U.S. Embassy Nairobi Public Engagement Assistant (America Spaces) Jobs in Kenya

U.S. Embassy Nairobi Public Engagement Assistant (America Spaces) Jobs in Kenya

Under the supervision of the American Center Director, the incumbent will manage public diplomacy outreach programs at the Embassy’s flagship American Space and provide support for the other American Spaces in Kenya.

In his/her work with American Spaces, the incumbent will develop and execute innovative outreach and training activities in support of the Mission’s Interagency Country Strategy (ICS) goals.

The incumbent will manage social media properties for the American Spaces, develop marketing materials, and grow the audience base.

The incumbent manages the intern program and serves as Acting Director when needed.

Qualifications and Evaluations

  • A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in a multinational educational or cultural work environment is required, with education, communication, marketing and public outreach duties as significant parts of the job is required.
  • Must have good working knowledge of Kenya’s political, social and educational structure and institutions and key personalities.
  • Must have working knowledge of U. S. society and culture.
  • Please copy directly from Section 15 (a) of the PD.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Development Studies, Information Science, Communications, Marketing or Management is required.
  • Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing of English is required. (This may be tested). Level III (Good Working Knowledge) speaking/reading/writing of Kiswahili is required

    Skills and Abilities:
  • Must have interpersonal skills, customer service skills and technical skills.
  • Must be able to engage with contacts of all levels, from high school students to Ministers and other high-level government officials in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Must be able to convey complex ideas in simple, comprehensible language for all levels of interlocutors and audiences.
  • Must be able to solve complex problems, particularly as they relate to program logistics and finances.
  • Must have numerical skills to track procurement expenditures and inventory of American Spaces supplies.
  • Must be able to use Microsoft Office Suites, Internet; and other proprietary software such as EOS.Web,
    Adobe Flash Player, iTunes, Skype, ooVoo, and Zoom, G-Suite.
  • 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.

    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 Public Engagement Assistant (America Spaces) Jobs in Kenya

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