Jobs at the Embassy & Consulate(s)

Thank you for your interest in employment with the U.S. Mission in Senegal.  To view a current list of all available positions at the U.S. Mission in Senegal and to apply online, please visit this page: Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA).

Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA)

All applications must be submitted through ERA and in English to be considered. 

The U.S. Mission in Senegal 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.

Opening Jobs at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID):

SOLICITATION NUMBER: 72068520R10005

 ISSUANCE DATE:               January 16, 2020

CLOSING DATE:                 January 30, 2020

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 VII 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.

Enclosed: Solicitation for the Travel Assistant-FSN-8 (PDF1.263Kb)

Sincerely,
Cheryl Wilson
Regional Executive Officer

Personal Services Contractor (PSC) vacancy announcement

 

OPEN TO:                  All Interested Candidates

POSITION:                Peace Corps Medical Officer

SALARY:                   FSN Grade 11 (GMD 827,482 – GMD 1,282,596)

OPENING DATE:      10-January-2020

CLOSING DATE:      07-February-2020

WORK HOURS:        Full Time (40 hours/week)

 The United States Peace Corps seeks a Medical Doctor to serve as a contracted Peace Corps Medical Officer (PCMO) based in The Gambia.  The PCMO will provide health care to U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers in the Gambia and will work under the supervision of the Peace Corps Country Director in the Gambia and the Peace Corps Office of Medical Services in Washington DC.

Duties include:

  • Routine primary health care to Peace Corps Trainees and Volunteers including treatment of common illnesses and injuries in accordance with Peace Corps medical guidelines
  • Individual short-term counseling on disease prevention, adjustment issues, stress management and cross-cultural problems
  • Response to emergency medical situations
  • Member of Senior Peace Corps staff in The Gambia
  • Ability to conduct trainings on health related issues
  • Site visits to Peace Corps Volunteers throughout The Gambia
  • Works collaboratively with fellow PCMO to manage PC Health Unit including administrative tasks and budget management
  • Inventory of medical supplies and equipment
  • Alternate 24 hour on-call duty with the other PCMO

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Must be a Medical Doctor and a graduate of an accredited school listed in this link, Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research: https://search.wdoms.org/
  • Current license to practice
  • Relevant clinical experience in primary care
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral/written English.
  • Experience in managing mental health issues including counseling of patients
  • Experience in training design and presentation of health related material
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook
  • Program management, administrative experience
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of an intercultural team
  • Hardworking, reliable and diligent with good inter-personal skills, such as empathy, compassion and patience.
  • Willing to travel to sites (including remote locations) in The Gambia
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to obtain an American visa

Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the application will not be considered:

  1. A completed PCMO Application form, a completed PCMO applicant skills survey, a completed Privileging form. The applicant must complete this request for privileges depending on their professional qualifications. A request for these forms can be sent to HRM@gm.peacecorps.gov

 

  1. A resume or C.V. that includes:
  • Professional positions held, identifying duties, responsibilities, dates of employment and reason for leaving
  • Education and training, identifying universities attended, dates of attendance, degrees and diplomas
  • Professional licenses, certificates, registrations
  • An accounting for periods of unemployment longer than three months
  1. Three professional medical references, inclusive of current email and telephone contact information, with at least two being from medical colleagues who have directly observed the applicant in a clinical setting. (One must also be from the current employer.)
  1. Photocopies of:
  • Diploma from medical school.
  • Professional medical license. If the license does not have an expiration date, written confirmation must be submitted directly from the issuing authority. Please note, if a license is not required, rather, the medical diploma is the license to practice, written confirmation, issued directly from the professional medical board, Ministry of Health or other appropriate regulatory authority establishing that the candidate is properly credentialed for medical practice, is required.
  1. A cover letter

The candidate should also provide the following information in their CV or the accompanying documentation:

  1. Date of birth
  2. Place of birth
  3. Citizenship
  4. Passport number
  5. Passport issue date
  6. Passport expiration date

TO APPLY

Submit the documents/information defined in numbers 1 through 5 above by email to HRM@gm.peacecorps.gov or in hard copy to the Peace Corps office:

Attention: Director of Management and Operations

Peace Corps The Gambia

78 Kairaba Avenue, Fajara

The deadline for applications is 12:00pm on 7-February-2020. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the Contracting Officer. For additional information regarding Peace Corps, please visit our website at http://gambia.peacecorps.gov/. All documents should be submitted by email or hard copy. All documents must be in English.  Official translation is not required.

NOTE: This advertisement is also being distributed in The Gambia. Local citizens and permanent resident candidates will be given priority when filling this position.

Benefits will be offered for this position in accordance with guidance provided by Peace Corps’ Office of Acquisition and Contract Management. Of particular note, relocation costs and certain other benefits will not be provided for applicants residing in the United States when applying for this position and may not be provided for other applicants.

