Note: ALL NON-CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR
RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
The U. S. Embassy in Bangui is seeking an individual for the position of Public Diplomacy Assistant. The position is located in Bangui, Central African Republic.
Opening Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Closing Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2016at 17:00
Work Hours: Full time; 40 hours/week
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Under the supervision of the PAO, the incumbent will oversee a variety of exchange programs, cultural outreach and educational activities. The incumbent also supports all programming for the Ambassador, be it media or cultural programming.
Note: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive
information supporting each item.
1. Education: Bachelor's degree in Education, International Affairs, Public Administration, Marketing, Management is required.
2. Experience: The incumbent must have three years of work experience, either as a volunteer with an organization, or in a more formal context.
3. Language: English - 3+/3+, French: 4/4, Sango: 4/4
4. Job Knowledge: The incumbent must have computer and data entry skills and be familiar with the Microsoft Suite of programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). The incumbent should also be familiar with social media platforms, such as Facebook, and have basic internet searching and email usage knowledge.
5. Skills/Abilities: The incumbent must be customer-facing and comfortable speaking to groups of individuals.
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA
Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy
Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a Locally Employed Staff security clearance.
Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) available online or at the Embassy; or
A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see Appendix B); or
A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1 -24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; plus
Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional U.S. Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United" (http://johnbrownnotesandessays.blogspot.com/2017/03/notes-and-references-for-discussion-e.html). Affiliated with Georgetown University for over ten years, he shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
The papers of his deceased father -- poet and diplomat John L. Brown -- are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations.
This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."