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  • Posted: Nov 26, 2020
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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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    Information Management Assistant - (USEFMs only)

    Duties

    Basic Function of the Position:

    The incumbent serves as an Information Management Assistant (IMA) assigned to support the classified or unclassified computer networks and messaging systems as needed. The IMA also may assist with telephone and radio management, circuit and network management, and Diplomatic Post Office (DPO) and unclassified pouch operations as required. The IMA reports to a U.S. Direct Hire (USDH) IT Manager.

    Qualifications and Evaluations

    Requirements:

    EXPERIENCE: Two years of office management or technical experience is required.  Work related experience should demonstrate a high level of organizational skills, ability to adhere to regulations, aptitude for paying attention to detail, and use of IT software and equipment.

    JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have knowledge and professional experience that demonstrates the applicant can acquire and apply the requisite skills and abilities appropriate to Department of State IRM operations.  Must demonstrate potential to perform in progressively responsible positions within the Information Management field.

    Education Requirements:

    High school diploma is required.

    Evaluations:

    LANGUAGE:  Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing of English is required. (This may be tested)

    SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    • Must have an excellent working knowledge and ability to manage ISC computer systems without long-term assistance.
    • Must be able to work effectively in the IT environment, maintain constructive communication when addressing customer requests, and closing out tasks. 
    • Must be able to coherently document problems, remedies, and write procedures that will be utilized by colleagues.

    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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    Information Management Assistant - (USEFMs only) - Re-issue

    Duties

    Basic Function of the Position:

    The incumbent serves as an Information Management Assistant (IMA) assigned to support the classified or unclassified computer networks and messaging systems as needed. The IMA also may assist with telephone and radio management, circuit and network management, and Diplomatic Post Office (DPO) and unclassified pouch operations as required. The IMA reports to a U.S. Direct Hire (USDH) IT Manager.

    Qualifications and Evaluations

    Requirements:

    EXPERIENCE: Two years of office management or technical experience is required.  Work related experience should demonstrate a high level of organizational skills, ability to adhere to regulations, aptitude for paying attention to detail, and use of IT software and equipment.

    JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have knowledge and professional experience that demonstrates the applicant can acquire and apply the requisite skills and abilities appropriate to Department of State IRM operations.  Must demonstrate potential to perform in progressively responsible positions within the Information Management field.

    Education Requirements:

    High school diploma is required

    Evaluations:

    LANGUAGE:  Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing of English is required. (This may be tested)

    SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    • Must have an excellent working knowledge and ability to manage ISC computer systems without long-term assistance.
    • Must be able to work effectively in the IT environment, maintain constructive communication when addressing customer requests, and closing out tasks.
    • Must be able to coherently document problems, remedies, and write procedures that will be utilized by colleagues.

    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:

    Agency 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.

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    Program Assistant (DOJ) - All Interested Applicants

    Duties

    Under the supervision of the DOJ/OPDAT Resident Legal Advisor (RLA), the incumbent serves as Program Assistant (PA) for DOJ/OPDAT performing diverse program management activities for DOJ/OPDAT.  As such, the PA will assist the RLAs and Legal Advisor (LA) in planning and coordinating all aspects of DOJ/OPDAT Kenya programs including organizing events, administrative work, budgeting, tracking expenses and relations within the interagency and with the government of Kenya.

    Qualifications and Evaluations

    Requirements:

    EXPERIENCE: 

    Three years’ experience handling administrative work to include experience with planning conferences and workshops is required.

    JOB KNOWLEDGE: 

    Candidate must be: highly organized, have good word processing skills, and be able to organize large volumes of information; have a working knowledge of the Kenyan criminal justice process, and familiarity with Kenyan courts, law enforcement or prosecution services. 

    Education Requirements:

    Mandatory:

    Bachelor’s Degree in business management, business administration, development, project management

    Evaluations:

    LANGUAGE:

    • English level IV (Fluent, Reading/Speaking/writing) is required. (This may be tested).
    • Kiswahili Level III (Good working knowledge, Reading/Speaking/writing) is required.

    SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    Highly organized, strong communications skills, service oriented attitude, excellent interpersonal skills and poise are required.  Strong writing skills in English required. Excellent computer software skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office. Good word processing, proof reading, and filing skills are required. Ability to lift moderately heavy items 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.

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