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                                        Vacancy Announcement


U.S. Mission                           Niamey, Niger

Announcement Number:      Niamey – 2018-27

Position Title:                        Administrative Clerk (CLO)

Opening Period:                    August 07, 2018 – August 21, 2018

Series/Grade:                         105 – FSN-05

Salary:                                    FCFA 8,189,078 – FCFA 11,464,702 (Annual Basic Salary)

For More Info:                      Human Resources Office: 20722661 ext. 4479/4015/4144

Mailing Address:  BP 11201

E-mail Address:


Who May Apply:                 All Interested Applicants / All Sources


Security Clearance Required: Non Sensitive clearance.

Duration Appointment:  Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period.

Marketing Statement:  We encourage you to read and understand the  before you apply.

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Niamey, Niger is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Administrative Clerk in the Community Liaison Office.

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 of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:  No

Duties: The incumbent provides administrative support to the Community Liaison Office. S/he assists the Community Liaison Officer in developing and maintaining key contacts and managing information that benefits the morale and welfare of the entire Mission.


Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:   U.S. high school diploma or host country equivalency is required.


EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of three years of secretarial experience.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Must have/know detailed information on host country, such as markets, city tours, cultural activities, and social events, etc. Must know how to get required information quickly and accurately. Must have strong understanding of U.S. culture and traditions. Must be proficient in English and French grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Must be knowledgeable of administrative functions.


LANGUAGE:  Level IV in both written and spoken English and French. Level III (Good working knowledge) spoken Hausa or Zarma. English will be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Strong interpersonal skills are required. The ability to organize and coordinate activities and to build contacts is required. Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Must have familiarity with MS Outlook.

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 Niamey, Niger 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.


(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:

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a non-sensitive clearance.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on HR/OE Intranet Site.

To apply for this position, applicants should electronically send their applications through  or send via mail: attention to Human Resources Office, American Embassy BP 11201, Niamey, Niger. Submit the documents listed below:

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

  • DS-174: can be found on
  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • Passport copy
  • Degree (not transcript)
  • Degree with transcript
  • Language Scores (if available)
  • Driver’s License
  • Certificate or License
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting

documentation (if applicable)

  • SF-50 (if applicable)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • List of references
  • USAID only – List of 3 references
  • USAID only – Current resume addressing requirements of position (no more than 3 pages)
  • Other


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 Niamey, Niger.