Job Openings at the Embassy

Vacancy Announcement

 

U.S. Mission                                      Asmara

Announcement Number:                 Asmara-2019-22

Position Title:                                   Chauffeur

Opening Period:                               December 11, 2019 – December 17, 2019

Series/Grade:                                   LE-1015-3 (FSN-3)

For USEFM/FS:  FP-BB.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

For More Info:                                   Human Resources Office

Mailing Address:  U.S. Embassy, P.O. Box 211

E-mail Address:  HR_Asmara@state.gov

 

Who May Apply:                              All Interested Applicants / All Sources

 

Security Clearance Required:     Local Security Certification

Duration Appointment:                Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period

 

Marketing Statement:  We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees (https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/eight-qualities-of-overseas-employees) before you apply.

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Asmara, Eritrea is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Chauffeur.

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 of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:  No

Duties:  Chauffeur operates passenger vehicles and lights trucks to transport employees, official visitors, equipment, and supplies in support of Embassy activities.  Assists with airport arrivals and departures, as required.  Performs daily vehicle checks and minor routine maintenance of official vehicles.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:  Completion of secondary school is required.

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE: At least one year of professional driving experience is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: Level III (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required.  Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing Tigrinya is required. This will be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

Must possess a valid Eritrean Grade Three driver’s license and have excellent driving skills with both automatic and manual transmission vehicles.  This will be tested.

Must have good knowledge of streets, neighborhoods, and driving patterns in Asmara and surrounding areas. Knowledge of locations of businesses, schools, government offices, etc., in Asmara and in other major cities of Eritrea is required.

Must be able to perform routine maintenance checks and minor service on passenger vehicles and light trucks.  Must have basic computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word and Outlook) and be able to learn State Department specific software systems.

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

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.

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:

(1)          AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

(2)          AEFM / USEFM

(3)          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.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link:  https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification clearance.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on our website at https://er.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/  and Supplemental Narrative Form, which is the last page of this document.

To apply for this position, applicants should submit the documents listed below to

Human Resources Office

Mailing Address:  U.S. Embassy, P.O. Box 211

E-mail Address: HR_Asmara@state.gov. Please indicate the position title in the subject line.

 

Required Documents:  Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • DS-174
  • Supplemental Narrative Form
  • Proof of Education
  • Proof of release from National Service

 

What to Expect Next:  Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted by phone.

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 Asmara, Eritrea.

 

Supplemental Narrative Form

Chauffeur, LE-1015-3 (FSN-3; FP-BB*)

Name:

Date:

INSTRUCTIONS:  Please use the right side column to explain in detail how you meet the qualification for this vacancy announcement.  This information will be used to determine if you meet the required qualifications for this position.  Information provided on the Supplemental Narrative Form must match information provided on the Universal Application for Employment (DS-174).

Qualification requirements My qualifications and how they meet the vacancy announcement requirements.
EDUCATION: Completion of secondary school is required.
EXPERIENCE:  At least one year of professional driving experience is required.
LANGUAGE:  Level III (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required.  Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing Tigrinya is required. This will be tested.
Must possess a valid Eritrean Grade Three driver’s license and have excellent driving skills with both automatic and manual transmission vehicles.  This will be tested.
Must have good knowledge of streets, neighborhoods, and driving patterns in Asmara and surrounding areas. Knowledge of locations of businesses, schools, government offices, etc., in Asmara and in other major cities of Eritrea is required.
Must be able to perform routine maintenance checks and minor service on passenger vehicles and light trucks.  Must have basic computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word and Outlook) and be able to learn State Department specific software systems.

 

Vacancy Announcement

 

U.S. Mission                                      Asmara

Announcement Number:                  Asmara-2019-21

Position Title:                                    Political/Economic Specialist

Opening Period:                               December 9, 2019 – December 23, 2019

Series/Grade:                                   LE-1605-10 (FSN-10)

For USEFM/FS:  FP-05 (steps 5-14).  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

For More Info:                                   Human Resources Office

Mailing Address:  U.S. Embassy, P.O. Box 211

E-mail Address:  HR_Asmara@state.gov

 

Who May Apply:                              All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:     Local Security Certification

Duration Appointment:                Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period

 

Marketing Statement:  We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees (https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/eight-qualities-of-overseas-employees) before you apply.

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Asmara, Eritrea is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Political/Economic Specialist.

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 of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:  No

Duties:  The Political-Economic Specialist monitors and analyzes domestic and regional political developments, focusing on issues of interest to the United States.  The Incumbent must be able to foster good relations with government officials, representatives from the diplomatic and international community, and the business community and civil society, arranging meetings with the same for Embassy staff and official visitors.  The position requires strong reading comprehension, excellent writing skills, and advanced communication skills, with the ability to translate and summarize into English documents and reports written in Tigrinya.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:   A college degree in Political Science, Economics, International Relations, History, Journalism, or Law is required.

