Saturday, August 4, 2018

U.S. Mission Port-au-Prince Announcement Number: PAP-2018-067-R

Position Title:Cultural Affairs Assistant
Opening period:August 03, 2018 - August 17, 2018
Series / Grade:
LE (0120) 7
FSN-7 / FP-7
For More Info:Contact Human Resources Office:
Who May Apply:
FS is FP-7. Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

Security Clearance required: Local Security Certification or Public Trust.
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 Port-au-Prince is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Cultural Affairs Assistant within the Public Diplomacy Office (PD).
The work schedule for the position is:
  • Full-time; 40 Hours/week
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of receipt of agency, authorization and/or clearances /certifications or their candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: No.
Under the direct supervision of the Cultural Affairs Officer and in consultation with the Public Affairs Officer and the ECA alumni coordinator in Washington, the Cultural Affairs Assistant for Outreach and Alumni Relations is responsible for promoting greater cooperation with Hiatian alumni of all USG-sponsored exchange programs and to implement outreach programs and professional exchanges. The incumbent will serve as the link between the U.S. Embassy and alumni, and will facilitate the dissemination of information to a wider audience through communications and programming.

The Cultural Affairs Assistant will organize otureach programs and exvhanges to increase involvement of alumni and related Mission contacts in areas where they can promote USG goals through community outreach programs using speakers, programs, exchanges, and other outreach tools. The incumbent accomplishes these goals by developing and implementing an outerach strategy, maintaining the alumni network, coordinating outreach programs and alumni events, and providing alumni project support.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
A bachelor's degree in the liberal arts, education, social sciences, international affairs, business administration or communication is required.
EXPERIENCE :Minimum three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in administrative work or programming activities is required.
LANGUAGE :Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required.(This will be tested)
Level 4 (Good working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing of French is required.
Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of Creole is required.
Thorough knowledge of various computer software programs, specially Word, Excel, and Database is required. Must be familiar with general office procedures including filing, typing, and drafting correspondence. Must be familiar with general office procedures including filing, typing, and drafting correspondence. Must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of Haiti’s political, economic, social, cultural, and educational structure and institutions as they relate to the incumbent’s responsibilities.
Strong interpersonal skills are required in order to develop and maintain contacts among senior and/or up-and-coming leaders across important sectors of society.Must be able to develop and give oral presentations. Facility finding internet based information and familiarity with computerized contact databases are required. Word processing and spreadsheet computer skills required. Must be able to plan, arrange and execute several programs simultaneously and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced work environment. Must be able to work independently with limited supervision and negotiate effectively with partner institutions. Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines and changing priorities are also 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.
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.
(1) AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
(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:
HOW TO APPLY: All candidates must be able to obtain and hold the required security clearance mentioned on this vacancy announcement. Candidates must have the required work and/or residency permits to be eligible for consideration.

All interested candidates must follow the NEW application procedures and carefully read the guidelines outlined in the “How to Apply” section available on
Unless otherwise specified, the application language is English.
To apply, please:
- Go to and select the vacancy announcement you are interested in or enter this vacancy announcement number.
- Fill out the electronic Application Form and submit it as indicated in the “How to Apply” section.
NOTE: Incomplete Application Forms will not be considered and examined.

Please note that supporting documents showing evidence of the information given in the Application Form will be requested to all short-listed candidates at a later stage. More specifically:
  • All non-Haitian short-listed citizens will be contacted upon receipt of their Application Form to provide evidence of their authorization to work in Haiti (i.e. copy of their Haitian National ID card);
Failure to submit the above indicated documents will result in the applicant being excluded from the selection process.
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 Port-au-Prince.
Closing date for this position is August 17, 2018

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