Announcement Number: YAOUNDE-2023-012R
Hiring Agency: Embassy Yaounde
Position Title: Political/Economic Assistant – U.S. EFMs Only / All Agencies
Open Period: 07/05/2023 – 07/20/2023 (MM/DD/YYYY format)
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+1
Series/Grade: FP – 1605 5
Salary: USD $50,662 per year
Work Schedule: Full-time (40 hours per week)
Promotion Potential: FP-5
Duty Location(s): 1 Vacancy in Yaounde, CM
Telework Eligible: No
For More Info: HR Section, 000-000-0000, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 minus 1 day
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). The 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. This position is not a supervisory role, and relocation expenses are not reimbursed. Travel is not required.
Duties: The incumbent, with a Secret Level security clearance, will research and report on developments in the field of Political, Economic, and Environmental Science Technology and Health (ESTH) reporting. They will report to the Political/Economic Deputy Section Chief. The primary responsibilities will be to prepare early drafts of the Embassy’s political and economic reporting, draft cables addressing domestic political and economic situations, and regional issues of importance to the U.S. Additionally, the incumbent will assist in updating the section’s database of local contacts, serve as a note-taker when required, and provide administrative support to the section.
Qualifications and Evaluations:
Experience: At least two (2) 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: 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.
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 provided link.
Hiring Preference Selection Process: Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. 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 claiming preference as a U.S. Veteran must submit supporting documentation. **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 hiring preferences and additional employment considerations, please visit the provided link.
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 if the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.
Eligible Family Member Applicants:
Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent, if applicable)
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, including the complete position description listing all duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc., please contact the Human Resources Office.
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