Job Openings at the Embassy

1. Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA)
The Embassy of the United States in Mauritania wishes to bring to the attention of all Employment candidates with the U.S. Embassy, that starting July 9, 2018 all applications will be only submitted electronically. Candidates wishing to submit an application for a vacant position within the Embassy have to create an online account by following the instructions provided with the following link:

2. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
Thank you for considering the U.S. government as a potential employer. The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Mauritania is an equal opportunity employer. Interested applicants should review each position vacancy thoroughly to ensure that their application includes all necessary information.

3. How to Apply
All Embassy vacancy announcements appear on the website Please follow the step-by-step guidance on our site to apply for positions.

Announcement Number: Nouakchott-2019-030

Hiring Agency: Embassy Nouakchott

Position Title: Inventory Clerk- Open to All Interested Applicants/All sources

Open Period: 08/14/2019 – 08/28/2019


Vacancy Time Zone: GMT

Series/Grade: LE – 0805 5

Salary: MRU UM392,130 – MRU UM392,130

Work Schedule: Full-time –

Promotion Potential: LE-5

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-9.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C. All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required: Other

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

Supervisory Position: No

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Travel Required: Not Required

Basic Function of the Position: This position conducts the inventory of residences upon arrival and departure of occupants, agencies, and offices comprising all Embassy different locations. He/she provides critical support in conducting the Annual Inventory of Office and Warehouse spaces and conducts and reports results for all property inventories as required by 14 FAM and other guidance from the state Department and backs up the Receiving Clerk. Incumbent conducts inventories in all Embassy leased and owned residences upon departure and arrival of occupants, or any major property movement and conducts annual inventory for Chief of Mission Residence. He/she conducts annual inventory of all offices and periodically as requested by agencies and accounts for all items tracked in ILMS for all ICASS paying agencies on post and prepares inventory documents for agencies upon request. He/she leads annual inventory effort for warehouse, Offices and other applicable spaces and also leads all coordination with Washington, DC for all annual inventory related matters. Moreover the incumbent coordinates with Expendables Supply Clerk, Motor-pool supervisor, and information Management Office to ensure that all required inventories are completed on time.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Education: Completion of Secondary school required


Experience: Two years of clerical experience is required. At least one year of stock management and record keeping or related job experience is required.


Language: Level III (good working knowledge) speaking/reading/writing English, French and Arabic required. Language skills may be tested.

Skills and Abilities: Must be able to operate telecommunication equipment of all types.


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.


  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-2019-030 Inventory clerk and complete the online application.
  • Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (eg. cover letter, degree, certificates, SF50 & Copy of Orders/Assignment ( 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 (if applicable)

Degree (not transcript)

Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)

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.