Job Openings at the Embassy

                                                         VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

U.S. Mission                                      DAKAR, SENEGAL
Announcement Number:                  Dakar-2019-024
Position Title:                                    Financial Management Assistant
Opening Period:                               April 18th, 2019 – May 02nd 2019
Series/Grade:                                   LE 105 FSN-07
Salary:                                               (F CFA) 10,106,983 – (F CFA) 10,106,983
For More Info:                                   Human Resources Office
Who May Apply:                              All Interested Applicants / All Sources
For USEFM – FS is FP-7.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
Security Clearance Required:     Public Trust
Duration Appointment:   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. https://sn.usembassy.gov/era-eight-qualities-of-overseas-employees/
Summary: The U.S. Mission in Dakar/ Senegal is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Financial Management Assistant.
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:  Yes

DUTIES: Serves as the Administrative Assistant to the Regional Financial Management Officer. The positon supports the Financial Management Center (FMC) responsible for financial operations of Department of State accounts, including ICASS, and all serviced agencies in Dakar, and serves as the timekeeper for FMC.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION: Completion of secondary school is required.

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE: Three years of progressively responsible secretarial and clerical experience is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: Level 3 (good working knowledge) reading, writing and speaking in English is required and French Level 3 (good working knowledge) reading, writing and speaking is required. (This will be tested.)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Level I typing (40 wpm) is required.  Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Excel and Word; basic PowerPoint.  (This will be tested.)

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

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.

Benefits:  Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Dakar/Senegal 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.

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”), 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:  https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va.

How to Apply: Applicants must complete the following application process to be considered:

  • Create an account on the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) Website at https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/sen/vacancysearch/searchVacancies.hms.
  • Choose Announcement Number DAKAR-2019-024 Financial Management Assistant and complete the online application.
  • Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. resume, cover letter, degrees certificates, wok permits & SF 50 if applicable) into the Electronic Recruitment Application system.

Required Documents:  Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Resume (CV)
  • Cover Letter
  • Degrees certificates
  • SF-50 (if applicable)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation
    (if applicable)

What to Expect Next:  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 Dakar/Senegal.

U.S. Mission                                      DAKAR, SENEGAL
Announcement Number:                  Dakar-2019-025
Position Title:                                    Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
Opening Period:                               April 16, 2019 – April 30, 2019
Series/Grade:                                   LE 1210 FSN-04
Salary:                                              (F CFA) 6,511,970 – (F CFA) 6,511,970
For More Info:                                  Human Resources Office
Who May Apply:                              All Interested Applicants / All Sources
For USEFM – FS is FP-AA.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
Security Clearance Required:     Public Trust
Duration Appointment:   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. https://sn.usembassy.gov/era-eight-qualities-of-overseas-employees/

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Dakar/ Senegal is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic.

The work schedule for this position is:  Full Time (40 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within 4 weeks of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:  No

DUTIES: Under the Supervision of the GSO Operations Assistant, incumbent receives instruction from the storekeeper. Performs journeyman-level maintenance and repair work on appliances and air-conditioning (AC) equipment, to include: window AC units, washers, dryers, humidifiers, freezers, refrigerators, ice-makers, de-humidifiers, hood filters, stoves and ionizers. Makes necessary AC and appliance repairs and installations in Embassy offices, on the Embassy compound, and at Embassy residences.

Qualifications and Evaluations

 EDUCATION: Completion of secondary school is required. Completion of vocational or apprenticeship recognized as producing journeyman mechanic skill, or experience, is required.

 Requirements:

 EXPERIENCE: One year of journeyman mechanic experience is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: Level 2 English is required. (This will be tested.)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be able to use all the tools of the trade such as multi-meters, freon gages, freon recovery machines, basic oxy-acetylene welding gages and torches, hand and power tools. Local driver’s license is required. (This will be tested.)

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

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.

Benefits:  Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Dakar/Senegal 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.

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”), 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:  https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va.

