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  • Posted: Jun 13, 2024
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    The U.S. Embassy to Kenya opened in 1964. Through sixteen Ambassadors since then, the Embassy has enriched the ties between the American and Kenyan people and served the needs of Americans in and around this East African hub. Chief among the U.S. Mission’s goals are fostering the development of a sound Kenyan economy, strengthening the institutions of ...
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    Assistant CLO Coordinator (USEFMs Only)


    Basic Function of the Position:

    • The Assistant Community Liaison Office Coordinator (Assistant CLO, A/CLO) supports the CLO Coordinator in fulfilling all Eight Areas of CLO Responsibility (family member employment; crisis management and security; education; communications and outreach; guidance and referral; welcoming, orientation, and departures; community liaison; and events planning), and in developing and managing post programs to enhance community morale.
    • The Assistant CLO works with the CLO to identify needs within the diverse post community and responds with effective programming, information and resources, and referrals. The incumbent works under the supervision of the CLO Coordinator and is expected to interact independently with CLO clients to develop CLO materials and programs, to formulate advocacy plans, and to generate ideas for community events. In the absence of a CLO Coordinator, the Assistant CLO will serve as back-up to fulfill all responsibilities.

    Qualifications and Evaluations


    EXPERIENCE:  Minimum three years of professional experience, including but not limited to administration, office management, customer service, program management, or public policy is required.


    Pre-hire (Operational):

    • A good understanding of the Foreign Service community and the structure of the federal government. Knowledge of general principles of program management and program monitoring. Standard knowledge of Microsoft Office required.
    • Knowledge of the Department of State's programs and policies pertaining to CLO Coordinator's Eight Areas of Responsibility (community liaison, crisis management, employment, education, guidance and referral, communications and outreach, welcoming/orientation/departures, and events planning).

    Post-hire (Organizational):

    • Reasonable understanding of all Mission sections at post, including familiarity with the diversity of post community and knowledge of programs that will benefit the general well-being of direct hires and family members under Chief of Mission. Knowledge of pertinent State Department and post regulations, programs, and policies related to the Community Liaison Office administration and CLO’s Eight Areas of Responsibility. Understanding of where to find foreign affairs guidelines, including the Foreign Affairs Manual, Foreign Affairs Handbook, Global Community Liaison Office (GTM/GCLO) resources and toolkits located on SharePoint and on websites.

    Education Requirements:

    • Completion of at least two years of college or university studies is required.


    LANGUAGE: Level III (Good Working Knowledge) English Speaking/Reading/Writing required.


    Pre-hire Skills and Abilities

    • Just like the CLO Coordinator, the Assistant CLO is often a front-line responder in addressing quality of life issue for individuals or the broader post community. The Assistant CLO exercises good judgment when advocating for diverse employees and family members and dealing with confidential matters.
    • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact well with others, demonstrating good teamwork.
    • Must be able to work in a high-stress, fast-paced work environment.
    • Possess experience in data collection and report writing.

    Post-hire Skills and Abilities

    • Ability to communicate professionally with all mission U.S. Direct Hires (USDH), Eligible Family Members (EFMs), Members of Household) (MOHs), and local staff, including agency/section heads and Ambassador level. Assistant CLO Coordinator occasionally meets with the Ambassador or DCM to discuss complex and sensitive issues.
    • Interpersonal skills that contribute to establishing contacts in local business sector, educational and service communities. Interact regularly with school administrators to discuss sensitive issues. Both internal and external work contacts require continuing efforts to establish effective personal contact, gain individual and group acceptance, ability to discuss sensitive issues.


    • All applicants under consideration will be required to pass security certifications.

    Closing Date:06/23/2024

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    Electrical Technician - All Interested Applicants


    • The incumbent reports directly to the Supervisory Building Engineer in the Facility Management Office. The position holder is employed as an Electrical Technician to accomplish skilled maintenance and repair work at the journeyman electrician level, to International Building Code (IBC) standards, throughout all facilities on the New Embassy Compound (NEC) to include office buildings, grounds, out buildings, ancillary structures, and residential owned/leased properties. 

    Qualifications and Evaluations



    • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience journey-level experience in the repair and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems, power generation and electrical distribution systems, grounding, and control circuitry.  This experience should also include a minimum of two (2) years’ work experience on similar sized equipment configurations and systems with an increased level of complex work requirements.
    • Use and implementation of IBC standards, building, electrical, mechanical, and fire and life safety codes in the execution of projects.


    • The incumbent must know how to install circuits and electrical apparatuses, diagnose electrical problems in circuitry, make repairs that meet or exceed the standards of the IBC, and what constitutes proper preventive maintenance.  Must know how to use diagnostic equipment and be able to analyze readings to determine what and where the electrical problem is located.  Must know how to use safety equipment when working near energized equipment and parts.  Must know how to read and interpret construction and as-built drawings, schematics, manufacturers shop drawings, and performance curve charts and graphs.  Must have a thorough knowledge of ohms law and how to apply its formulas to circuit analysis.  Must have a very good technical understanding of major building electrical systems, switchgear, , lighting and power outlets, equipment, and control wiring.  Knowledge of reading technical documents, interpreting maintenance plans and technical literature is required and highly emphasized.  General computer literacy is required in multiple applications (MS Office).  

    Education Requirements:

    • Completion of secondary school is required and completion of vocational training program from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman level technicians with specialization in the electrical field is required.  The incumbent will have completed courses of study covering the principles of AC and DC circuitry, power distribution, control wiring, circuit ampacity and safe wiring practices for office and residential buildings, use of diagnostic equipment and electrical meters, and commercial wiring standards including power generation and distribution.



    • English level II (Limited Knowledge) Written/Speaking/Reading is required
    • Kiswahili level III (Good knowledge) Written/Speaking/Reading is also required. 


    • The incumbent shall have superior skills and abilities in the following areas: diagnosing and repairing electrical power generating and distribution systems, lighting and power branch circuit systems and components, and taking equipment readings with various meters.
    • Must be skilled and comfortable using hand tools, power tools, and specialty tools to determine appropriate repairs. 
    • Must be able to use tools of the trade in order to install, troubleshoot and repair building electrical systems, and work with the mechanical technicians when repairs or replacement of control circuits, wiring, and associated devices needs to be performed. 
    • Must have substantial skill in comprehending engineering reports, specifications, and related materials in English. 
    • Must have an analytical mind to take cause and affect problems and diagnose the root cause creating the deficiency in the operating system or equipment. 
    • Additional abilities include responding to emergency situations in an efficient and timely manner to effect immediate repairs; work in various adverse conditions such as tight or enclosed spaces, heights, and temperature extremes, indoors or outdoors to complete work assignments; communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, contractors and vendors, the supervising engineer, the FM, and upper management  providing pertinent information and technical jargon and translating it into laymen terminology. 
    • A driver’s license (5 years' experience) is required. 
    • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to handle a large workload and multiple tasks.  Must be organized.

    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.


    • All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

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