Jobs at the Embassy

Human Resources Office (HRO)

The Human Resources Office is responsible for providing a full range of personnel services for American and Locally Employed Staff (LES) members. The HRO is responsible for implementing HR policies and procedures for the American diplomatic Mission in Sierra Leone. The HRO provides guidance on all HR related programs.

Job Openings

Listed below are current job opportunities at the United States Embassy in Sierra Leone.

To apply for current mission job announcements available, click on the following link to either login or create an account:

https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/sle/vacancysearch/searchVacancies.hms

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Notice: Employment opportunities which are open only to currently employed Embassy local staff or the family members of Americans assigned to the U.S. Mission in Sierra Leone are listed on the Embassy’s internal website, available through the U.S. State Department’s OPENNET system.

Disclaimer

An Equal Opportunity Employer

The U.S. Mission in Sierra Leone 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.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

 

VACANCY AT THE AMERICAN EMBASSY

 

The United States Embassy in Sierra Leone is seeking qualified individuals for the position listed below:

POSITION TITLES:

 Mechanical Engineer  : Closing date.     July 19, 2019              

Under the general supervision of the American Direct Hire Facilities Maintenance Manager or OBO Representative, independently provides professional engineering services:  Inspects embassy building or construction; reviews plans; recommends approval of shop drawings and submittals; maintains logs of the New Embassy Complex maintenance activities, recommends change orders including preparing cost estimates.  Performs other construction engineering duties on the New Embassy Complex in Freetown.

To apply for this position click: Mechanical Engineer to login or create account.

Work Order Clerk : Closing date,   July 19, 2019

The incumbent reports to the Senior Facility Manager and the Building Engineer Supervisor, working under their direction to determine work priorities. The incumbent is a primary point of contact for all routine, emergency and preventive maintenance work orders and requests for services, and assures distribution to the appropriate shop for action. The incumbent is the customer service representative for the Facility Management section, communicating with personnel from all levels within the Embassy.

To apply for this position click: Work Order Clerk to login or create account. 

Plumbing Controls Foreman:  Closing date,  July 10, 2019

Under the general supervision of the American Direct Hire Facilities Maintenance Manager or OBO Representative, independently provides professional engineering services: Inspects embassy building or construction; reviews plans; recommends approval of shop drawings and submittals; maintains logs of the New Embassy Complex maintenance activities, recommends change orders including preparing cost estimates. Performs other construction engineering duties on the New Embassy Complex in Freetown.

To apply for this position click: Plumber Controls Foreman to login or create account.

Information on this position and application procedures are available on the Embassy’s website at https://sl.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs. The closing date for receipt of applications is listed above.  No application will be accepted after this date.

The Human Resources is deploying the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA).  ERA is an electronic applicant management system powered by Monster.com.  It will allow Human Resources professionals at U.S. missions overseas to easily identify quality candidates from large pools of online applicants.  It is a compliant, flexible, proven applicant tracking solution that automates end-to-end hiring process. Most-of-all, ERA eliminates the need for paper-based activities and streamlines workflows, all while protecting sensitive information. With the introduction of ERA, the United States Embassy in Sierra Leone will NOT be accepting any paper applications. ALL paper applications will not be considered.

Program Manager Secondary Education

Statement of Work

 

Type of Position: Program Manager Secondary Education
Grade (hrs. /wk.): Grade 9
Hours: Full Time (40 hours per week)
Supervisor: Manager Programming &Training

 

  1. Qualifications

The successful candidate should at least have the following:

  • Required
  • Master’s Degree in education or related development field. Minimum of five (5) years teaching experience in Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and/ or English in Sierra Leonean Schools
  • 5 years or more of progressively responsible experience in relevant field, including practical experience as an adult educator and/or a community outreach and/or development specialist.
  • 5 years or more of progressively responsible experience in the Sierra Leonean national educational system.
  • 3 years of management experience.
  • Proven ability to work with the Government of Sierra Leone at all levels.
  • Knowledge of MS Office computer applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  1. Background

The mission of Peace Corps worldwide is to promote peace and friendship. Peace Corps was invited to Sierra Leone in 1962, since then hundreds of Peace Corps Volunteers has worked in the fields of Education, Health, Agriculture community development etc. The work of Peace Corps Contractor does not limit itself to the role: active support of the Peace Corps mission is paramount to the job because contractors are representatives of Peace Corps in Sierra Leone.

  1. Objective

Under the direction of the Director of Programming and Training (DPT) and in collaboration with other Programming Staff, this position provides overall management of Peace Corps Sierra Leone’s Secondary Education Project. The functions include developing and maintaining a Project Plan in cooperation with the Sierra Leone Ministry of Education and other education partners; identifying viable, effective sites for Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) in response to requests from Sierra Leone schools; monitoring and evaluating individual PCV assignments to ensure quality and consistency with the Project Plan; assisting with the design of appropriate training to enhance the placement of PCVs and the quality of their work; supporting and guiding PCVs at their sites; and serving as a liaison between Peace Corps, The Ministry of Education, and other agencies engaged in Secondary Education.