How to Apply: Applicants must complete the following application process to be considered:

  • Create an account on the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) Website at https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/sen/vacancysearch/searchVacancies.hms.
  • Choose Announcement Number DAKAR-2019-025 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic and complete the online application.
  • Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. resume, cover letter, degrees certificates, wok permits & SF 50 if applicable) into the Electronic Recruitment Application system.

Required Documents:  Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Resume (CV)
  • Cover Letter
  • Completion of secondary school
  • Completion of vocational or apprenticeship recognized as producing journeyman mechanic skill
  • Driver license
  • SF-50 (if applicable)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • Driver’s license

What to Expect Next:  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 Dakar/Senegal.

 

Position status:              Full-Time/local Hire
Location:                        Dakar, Senegal with up to 40% travel within Senegal
Compensation:              Gross salary starting at + benefits: 27,710,491/annum

The United States Peace Corps in Senegal is seeking a highly qualified Health Program Management professional to be based in Dakar, Senegal.  The primary purpose of this position is to lead and implement the Peace Corps’ Community Health project in Senegal.  The duties include training, guidance and oversite of Volunteers; supervision of staff; developing and implementing programming, and; monitoring and evaluating the project.  The incumbent represents the US Peace Corps with the project’s primary partner, the Government of Senegal’s Ministry of Health, and other partner organizations. The position supervises the work and progress of 60-70 American Volunteers, as well as three Programming and Training Specialists. The incumbent serves as a member of senior staff and is directly supervised by the Director of Programming and Training.  She or he is authorized to act as Occasional Money Handler (OMH)*. Interested candidates must hold the following qualifications:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • The position requires a Master’s degree in a field related to Public Health or a bachelor’s degree in a health related field with at least ten years of relevant work experience.

Experience and skills:

  • Six or more years of progressively responsible experience in fields relevant to community-based health (public health project management, behavior change initiatives, project design and management, Volunteer programming, etc.).
  • Strong experience working closely with or supporting international students, volunteers, interns or others from a different culture, or significant experience working and living in another culture.
  • Significant experience as a trainer and/or in the development of training programs.
  • Experience in grassroots community development.
  • Sound experience directly supervising professional staff.
  • Strong knowledge of maternal and child health; community-based health service delivery; and behavior change interventions.
  • Ability and/or experience partnering with government officials at all levels.
  • Experience with an American organization and/or culture.  Must also have a good knowledge of or interest in American culture and issues of cross-cultural differences.

Language Proficiency:

  • Fluency corresponding to Level 5 (translator) written and spoken English and French.
  • Proficiency in one or more of Senegal’s national languages.

Other relevant attributes:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Highly collaborative leader and team player.
  • Good skills using software such as Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint.

OTHER IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS

  • Extensive travel (approximately 40% of time) away from Duty Station (Dakar), usually to Volunteer sites throughout the country or the Thiès Training Center.
  • Be accessible 24 hours a-day and 7 days a week to respond to Volunteer emergencies.
  • Emergency trips to the field, usually Volunteer sites.
  • Counseling Volunteers on work and personal issues.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience promoting gender equity through health programming
  • In depth knowledge of rural Senegal as well as an understanding of the traditional and modern dynamics of the society
  • Strong counseling and coaching abilities.
  • Good conflict resolution skills in a cross-cultural setting.
  • A sound knowledge of community development issues.
  • Good understanding of NGOs and international development operations.
  • Knowledge in areas of community development, group dynamics, and participatory approaches to development.

The full position description and requirement are available upon request by sending an email to HRSenegal@peacecorps.gov . The position has also been advertised the following websites:  www.atoojob.com/jobshttps://concoursn.com/, and https://reliefweb.int/jobs

Interested and qualified applicants for the position should submit the following:

  1. Letter of interest/motivation, in English, addressing your experience and suitability for the position;
  2. A current resume (CV) in English+3 professional references;
  3. Any other documentation (e.g. certified copy of educational certificates, degrees earned, driving license) that addresses the qualification requirements of desired position;
  4. Certified copy of identity card or certificate of nationality and “extrait of casier Judiciaire;
  5. Interested applicants must have ability to pass full background/security checks; and show proof of residency or ability to work in Senegal (work/residency permit is required).

