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                                        Vacancy Announcement

 

U.S. Mission                           Niamey, Niger

Announcement Number:      Niamey – 2018 – 28

Position Title:                        USAID Project Management Specialist (Agriculture/Resilience)

Opening Period:                    September 6, 2018 – September 19, 2018

Series/Grade:                         LE 4005 – FSN-11

Salary:                                    FCFA 19,066,982– FCFA 26,693,766 (Annual Basic Salary)

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

Mailing Address:  BP 11201

E-mail Address:  HRONiamey@state.gov

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 https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/eight-qualities-of-overseas-employees  before you apply.

Summary: The U.S Mission in Niamey, Niger is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Project Management Specialist (Agriculture/Resilience) in the USAID Country 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 receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:  NO

Duties:  The incumbent will provide technical assistance to the USAID Niger Office, specifically the Sahel Regional Office (SRO) Resilience Team, by contributing to the management and oversight of projects within the agriculture portfolio and within the new Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced (RISE) Initiative. S/he will work to improve the liaison between USAID and other donors and Niger counterparts working on agriculture and resilience activities. In his or her capacity, s/he will oversee and monitor a set of concerted measures at both macro and micro-economic levels, aimed at developing and strengthening agriculture and resilience activities in Niger. Successful execution of these duties requires that the incumbent maintain constant and extensive contacts with other USAID Niger staff, specifically the Food for Peace Office for inter-office coordination, and other USAID offices (Dakar, Accra, Burkina Faso, and Washington) for overall strategic and programmatic coordination of United States Government (USG) agriculture and resilience activities; with other technical and financial partners in Niger for cohesion, coordination in order to avoid duplications and develop synergies and efficiencies; and with the Government of Niger (GoN) counterparts, including senior level technical counterparts.

 

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:   A Bachelor’s degree related to agriculture, economics, marketing, production, soil science, and other agricultural fields or related fields is required.

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of five years of progressively more responsible experience managing and implementing programs related to agriculture growth/food security through agricultural productivity. Knowledge of Niger’s agriculture and economic reforms is required. Previous experience conducting program oversight is valuable (monitoring and evaluation in particular). Previous experience working with representatives of the donor community is an advantage. Past experience working with USAID programs, other donor-funded programs, and/or with local NGOs would be very advantageous.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  In-depth professional-level knowledge of development principles, concepts, and practices in Agriculture programming. Knowledge and understanding of the economic, political, social and cultural characteristics of Niger; and the economic development problems, resources, and resource constraints, and development prospects and priorities of Niger.

Comprehensive knowledge of agriculture programs and policies, agricultural trade and food security and resilience policies, land tenure and macro-economic, legal and policy framework of the GoN, specifically as it relates to agriculture development and resilience initiatives.

Broad knowledge of current political, social, economic and strategic factors in Niger and an excellent understanding of the complexity of Niger’s organizational structure, bureaucracy and the ongoing reform processes.

Considerable familiarity with approaches and goals of development organizations and other partners and their approaches to Agriculture and resilience programs. Must have an understanding of the changing direction of the Agriculture and resilience sectors in Niger.

Knowledge and understanding of the organization and respective roles of the different branches in the GoN, in order to enhance effective communication, and to develop consensus on program/project strategy and implementation plans. Broad understanding of the GoN financial management system with particular emphasis on the Ministry of Agriculture and livestock and the HC3N Initiative.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Writing/Reading French and English are required. Knowledge of one or more local languages is encouraged. English will be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Excellent leadership, communications and interpersonal skills. Must be able to work effectively with a broad range of USG personnel and partners, and have demonstrated skills in donor coordination and collaboration.

Ability to work both independently and in a team environment to achieve consensus on policy, program and administrative matters is a must. Must have proven ability to communicate clearly and concisely – both orally and in writing in English and in French.

Demonstrated ability to make sensitive oral presentations logically and persuasively to senior USG and GoN officials and other donors. Excellent verbal communication skills, tact and diplomacy are required to establish and develop sustainable working relationships at the highest level and to create a high level of trust with public/private organizations. Verbal communication skills are also used to negotiate activity plans and resolve activity implementation issues with counterparts, partners and team members. Ability to communicate technical information to finance and non-finance audiences. Excellent written communication skills are required to prepare regular and ad hoc reports, activity documentation and briefing papers. Excellent computer skills (MS word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook, Access, and other relevant software) are required. Good computer skills are required to implement, analyze, and monitor, and manage activity goals, inputs, outcomes, and achievements, both program and impact.

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.

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 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 HRONiamey@state.gov  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 https://ne.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/
  • 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.

                                      

                                        Vacancy Announcement

 

U.S. Mission                           Niamey, Niger

Announcement Number:      Niamey – 2018-09- R

Position Title:                        Leasing Agent

Opening Period:                    August 27, 2018 – September 09, 2018

Series/Grade:                         LE 820 – FSN-07

Salary:                                    FCFA 10,304,905 – FCFA 14,426,869 (Annual Basic Salary)

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

Mailing Address:  BP 11201

E-mail Address:  HRONiamey@state.gov

 

Who May Apply:                 All Interested Candidates / All Sources

NB: Applicants who responded to Vacancy Announcement No 2018-09 need not to reapply, as their applications will be considered.

 

 

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 https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/eight-qualities-of-overseas-employees  before you apply.

Summary: The U.S Mission in Niamey, Niger is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Leasing Agent in the General Services 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 has responsibility for Embassy leases and real property matters, utilities, and contracts. Serves as the main point of contact between the General Services Officer and landlord(s) of Embassy leased housing.  Oversees any necessary improvements/repairs that are required at residences.  Works under the direct supervision of the Housing Assistant.

Qualifications and Evaluations

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

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:  Three years of progressively responsible experience in real estate, office management or logistics.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Knowledge of leasing fundamentals and property management is necessary Knowledge of the local housing market is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  Level III (Good working knowledge) English and French speaking/Reading/Writing are required. Level III (Good working knowledge) Speaking Hausa and/or Zarma is required. English will be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must possess good negotiation, organization and coordination skills. Must be adept at cultivating contacts with local landlords, utility companies and government officials. Must have strong writing and computer skills, especially in MS Word, Excel and Outlook. Must possess strong interpersonal skills for communicating with mission personnel and outside contacts.

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.

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 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 HRONiamey@state.gov  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 https://ne.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/
  • 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.