Job Openings at the Embassy

Thank you for your interest in employment with the U.S. Mission in Mauritania.  To view a current list of all available positions at the U.S. Mission in Mauritania and to apply online, please visit this page: Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA).

Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA)

All applications must be submitted through ERA and in English to be considered. 

The U.S. Mission in Mauritania 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.

Announcement Number: Nouakchott-2021-040

Hiring Agency: Embassy Nouakchott

Position Title: Community Liaison Office Coordinator– US Eligible Family Members (EFMs) – All Agencies

Open Period: 10/13/2021 – 09/30/2022

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT

Series/Grade: FP 0105 FP- 6

Salary: Not Specified

Work Schedule: Part-time –

Promotion Potential: FP-6

Duty Location(s): 1 Vacancy in

Nouakchott, MR

Telework Eligible: No

For More Info: HR Section
Human Resources Office
NouakchottHR@state.gov

Hiring Path: Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: For USEFM – FS is FP-06. Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
U. S Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies

Security Clearance Required: Top Secret

Appointment Type: Temporary

Appointment Type Details: Definite

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

Summary: The work schedule for this position is: Part Time (20 hours per week)

Supervisory Position: Yes

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Travel Required: Not Required

Basic Function of the Position: The CLO is responsible for developing and managing a program based on community demographics and post-specific needs. Development and implementation of the program has direct impact on post morale and affects overall work performance, productivity, retention, community spirit, and individual and family well-being in a foreign environment. The CLO develops evaluation criteria and conducts periodic surveys to assess program efficacy. Based on analysis of formal and informal surveys, the CLO develops and implements a long-range program plan that outlines goals to maintain and enhance morale at post. The duties of the CLO are defined in eight areas of responsibility: employment liaison, crisis management and security liaison, education liaison, information and resource management, guidance and referral, welcoming and orientation, community liaison, and events planning. The CLO develops and administers a program plan across the eight areas, which is client-driven and responsive to post-specific needs.

 Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

 Experience: Minimum of three years of professional work experience required.

Job Knowledge: The complexity of issues in the daily administration of the program requires knowledge of pertinent DOS regulations, programs, and policies, as well as host-country laws, practices, and mores. This knowledge is particularly critical to performance of CLO duties in employment liaison, education liaison, crisis management, and security liaison where USG and State Department regulations, policies and initiatives govern programs and benefits critical to the general well-being of FS employees and family members overseas.

Education Requirements: Completion of Secondary School required.

Evaluations:

 Language: Level III (Good Working Knowledge) of English Speaking/Reading/Writing required. Language skills may be tested.

Skills and Abilities: Standard knowledge of Microsoft computer environment required; ability to draft and edit material for correspondence and publication required. Ability to demonstrate good interpersonal/customer service skills required.

 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 Nouakchott, Mauritania 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:

  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.

How to Apply: Applicants must complete the following application process to be considered:

 

  • Create an account on the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) website via the Embassy website https://mr.usembassy.gov/
  • Choose Announcement Number Nouakchott-2021-040 Community Liaison Office Coordinator and complete the online application.
  • Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (eg. cover letter, degree, transcript, SF50 & Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification or equivalent , DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, other supporting documentation (if applicable) into the Electronic Recruitment Application system).

 

To apply for this position, click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site https://mr.usembassy.gov/

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public trust clearance.

Required Documents:

Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent) (if applicable)

Secondary school degree

DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

SF-50 (if applicable)

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 Nouakchott, Mauretania.

 

 

Announcement Number: Nouakchott-2021-039

Hiring Agency: Embassy Nouakchott

Position Title: Information Resource Center Director (American Spaces Manager)

Open Period: 10/07/2021 – 10/28/2021

Format MM/DD/YYYY :

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT

Series/Grade: LE – 6105 FSN9

Salary: MRU UM976,795 – MRU UM976,795

Work Schedule: Full-time

Promotion Potential: LE-9

Duty Location(s): 1 Vacancy in Nouakchott, MR

Telework Eligible: No

For More Info:  HR Section

Human Resources Office
NouakchottHR@state.gov

Hiring Path: • Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: All Interested Applicants / All Sources

For USEFM – FSN9 is FP-05.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation

Appointment Type: Permanent

Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Summary: 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 (2 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: Yes

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Duties: Directs and manages an Information Resource Center of moderate scope and complexity, and provides oversight over all other American Spaces in country. Solely responsible for the American Center. Plans and implements an outreach program to advance the Mission’s public affairs goals. Develops and maintains continuing personal contact with the highest level target audience members.

American Center Manager:

Plans, develops, and manages American Spaces in accordance with the Integrated Country Strategy and Mission Resource Request objectives and priorities. In charge of research and reference services, ensuring information about the U.S. is received by the target audience using appropriate methods (in person and virtual).

Devises strategies for cost-effective, automated means of responding to information inquiries. Reviews the American Center’s and Spaces’ capabilities, and develops ways of optimizing the technology of post’s information services.

Prepares American Spaces’ contributions to annual budget and PDIP submissions. Advises the PAO of strategies for managing resources to assure maximum cost effectiveness and productivity. Prepares analytical reports and writes briefs on special IRC programs and problems; insures adequate records and statistics are maintained for Post managers and reporting requirements.

-Promotes awareness of American policies and positions in contemporary affairs through a variety of innovative outreach programs.
-Designs selective dissemination of information profiles for select, upper level contacts, e.g., parliamentarians, government officials, academics, senior civil servants, other policy makers, the media, and researchers. Consults with PAO and IRO and other agency officers.

