Job Openings at the Embassy

Employment opportunities may be at the main Embassy, or at any of the agencies in Harare.

Interested and qualified candidates must submit the applications by close of business before or on the closing date of the announcement, or the application will not be considered:

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Click here (PDF 97 KB) to download Employment Application for Locally Employed Staff or Family Member Form (DS-174).

Click Here to Download Application Instructions (PDF 211 KB)

Please note that unsolicited applications will not be considered.

U.S. MISSION:                                               HARARE

ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:                     Harare – 2018 – 036

POSITION TITLE:                                         PROTOCOL ASSISTANT

OPENING PERIOD:                                      September 11 – September 25, 2018

SERIES/GRADE:                                          FSN-7 or FP-7           

SALARY:                                                       FSN -7 USD 25,676

FOR MORE INFO:                                         Human Resources Office: G. Jake Fairhurst/ Rutendo F. Chitapi

E-mail Address:  hararerecruit@state.gov

WHO MAY APPLY:                                       All Interested Candidates/ All Sources 

FOR USEFM – FP-7 is 43,031. Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED:       Local Security Certification

DURATION APPOINTMENT:                        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 U.S. Mission in Harare is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Protocol Assistant.

The work schedule for this position is Full Time (40 hours per week)

START DATE: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time

(4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy

may end.

SUPERVISORY POSITION:                         No

DUTIES:  Serves as Protocol Assistant to the Ambassador, the Deputy Chief of Mission, Ambassador’s Office Management Specialist and Deputy Chief of Mission’s Office Management Specialist and, as required, other mission officials by providing guidance and liaison with government, the diplomatic community, and NGOs and assists in making appointments and arranging official functions.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EVALUATIONS

Education:   At least two years of full-time, post-secondary study (or the equivalent hours spread across a part-time study period) at college or university.

REQUIREMENTS:

Experience:  Five years of progressively responsible secretarial and clerical experience of which two years has been in protocol or public relations.

Job Knowledge: Working knowledge of host government protocol guidelines, general etiquette, and social mores of Zimbabwe, aspects of the political structures and situation of the host country affecting protocol.  Knowledge of computer software such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and databases.  Knowledge of correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and format to accurately prepare and edit written correspondence and reports.

EVALUATIONS:

Language:  Level IV English and Shone/Ndebele (fluency) and a high degree of proficiency in both the written and spoken language, including the ability to translate is required.  On occasions, the job holder may need to act as an interpreter.

Skills and Abilities:

Skill in typing, a qualified typist is required.  Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

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

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.

BENEFITS:  Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Harare 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*

(2)        AEFM / USEFM

(3)        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:  https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va

 

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification clearance.

Applicants must submit the Employment Application for Locally Employed Staff or Family Member Form (DS-174) which is available on our website.

To apply for this position, applicants should electronically submit the documents listed below to hararerecruit@state.gov 

Required Documents:  Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Copy of Ordinary Level Certificate with 5 passes including English.
  • Post-Secondary Certificates.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL CANDIDATES

Please read and follow the application guidelines and instructions listed below carefully.  Failure to follow the instructions will disqualify your application from employment consideration.

  1. Read the vacancy announcement carefully. Applicants are required to meet minimum qualifications on the opening date of the application period.
  1. Complete the DS174 form available on the embassy website. Only the current version of the DS174form available on the website will be accepted. Fill out your application form completely, type or write clearly in ink.
  1. Attach the required supporting documentation (g. O’ level Certificate) listed on the vacancy announcement.
  1. Attach two page CV or resume (optional).
  1. Scan all documents (i.e. DS 174 form, supporting documentation, two page resume) into ONE The application email should only have one attachment, an application with more than one attachment will be disqualified.
  2. You may attach a document that is either a Microsoft Word or PDF file only. The document size should not exceed 1 MB.
  1. Please attach your application packet directly to the email, we are unable to access zipped files and documents sent via google drive, drop box or other similar file sharing options.
  1. Email Reference/Subject line should include Position Applied for and name of Applicant
  1. Your application must be received by Human Resources by the closing date listed on the vacancy announcement. Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.
  1. Email your complete application to hararerecruit@state.gov . Hard copy applications will not be accepted.
  1. After successfully submitting your application. You will receive an automatically generated email as an acknowledgement of receipt.
  1. Please note job applications are only accepted for open and advertised positions.

