SUBJECT: ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER 14-35
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates
POSITION: Cultural Affairs Specialist,
FSN-9; FP-5 (step 1-4)
FSN-10, FP-5 (steps 5 & up)
OPENING DATE: September 24, 2014
CLOSING DATE: October 8, 2014
WORK HOURS: Full-time 40 hours week
SALARY: *Ordinary Resident: CFA 10,567,773/12,311,218 per
Position grade: FSN-9/10
*Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): US$50,544/56,887 per year
Position grade: FP-5
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
ONLY THE PRESELECTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
The U.S. Embassy in Bamako is seeking an individual for the position of Cultural Affairs Specialist in the Embassy Public Affairs Section.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION:
The Cultural Affairs Specialist (CAS) is responsible for helping define, plan, carry out and evaluate a complex and nationwide effort to increase mutual understanding between Malian and U.S individuals and institutions. The CAS directs work of the Program Assistant and Student Advising colleague and directly supervises the Audiovisual Technician. Incumbent serves as the leader of the four (4) member program administration team and is responsible for their interaction with other PAS and Mission elements
A copy of the complete Position Description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in the Human Resources Office.
Bachelor degree in Liberal Arts, English, Education, International Relations, Social Sciences.
Five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in cultural activities and/or university teaching. At least two years of experience in Embassy/NGO based cultural programming.
Level IV (Good knowledge) French and English (English will be tested); Level IV (fluent) in at least one Malian language.
A thorough knowledge of Malian country cultural, economic, education and political scene.
Computer skills in Word Processing, Excel and email.
Good communication skills, flexibility, and self-motivation.
When fully qualified, U.S. Citizens Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.
Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the application will not be considered:
Application for U.S. Federal Employment (DS-174) available online at
https://mali.usembassy.gov/job-opportunities.html or at the US. Embassy’s main entrance ; Applicant must specify on the third page of the Employment Forms (DS-174) part 24, their English knowledge level, or a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information as the form; plus
Any other documentation (e.g., copies of essays, certificates, awards, degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office – HROBamako@state.gov
Subject: Cultural Affairs Specialist
POINT OF CONTACT
HRO: 2070- 2511/2316/2314 FAX: (223) 2070-2348
CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: OCTOBER 8, 2014
The U.S. Mission in Bamako, Mali, 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.
The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.
SUBJECT: ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER 14-35