Search For Jobs Offers in Kenya

Jobs In Kenya

US Embassy American Center Programs Assistant Job

Duties

The American Center Programs Assistant works under the direct supervision of the American Center Director. The position has no supervisory responsibilities.  Coordinates American Center outreach to Emerging Voices audiences through Experiential Learning (EXPL) projects and events, typically “learning through experience” activities such as tech or entrepreneurship camps, music and sports programs, journalism training, and other focused community engagement programs.  Designs, develops, identifies co-sponsors and funding sources, plans and oversees a range of outreach activities in support of Mission goals.  Contributes to day-to-day operations of the Embassy’s USG-owned and operated American Centers, public access facilities that are open during hours when the Embassy may be closed and maintains dynamic schedules of simultaneous activities and projects of interest to the public.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:  

  • A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in a multilingual, multicultural, multinational, government, or library or museum environment with marketing, public relations, communication, or education duties as a significant part of the job is required.

Education Requirements:

  • University degree in communications, international relations, intercultural/multicultural studies, library and information science, marketing, or local equivalent is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required.  

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must have strong analytic skills and the ability to conceptualize how best to use innovation and cutting-edge experiential learning opportunities to attract EV audiences and engage them in positive ways.
  • Must have excellent customer relations, interpersonal cross-cultural communication skills, and be able to identify and engage key figures critical to developing American Center priority initiatives.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking, interviewing for evaluation purposes, writing reports and contributing materials for publication,
  • Must have the capacity to quickly tailor communications to fit formal and informal situations and different ethnic, religious and linguistic cultural groups.
  • Must have strong project management skills are required, including the ability to establish credibility and lead group participation in projects such as workshops, seminars, conferences, sports and cultural programs, and camps, including activities conducted virtually.
  • Must have good keyboarding and data entry skills, and excellent familiarity with electronic discovery tools, in particular the Internet, and standard information retrieval practices and procedure.
  • Must have good keyboarding and data entry skills and excellent familiarity with electronic discovery tools, in particular the Internet, and standard information retrieval practices and procedures.
  • Thorough, detailed knowledge of various computer software programs, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, and PD-specific software, databases, and reporting tools is required. Must be practiced in using social media and mobile platforms, podcasts, basic photo and video tools to generate group interest and participation.  Must have good numerical skills to be able to develop and oversee project and grant budgets; must be able to develop descriptive statistical analysis of target audience segments and impact of American Center EXPL activities and initiatives.

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.

Qualifications:

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:

Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Nirobi, Kenya 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:

For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following 

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:

  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  • AEFM / USEFM
  • 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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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.

THE FOLLOWING APPLY TO EFMs, USEFMs, and AEFMs ONLY:

  • Current employees who used a hiring preference to gain employment who are within their first 90 calendar days of employment are not eligible to apply.
  • Candidates with a hiring preference who have already accepted a conditional offer of employment may NOT be extended a second conditional offer of employment unless and until they withdraw their candidacy for the first position in writing.
  • The following may also be considered when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, etc.
  • ** If selected, EFMs are expected to serve in the positon for at least one year from the date of hire, and their sponsor’s tour of duty must allow sufficient time for this.

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Police Clearance Certificate. 

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:

To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:

  • Degree with transcript
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Eligible Family Member Applicants:

  • Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • Passport copy
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:

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.

Deadline: 03/15/2022

Newsletter Updates

Enter your email address below to subscribe to our newsletter