Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Job by Embassy of United States of America (Job Id: 136349 | 378 Views)


Social Sciences and Community

Addis Ababa  
Career Level:

Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type:

Full time

FSN-10; FP-5; 18,353 USD per year
Job Description
Serves as one of two locally employed staff members responsible for the successful design and implementation of Cultural Affairs activities at the U.S. Mission to Ethiopia, specifically in cultural and outreach programs. .  Works under the supervision of the Cultural Affairs Officer and manages two to three LES (Cultural Affairs Assistants and Cultural Affairs Clerks).

Establishes and maintains high-level professional contacts within relevant Ethiopian government agencies, arts and cultural institutions, sports commissions, youth organizations, the private sector, and civil society.  These include ; Ministers, Commissioners and other high-level officials of the Ministries of Culture and Tourism, Youth, Sports, Federal Affairs and Foreign Affairs; plus influential individuals and institutions such as think tanks, syndicates, labor unions, professional associations, and civil society organizations. Keeps PAO and CAO informed of changes and trends in Ethiopia’s cultural,  social, economic and political structures. Assists PAO and CAO in implementing the U.S. Mission’s Integrated Country Strategy (ICS) and builds relationships with arts and cultural institutions as well as civil society organizations in Ethiopia.   

Plans and carries out public diplomacy programs designed to further ICS goals and to create a better understanding of U.S. foreign policy and American society and culture among the Ethiopian public.  Examples of such programs are  cultural and professional exchanges as well as outreach programs. These may include, but are not limited to the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, IIP and Mission Speakers, the American Film Showcase, American Music Abroad, Center Stage, Dance Motion USA, Sports Envoys as well as thematic portfolios covering Arts and Culture, Democracy, Economics, Environment, and Security.
Job Requirements
1.      Education:   MSc./MA degree in Social Science, Education, Business, or Liberal Arts is required.

2.      Experience:   Five years of progressively responsible experience in educational, cultural, professional, and/or volunteer activities with one year (inclusive) supervisory experience is required. 

3.    Language:   List both English and host country language(s) by level and specialization. English 4/4.  Amharic 5/5. Other indigenous language (e.g. Afan Oromo/Oromiffa) a plus. (English language proficiency will be tested). 

4.    Skills and Abilities: A thorough knowledge of Ethiopia’s political, economic, social, cultural and educational structure; institutions, political parties and cultural movements, historical development; and key figures in the arts and   cultural fields.  Ability to develop and maintain extensive high-level contacts in cultural, governmental and professional circles.  Ability to explain ICS and PAS priorities and to persuade Ethiopian government officials and influential members of society to support PAS programming priorities and deconflict when necessary. Ability to plan, arrange and execute Post’s cultural and thematic portfolio programs, and to draft program materials and reports in English.  Ability to offer guidance in identifying and developing cultural exchanges as well as cultural and thematic portfolio programs. Ability to conceptualize, design and implement initiatives to work effectively with cultural institutions and other bodies.  Ability to advance key ICS goals effectively.  Ability to supervise and manage junior staff, and to coordinate work activities with peers and American officers.

5.    Knowledge:  A thorough knowledge of Ethiopia’s political, economic, social and educational structures and institutions, political parties and cultural movements; historical developments; and key figures in the government, academia, religious communities, mass media, professions and military.  Excellent knowledge of U.S. society, culture, education, social and political processes.
How to Apply
1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website http://docs.ethiojobs.net/DS_174_Form.docx or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above); and
2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)

IMPORTANT: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veterans preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g. Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP)

U.S. Embassy
Human Resources Office
P.O. Box: 1014
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Preferred method of sending applications is by email.
Human Resources Office
Telephone: 251-11-130-60-00, Ext. 6383
FAX: 251-11-124-24-03
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.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.  The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation.  Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief. 

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