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 – 030

POSITION TITLE:                                         REAL ESTATE ASSISTANT

OPENING PERIOD:                                      JULY 09 – JULY 13, 2018

SERIES/GRADE:                                          FSN-08 or FP-06       

SALARY:                                                       FSN -08 USD31,533

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 48,135. 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.

APPLICANTS WHO PREVIOUSLY APPLIED DO NOT NEED TO RE-APPLY; THE ORIGINAL APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED.

SUMMARY: The U.S. Mission in Harare is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Real Estate 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:                         YES

DUTIES:  Serves as the senior advisor to the General Services Officer for Housing on all real property matters and comprehensively manages the operation of Post’s residential housing program. Supervises one local employee and all aspects of new property identification and lease negotiations for both new and existing properties.  Matches incoming personnel with available housing.  Interprets complex local real estate law and U.S. regulations and policies.  Co-chair for the make-ready team that prepares all residences for occupancy.  Keeps abreast of local real estate market conditions and prepares periodic reports.  Primary point of contact for all realty concerns related to the Embassy.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EVALUATIONS

Education:   Advanced Level (‘A’ Level) plus four years of experience as detailed below is required.

REQUIREMENTS:

Experience: Four years of experience in real estate, project management and/or office administration, including responsibility for managing / maintaining contracts and records in a customer service environment, of which at least two years of experience will be working with residential and/or commercial real estate matters.

OR

Education:   Bachelor’s degree plus two years of experience as detailed below is required.

REQUIREMENTS:

Experience: Two years of experience in real estate, project management and/or office administration, including responsibility for managing / maintaining contracts and records in a customer service environment, of which at least two years of experience will be working with residential and/or commercial real estate matters.

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Job Knowledge: Demonstrated knowledge of Zimbabwe real estate market, including familiarity with Harare real estate market, and knowledge of the local real estate practices is required.  Familiarity with residential and/or commercial lease agreements is required. Familiarity with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, including working with formulas, and working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs (Outlook, Word. Excel and PowerPoint) is required.

EVALUATIONS:

Language:  Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required.

Skills and Abilities:  Ability to prioritize, plan, and coordinate multiple lease and housing schedules simultaneously is required.  Accurate data entry and word processing skills are required.  Excellent customer service and negotiation skills in order to interact on a professional basis with residents, real estate agents, landlords, and other Embassy section is required.  Effective communication skills and demonstrated leadership ability is required.  ‘O’ Level pass in English is required. Must possess a valid Class 4 driver’s license and be able to pass the Smith System drivers training.

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:

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.

U.S. MISSION:                                               HARARE

ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:                     Harare – 2018 – 032

POSITION TITLE:                                         CUSTODIAL AND GROUNDSKEEPING SUPERVISOR

OPENING PERIOD:                                      JUNE 28, 2018 – JULY 13, 2018

SERIES/GRADE:                                          FSN-05 or FP-09       

SALARY:                                                       FSN -05 USD18,293

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

E-mail Address:  hararerecruit@state.gov

WHO MAY APPLY:                                       ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES 

For USEFMS FS is 34,390. 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 Custodial and Groundskeeping 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:  Manage and directly supervise a staff of 16 Custodians/Grounds Maintenance workers, who maintain clean and hygienic conditions in and around buildings owned and leased by the US Government in Harare.  Makes work schedules, cleaning assignments, and provides quality control for Custodians and Groundskeepers. Maintains stock levels of all materials and tools used by the Custodians and Groundskeepers. In addition to the managerial duties, the Supervisor will perform all of the tasks of Custodian members and Groundskeepers.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EVALUATIONS

Education:   Completion of Secondary school is required (5 Ordinary Level passes).

REQUIREMENTS:

Experience: Three years of general work experience in a commercial or industrial setting is required. One year of the work experience must have been in a supervisory, team leader, or “foreperson” role managing 5 or more individuals.  Acceptable forms of work experience include construction, production, landscaping, custodial, agriculture, or other manual labor.

EVALUATIONS:

Language:  Level III (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required

Skills and Abilities:  Must have good communication skills. Must have the managerial and supervisory skills necessary to manage a workforce of 16 people. Must be able to use email, word processing, spreadsheets, and database software.  Must have a Class 4 Zimbabwe Driver’s License. Ability to lift moderately heavy items is required. Basic keyboard and numerical skills required. 

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:

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.