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"MAPUTO-2018-033" Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Maputo
Position Title:
Democracy and Governance Team Program Assistant Intern
Open Period:
10/19/2018 - 11/02/2018


Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1805 0
Not Specified
Work Schedule:
Part-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Maputo, MZ
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section
+258 21355493


Hiring Path:
• Recent graduates
• Exclusive Posting (not open to the public)
• Students
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Third Country Nationals.
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Internships (Student)
Appointment Type Details:
6 Months ( with possibility of extension for another 6 months) Definite not to Exceed 12 months.
Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


The Foreign National Student Intern Program is open to all qualified Mozambican students attending or within 1 year of having graduated from a University in the South African development Community (SADC.). This is an UNPAID 20 hours per week part time internship program.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Not Required


The Democracy and Governance (DG) Team Program Assistant intern will provide support to the DG Team Leader and Program Support Specialist to strengthen program management information systems and ensure electronic files are well maintained, in coordination with the EDG Administrative Assistant. The Program Assistant may also be assigned special analytical projects in support of DG Team programming, and may additionally provide support to the EDG Administrative Assistant to enhance or develop new information management policies and procedures.

Duties to include:

  • Ensuring that EDG communication materials are up to date and readily accessible,

  • Working with the DG Team to implement a revises, institute electronic filing system,

  • Providing support to analytical and other tasks for the Elections Working Group,

  • Providing support to DG Team strategic planning, portfolio reviews, and monitoring & evaluation, as well as special democratic governance analytical projects,

  • providing support as needed to DG Team and the EDG Administrative Assistant to plan, schedule and support meetings, travel, and document management.


Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Volunteer or other experience in public or non-profit administration.


Education Requirements:

Recent graduate in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, preferably with a degree in political science, public policy, public management/administration, communications/media/journalism, or similar field; or a Mozambican student of a SADC university within one or two years of graduating, preferably with a degree in political science, public policy, public management/administration, or communications/media/journalism, or similar field.


LANGUAGE: Level 4 (fluent) of English (reading/writing/speaking) .Level 4 (fluent) of Portuguese (reading/writing/speaking). This will be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  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.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

UNPAID Internship. There are no financial benefits and no compensation, nor any future employment guarantees or privileges.

Other Information:

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance. 

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site:

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • School transcript (of attendance or completion of University degree);

  • Proof of citizenship (BI)

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email. 

For further information - the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Mozambique.