Cote d'Ivoire

Embassy Abidjan recruits 01 Political Assistant (US EFMs Only)

Embassy Abidjan recruits 01 Political Assistant (US EFMs Only) (Political/Economic Assistant)

Embassy Abidjan

Cote d’Ivoire
Announcement Number: Abidjan-2020-011
Hiring Agency: Embassy Abidjan
Position Title: Political Assistant (US EFMs Only) (Political/Economic Assistant)
Open Period:  05/24/2020
                        Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT
Series/Grade: FP – 1605 5
Salary: USD $47,148
Work Schedule: Full-time – Full-time (40 hours per week)
Promotion Potential: FP-5
Duty Location(s): 1  in  Abidjan, IV
Telework Eligible: No
For More Info:
 Recruitment Section
Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM – FP is FP-05 (steps 1 through 4).  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
Open-to:     U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (US EFMs) – All Agencies
Security Clearance Required: Secret
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.
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 (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
Basic Function of the Position: This position is located in the Political-Economic section (Pol/Econ) and supervised by the Deputy Chief Pol-Econ. Using knowledge of political and economic theory and U.S. policy, gathers, analyzes and presents information on the political and economic conditions in Cote d’Ivoire and advises on the development and implementation of U.S. policies in Cote d’Ivoire.  Serves as back up to the Political Officer and the Economic and Commercial officer. In conjunction with the rest of the Pol/Econ team, exercises the principles, processes, and techniques of formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy related to political and economic issues in Cote d’Ivoire, including providing advice on the development and coordination of positions and negotiating strategies. Prepares and presents analyses, provided guidance, solicits information, drafts position papers, defends proposals, and formulates U.S. political and economic foreign policy initiatives related to Cote d’Ivoire.
Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE:   Minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in business, government or NGOs in the fields of public policy, international affairs, humanitarian affairs, economic or commercial affairs or human rights advocacy is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Must have a basic grasp of relevant political and economic issues, such as political reconciliation, electoral reform, respect for human rights, economic recovery  and foreign direct investment. Must be familiar with U.S. political, economic and human rights policy.
Education Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree or local equivalent in political science, public administration, international affairs/relations, history, economics, or business administration is required.
LANGUAGE:  Fluency Speaking/Writing/Reading in English is required. This may be tested.
                   Limited knowledge writing/speaking/reading in French is required. This may be tested.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to develop and maintain political and economic contacts; to plan organize, and execute events related to political and economic issues is required. Ability to prepare accurate reports; and to render advice with detachment and objectivity, employing sound professional judgment is also required.
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.
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. Embassy in Abidjan, Cote d’ Ivoire 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:
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.
AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
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”), 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.
How to Apply
How to Apply:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a SECRET clearance level.
To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.
Required Documents:
Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:
Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent) (if applicable)
Passport copy (required)
DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
SF-50 (if applicable)
Bachelors degree (required)
Next Steps:
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. Embassy in Abidjan, Cote d’ Ivoire.

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