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  • Posted: Mar 29, 2021
    Deadline: Apr 12, 2021
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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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    Administrative Assistant

    Duties

    Incumbent serves as the Management Analyst and Special Project Coordinator for the Management Sections such as – but not limited to – the Human Resources, Financial Management, and General Services Office.  Assignments are usually given on a project basis and the incumbent is expected to fully analyze the problem, gather data and information find and evaluate alternative solutions, and make formal recommendations.  In addition, the employee performs administrative analysis; with his/her work primarily focusing on the day-to-day administration of the management section including the responsibility for making formal recommendations and decisions for delivery of management services.  Position reports to Deputy Management Officer.

    Qualifications and Evaluations

    Requirements:

    Experience 

    • Three years of administrative or clerical experience is required, 2 years of which should be in project coordination/project management.

    Job knowledge:  

    • Knowledge of local and national culture is required to answer questions regarding management and logistical issues in Kenya and Somalia.

    Education Requirements:

    • Completion of Secondary School is required.
    • Two (2) years College/University studies is required. 

    Evaluations:

    Language:  

    Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing of English is required.

    Skills and abilities: 

    Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) are required.

    Must possess strong organizational and project management skills, analyze complex data and interpret them into clear, concise, and manageable use by Post management, able to read architectural blueprints, and be a self-starter with the ability to perform multi-tasks and manages his/her own time. Should be comfortable with persuasion.

    Drafting Management notices, sending emails requesting information or data from Management team or agency heads at large on daily and weekly basis.

    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 Nairobi, Kenya receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

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    Senior Systems Engineer

    The Senior Systems Engineer is the principal advisor and technical expert on all aspects of DoS and Commercial Off the Shelf software at post and is supervised by the Information Management Officer (IMO). The incumbent is responsible for remotely supporting all DoS Software upgrades including the Chancery, Tactical Operations Center, Alternative Residential Compound 1, and Alternative Residential Compound 2, and USAID/Mogadishu.  He/She is responsible for Management of the Embassy’s SharePoint site and basic Web Design at Post.  Incumbent is also the Assistant System Manager and remotely Manages the OpenNet LAN/WAN and the Domestic Internet Network (DIN) when the Information Management Officer (IMO) is not available.  The Senior Systems Engineer assists with resource management, system and project planning, electronic document administration, development, administering, and evaluating post system software requirements.

    Qualifications and Evaluations

    Minimum of five years of progressively more responsible experience in the IT field. The Experience must include: Management of Software and Hardware programs in a Local Area Network environment, Computer/technical management experience in a large organization.

    Education Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology

    Evaluations:

    Language: Level III English (Good working knowledge Writing/Speaking/Reading (This may be tested) is required.

    Skills and abilities: Efficient and effective management of posts’ LAN/WAN/MAN systems so to provide post with the necessary tools to accomplish Mission goals and objectives. Must be able to prioritize competing demands from systems’ users.  Individual must be capable of working without direct supervision.

    Equal Employment opportunity:  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 Nairobi, Kenya 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:

    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.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

     

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

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