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-2022-002

Hiring Agency: Embassy Nouakchott

Position Title: Dispatcher-All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Open Period: 01/12/2022-01/26/2022

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT

Series/Grade: LE-1010 FSN-5

Work Schedule: Full-time –

Salary: MRU UM386,664 – MRU UM386,664

Duty Location(s): 1Vacancy 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 – FSN-5 is FP-9.  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: Permanent

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: No

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Travel Required: No

Basic Function:

Working in the Motor Pool unit of the General Services Office (GSO), the Dispatcher coordinates daily as well as advanced assignments for all drivers to schedule transportation for post personnel and official visitors.

Operations Management                                                                           

  • Coordinates among users and drivers to meet requests and ensure efficient operations; handles emergency transportation requests as needed.
  • Arranges work shifts, shuttle and other official trip schedules to meet all transportation needs.
  • Serves as team leader to provide guidance and direction to chauffeurs on vehicle operations, safety measures, as well as specific instructions on transporting VIPs
  • Ensures drivers’ appearance is presentable, and vehicles are clean and in good operational condition.
  • Reports any inappropriate behavior and rule violation; ensures compliance with safety regulations.
  • As back-up to the Motor Pool Supervisor, provides safe driver training using the Smith System to Motor Pool Chauffeurs as well as incidental drivers.  May also maintain training records and ensure that each operator’s training status complies with the Department of State regulation

Fleet Management

  • Analyzes fuel usage and vehicle maintenance data, periodically inspects vehicles, and develops vehicle rotation plans to enhance efficient fleet utilization.
  • Submits vehicle mishap reports to supervisors within 24 hours; and reports all damage to US Government vehicles or properties, and when citations are issued to drivers.
  • Participates in accident investigations.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Education: Completion of secondary school is required.

Requirements:

Experience:   Two years of professional driving experience in host country, plus one year motor vehicle dispatcher or fleet management experience is required.

Evaluations:

Language: English level III (Good working knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required. French level III (Good working knowledge) 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-2022-002 Dispatcher complete the online application.
  • Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (eg. cover letter, Secondary school 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: 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)

Driver’s license

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.

Announcement Number: Nouakchott-2022-001 RA1

Hiring Agency: Embassy Nouakchott

Position Title: OBO Construction Manager-All Interested Applicants/All sources

Open Period: 01/03/2022- 01/17/2022

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT

Series/Grade: LE-0105 FSN-11

Work Schedule: Full-time –

Salary: MRU UM1,527,849 – MRU UM1,527,849

Duty Location(s): 1Vacancy 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 – FSN-11 is FP-4.  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:

Working under the Project Director (PD) of the Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) team, the Construction Manager supports the administration and management of the construction contract and serves as the Acting PD, when required. The CM (Construction Manager) is responsible for daily coordinating the schedule and actions of the contractor to OBO professional and administrative staff for all project activities for the Major project rehabilitation.  Incumbent must be capable of working independently.

Major Duties and Responsibilities                                                                                                            

Construction Site Field Office Management                               

  • Directs and coordinates the daily activities of the professional engineering and administrative staff.
  • Responsible for the coordination of efforts to ensure specific technical issues are quickly investigated and resolved.
  • Provides professional recommendation and resolution options to the Project Director.
  • Organizes OBO field office staff meetings.
  • The CM plays the role of mentor and facilitator to new professional engineer hires to understand the standard OBO technical requirements and contract specifics.
  • Responsible for U.S. Government property valued at approximately $100,000.
  • Drives a government-owned vehicle.

Contract Management

  • Develops an in-depth working knowledge of the general contractual and detailed requirements of the construction contract for the project.
  • Observes the execution of the construction to assure adherence to approved drawing and specifications; inspects construction workmanship, materials and report to the PD as to their conformity and no-conformity to the approved drawings and specifications.
  • Make recommendations to the PD on how to correct deficiencies and resolve problems during construction.
  • Maintains daily construction surveillance logs ensuring contractor compliance with the terms of the contract.                                            
  • On behalf of the owners’ interest, the Construction Manager will be responsible for overseeing the work of contractors over the course of the project.  The Construction Manager tracks the contractor scheduled milestones; materials, equipment, and labor used; the quality and workmanship of outputs, and provides the contractors, through the PD, observations, recommendations, and supervision.
  • Monitors the construction schedule, reviews contractors’ proposals for change, and makes recommendations to Project Director on time extension requests.
  • Reviews contractors’ invoices related to civil/structural works to ensure accuracy and completeness.

Qualifications and Evaluations

 Education: University degree in Engineering, Architecture, or Construction Management from an accredited institution is required.

Requirements:

Experience:  University degree in Engineering, Architecture, or Construction Management from an accredited institution is 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-2021-041 OBO Construction Manager and complete the online application.
  • Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (eg. cover letter, University 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)

University 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.

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.