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  • Posted: Apr 19, 2021
    Deadline: Apr 21, 2021
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  • The Embassy of the United States of America to Kenya, located in Nairobi, is home to the diplomatic mission of the United States to the Republic of Kenya. The embassy opened in central Nairobi on 2 March 1964, when the United States established diplomatic relations with Kenya.


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    Bodyguard Coordinator

    Requirements:

    EXPERIENCE:  A minimum four (4) years as a commercial bodyguard, civilian or host government police or military including up to six month as a supervisor.

    JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Thorough knowledge  of defense measures to be used in the event of a terrorist attack such as that learned in military or law enforcement training. Knowledge of medical, fire, hostile attack, defensive and emergency driving procedure. Must be familiar with Kenya Police services, military, security and other government offices to ensure effective liaison and to facilitate effective protective operations including advance motorcade operations.

    Education Requirements:

    • Completion of Secondary School 

    Evaluations:

    LANGUAGE:

    Level IV English (fluent, reading/writing/speaking) is required (this may be tested) and Level IV Kiswahili (good working knowledge reading/writing/speaking) is required.

    SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    Able leadership and interpersonal relationship, to work on a computer, work on variable shifts, 24 hours on-call schedule, travel out of capital city on an as need basis, administer emergency first aid and be qualified ABS/CPR, communicate effectively orally and in writing, operate a team, use firearm, maintain physical fitness, endure frequent travel, long working hours in a stressful work environment.

    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.

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    Economic/Commercial Specialist - U.S. Embassy Mogadishu (located in Nairobi)

    Duties

    Under the general supervision of the Economic and Commercial Officer, gathers information on economic and political trends, performs analysis and reporting, and represents U.S. commercial interests in Somalia.  Develops and maintains a broad network of contacts in the Federal Government of Somalia and the Federal Member States, private sector, and civil society. Periodic travel to Somalia may be required. Liaises with other U.S. government agencies such as USAID and Department of Commerce.  Reports to the Economic Officer.

    Qualifications and Evaluations

    Requirements:

    EXPERIENCE:  

    At least four years of progressively responsible experience in either of the following areas - economic research, statistical analysis, international trade and marketing, government, politics, commercial affairs, education, newspaper reporting or closely related field is required.

    JOB KNOWLEDGE:  

    A thorough knowledge of Somalia’s economic, political, and social structure and institutions, including clan systems, is required. Must have thorough knowledge of the economic and political relationships of key decision-makers in Somali society and government.  Must be familiar with the national priorities of the host country and familiar with existing economic and political processes and mechanisms to affect change.  Must have a comprehensive understanding of U.S. foreign policy and assistance objectives.

    Education Requirements:

    Mandatory: 

    • Four-year university degree in Business (Administration, Banking, Management, Finance, Marketing, Government, and International Relations), Economics, Political Science, Law or Legal Studies, or Communications is required.

    Evaluations:

    LANGUAGE:  

    English Level IV (Fluent, Reading/Speaking/Writing) (This may be tested) and Somali Level IV (Fluent, Reading/Speaking/Writing) is required.

    SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

    Good communication skills and the ability to interact with people more senior in authority and status of different backgrounds are required.  Strong analytical and English language writing skills, the ability to work independently, and initiative are essential.  Must maintain an extensive range of high-level contacts with Government of Somalia representatives and important economic, political, and civil society actors.  Must provide and inform economic and political reporting with detachment and objectivity, and effectively communicate with contacts and Embassy leadership.  Ability to work with statistics 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.

    Method of Application

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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