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.

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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.

 

Sierra Leone

Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
Freetown-2020-011 R
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Freetown
Position Title:
Political Assistant-U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies
Open Period:
05/27/2020 – 08/31/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT
Series/Grade:
FP – 1601 5
Salary:
USD $54,932 – USD $54,932
Work Schedule:
Full-time – Monday – Thursday 08:00 to 17:15 Friday 08:00 to 13:000
Promotion Potential:
FP-5
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Freetown, SL
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
+232 99 105500
HRFreetown@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Family of overseas employees
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
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:
•    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)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time upon receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No

Duties

Basic Function of the Position:

Under the supervision of the Political Chief, develop and maintain contacts with government officials, civil society representatives, and human rights advocates. Conduct extensive research on a variety of political and social topics and contribute to internal and external Embassy reporting in cooperation with the Political Chief. Draft briefing papers for the Ambassador and DCM for high-level meetings with host government. Analyze political and human rights developments. Assist with administrative tasks as needed and provide guidance to Locally Employed (LE) Political Section staff.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
EXPERIENCE: Five years of progressively responsible experience in social sciences, research analysis, media and communications, nonprofit or business administration, or other relevant work experience.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of Sierra Leone’s political, civil society and human rights organizations, political parties and systems, and historical development, or strong ability to establish and sustain such knowledge.

Education Requirements:
A Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, International Relations, History, or related degree preferred.
Evaluations:
LANGUAGE: A minimum Level 4 English language ability (fluent) in spoken and written English is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to establish and maintain mid- to high-level contact with individuals in government, civil society, and the human rights community. Ability to obtain materials from varied sources and prepare factual, accurate and precise reports. Ability to work in a high stress, high volume productivity environment is required. Must be computer literate.

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*
    1. AEFM / USEFM
    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 and medical 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)
    • Degree (not transcript)
    • Language Scores (if available)
    • Certificate or License
    • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
    • SF-50 (if applicable)
    • Letter(s) of recommendation
    • List of references
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

Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
FREETOWN -2020-017
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Freetown
Position Title:
Security Investigator
Open Period:
08/14/2020 – 08/25/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT
Series/Grade:
LE – 0705 8
Salary:
SLL Le76,403,860 – SLL Le76,403,860
Work Schedule:
Full-time – Monday to Thursday 08:00 – 17:15 Friday 08:00- 13:00
Promotion Potential:
LE-8
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Freetown, SL
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
+232-99-105-500
HRFreetown@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
Indefinate subject to successful completion of probation period
Marketing Statement:
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply
Summary:
Working in the Regional Security Offer (RSO), the Foreign Service National Investigator (FSNI) conducts security investigations and maintains liaison with local police and other security and law enforcement officials. The FSNI assists the RSO team in coordinating protection for post personnel and visiting U.S. government officials, obtaining and reporting on information concerning potential security threats to post personnel, facilities, or information.
Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Not Required

Duties

Investigation 60%

Conducts background investigations on candidates for employment and on local contractors to determine suitability for business.
Conducts research on behalf of other U.S. law enforcement agencies for criminal investigation.

Liaison 20%
Develops and maintains contacts with local government authorities, the police and other law enforcement and private security entities to protect the security of post personnel, coordinate U.S. dignitary visits, and facilitates international conferences.

Threat Analysis:

Gathers and evaluates intelligence information concerning threats against post personnel, facilities, or information. Work with local contact to receive and verify criminal, counterintelligence, terrorist or other threat information. Monitors trends in significant criminal and terrorist activities and any relevant socio-political developments in country and produces analytical reports on the impact of these developments on the post security environment.

Administrative work 10%

Maintains staff briefing and debriefing records and vehicle fuel usage logs.
Performs translation service for RSO when required.

*Note: This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by incumbent. Incumbent will be required to perform other duties as assigned by the agency.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of three (3) years of experience in law enforcement, military, private security, or investigation is required

JOB KNOWLEDGE: ” Good working knowledge of the local and regional judicial system including criminal laws and procedures, and laws regarding marriage divorce, adoption and military service.
” Detailed knowledge of investigative techniques and security databases.

Education Requirements:
A minimum of two (2) years University Studies is required.
Evaluations:
LANGUAGE: English level III (Good working knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.
Krio level IV (Fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.SKILLS AND ABILITY: ” A valid driver’s license is required.
” Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to conduct investigations with utmost discretion
” Ability to draft correspondence and reports in English; and skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook applications.
” Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting.
Qualifications:
• All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certification

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:
Agency Benefits:
Locally Employed Staff , including member of Household (MOH) and Third-Country Nationals (TCN), working at the U. S. Mission in Freetown, Sierra Leone may receive a compensation 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 letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:
HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants in the flowing hiring preference categories are extended a hiring in the order listed below. Therefore, it is sentential to 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 PREFRENCE ORDER

1. AEFM/USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran

2. AEFM/ USEFM

3. FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment right**

*IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim a 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”) 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 within 120 days after the certificate is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of he appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of the 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 right 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:
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 with your application:

NOTE:

Please also ensure to attached your most current CV under the other documents column.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in the employment to all people without regard to race, color, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

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 qualification, 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.