POSITIONS ANNOUNCEMENT:
PROGRAM AND TRAINING SPECIALIST FOR HEALTH
 

OPEN TO:                     All interested candidates

OPENING DATE:         January 7, 2020

CLOSING DATE:         January 31, 2020

POSITION STATUS:    Full time (40 hours per week)/local hire

LOCATION:                 Dakar, Senegal with up to 40% travel within Senegal

COMPENSATION:       Gross salary + benefits: 18,079,202 CFA to 19,704,506 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.
  1. 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;
  1. 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

SN-HR@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 school diplomas.
  5. Certified copy of identity card or certificate of nationality;

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 SN-HR@peacecorps.gov with “PTS HE” in the subject line no later than 00:00 by Friday January 31, 2020.

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.

Peace Corps does not discriminate against an applicant because of that person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

POSITIONS ANNOUNCEMENT:
GSA- Motorpool Coordinator

 

OPEN TO:                  All interested candidates

OPENING DATE:      January 8, 2020

CLOSING DATE:      January 22, 2020

POSITION STATUS: Full time (48 hours/week)/local hire

LOCATION:                Dakar, Senegal

COMPENSATION:     Gross salary + benefits: 12,639,465CFA to 13,817,295 /annum.

 The position is based at the Peace Corps Office in Dakar, Senegal. Under the direct supervision of the General Services Manager (or designate), the GSA – Motor Pool/Communication is primarily responsible for: a) managing all services related to coordinating the movement of vehicles and drivers; b) all PCV related telephone issue, and; c) all shipping duties.   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.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage the vehicle pool including coordination of vehicle maintenance and repairs with the GSA/mechanic.
  • Register all fuel transactions into the software in place (VMIS). Monthly check of fuel bills, certification, and submission to the hierarchy for validation and payment.
  • Daily management of vehicles movement. Coordinate movement logistics for conferences and training activities.
  • Manage driver performance. Provide communications and logistics support to the drivers.
  • Lead annual driver training.
  • Maintain all vehicle files in compliance with Peace Corps regulations.
  • Obtain quotes for purchasing, and execute selected purchases related to motor pool management; assure appropriate documentation and filing of quotes and procurement related documents.
  • Perform regular updates on all vehicle: temporary admissions, insurances, fire extinguishers, first aids tools and assure their functionality at all times.
  • Manage PCV pre-paid float of telephone #s.
  • Assist with all shipping related issues – both for PCVs and official PC/Senegal business.
  • The GSA is designated Sub-cashier.

Requirements

Education: Completion of high school (BAC) is required. Higher education level an advantage.

Work experience: At least three years of experience managing vehicle fleet, of which at least one year must have been in a U.S. or other Government agency or international NGO. Must have a driving license submitted with the application. Mechanical skills for maintenance and repairs is an added advantage.

Languages skills: Good verbal and written communication skills in French and English equivalent to Level 3. Higher language skills is an advantage. Required fluency in Wolof and one other national language spoken in Senegal.

Computer skills: basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Proven ability to communicate to broad range of people across various cultures. Proven ability to manage multiple competing priorities.

Customer service: prior experience in a customer service giving role an advantage.

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

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

All applications should be submitted electronically to SN-HR@peacecorps.gov  with “GSA-Motorpool Senegal” in the subject line no later than 00:00 by Wednesday January 22, 2020. The following must be submitted: 1) full CV in English as well as motivation letter, 2) copy of driving license, 3) copy of national ID or passport, 4) certified copy of school diploma.  

Incomplete and/or late application will not be entertained, nor applications not submitted in English. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Peace Corps does not discriminate against an applicant because of that person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

POSITIONS ANNOUNCEMENT

 

CROSS-CULTURAL & HOMESTAY COORDINATOR AND GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR 

OPEN TO:                     All interested candidates

OPENING DATE:         January 6, 2020

CLOSING DATE:         January 31, 2020

POSITION STATUS:    Full time (40 hours/week)/local hire

LOCATION:                 Thies, Senegal with up to 20% travel within Senegal

COMPENSATION:       Gross salary + benefits: 18,079,202 CFA to 19,704,506 CFA/annum. 

The CCHC works under the supervision of the Deputy Director of Training and Staff Development (DDTSD). S/he coordinates closely with the Language Coordinator (LC) for aspects of his/her work related to cross-cultural training and with the Food Security Coordinator (FSC) for aspects of his/her work related to Gender and Development (GAD) and Youth Positive Development (YPD). The CCHC has overall responsibility for all aspects of Trainee and Volunteer cross-cultural training as well as for homestays during pre-service training. In addition, the CCHC provides support to staff and Volunteers in regards to Gender and Development (GAD) and Youth Positive Development approach and coordinates the implementation of GAD action plans. Responsibilities of this position include:

Pre-Service and In-service Training: Design, sequence, and implement learning activities for pre-service and in-service training events pertaining to the following topics: a) Senegal-specific cross-cultural knowledge and issues; b) gender and development; c) personal support of training needs for Trainees and Volunteers.