-Designs promotional materials and develops marketing strategies highlighting IIP products, programs and services. Monitors and assesses advances in information technologies in order to electronically transmit products where feasible.
-Develops programs in information technology to showcase American information products. Works closely with other members of the IIP program team to enhance programs.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

Experience:  At least three years of progressively responsible experience in the field of information research, or teaching, or leading group discussions in person and/or virtually in an education setting; and computer skills or ability to quickly learn them (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher).

Education Requirements:

A university degree in information science, English, teaching English as a foreign language, library science, political science, international affairs, American studies, or a related field, is required.

Evaluations:

Language:  Level IV (fluent) spoken, written, and reading English; at least level III spoken Arabic and French. The ability to speak other local languages is a plus. Language skills 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:

Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Nouakchott-Mauritania 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:

  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.

How to Apply: Applicants must complete the following application process to be considered:

  • Create an account on the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) website via the Embassy website https://mr.usembassy.gov/
  • Choose Announcement Number Nouakchott-2021-039 IRC Director (American Spaces Manager) and complete the online application.
  • Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (eg. cover letter, University degree, work certificate, copy of orders/Assignment notification, work permit, SF50 if applicable)

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site https://mr.usembassy.gov/.

Required Documents:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)  (if applicable)

Residency and/or Work Permit  (if applicable)

University Degree (not transcript)

Work Certificate

DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

SF-50 (if applicable)

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 Nouakchott-Mauritania.

 

Announcement Number: Nouakchott-2021-038

Hiring Agency: Embassy Nouakchott

Position Title: Supervisory Administrative Assistant-All Interested applicants/all sources (Supervisory Administrative Assistant OBO)

Open Period: 10/05/2021- 10/19/2021

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT

Series/Grade: LE-0105 FSN-7

Work Schedule: Full-time –

Salary: MRU UM657,451 – MRU UM657,451

Duty Location(s): 1Vacancy in
Nouakchott, MR

Telework Eligible: No

For More Info: HR Section
Human Resources Office
HRONouakchott@state.gov

Hiring Path: Open to the public Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

For USEFM – FSN-07 is FP-7.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies

Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation

Appointment Type: Term appt, NTE 3 yrs

Appointment Type Details: definite subject to successful completion of probationary period

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

Summary: 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 ( two weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: Yes

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Travel Required: No

Basic Function:

The Supervisory Administrative Assistant provides a wide range of administrative assistance to the OBO Project Director (PD) and other OBO management staff (M/OBO) in support of the Chief of Mission Residence (CMR) Modification Project. Incumbent is responsible to the OBO PD for administrative management of OBO’s resources and activities, including but not limited to, finance and budget, procurement and supplies, information technology and systems, shipping and travel, human resources and personnel, and housing and furnishings needs.

FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION AND CORRESPONDENCE

  • Assist with the preparation of site operations budget for the project’s life cycle. Provide guidance, suggestions, and advice to the OBO PD and OBO management staff on all office budget matters, including procurement, quotations, cost, and quality Review payment vouchers for validity and accuracy.
  • Work as liaison between OBO and Financial Management Office (FMO) for budget, personnel, and procurement costs.
  • Liaison with Embassy contracting officer for necessary procurement actions.
  • Responsible to track all budgets, accounts, purchases, credit cards, procurement, and inventory. If authorized, the incumbent disburses, maintains, records, and reports petty-cash expenditures.
  • Position serves as a petty cash.
  • Responsible to draft official correspondence to the construction contractor, as well as the local government authorities, in support of the Chief of Mission Residence (CMR) Modification Project as well as coordinate and assist with the preparation of all field office reports made to the Embassy and M/OBO.

MANAGING PERSONNEL AND OFFICE SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE

  • Coordinate preparation and submission of accreditation requests for contractor
  • Liaise with Embassy HR to obtain and maintain host government issued diplomatic identity cards and Embassy security badges for project
  • Coordinate recruitment of local support staff, e. drivers with the Human Resources (HR) office.
  • Supervise and evaluate administrative
  • Source and promote professional education programs for the office staff as training needs are
  • Administer Time and Attendance (T&A) reports to the
  • Organize office computer network, manages system access control and maintains operational Incumbent establishes office file system and ensures system integrity is maintained.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Education: Completion of two years of post-secondary education is required.

Requirements:

Experience:  Minimum three years of office administration and management work experience, including at least one year in construction or engineering industry environment either on a jobsite or in an office setting, is required. In addition, a minimum of twelve months’ supervisory experience may be required.

Evaluations:

Language: English level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing is required. French level IV (Fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required. Language skills may be tested.

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.

 Benefits:

Agency Benefits: Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Nouakchott, Mauritania 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:

  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.

How to Apply: Applicants must complete the following application process to be considered:

  • Create an account on the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) website via the Embassy website https://mr.usembassy.gov/
  • Choose Announcement Number Nouakchott-2021-038 Supervisory Administrative Assistant and complete the online application.
  • Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (eg. cover letter, two years post-secondary school degree, certificate, copy of orders/Assignment notification, work permit, SF50 if applicable)

To apply for this position, click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site https://mr.usembassy.gov/

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

Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification or equivalent (If applicable)

Work certificate

Work permit (If applicable)

Two years of post-secondary school degree

DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

SF-50 (If applicable)

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 Nouakchott, Mauritania.