L'AMBASSADE DES ETATS -UNIS Recherche pour l'agence Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) UN(E) ASSISTANT(E) AU PROGRAMME
U.S. Mission Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 52-16
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates– All Sources
POSITION: Program Assistant, OPIC; FSN-9; FP-5*
OPENING DATE: October 31, 2016 CLOSING DATE: November 18, 2016
WORK HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours/week
SALARY: Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-5* (step 1 through 4) *Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
The U.S. Mission in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Program Assistant in the Overseas Private Investment Cooperation (OPIC).
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
This position is located in the US Embassy, Abidjan. The job holder is responsible for office management and both administrative and business development support for Overseas Private Investment Corporation - OPIC's new West and Central Africa office. The duties include developing and maintaining marketing and business development tracking database; gathering information and generating periodic reports; preparing marketing materials and presentation in French and English; managing OPIC Managing Director's schedule and travel; and performing other office administrative support. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified. 1. EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics is required. 2. EXPERIENCE: At least five (5) years of work experience working in office management and business development, financial reporting, budget development experience/knowledge is required.
3. LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluency) speaking/reading/writing in both English and French is required. (This will be tested.)
4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be resourceful, flexible, independent, service-oriented and self-starter. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate across a broad ranges of stakeholders are required (within and outside Post and OPIC). Excellent organizational and prioritization skills and ability to work independently to meet time sensitive deadlines are also required. 5. JOB KNOWLEDGE: General knowledge of macroeconomics and global/regional/local business and investment principles and practices is required. Knowledge of office management and administrative principles, structures, procedures, processes is also required.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained on our website: https://ci.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/jobs/ and/or by contacting the Human Resources Office (Recruitment section; Tel: 22-49-45-37).
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) AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran* (2) AEFM / USEFM (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:
1. Management may consider any of the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
2. 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.
3. 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. 4. 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. 1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website at https://ci.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/jobs/ or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above); 2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.) WHERE TO APPLY:
Human Resources Office Recruitment section Mailing Address: 01 BP 1712 Abidjan 01 FAX Number: 22-49-41-02 E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.