Tunisia

Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
TUNIS-2021-34
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Tunis
Position Title:
English Language Coordinator
Open Period:
09/01/2021 - 09/22/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT+1
Series/Grade:
LE - 6510 8
Salary:
TND TD49,998 - TND TD75,936
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential:
LE-8
Duty Location(s):
1
in
Tunis, TS
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
+216 71 107 000
tunisapplicants@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
Only one Open-to category should remain:
•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Permanent
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.

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:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No

Duties

The English Language Coordinator works under the direct supervision of the Education Outreach Coordinator and receives work guidance from the Regional English Language Officer (RELO), who is located in Rabat, and has no supervisory responsibilities.  Coordinates Mission PD English language outreach to EV audiences, reaching youth, minorities and those who influence them through English teaching and learning programs.


Conceives, develops, and implements both in-person and virtual English language teaching and learning projects and activities, and in close coordination with the Education Outreach Coordinator organizes teacher training and professional development opportunities for English teachers. 

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of three years of English Language teaching experience OR a minimum of two years of English language teaching experience and at least one additional year of experience in teacher training, including organizing and presenting workshops, OR a minimum of three years of experience in project management which includes organizing and presenting workshops on English language education, linguistics, or American Studies is required


JOB KNOWLEDGE: 


Detailed knowledge of U.S. foreign policy and American interests as they apply to Tunisia and especially to the EV sector is required.  General knowledge of U.S. government and Department of State (DOS) structures, as well as of PD Bureaus within the Department, is required.  Detailed knowledge of the U.S. higher education system is required.  Must have knowledge of the latest trends in teaching English as a foreign language.  Detailed understanding of the full range of PD tactics and tools designed to engage EV audiences, and general knowledge of cross-cultural communications, is required.  Must have general knowledge of project management, including defining project objectives, outcomes, and assessment methods.  Full understanding of PD-specific funding authorities and their planning and reporting tools is required.


A thorough understanding of the attitudes and preferences of the EV audience sector in Tunisia, including the regional, ethnic, social, cultural, linguistic and other  factors and institutions that shape those attitudes, is required.  Detailed knowledge of Tunisian secondary and tertiary academic institutions, standards of instruction and English language curricula is required.


Knowledge of typical customer service standards and marketing tools designed to engage specific audience segments, particularly the EV sector, in Tunisia is required.  Knowledge of latest trends in audience engagement in related public service institutions such as think tanks, museums, academic institutions, professional training institutes, as relevant for the EV sector, is required.  Must have an understanding of communication trends in the region and internationally as it affects the Tunisian information landscape, and must be familiar with digital practices and procedures used by, or influential with, the Tunisian EV sector.

Education Requirements:

Mandatory: University degree in English, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Education, Applied Linguistics, or American Studies.

Evaluations:

Post may choose to add the phrase “This may be tested” after a language, skill, and/or ability.  Review the VA template for specific information.


LANGUAGE:  Mandatory: Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing Arabic is required. Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing French is required


SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Analytic skills:  Must have strong analytic skills and the ability to conceptualize how best to use PD tools to move Tunisian attitudes in positive ways.  Must be able to advise senior leaders of opportunities to promote Mission objectives through English teaching and learning; identify, analyze, predict and continually assess EV audience attitudes; evaluate the impact of projects and modify approaches for best outcomes.  Must be able to perceive the emergence of new influencers and adjust operations and program accordingly.   


Communication / Interpersonal skills:  Must have excellent customer relations, interpersonal cross-cultural communication skills, and be able to identify and engage key figures critical to shaping local public opinion.  Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking, interviewing for evaluation purposes, writing reports and contributing material for publication in both English, Arabic, and French language.  Must be able to tailor communications to fit formal and informal situations and different ethnic, religious and linguistic cultures.  Must be able to brief on a variety of issues and interpret between English, Arabic, and French for public programs. 


Management skills:  Strong project management skills are required, including the ability to develop and oversee project budgets and to organize, run, and present professional and educational projects such as workshops, seminars, digital and in-person conferences, panel discussions, lectures and camps.  Must be able to negotiate agreements with partner institutions and manage their fulfillment.    


Technical skills:  Good keyboarding and data entry skills and excellent familiarity with electronic discovery tools, in particular the Internet, and standard information retrieval practices and procedures are required.  Thorough, detailed knowledge of various computer software programs, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, graphic design and photo editing software, and PD-specific software, databases, and reporting tools is required.  Must be able to use social media and mobile platforms, photo and video sharing sites, podcast creation, and basic photo and video tools.  Must have good numerical skills to be able to develop and manage project and grant budgets; must be able to develop descriptive statistical analysis of target audience segments and impact of English language activities and initiatives.  


Availability:  Must be available to travel throughout Tunisia to support English language projects and activities.


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 Tunis, Tunisia 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:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

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 Tunis, Tunisia.