Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Lome
Position Title:
Housing Coordinator - Open to All Interested Applicants
Open Period:
11/22/2019 - 12/22/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0820 7
XOF CFA9,053,456
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Lome, TO
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 (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Not Required


Basic Function of the Position – Job holder is the coordinator for U.S. Embassy housing and the main point of contact for all housing-related requests, working across general services (GSO) and facilities (FAC) to resolve issues surrounding U.S. Government-leased residences. The job holder manages the logistics of housing assignments, advises the housing board on regulatory and technical details of assigning housing, liaises with the Department of State Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) on housing matters and waivers, and chairs the Mission’s Make-Ready meetings.  In managing the make-ready process, s/he guides the functions of the GSO realty/housing and property management, FAC/maintenance and Post Occupational and Safety Officer, and Regional Security Office to ensure housing preparations are carefully coordinated to coincide with the arrival and departure of Embassy employees. This coordination role requires excellent management skills and constant communication and coordination with several offices within the U.S. Mission as well as with incoming and outgoing embassy staff occupying the residences. Job holder also identifies prospective housing, develops working relationships with landlords and/or their respective agents and management companies, and negotiates with them in a continuing dialogue to build relationships that ensure a successful housing program. Job holder is directly supervised by the General Services Office Specialist.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  Three years customer service experience such as managing logistics in a real estate, marketing, sales or a customer-oriented business is required.

Education Requirements:

Two years of college or university studies is required.

Valid Class B driver's license.


LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing of English is required. This may be tested.

Level III (Good Working Knowledge) reading/writing/speaking of French is required. This may be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Tact in dealing with residents on housing issues and persuasiveness in dealing with landlords on lease contracts and issues is required. Tact and diplomacy required for communicating with external contacts to represent the US government and negotiating leases favorable to the U.S. Government interests. The ability to interpret and apply housing policies and regulations is required. Excellent overall computer skills (keyboarding with both speed and accuracy) and basic MS Office use is required. Numerical skills for manipulating and reporting housing data are required.

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 Togo 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 local 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:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

    • Proof of Togolese Citizenship (i.e. Togolese National Identification Card, attestation d'identite, or Passport) (if applicable)

    • Residency and Work Permit (if applicable)

    • College or university transcripts (required)

    • Class B Driver's License (required)

    • List of references

For EFMs, in addition to the above:

    • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent) (if applicable)

    • 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 Togo.