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Public Engagement Assistant (EV Exchanges Coordinator) || US Embassy

  • Harare
  • Applications have closed

US Embassy

DUE : 17 NOV 2022

The Emerging Voices (EV) Exchanges Coordinator works under the direct supervision of the EV Specialist or Public Affairs Officer (PAO) designee. The position supervises one locally employed (LE) staff, the EV Exchanges Assistant. Coordinates the Mission’s exchange programs for youth and communities that are not included in traditional U.S. diplomatic engagement, such as civil society groups and populations vulnerable to extremist appeals. In collaboration with the Alumni Coordinator, designs, plans, and implements a broad range of activities to maintain contact with alumni of all EV activities and initiatives.

Qualifications and Evaluations
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in a multilingual, multicultural, or multinational work environment is required, with project management, marketing, public relations, communication, or education duties as a significant part of the job.
Education Requirements:
Two years of university studies are required.

LANGUAGE : English -Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have general knowledge of project management, including defining project objectives, outcomes, and assessment methods. A thorough understanding of the attitudes and preferences of the EV audience sector in Zimbabwe, including the regional, ethnic, social, cultural, linguistic, and other factors and institutions that shape those attitudes, is required. Detailed knowledge of Zimbabwean secondary education, exchanges, and youth programs is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Analytic Skills: Must have strong analytic skills and the ability to conceptualize how best to use PD tools to move Zimbabwean attitudes in positive ways. Must be able to advise senior leaders of opportunities to promote Mission objectives through exchanges to and from the United States; identify, analyze, predict, and continually assess EV audience attitudes; and evaluate the impact of projects and modify approaches for best outcomes.
Communication/Interpersonal Skills: Must have excellent customer relations, interpersonal cross-cultural communication skills, and be able to identify and engage key figures critical to shaping local public opinion. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking, interviewing for evaluation purposes, writing reports, and contributing material for publication in English; must be able to tailor communications to fit formal and informal situations and different ethnic, religious, and linguistic cultures. Must be able to brief on a variety of issues.
Management Skills: Strong management skills are required, including the ability to develop and oversee project budgets and to organize, run, and present professional and exchange projects such as workshops, seminars, digital and in-person conferences, panel discussions, lectures, and camps. Must be able to negotiate agreements with partner institutions and manage their fulfillment.

Technical Skills: Good keyboarding and data entry skills and excellent familiarity with electronic discovery tools, in particular the Internet, and standard information retrieval practices and procedures are required. Thorough, detailed knowledge of various computer software programs, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, graphic design and photo editing software, and PD-specific software, databases, and reporting tools is required. Must be able to use social media and mobile platforms, photo and video sharing sites, podcast creation tools, and basic photo and video tools. Must have good numerical skills to be able to develop and manage projects and monitor grant budgets; must be able to develop descriptive statistical analysis of target audience segments and impact of EV exchanges activities and initiatives. 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.
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 Harare 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:
For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit here

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.

1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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.

To apply for this position applicants must electronically submit the documents listed below to be considered for employment. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible and qualified. Click here to apply

Required Documents:
Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:
Copy of Ordinary level certificate with a minimum of 5 passes including English
**For a successful application packet please ensure that you upload ALL the required documents for the position.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the vacancy announcement(s) which they are qualified for. Please note that HR cannot transfer applicants between the two vacancy announcements (Harare-2022-37S and Harare-2022-37) hence candidates are encouraged to use their discretion when applying.
In addition to the above US Citizen EFMs only should also attach the documents below:
Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
Most Recent SF-50 (if applicable)
**Please make sure you enter all your work experience and education through the ERA Application. Attached Curriculum Vitae /Resume (s) will NOT be considered.

Next Steps:
Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
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 Harare.