All applications should be submitted electronically and in English to HRSenegal@peacecorps.govwith “APCD HE” in the subject line no later than 00:00 by Friday May 3, 2019.

Incomplete and/or late application will not be entertained, nor applications not submitted in English.

Only those candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted.  NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE.

 The United States Peace Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

SOLICITATION NUMBER: 72068519R10004
ISSUANCE DATE:               March 14, 2019
CLOSING DATE: March 27, 2019
SUBJECT:             Solicitation for a Travel Assistant

Cooperating Country National Personal Services Contract (CCN/PSC) (Senegal Local Compensation Plan)

Dear Prospective Offerors:

The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking offers from qualified persons to provide personal services under contract as described in this solicitation.

Offers must be in accordance with Attachment 1, Sections I through Vll of this solicitation. Incomplete or unsigned offers will not be considered. Offerors should retain copies of all offer materials for their records.

This solicitation in no way obligates USAID to award a PSC contract, nor does it commit USAID to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the offers.

Any questions must be directed in writing to the Point of Contact specified in the attached information.

Sincerely

Enclosed: PDF (1.347kb)

POSITIONS ANNOUNCEMENT

Executive Office Management Assistant

The United States Peace Corps in Senegal seeks qualified individuals to a full-time position of Executive Office Management Assistant based at the Peace Corps office in Dakar, Senegal. The position reports directly to the Country Director (CD), and contributes to the smooth and efficient operation of Peace Corps (PC) Senegal by providing executive-level management and administrative support and assistance to the CD and other members of the senior management staff as directed by the CD. The incumbent serves as the primary point of contact for the CD. The position assures efficient communication from the executive office with the US Mission, Government of Senegal and other partners, and volunteers. Due to the myriad of duties required, the incumbent will need an inborn sense of prioritization and organization and can reasonably expect to work some evening, holiday, and weekend hours.

Interested candidates must hold the following required qualifications:
Education: University-level degree (BAC + 3) in business management, international development, marketing or related field. BAC + 2 accepted with minimum of four years of work experience.

Work Experience, Knowledge & Skills:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience working in high-level administrative and management support context.
  • Experience working with an international organization(s); experience with American organization(s) is highly desirable.
  • Marketing or press relations experience.
  • Protocol experience with international missions, other international organization(s) and/or Government of Senegal.
  • Fluent oral and written French and English.
  • Fluent in at least one national language of Senegal.
  • Solid experience with MS Office package and internet.

Attitude and Personal Attributes:

  • Proven ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication Skills.
  • Proactive and solutions-oriented.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Excellent Team player – ability to work within and across teams effectively.
  • Ability to learn and adapt very quickly.
  • Discretion

The full position description and requirement are available upon request at HRSenegal@peacecorps.gov. The position is also posted on atoojob https://www.atoojob.com/jobs/ and on concoursn https://concoursn.com/

Interested and qualified applicants for the position should submit the following:

  1. Letter of interest/motivation, in English, addressing your experience and suitability for the position;
  2. A current resume (CV) in English+3 professional references;
  3. Any other documentation (e.g. certified copy of educational certificates, degrees earned, driving license) that addresses the qualification requirements of desired position;
  4. Certified copy of identity card or certificate of nationality and “extrait of casier Judiciaire;

Interested applicants must have ability to pass full background/security checks; and show proof of residency or ability to work in Senegal.

All applications are required electronically and in English to HRSenegal@peacecorps.gov  with “EOMA” in the subject line no later than 00:00 by Friday March 29, 2019. Incomplete and/or late application will not be entertained, nor applications not submitted in English.

Only those candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted.  NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE.

The United States Peace Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer.