Sri Lanka

Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Colombo-2021-003-RA 1
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Colombo
Position Title:
Digital Production Coordinator (Female/Male) - Open to All Interested Applicants
Open Period:
03/11/2021 - 04/08/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 6520 8
LKR ₨163,449
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40 Hours Per Week
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Colombo, CE
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Interested Applicants / All Sources

* For applicants who are Ordinarily Resident (OR) in Sri Lanka: The proposed grade is FSN 8 Step 01: Rs. 163,449/- p.m. [Gross Salary].

* For applicants who are USEFMs, the proposed grade is FP- 6: US $ 51,220/- p.a. However, the final grade/step will be 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 Colombo is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of the Digital Production Coordinator in the Public Affairs Section.  

The work schedule for this position is: Full Time - 40 hours per week 

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin work within a reasonable period of time upon receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
76% or greater

Must be available to travel throughout Sri Lanka


Basic Function of Position:

The Digital Production Coordinator works under the direct supervision of the Information Officer and has no supervisory responsibilities.  Is responsible for the production of all visual and multimedia elements of Mission public engagement, including design, creation and/or acquisition of customized visual and multimedia content, which is disseminated online, in person or via traditional broadcast.  Creates compelling visual content for all Mission outreach materials by assessing visual aspects of the Sri Lankan media environment, public preferences for visual content formats and dissemination channels, and the impact of Mission visual materials.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

For further information: Please refer the complete Position Description available in the Mission Website

Qualifications and Evaluations



This position requires a total of at least three years of progressively responsible experience in design, creation and packaging of visual and multimedia content for digital marketing, advertising or mass communications purposes, including extensive experience as an advanced end user of industry standard desktop and mobile software applications, internet and related communications technologies, and integration of visual content into web content management systems.  [Note: candidates considered for this position must provide a portfolio of original work demonstrating visual and multimedia design competence.] Candidate must attach copies of relevant service/work experience certificates. 


1) Level IV (Fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking English is required. (This will be tested)

2) Level IV (Fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking Sinhala or Tamil is required.


Must have strong creative skills and detailed knowledge of audio and video production, graphic design, and other visual content creation.  Must understand how online digital properties and communities function.  Must have detailed knowledge of the attitudes of target audience groups, and their preferences for specific content, format, and delivery of visual communication.  Knowledge of trends in regional and international communications patterns and how they affect the Sri Lankan communications landscape is required.  General knowledge of digital promotion techniques, audience analysis and analytics, and customer service standards is required. Must have general knowledge of project management, including defining project objectives, outcomes, and assessment methods. 

Detailed knowledge of legal regulations and procedural guidelines affecting use of visual and multimedia content as well as copyright and other restrictions on use of materials is required.   


  • Analytic skills

  • Communication/Interpersonal skills

  • Management skills

  • Technical skills

For further information: Please refer the complete Position Description available in the Mission web site

Education Requirements:

An associate degree or two years of full-time university studies in design, advertising, mass communications, visual arts, computer science, or film is required. Candidate must attach copies of relevant educational certificates.


Language: Level IV English Language Proficiency will be tested.


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), locally-resident EFMs and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Colombo may receive a compensation package that may include health and other benefits as per the Local Compensation Plan.

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:

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.

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 clearance.

For more information on how to apply visit the Mission web site:

Required Documents:

To apply for this position applicants must electronically submit copies of the documents listed below along with the electronic application, to be considered for employment. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible and qualified.

  • Proof of Citizenship [NIC/Passport/Residency and/or Work Permit (If applicable)]

  • University Degree (Relevant Degree/University Studies Certificate)

  • Transcript (Relevant Transcript of the Degree/University Studies)

  • Other Document (Relevant Service/Work Experience Certificates)

  • Other Document 2 (Relevant Service/Work Experience Certificates)

  • Other Document 3 (Relevant Service/Work Experience Certificates)

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language/skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Colombo, Sri Lanka.