Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Maputo
Position Title:
Environment, Science, Technology and Health (ESTH) Specialist
Open Period:
01/06/2021 - 01/20/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1705 10
USD $46,205
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Full- Time (40 hours per week)
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Maputo, MZ
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
Neisce Massingue
21 355 454


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants / All Sources. For USEFM - FP is 05.  Actual FP 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 U.S. Mission in Maputo/Mozambique is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Environment Science Technology and Health (ESTH) Specialist 

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:


Under supervision of Environment, Science, Technology, and Health (ESTH) Officer, the ESTH/ Community Grants Program Specialist serves as the subject matter expert, and tracks and reports on developments in the ESTH portfolio. The incumbent also manages all aspects of the section's community grants, including the Ambassador's Special Self-Help (SSH) Program, through the entire lifecycle of the federal assistance grant lifecyle (pre-award, award, post-award, and closeout).  Also conducts public outreach for the ESTH & SSH programs, drafts reporting cables, drafts notifications for competitive funding opportunities, and contributes to design of assistance programs.

Qualifications and Evaluations



Two years of experience in grants or project management in a professional environment and two years’ experience working in the environment, science, technology, or health field is required. 


Must have understanding of grants or project management, including the pre-award, award, post-award, and closeout phases of the grants cycle. Must have specific knowledge of political, economic, and cultural environment in Mozambique.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree. A university Bachelor's degree in development, economics, natural, environmental, or physical science.



English- Fluent- Written/Speaking/Reading is required. This may be tested

Portuguese- Fluent-Written/Speaking/Reading is required. This may be tested. 


Excellent interpersonal relations and customer service skills. Strong organization and networking skills. Strong report drafting skills and public speaking skills. Ability to adhere to complex policies and procedures governing federal assistance awards. Excellent computer Skills, Microsoft Word and Excel. Writing, analytic, and computer skills may be tested as part of the application process.  

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 Maputo-Mozambique 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 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.

  • University Degree 

  • .       Cover letter no longer than one page of single space with Times Roman font using 12 pitch text. The letter should address the following questions: 1) Why are you interested in the job and the issues, including why are you interested in working for the U.S. Embassy; 2) What skills and experience you would bring to the position.

  • Residency and/or Work Permit

  • Passport copy

  • Degree with transcript

  • Driver’s License

  • 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 Maputo-Mozambique.