  1. Tasks & Deliverables

General Description

  1. Project Development and Management (approximately 30% of the time)
  • Develop and maintain the direction of the Secondary Education Project in cooperation with appropriate Sierra Leone officials and local counterparts, PCVs, and other partners.
  • Develop potential assignments for PCVs through community visits and meetings with local representatives of the Ministry of Education, potential host schools, and community members.
  • Prepare documentation for the Secondary Education Project that conforms to the mission, goals and standards of Peace Corps.
  • Contribute to the preparation of the Integrated Planning and Budget System (IPBS) and participate in other Post planning activities.
  • Initiate and maintain close and effective contacts with national and local representatives of the Ministry of Education, other appropriate government agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) engaged in Secondary Education, and other organizations and groups, public and private at both the national and local levels.
  1. Volunteer Support (approximately 30% of the time)
  • Travel regularly throughout the country to establish and maintain effective working relationships with host schools, representatives of the Ministry of Education, and community officials.
  • Visit PCVs periodically at their sites to provide advice and assistance to them and their counterparts and supervisors to enhance working relationships and performance.
  • Assist PCVs in improving their job performance and their social and cultural adaptation through the provision of technical support, cultural insights, and direction to relevant and available resources.
  • Support PCVs with personal and cultural counseling and provide guidance on various policies, procedures, and administrative matters.
  • Maintain up-to-date information regarding relevant legislation; national policy changes; contact lists of relevant local organizations, institutions, agencies, other published resources including reference texts, professional journals and other similar information; and make the information available to PCVs.
  • Coordinate with the Safety & Security Manager (SSM) and others as appropriate to ensure a safe and secure work and living environment for PCVs.
  1. Pre-Service and In-Service Training (approximately 15% of the time)
  • Coordinate with the Director of Programming & Training (DPT), Programming and Training Manager (PTM), other Program Manager (PM), Training Manager (TM), and Program Assistant (PA) for the design, implementation, and evaluation of Pre-Service Training (PST) and In-Service Training (IST).
  • Participate, as agreed upon with Director of Programming & Training (DPT), PTM and TM, in all training events. This would include preparatory Training of Trainers (TOT), ongoing evaluation meetings, and debrief meetings.
  • Monitor and evaluate qualifications of each Peace Corps Trainee (PCT) during and at the end of PST. Collaborate with Director of Programming & Training (DPT) and or Programming and Training Manager (PTM), and training staff to assess PCT competence for service.
  • Complete timely initial and site placement interviews with PCTs.
  • Spend an adequate amount of time at the training site in order to build and maintain rapport with the PCTs.
  • Conduct PCV meetings at other ISTs. Interviews coordinated with the other Program Managers (PM), Program Training Assistants (PTA), Program and Training Manager (PTM) and/ or Director of Programming and Training (DPT) as indicated.
  1. Project Monitoring and Evaluation (approximately 20% of the time)
  • Design and implement project monitoring and evaluation tools and activities with the participation of appropriate officials, local counterparts, other education agencies, and PCVs.
  • Utilize the Volunteer Reporting Tool (VRT) for the entire PCV reporting process: create, send, receive, edit, and acknowledge PCV reports; provide written feedback to PCV; input data from the Volunteer Report Form (VRF) to the Volunteer Report Database.
  • Prepare annual monitoring and evaluation documents, such as the Project Status Report (PSR), and contribute to the preparation of other Status Reports as requested by the Director of Programming and Training (DPT).
  • Provide site visit reports in a timely manner to PCVs. As requested, provide site visit reports to other Peace Corps Sierra Leone staff and make recommendations regarding Volunteer performance and problems.
  1. Other Duties and Activities (approximately 5% of the time)
  • Assist in budget preparation and submissions with regard to the Secondary Education Project as necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  1. Roles and Responsibilities

Every individual with any involvement in the operations of Peace Corps Sierra Leone, whether U.S. Direct Hire, U.S. Personal Services Contractor, Foreign Service National, Foreign Service Personal Services Contractor or Volunteer / Trainee has duties and responsibilities directly and/or indirectly associated with Safety and Security.  These duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Awareness and understanding of all directives of Peace Corps regarding Safety and Security.
  • Awareness and understanding of emergency procedures at both home and office.
  • Awareness and understanding of duties associated with the Peace Corps Sierra Leone Emergency Action Plan.
    • Availability, at both home and office, of staff and Volunteer contact phone numbers and / or email addresses in case the stated individual is directed to establish emergency contact and provide emergency information.
    • May be required to courier cash and/or purchase orders to various vendors who furnish supplies and/or services.
  1. Logistics & Level of Effort
  • The necessary duties can be perform at the required training site which can be determined by Peace Corps located anywhere in country.
  • Be available always at the training site which will be your work station and out of the training site when request is been made.
  • Incumbent performs duties during a 48 hours work per week (Friday being a full working day) at a set work schedule as indicated in the contract. Events may require occasional work in the evenings and on weekends and holidays.
  • Performs duties during a maximum of 60 hours work per week at a variable schedule depending on the need of PST.
  • Travels for extended periods of time are required.
  • All logistics/materials are to be supplied, by Peace Corps through the General Service Assistance/Training Manager.
  • Logistics which will be given to contractor should be well managed
  • The organization will provide travel and housing allowances and transportation reimbursement when been out of station.
  • Food will not be provided to contractor but during trainings lunch is provided to enhance culture sharing and question time with PCTs.

