Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Dakar
Position Title:
Shipment Assistant
Open Period:
07/15/2020 - 07/29/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0905 7
XOF CFA10,676,415 - XOF CFA10,676,415
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Dakar, SG
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. Open to: All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


The U.S. Mission in Dakar/ Senegal is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Shipment Assistant.

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


Facilitates shipments in and out of Dakar. Expedites customs clearances of all USG equipment, goods, and supplies, as well as household effects of US citizen personnel assigned to the US mission. Carries out tasks accurately, efficiently, and honestly, while maintaining excellent customer service standards. Protects against waste and fraud. Serves as second-in-command for Shipping Section and as Acting Shipping Supervisor in the absence of the Shipping Supervisor.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Four years of progressively responsible experience in transportation, property management, shipping, warehousing, or inventory is required.



Must have detailed knowledge of Senegalese customs, immigration and transportation requirements.

 Must be familiar with regulations governing shipping and transportation. A good working knowledge of regional and local shipping and transportation companies, capabilities, and quality of work are required.



Education Requirements:

Two years of post-secondary school education is required.


LANGUAGE: Level 3 (good working Knowledge) in English is required. Level 4 (fluency, speaking, reading, writing) in French is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be tactful in dealing with customs personnel in order to effect the rapid clearance of shipments. Must be able to establish and maintain an effective network among shipping companies. Must have a valid driver’s license. Must be proficient in Excel and Word. 



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 Dakar, Senegal 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:

Create an account on the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) Website at:

Choose Announcement Number DAKAR-2020-020 Shipment Assistant and complete the online application. Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. degrees certificates, wok permits & SF 50 if applicable) into the Electronic Recruitment Application system.

Required Documents:

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

  • Residency and/or Work Permit

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

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

  • Diploma


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 Dakar, Senegal.