SUBJECT: ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER 14-40-T
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates
POSITION: Cultural Affairs Assistant-T, FSN-7; FP-7
OPENING DATE: December 16, 2014
CLOSING DATE: January 14, 2015
WORK HOURS: Full-time 40 hours week
SALARY: *Ordinary Resident: CFA 5,898,117 per year (Starting salary before benefits and allowances)
Position grade: FSN-7
*Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): US$40,262 per year (Starting salary- FP-7 to be confirmed by Washington)
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 Trainee Cultural Affairs Assistant in the Embassy Public Affairs Section.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION:
The incumbent serves as the Cultural Assistant providing support for a wide range of public diplomacy activities, particularly in the areas of educational and cultural exchange and local public outreach programming. He/she supports the Cultural Specialist in selecting educational exchange themes and in selecting participants for educational exchange programs, performs logistical duties in support of cultural activities, and manages a thematic portfolio covering topics including: social media, Muslim outreach, youth outreach, English-language promotion, and education. The position reports to the Cultural Specialist.
University degree in liberal arts, social sciences, international relations.
Minimum one year as a program assistant with a US Government agency, contractor or NGO.
Level III (Good knowledge, SRW) French and English (English will be tested); Level IV (fluent) in Bambara.
Working knowledge of local culture and political scene.
Computer skills in Word Processing and Excel.
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 Assistant-T
POINT OF CONTACT
HRO: 2070- 2511/2316/2314 FAX: (223) 2070-2348
CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: JANUARY 14, 2015
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 14-40-T