TO APPLY:

Submit your application by email to: sl01-pcjobs@peacecorps.gov or by hand to: Director of Management and Operations, Peace Corps/Sierra Leone, 34 Old Railway Line, Signal Hill, Freetown, Sierra Leone on or before 5:00PM on 17th July, 2019.

All applications must include:

  • A letter of interest and a complete curriculum vitae or resume that shows you meet the qualifications in the job advert.
  • Copies of all certificates related to the qualifications that shows you meet the qualifications in the job advert.  All experience, skills and qualifications will be verified.
  • Contact information for 3 professional references with an email address
  • A legalized photocopy of ID card and/or proof of legal residence.
  • Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the contracting officer.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. Contract is dependent on a security background check.

 

Sierra Leone

About

Announcement Number:
Freetown-2019-21-R
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Freetown
Position Title:
Residential Security Technician (RST)
Open Period:
07/11/2019 – 07/25/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT
Series/Grade:
LE – 1210 6
Salary:
SLL Le28,070,506 – SLL Le28,070,506
Work Schedule:
Full-time – Mondays to Thursdays 08:00 – 17:15 Fridays 08:00 – 13:00
Promotion Potential:
LE-6
Duty Location(s):
1
in
Freetown, SL
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
+232 99 905100
HRFreetown@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM – FS is 8.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
Only one Open-to category should remain:•    All Interested Candidate /All Sources
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 after the receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No

Duties

The technician reports to the ARSO and is part of the Regional Security Office. The technician installs and maintains all residential security equipment at Chief of Mission (COM) residences as well as manages tools and equipment at the U.S. Embassy. The technician surveys current and prospective new COM residences to ensure the residences meet applicable security standards. The technician works with third-party contractors to obtain quotes and services for the installation and maintenance of residential security equipment.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
EXPERIENCE: Minimum five years of experience working with security equipment and procedures is required. Minimum of two years supervisory experience required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Incumbent must be able to effectively correspond in spoken and written English on an advanced level as well as fully comprehend security technical manuals and instructions in English. Incumbent must have a thorough working knowledge of physical security and the procedures necessary to effectively maintain it.

Education Requirements:
    • Completion of secondary school (or U.S. High School equivalent) is required.
Evaluations:
LANGUAGE:  Level III English speaking and writing is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Incumbent must be proficient in the safe use of relevant security tools and equipment. Incumbent must be proficient in the use of computers especially word processing, spreadsheet, internet browser, e-mail/task/calendar, and database programs. Possession of a valid driver’s license is 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 Freetown, Sierra Leone 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 / USEF
    1. 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

How to Apply:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.

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:
    • Residency and/or Work Permit
    • Passport copy (if applicable
    • Driver’s License
    • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documents
    • 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 Freetown, Sierra Leone.

 

Sierra Leone

About

Announcement Number:
Freetown-2019-24
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Freetown
Position Title:
Office Management Assistant
Open Period:
07/11/2019 – 07/26/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT
Series/Grade:
FP – 0120 8
Salary:
USD $32,831 – USD $32,831
Work Schedule:
Full-time – Mondays to Thursdays – 08:00 -17:15 Fridays – 08:00-15:00
Promotion Potential:
FP-8
Duty Location(s):
1
in
Freetown, SL
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
+232 99 905500
HRFreetown@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Family of overseas employees
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM – FS is 08.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
Only one Open-to category should remain:•    U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies
Security Clearance Required:
Top Secret
Appointment Type
Temporary
Appointment Type Details:
•    Definite not to Exceed (5years)
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 after receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No

Duties

The incumbent performs clerical and administrative duties as the Office Management Assistant (OMA) for the Regional Security Office (RSO) pertaining to a multitude of RSO administrative items, both classified and unclassified.  The incumbent will need to work independently and possess strong communication skills as the incumbent will be in contact with many diverse individuals on a daily basis. Incumbent will require unescorted access to the Control Access Area (CAA) and a Secret security clearance for most posts, although a Top Secret clearance may be required in certain instances where Post requires it.

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Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
EXPERIENCE:  Minimum two (2) years of secretarial / office support staff clerical experience only, performing duties such as: filing, scanning, scheduling appointments/meetings, making travel arrangements, ordering office supplies, receiving telephone calls is required.
Education Requirements:
Completion of high school is required.
Evaluations:
LANGUAGE:  English level IV (Fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking is 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 Top Secret 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 Freetown, Sierra Leone 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 / USEF
    1. 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

How to Apply:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Security clearance.

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
    • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable
    • SF-50 (if applicable
    • Letter(s) of recommendation
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 Freetown, Sierra Leone.