US Embassy Pretoria Administrative Assistant Jobs

US Embassy Pretoria Administrative Assistant Jobs


  • Incumbent serves as the office manager and administrative assistant, performing various administrative work and other duties as required by the supervisor. Incumbent (s) reports to the HRO for assignment to various offices within U.S. Embassy Pretoria or Consulates on an as-needed basis.

  • The incumbent ensures effective office operations by providing administrative and logistical support for general office functions for the section. This includes planning for high-level meetings and events, preparing documents and correspondence, managing individual and central calendars, planning travel logistics, and maintaining office records.

    Qualifications and Evaluations


  • Job Knowledge: Good knowledge of English grammar and spelling. Must be able to adapt to changing circumstances and be able to juggle dozens of different, often time-sensitive tasks in a variety of specialized areas.

    Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required.


  • Post may choose to add the phrase “This may be tested” after a language, skill, and/or ability. Review the VA template for specific information.

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

  • One additional official South African Language level III (Good Working Knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.

    Skills and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with MS Excel and Word is required. Ability to work independently and deal calmly and
    effectively in stressful situations.

  • Must be skilled in reading, interpreting and applying complex regulations, and relating them to issues at hand.

  • Excellent drafting skills and strong interpersonal, presentation, and organizational skills are required. Must be able to lift 50 pounds (23kg). Occasional money holder.

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel is required. (This may be tested).

    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.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; US Embassy Pretoria Administrative Assistant Jobs

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