Training Design and Integration: Conduct pre-training research and collaborate with PC Senegal training team to develop training competencies, assessments, and learning activities for adults. Work with technical teams to plan activities that integrate cross-culture and gender into other training components.

Training of Trainers: Train, mentor, and monitor training staff (LCF, PTS, etc.) in cross-cultural and gender and development sessions.

Homestay Coordination: The CCHC is responsible for identifying acceptable and safe housing for Trainees in

Senegalese homes in the region.

Gender activities coordination: The CCHC contributes to the development and implementation of PC/S’s Gender and

Youth Strategy and Action Plan, under the leadership of the Food Security Coordinator and in coordination with

Volunteers and other staff

Qualifications

  • Able to work effectively in English and French (Level 3 or above)
  • Fluency in one or more national languages of Senegal
  • University degree, preferably in a related field of study
  • Experience: 3-5 years of experience and demonstrated capacity in:
    • Developing, implementing, and/or supervising cross-cultural training programs for diverse adult groups.
    • Developing, implementing, and/or supervising community-based programs with rural and urban non-literate communities.
    • Developing, implementing, and supporting women’s and girls’ empowerment activities and training in the Senegalese/West African cultural context. This may include community-based experience, working with men as partners in gender equity, gender analysis, or gender mainstreaming.

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

The full positions description and requirement are available upon request by sending an email to

SN-HR@peacecorps.gov .

Interested and qualified applicants for the position should submit the following: Letter of interest/motivation, in English, addressing your experience and suitability for the position; current resume (CV) in English+3 professional references; Certified copy of school diplomas; Certified copy of identity card or certificate of nationality.

All applications should be submitted electronically and in English to SN-HR@peacecorps.gov with “CCHC” in the subject line no later than 00:00 by Friday January 31, 2020.

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.

Peace Corps does not discriminate against an applicant because of that person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

POSITIONS ANNOUNCEMENT: PRINCIPAL CASHIER

 

OPEN TO:                     All interested candidates

OPENING DATE:         January 8, 2020

CLOSING DATE:         January 22, 2020

POSITION STATUS:    Full time (40 hours per week)/local hire

LOCATION:                 Dakar, Senegal with up to 10% travel within Senegal

COMPENSATION:       Gross salary + benefits: 10,676,415 CFA to 11,657,941 CFA/annum. 

The United States Peace Corps in Senegal seeks a highly qualified individual to fill the position of Principal Cashier based at the Peace Corps office in Dakar, Senegal. S/He reports to the Director of Management & Operations. The incumbent will be responsible for accountability, examination, safekeeping, replenishment and processing of all cash disbursements and collections. This is a multi-functional position requiring a high degree of energy, flexibility and self-direction. Due to the myriad of duties required, the Cashier will need an inborn sense of prioritization, customer service orientation, planning, and attention to detail.

  1. Education: A Bachelor degree in finance, accounting or related field.
  2. Prior Work Experience:
  • Up to three years of practical experience managing cash, providing administrative or customer service support.
  1. 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;
  1. 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
  • Attention to detail, and ability to multi-task, and to work in a fast-paced work environment; 

MAJOR TASKS

I – PC Office daily cashiering

  • Performs daily cash counts.
  • Prepares cash payments, disbursements and collections in CFA and US dollars
  • Review and closes BVs, requests cash replenishments. Prepares vouchers to send to HQ
  • Processes interim/sub-cashier advances and ensure reconciliation.
  • Maintains up-to-date cashier’s statement of accountability worksheet
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of the applicable Peace Corps manual

II- Bank transactions 15%

  • Withdraws cash from the bank. Performs sub-cashier account reconciliation every month.
  • Assist with opening of PCV bank accounts.
  • Follows up with bank on PCV bank and Principal PC account issues.

III – Other tasks

  • Covers MSIC (Medical Supplies Inventory Clerk) and Purchase and Travel card transactions during the absence of the Financial Assistant,

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; and form DS174 fully completed: https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/ds174.PDF
  3. Certified copy of school diplomas and national ID and any other documentation that addresses the qualification requirements of desired position;

Interested applicants must have ability to pass full background/security checks; and show proof of residency or ability to work in Senegal. The full positions description and requirement are available upon request by sending an email to SN-HR@peacecorps.gov .

All applications should be submitted electronically and in English to SN-HR@peacecorps.gov with “CASHIER” in the subject line no later than 00:00 by Wednesday January 22, 2020.

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. 

Peace Corps does not discriminate against an applicant because of that person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.