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U.S. Embassy - Addis Abeba

U.S. Embassy - Addis Abeba

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Position: Labor/Political Assistant
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Permanent
Place of Work: Addis Ababa - Ethiopia
Salary: $14,089/Year
Posted date: 1 week ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

Overview

Hiring Path: Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

  • For USEFM - FS is 6. 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.

Summary:

The U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa/Ethiopia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Labor Assistant.

The work schedule for this position is: Full-time (40 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period 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: Not Required

Duties

The Political/Labor Assistant researches and prepares factual and analytical reports on Ethiopia’s political situation to inform officers and the Front Office and advance policy objectives. The incumbent is the section’s expert on labor issues, including internal and external migration for economic opportunity, trafficking of persons, and laws and practices pertaining to labor across sectors. The incumbent backs up the Political Specialist and the Political Assistant and may cover other portfolio issues as assigned. The incumbent develops relevant political contacts, arranges meetings, provides briefing materials, translates materials, and interprets for officers, as required. 

Qualifications and Evaluations

EXPERIENCE:- Three years of progressively responsible experience working on Labor issues, either with a consulting firm, a large company or a union is required. 

Education:- Two years of university study is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:-

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

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:- 

  • The ability to deal effectively with representatives of the U.S. and business community and with colleagues in the Embassy and/or host governments is required. Skill in keyboarding, numerical skills, and the use of most elements of the Microsoft Office suite is required. Good analytical, negotiating, and time management skills, along with strong proofreading skills and attention to detail, are required (this may be tested)

 Note: A written exam may be administered before the interview.

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.

Qualifications:

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:

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.

Other Information:

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 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 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.