Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Bamako
Position Title:
Voucher Examiner, All Interested Applicants
Open Period:
06/07/2021 - 06/21/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0420 7
XOF CFA8,836,454 - XOF CFA8,836,454
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Bamako, ML
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FP is 07.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources.
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 a confirmed offer of employment.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


The incumbent examines and reviews complex invoices and supporting documentation from a variety of sources to ensure compliance with terms of original contract or authorization for more than 25 agencies subscribed to post ICASS services. Ensures legality of transactions and that invoices and other documents are processed timely, accurately and in accordance with Department of State policies and regulations as well as ensuring compliance with the Prompt Payment Act. The incumbent ensures that funds are available to process transactions. Reconciles transactions with financial reports to ensure documents have been processed.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  At least two years of experience in voucher examining, accounting, or related financial work is required. Experience should include accounts maintenance, bookkeeping, accounts payable, accounts receivable and cash management.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Sound knowledge of appropriation and allotment bookkeeping and accounting procedures and practices related to Government, or international organization activities including generally accepted accounting principles.

Education Requirements:

Completion of University Studies or equivalent is required.



English and FrenchGood Working Knowledge – Good vocabulary and understanding of grammar and able to construct sentences. Able to use English and French as part of normal work duties including having conversations with customers and answer questions.

"This may be tested"

Bambara: Limited Knowledge of Bambara – Reasonable confident in speaking Bambara and able to handle social situations and casual conversation and limited work requirements. Able to write simple texts and fill out forms. 

"This may be tested"

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Comprehension and application to the voucher examination process detailed regulations and procedures. Proper analysis of accounting records to determine the need of entries and adjustments ; to reconcile and balance accounts. Use of Excel spreadsheets and other software packages. 

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 Bamako, Mali 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 security certification.. 

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.

  • Degree (not transcript)

  • Other Document 

  • Other Document 2

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 Bamako, Mali.