Cameroon

Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
Yaounde-2019-15
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Yaounde
Position Title:
Public Affairs Assistant
Open Period:
05/16/2019 - 05/30/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT+1
Series/Grade:
FP - 6002 5
Salary:
USD $54,932
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
FP-5
Duty Location(s):
1
in
Yaounde, CM
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
(237)222204006
ydeapplicants@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Current Employees of the Mission - All Agencies and/or U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs); Eligible Family Members (EFMs); or Declared Members of Household (MOHs) - All Agencies

For USEFM - FS is 05.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
Only one Open-to category should remain:


Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Temporary
Appointment Type Details:

•    Definite not to Exceed 5 years minus 1 day
Marketing Statement:

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

Summary:

The work schedule for this position is:



  • Full Time (40 hours per week)


Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Yes
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No

Duties

Basic Function of the Position 


Under the direct supervision of the direct-hire Public Affairs Officer (PAO), the Public Affairs Assistant (PAA) works principally as a media assistant. In the absence of the PAO, the PAA works under the supervision of the direct-hire Cultural Affairs Officer (CAO). The PAA provides work guidance to five Locally Employed Staff (LE Staff) on the media team. Under the PAA’s guidance, the media team is responsible for all internal and external communications. The PAA edits and drafts speeches, remarks, press guidance, and other documents for the Ambassador and the PAO who serves as the Mission’s spokesperson. In accordance with the Integrated Country Strategy (ICS) and the Public Diplomacy Implementation Plan (PDIP), the PAA plans and implements public diplomacy programs for journalists to develop and enhance the effectiveness of the media in Cameroon. The PAA also assists the CAO in its cultural programming as needed.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE: At least 3 years of progressive experience in journalism, public relations, marketing - or similar relevant experience


JOB KNOWLEDGE: A substantial knowledge of journalism, public relations, and communications strategies and techniques.

Education Requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Media Relations, Journalism or a closely related field is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluency) speaking, writing, and listening English. This may be tested.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must possess MS Office skills (word, outlook, contacts, power point, and excel). Proven facilitator, initiator, and team worker with effective leadership, organizational management and communication skills. Incumbent must be willing to travel. Must have the ability to obtain, organize, analyze, evaluate and present information and to write clearly and concisely. Must have good interpersonal skills. Must be able to draft speeches, talking points, statements, and remarks for the Ambassador


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.

Qualifications:

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

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:
Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Yaounde, Cameroon may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.


For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.


The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  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 and CS with reemployment rights **


* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given. 


** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.


For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.

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:



  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

  • Passport copy

  • Degree

  • Transcript

  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

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 Yaounde, Cameroon.