U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia Fraud Investigator (CFI) - Jobs in Ethiopia

U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia Fraud Investigator (CFI) - Jobs in Ethiopia


The Fraud Investigator assists in the timely processing of all requests for FPU support for case processing at post. Receives and coordinates requests for investigations throughout Ethiopia into claims of relationship, identity, personal history, marital status, orphan status, and other visa and passport applications from adjudicators, other US Embassies, USCIS and other sources; prioritizes cases that require field investigations; ensures timely responses to requests for investigations; establishes and maintains exemplar books of both bona fide and fraudulent documents; maintains good working relationships with government and private offices throughout the country; and provides internal training on fraud trends and techniques for new arrival officer and LE Staff.

Coordinates DNA sample collection at post including the scheduling of applicants for sample collection, the coordinating of contractors to conduct sample collection, the coordinating of sample delivery to courier services by the American witness, and other duties as needed. The incumbent reports directly to Fraud Prevention Supervisor. Incumbent serves as an incidental operator of official vehicles and meets all requirements outlined in 14 FAM 433.

Qualifications and Evaluations



  • A minimum of 3 (three) years of progressively responsible professional-level experience in investigative work, such as criminal or private investigations, or with police or government organizations is required.

    Note: Please upload all work experience copies of yours under "Other Document 1 or 2"

    Education Requirements:


  • Two (2) years of general college or university study is required.

    Note: Please upload all copies of your Education under "University Degree"



  • Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing Amharic is required.

  • Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. (This may be tested)

    Skills and Abilities

  • A valid Ethiopian grade II driver's license is required. (Driving may be tested). Must attach the driver's license under "Driver's license"

  • Ability to maintain extensive contacts at all levels within the host country law enforcement and security agencies

  • Ability to conduct sensitive investigations to include handling evidence with utmost discretion

  • Ability to train and supervise the work of others

  • Ability to draft correspondence and written reports in English

  • Computer software programs to include Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).

    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 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 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:

    For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

    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.

    Hiring Preference Order:

  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


  • FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **


    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.

    How to Apply:

  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public trust security clearance.

  • To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site. https://et.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/

    Required Documents:

    In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested 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.

  • Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)

  • Passport copy (if applicable)

  • Two (2) years of general college or university study (Required)

  • Work Experience (Required)

  • Driving License (Required)

  • Certificate or License (if applicable)

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

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

  • Any documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed (e.g. work experience documents, transcripts, certificates, etc.)

    For AEFM / USEFM Only

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

  • Residency and/or Work Permit

  • Passport copy

  • Degree (not transcript)

  • 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 more information and job application details, see; U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia Fraud Investigator (CFI) - Jobs in Ethiopia

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