organization.
Job Knowledge: Must have a working knowledge of procedures and processes related to clearance and tracking of air and sea freight, Cameroonian customs, and local vehicle registration. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook) is required. Should have a thorough understanding of local customs regulations, finance laws, and protocol when dealing with official government entities.
Completion of high school is required.
Language: Good working knowledge in both English and French (speaking/reading/writing) is required and may be tested.
Skills and Abilities: Must be able to draft concise documents and reports, collaborate effectively with colleagues, handle interactions with customers and government officials tactfully and respectfully, demonstrate problem-solving skills, process large amounts of data, analyze bills, invoices, and inventory lists effectively, and possess a Class B Driver’s license. These skills and abilities 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. “Recruiting for diversity, hiring based on merit.”
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass U.S. Embassy issued medical and security certifications.
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 Cameroon may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits. Benefits for EFMs (Eligible Family Members) 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.
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:
AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
AEFM / USEFM
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 indicating 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 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 on terms like EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc., and additional employment considerations, please visit the provided link.
How to Apply
How to Apply: All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a U.S. Embassy 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.
To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and/or transcripts as verification of the 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.
Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)
GCE Advanced Level or equivalent
National Identity Card
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)
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.
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