Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Yaounde
Position Title:
Webmaster/Social Media Manager
Open Period:
07/19/2019 - 08/02/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 6010 8
XAF FCFA11,489,674
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Yaounde, CM
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants / All Sources.
For USEFM - FS is FP-06.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period.
Marketing Statement:

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


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:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


Maintains the Embassy’s bilingual Internet presence, including but not limited to social media, mobile technologies, and Mission websites. Develops and implements post’s social media strategy. Plans and implements social media outreach programs. Produces video products in support of public diplomacy and MSRP goals. Produces daily reports on relevant internet-based information for distribution to Embassy Official.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: At least two years of progressively responsible experience with social media, websites design and management, and information research is required. 

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Job holder must be computer literate with a focus on the Internet and other web-based tools. Knowledge of HTML, email, web page design and production techniques, social media design and management, customer relationship management, and marketing. Understanding of current trends and developments in American and host country information science and technology environment. Versed in wide range of issues dealing with U.S. government and political processes, U.S. foreign policy, legislative and other domestic issues, as well as U.S. society, culture, and values. In-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms. Job knowledge may be tested.

Education Requirements:

A university degree in Library Science, teaching, the Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, Information Science or Information Technology, or a related field is required. Specialized training in social media, web design, or information technology is required.


LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluency) speaking/reading/writing English and Level IV (Fluency) speaking/reading/writing French are required. This will be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Expertise in information technology and web administration. Excellent service orientation to target audiences, as well as superior interpersonal and cross-cultural skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills; good public speaking skills Ability to maintain frequent and close contact with target audience, and handle disgruntled social media followers. Work effectively with American and foreign national staff. Ability to develop, maintain and design websites and deploy social media tools for targeted outreach to Mission audiences. Ability to conduct reference researches and respond rapidly to complex requests, often for breaking news; to work effectively with American and Cameroonian colleagues; to independently plan, organize and carry out assigned responsibilities using electronic based technologies are required. This may be tested.

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:

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.


  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


  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 Embassy's medical and security clearance after selection.

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 (if applicable)

  • Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)

  • National ID or

  • Passport copy

  • University Degree 

  • Transcripts

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

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

  • Letter(s) of recommendation and/or work attestations

  • List of references

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.