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:  At least five years of progressively responsible experience in a relevant occupation is required, such as political or social science research and analysis (academic or practical); work in a relevant professional capacity for a diplomatic or international organization, for a government ministry or agency, or for a domestic organization active in social/political issues;  journalism’ or university teaching.  Work performed in the accomplishment of an advanced degree (masters or doctorate) may be credited toward the experience requirement.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing Tigrinya is required.  Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing English is required.  (This may be tested.)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

Must have thorough knowledge of host country’s political, economic, and social structure, institutions,  historical development, and key political figures. Must have a sound grasp of U.S. foreign policy objectives vis-à-vis the host country.

Ability to anticipate needs of supported officials for press and related coverage of current political/environment/science/technology/labor developments is required; ability to develop and maintain contacts in public and private is required to achieve full performance. Ability to obtain material from public sources and prepare reports of a factual nature in precise and accurate form is required.  Ability to interpret and translate with expediency and accuracy is required.

Good skill in oral and written communication and interpersonal relations is required. Good computer skills, including the ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, and Excel) and to conduct internet research is essential.

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

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.

 

 

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:

(1)          AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

(2)          AEFM / USEFM

(3)          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.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link:  https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification clearance.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on our website at https://er.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/  and Supplemental Narrative Form, which is the last page of this document.

To apply for this position, applicants should submit the documents listed below to

Human Resources Office

Mailing Address:  U.S. Embassy, P.O. Box 211

E-mail Address: HR_Asmara@state.gov. Please indicate the position title in the subject line.

 

Required Documents:  Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • DS-174
  • Supplemental Narrative Form
  • Proof of Education
  • Proof of release from National Service

 

What to Expect Next:  Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted by phone.

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 Asmara, Eritrea.

 

Supplemental Narrative Form

Political/Economic Specialist, LE-1605-10 (FSN-10; FP-05 (steps 5-14)*)

Name:

Date:

INSTRUCTIONS:  Please use the right side column to explain in detail how you meet the qualification for this vacancy announcement.  This information will be used to determine if you meet the required qualifications for this position.  Information provided on the Supplemental Narrative Form must match information provided on the Universal Application for Employment (DS-174).

Qualification requirements My qualifications and how they meet the vacancy announcement requirements.
 
EDUCATION:  A college degree in Political Science, Economics, International Relations, History, Journalism, or Law is required.  

 

 
EXPERIENCE:  At least five years of progressively responsible experience in a relevant occupation is required, such as political or social science research and analysis (academic or practical); work in a relevant professional capacity for a diplomatic or international organization, for a government ministry or agency, or for a domestic organization active in social/political issues;  journalism’ or university teaching.  Work performed in the accomplishment of an advanced degree (masters or doctorate) may be credited toward the experience requirement.
 
LANGUAGE:  Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing Tigrinya is required.  Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing English is required.  (This may be tested.)  

 

 
Must have thorough knowledge of host country’s political, economic, and social structure, institutions, historical development, and key political figures. Must have a sound grasp of U.S. foreign policy objectives vis-à-vis the host country.  

 

Ability to anticipate needs of supported officials for press and related coverage of current political/environment/science/technology/labor developments is required; ability to develop and maintain contacts in public and private is required to achieve full performance. Ability to obtain material from public sources and prepare reports of a factual nature in precise and accurate form is required.  Ability to interpret and translate with expediency and accuracy is required.
Good skill in oral and written communication and interpersonal relations is required. Good computer skills, including the ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, and Excel) and to conduct internet research is essential.

 

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Business Opportunity – Notice of Solicitation

The U.S. Embassy Asmara, Eritrea, has a requirement for a contractor to provide satellite internet services. The anticipated period of performance is one year.  All responsible sources may submit a quotation, which will be considered.  A copy of the Request for Quotations (RFQ) number 19ER1019Q0002 is available by calling the U.S. Embassy General Services Office, Procurement Section at the following number:  +291-1-120004, ext. 2172.

The U.S. Embassy intends to award a contract/purchase order to the responsible company submitting an acceptable quotation at the lowest price.  We intend to award a contract/purchase based on initial quotations, without holding discussions, although we may hold discussions with companies in the competitive range if there is a need to do so.

You are encouraged to make your quotation competitive.  You are also cautioned against any collusion with other potential offerors with regard to price quotations to be submitted.  The RFQ does not commit the U.S. Embassy to make any award.  The Embassy may cancel this RFQ or any part of it.

Please read the RFQ carefully, and if you are interested, submit your quotation.  Electronic submissions will not be accepted.  Please submit two hardcopies of your quotation to the U.S. Embassy Asmara Contracting Officer at the address in the RFQ by July 30, 2019 17:00 local time.