Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Yaounde
Position Title:
Self-Help (Grant) Coordinator - U.S. Citizens Only / All sources
Open Period:
01/06/2020 - 01/20/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
FP - 4005 6
USD $41,081 - USD $46,108
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:
For USEFM - FP is 06.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
Open to:
•    U.S. Citizens only - All sources
Security Clearance Required:
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Definite not to Exceed two (2) years
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 upon receipt of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Incumbent must be willing to travel occasionally in the execution of his/her duties


Basic Function of the Position:

Under the supervision of the Political/Economic Chief, the Grants Coordinator is responsible for directing both the implementation and management of Political/Economic administered development assistance programs. This includes but is not limited to the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund. Democracy and Human Rights Fund (SSH/DHRF), PEPFAR small grants program and the Julia Taft for Refugees Fund. He/She supervises one LES Grants Administrator including drafting the employee’s annual performance and appraisal report. This is a full-time position and requires a Secret-level clearance.

Qualifications and Evaluations



A minimum of two (2) years of general business management, project management, or development assistance experience is required.


A good knowledge of project management   concepts, principles   and techniques and good knowledge of program/project implementation and/or monitoring are important but not essential. Good understanding of professional accounting principles and theories are also important, but not essential. General knowledge of USAID programming policies, regulations and methodologies are valuable but not critical. 

Education Requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree in management, accounting, economics, finance, marketing, development, social work  or mathematics is required.



Level III (good working knowledge) speaking/reading/writing English and level I (limited knowledge) listening/speaking French are required. This may be tested


Must possess MS Office skills, including but not limited to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

Proven facilitator, initiator, and team worker with effective leadership, organizational and communication skills; good management skills. Good judgment skills.  Incumbent must be willing to travel; ability to obtain, organize, analyze, evaluate and present information and to draft clear and concise reports. Incumbent must have or be able to develop excellent accounting skills. Must have good interpersonal skills.

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 a Secret level 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)

  • Residency Permit

  • Passport copy

  • University Degree (not transcript)

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

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

  • Other

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 (insert post and/or country name).