SUBJECT: VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 18-007
OPEN TO: ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES / ALL SOURCES
The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position. The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement.
POSITION: International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Programs Assistant – FSN-10; FP-05
OPENING DATE: February 02, 2018
CLOSING DATE: February 16, 2018
WORK HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours per week (plus overtime)
SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-10 – 15,485,458 F CFA per year
Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR) FP-5 – US$ 53,844 per year
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION. EMBASSY EMPLOYEES UNDER PROBATIONARY PERIOD ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS VACANCY.
The U.S. Embassy in Bamako is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Programs Assistant in the Department of State.
NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered. Thank you for your understanding.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
The incumbent is the senior Locally Employed Staff in the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement section and will assist the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Coordinator in carrying out responsibilities of management of bilateral program funds and activities. The incumbent is an integral part of the United States Mission’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement office; s/he provides specialized technical assistance and management responsibilities for a portfolio of activities dealing generally with International Narcotics and Law Enforcement assistance programs. S/he is responsible for program analysis, building of contacts with Mali leaders in the justice sector, writing analytical cables and preparation of standardized International Narcotics and Law Enforcement -required reporting. The incumbent will also provide support for regional programs within the Trans-Saharan Counterterrorism Partnership including related activities.
Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
- Masters or PhD in administration, economics, international relations, public policy, public administration, political science, business administration, sociology, finance, or law.
- Five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in handling research and analysis, preferably in the field of the justice sector (including law enforcement and corrections), politics, or government, and newspaper reporting on such matters or closely related fields. Experience in working on a professional basis in the justice sector a plus and preferred.
- Level IV (fluent) English and French level V (fluent) are required; strong English writing capabilities. English language will be tested.
- Thorough knowledge of the host country’s political, economic, and social structure. Thorough knowledge of Mali’s justice sector; knowledge of the functions of various Malian government agencies, how they are set up, their complexities and thorough understanding of acts/laws enacted to set up the various agencies. Must have a comprehensive understanding of United States foreign policy and assistance objectives. First-hand acquaintance of Malian government officials highly desirable.
- Ability to develop, analyze and present complicated subjects in reporting and briefings. Must maintain an extensive range of high-level contacts with Government of Mali representatives and important political and civil society actors. Must provide and inform reporting on International Narcotics and Law Enforcement matters with detachment and objectivity, and effectively communicate with contacts and Embassy leadership, including the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Coordinator, Ambassador, Deputy Chief of Mission and other Embassy officials. Excellent interpersonal skills.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained on our website at BamakoJob@state.gov and/or by contacting the Human Resources Office at 2070-2316/2511/2314/2315.
HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:
When qualified, applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
(1) USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(3) FS on LWOP**
* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.
** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA
- Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
- Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
- Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
- The candidate must be able to obtain and hold the following:
- Local Security Certification
- Medical Clearance
- Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.
HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
- Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website https://ml.usembassy.gov/ or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above);
- Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)
Note: Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174) is the ONLY APPLICATION FORM used when applying for job with the US Embassy Bamako. Any application without the form DS 174 will be considered as uncompleted application and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
WHERE TO APPLY:
ALL THE APPLICATIONS MUST BE SENT TO BamakoJob@state.gov WITH THE POSITION TITLE: INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PROGRAMS ASSISTANT AS SUBJECT.
**Mailed (paper/hard copies) applications will NOT be accepted.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
The U.S. Mission 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.