What to Expect Next:  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 Harare.

 

U.S. MISSION:                                               HARARE

ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:                     Harare – 2018 – 035

POSITION TITLE:                                         WAREHOUSE SUPERVISOR

OPENING PERIOD:                                      SEPTEMBER 06, 2018 – SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

SERIES/GRADE:                                          FSN-09 or FP-05       

SALARY:                                                       FSN -09 USD40,944

FOR MORE INFO:                                         Human Resources Office: G. Jake Fairhurst/ Rutendo F. Chitapi

E-mail Address:  hararerecruit@state.gov

 

WHO MAY APPLY:                                       All Interested Candidates/ All Sources

FS is 53,844. Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

 

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED:       Local Security Certification

DURATION APPOINTMENT:                       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 U.S. Mission in Harare is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Warehouse Supervisor.

The work schedule for this position is Full Time (40 hours per week)

 

START DATE: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time

(4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy

may end.

 

SUPERVISORY POSITION:                         YES

DUTIES:  Serves as the Property and Supply Supervisor, reporting directly to the Accountable Property Officer (APO); rates three (3) personnel and reviews eleven (11) personnel; directs the general operation of the Embassy’s Property and Supply sections and the proper management of expendable/non-expendable official property valued at $11+ Million; provides logistical support to four agencies and 500+ personnel; responsible for the maintenance and cleanliness of the warehouse and surrounding area; ensures safety standards are set and enforced for all warehouse personnel.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EVALUATIONS

Education:     Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain Management

or

Bachelors Degree in Business Management plus a Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

REQUIREMENTS:

Experience: Three years of supervisory experience in supply/warehouse management, inventory control and storekeeping is required.

EVALUATIONS:

Language:  Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required. Level III (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing of Shona/Ndebele is required.

Skills and Abilities:  Strong managerial, planning/supervisory skills required to effectively manage the property/supply section and support mission events; must have a customer-focused approach in dealing with embassy personnel; provide guidance and follow up for warehouse actions; be innovative to improve practices and procedures; must possess a Class 2 drivers’ license to operate official vehicles; must be able to operate a forklift; must be able to react to schedule changes.

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

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.

BENEFITS:  Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Harare 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*

(2)        AEFM / USEFM

(3)        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:  https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification clearance.

Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on our website.

To apply for this position, applicants should electronically submit the documents listed below to hararerecruit@state.gov

Required Documents:  Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

Or

Copy Bachelors Degree in Business Management plus Copy of Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL CANDIDATES

Please read and follow the application guidelines and instructions listed below carefully.  Failure to follow the instructions will disqualify your application from employment consideration.

  1. Read the vacancy announcement carefully. Applicants are required to meet minimum qualifications on the opening date of the application period.
  1. Complete the DS174 form available on the embassy website. Only the current version of the DS174form available on the website will be accepted. Fill out your application form completely, type or write clearly in ink.
  1. Attach the required supporting documentation (g. O’ level Certificate) listed on the vacancy announcement.
  1. Attach two page CV or resume (optional).
  1. Scan all documents (i.e. DS 174 form, supporting documentation, two page resume) into ONE The application email should only have one attachment, an application with more than one attachment will be disqualified.
  2. You may attach a document that is either a Microsoft Word or PDF file only.
  1. Please attach your application packet directly to the email, we are unable to access zipped files and documents sent via google drive, drop box or other similar file sharing options.
  1. Email Reference/Subject line should include Position Applied for and name of Applicant
  1. Your application must be received by Human Resources by the closing date listed on the vacancy announcement. Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.
  1. Email your complete application to hararerecruit@state.gov . Hard copy applications will not be accepted.
  1. After successfully submitting your application. You will receive an automatically generated email as an acknowledgement of receipt.
  1. Please note job applications are only accepted for open and advertised positions.