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Embassy of United States of America

Embassy of United States of America


Position: Fraud Investigator (CFI)
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Permanent
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Salary: $12,133
Posted date: 2 weeks ago
Application Deadline: Submition date is over


Hiring Path: Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

  • For USEFM - FS is 06. Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
  • All Interested Applicants/All Sources

Security Clearance Required: Public Trust - Background Investigation

Appointment Type: Permanent

Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of the probationary period.

Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


The U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa/Ethiopia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Fraud Investigator (CFI) in the consular section.

Full Time (40 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Travel Required: 25% or less

Travels to different cities within the country.


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, coordinating contractors to conduct sample collection, 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


EXPERIENCE: 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:

Education: 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's law enforcement and security agencies
  • Ability to conduct sensitive investigations including handling evidence with the 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.

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.


  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  • FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT: 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 the 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.