POSITION: Cultural Affairs Assistant – Educational Advising Program
OPENING DATE: July 19, 2017
CLOSING DATE: July 30, 2017
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week
SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN- 7; (Step 1- TZS 21,408,180 through Step 13- 32,112,276 per annum)
Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP- 7*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.
The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position. The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement.
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
The US Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Cultural Affairs Assistant – Educational Advising Program in the Public Affairs Section.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITIONManage Mission Tanzania’s educational advising program, EducationUSA, through outreach events at the Information Resource Center, American Corners, as well as alternative locations. Manage Mission Tanzania’s International Visitor Leadership Program, including the recruitment and application processes and administration of participants’ travel to the United States. Manage other cultural outreach programs as assigned.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES50% of time — Oversees educational advising program. Corresponds with institutions on scholarship opportunities. Advises candidates in their study plans and on educational testing. Directs prospective students to appropriate reference materials. Organizes pre-departure orientations, college fairs, outreach orientation programs with students and school principals and guidance counselors. Prepares monthly annual statistics.
40% of time — Administers International Visitors Leadership Program for Embassy Dar es Salaam, including the Voluntary Visitors Program. Assists in the recruitment and selection process through contacts in government, academic and professional institutions. Arranges briefings and logistics for exchange participants. Prepares reports for Washington on exchange programs.
10% of time – Provides administrative and logistical support to Fulbright and Humphrey exchange programs as well as other cultural outreach programs on as-needed basis.
All applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
Education:A Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, liberal arts, education, management or related field is required.
Experience:One year of work experience is required.
Language:Level IV (fluent) (writing, reading and speaking) in English and Kiswahili is required. (This will be tested)
Skills and Abilities:Computer skills required.
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*
AEFM / USEFM
FS on LWOP**
* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.
** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
Management will consider when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Employment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
HOW TO APPLY:Please ensure documents are in Microsoft Word, JPEG, TIFF and/or Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
SkyDrive or Cloud files other than in above specified above will NOT be accepted and your application will be determined invalid.
Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above);
Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. resume, transcripts, degrees, etc.)
Copy of Degree.
For Tanzanian Nationals: Copy of Passport, or National ID, or Voter ID
For Other Nationals: please attach current Resident/Work Permit and copy of valid Passport.
Applicants MUST follow instructions in the notice on the website.When sending an online application, please indicate the position title in the subject line.Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 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(below compulsory retirement age), disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.