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-2020-003

Hiring Agency: Embassy Nouakchott

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

Open Period: 10/30/2019 – 09/30/2020


Vacancy Time Zone: GMT

Series/Grade: 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

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:

Education: Completion of Secondary School required.


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

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.


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


  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”), 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
  • Choose Announcement Number Nouakchott-2020-003 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, SF50 & Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification or equivalent, DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or 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

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

Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification or equivalent

High school diploma

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