SUBJECT: ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 14-071-1
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates
POSITION: Information and Media Assistant FSN–8; FP-6
OPENING DATE: December 12, 2014
CLOSING DATE: December 26, 2014
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week
SALARY: *Ordinary Resident (OR): CFA 7,724,440 per year
(Starting salary before benefits and allowances)
Position grade: FSN-8
*Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): US$45,038 per year
Position grade: FP-6
PRIOR APPLICANTS NEED NOT REAPPLY (LES CANDIDATS AYANT DEJA POSTULE NE DOIVENT PLUS SOUMETTRE D’APPLICATIONS)
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
The U.S. Embassy in Bamako is seeking an individual for the position of Information and Media Assistant for the Embassy’s Public Affairs Section.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
The incumbent monitors, reports on, and analyzes local and international media coverage of select topics in order to provide media summaries and analysis as well as briefings to the Ambassador, the Deputy Chief of Mission, the Public Affairs Officer and other Embassy sections, USG agencies and officials. Also helps formulate press and media strategies, organize press events and generally supports the Public Affairs Specialist and backs-up that position in the Specialist’s absence.
A copy of the complete Position Description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in the Human Resources Office.
University degree in International Relations, Communications/Journalism, Public Policy, Language, Literature, or Interpretation/Translation.
Minimum one year of progressively responsible experience in communications/media.
Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing English, French and Bambara (English will be tested).
Knowledge of both Malian and U.S. foreign and domestic policy.
Ability to develop and maintain an extensive range of contacts in the press and media
Ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and able to work with Facebook and Twitter.
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 U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
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 on https://mali.usembassy.gov/job-opportunities.html;
Applicant must specify on the third page of the Employment Forms (DS-174) part 24, their English knowledge level, PLUS;
A Current resume or curriculum vitae, PLUS;
Any other documentation (e.g., driver’s license, copies of essays, certificates, awards, degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional U.S. Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office – HROBamako@state.gov
Subject: Information and Media Assistant
POINT OF CONTACT
HRO: 2070- 2314/2316/2511 FAX: (223) 2070-2348
CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: DECEMBER 26, 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: 14-071-1