Job Openings at the Embassy

The Regional Coordinator (RC), based in Kaolack, is an official representative for Peace Corps in the regions of Kaffrine, Fatick, Kaolack and Koumpentoum department up to Koussanar in the Tamba Region, and is responsible for advancing Peace Corps Senegal’s mission and supporting the needs of all Peace Corps Volunteers based in this area. The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Regional Manager. Due to the myriad of duties required, the RC requires a high degree of prioritization, organization and attention to detail and can reasonably expect to work some evening, holiday and weekend hours. The RC is authorized to operate PC vehicles to perform work within the scope of outlined duties and act as an Occasional Money Handler (OMH)*.  Driving is a crucial part of the RC work.  The RC spends approximately 75% of his or her time traveling in his/her given area and to Dakar. The RC must be capable of driving a light truck (L200) with a manual transmission, and is expected to keep it clean and in good condition.  Under exceptional circumstances and with authorization of the DMO, s/he may drive at night, for example in the case of medical or safety and security emergencies.

Minimum qualification required:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French and English equivalent to Level 4.
  • Fluent in Wolof.  Fluency in another national language spoken in the region is a plus (Serere, Mandinka or Pulaar).
  • Associate’s degree (BAC+2) or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated positive experience working with foreigners in Senegal;
  • Valid Senegalese driver’s license and good driving record. Candidates will be tested.
  • Proficient in software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Candidates will be tested.
  • At least two years of experience with an American or international organization; preferably with experience with U.S. Governmental organization.

 The following qualifications will be a plus:

  • Proven ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Ability to communicate with a broad range of people across various cultures.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented in creating efficient processes while at the same time maintaining a high degree of flexibility.
  • Demonstrated willingness to engage in both intellectual and manual endeavors.
  • Willingness to travel very often and to spend frequent nights away from home.
  • Experience in agro forestry or agriculture.
  • Knowledge of Senegal’s community health systems and structures.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in small entrepreneurship or small commerce;
  • Basic knowledge in public health;

The full positions description and requirement are available upon request by sending an e-mail to HRSenegal@peacecorps.gov.

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 should be submitted electronically and in English to HRSenegal@peacecorps.gov  with “RC Kaolack” in the subject line no later than 00:00 by Wednesday September 5th, 2018.

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.

POSITIONS ANNOUNCEMENT
Program and Training Specialist for Health

 

Position status:               Full time/local hire
Location:                        Dakar, Senegal with up to 40% travel within Senegal
Compensation:               Gross salary + benefits: 16,797,100 CFA to 18,297,776 CFA/annum.

 The United States Peace Corps in Senegal seeks a highly qualified individual to fill the position of Program and Training Specialist for Health. The position is based in Dakar, Senegal and reports directly to the Associate Peace Corps Director for the Community Health Project (APCD).  The Program and Training Specialist for Health (PTS) will provide on-going support to PC/Senegal’s Health program and conduct training for Health Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) and counterparts. The incumbent will also provide technical support to PCVs. Ideal candidate will have a degree in public health with deep professional experience in community health projects. Interested candidates must hold the following qualifications:

  1. Education: A Bachelor degree in public health, community health or other related health area.
  2. Prior Work Experience:
  • At least four years practical experience in the field of community health, particularly in the areas of maternal child health, nutrition and malaria education/treatment;
  • Successful completion of short courses and/or training program in areas directly related to the sector is highly desirable;
  • Experience with participatory community appraisal method;
  • Proven experience in training design and implementation;
  • Experience supporting/coordinating people from other cultures;
  • Knowledge of Senegal Health systems is a must.C. Language Proficiency:
  • Ability to read, write and speak both French and English fluently (F4 level).
  • Proficiency in speaking and writing in one or more national languages of Senegal;D. Skills and abilities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook is required;
  • Understanding of Senegalese and American cultures;
  • Enjoys working collaboratively with colleagues from multicultural backgrounds
  • Ability to multi-task and to work in a fast-paced work environment;
  • Strong desire to work with, support and supervise American Volunteers, primarily young people
  • Ability to train and facilitate trainings with American and Senegalese audiences
  • Capacity to travel frequently throughout Senegal and often in rough roads.

The full positions description and requirement are available upon request by sending an email to HRSenegal@peacecorps.gov.

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 should be submitted electronically and in English to HRSenegal@peacecorps.gov  with “PTS HE” in the subject line no later than 00:00 by Wednesday August 29, 2018.

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.