U.S. Embassy Nairobi Program Assistant (INL) – EFM Jobs in Kenya

U.S. Embassy Nairobi Program Assistant (INL) – EFM Jobs in Kenya

The Program Assistant (PA) will serve as International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)/Nairobi's Contracting Officers' Representative (COR) and Grants Officers' Representative (GOR), with Contracting Officers (CO), Grants Officers (GO) and the INL Program Office in the oversight and management of the contracts and grants funded by INL.

The PA will also assist in other programmatic support. The PA reports to the Security and Counter-Terrorism Unit Chief within the Political Section, with INL in Washington DC providing guidance about INL issues.

Position will be supervised by the Security & Counter-terrorism Unit Chief.

Qualifications and Evaluations

  • Minimum of 4 years of progressive administrative work, or similar work requiring strong organizational skills is required.
  • Must have intermediate computer knowledge in MS Office Suite, and other proprietary software such as International Vetting and Security Tracking System (INVEST), Integrated Logistics Management System (ILMS), ILMS End-Use Monitoring, ILMS ARIBA Spend Management. Knowledge of clerical and office administrative processes required, as well as an understanding of Embassy protocol and processes.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, International Relations or Project Management is required.
  • Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing of English is required. (This may be tested)

    Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong writing and reporting skills, as well as typing and numerical skills, organizational and follow-through skills are necessary to be successful in position.
  • Ability to deal tactfully with USG, host country and other officials required.
  • 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.
  • Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Nairobi, Kenya 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.
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 8th September 2019
  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public trust clearance.
  • 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: Applications without supporting documentation requested will not be considered.
  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Valid Driver’s License for class B, C, E
  • Secondary School certificate

    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 Nairobi, Kenya.
  • For more information and job application details, see; U.S. Embassy Nairobi Program Assistant (INL) – EFM Jobs in Kenya

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