Education Advisor - Open to : All Interested Applicants / All Sources
08/08/2019 - 09/20/2019Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 6005 8
For More Info:
• Competitive service
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type Details:
Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
The U.S. Mission in Kinshasa is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Education Advisor in the Public Diplomacy Section.
The work schedule for this position is:
Full Time (40 of hours per week)
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (04 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
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Under the general supervision of the PAO (Public Affairs Officer), the incumbent provides a wide range of services for all students and scholars seeking information about educational opportunities in the U.S. Responsibilities include group and individual advising on applying to U.S. institutions; facilitating the exchange of information between Congolese students, U.S. institutions of higher education and Congolese education officials on fellowships and other sources of financial assistance; managing the Public Affairs Section Kinshasa Educational Advising Center.
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Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in a multinational educational or cultural work environment is required, with education, communication, marketing and public outreach duties as significant parts of the job. First-hand experience in the U.S. higher education system either as student, faculty or staff is required.
Knowledge of U.S. secondary and post-secondary education systems, e.g., colleges and universities, technical training colleges, and other types of educational institutions and programs. Must be knowledgeable about education in both the United States and the DRC to be able to explain both systems as needed. Knowledge of information resources on educational systems, entrance testing, requirements.
University degree in education, American Studies, international relations, communications or marketing is required.
LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluency) spoken reading and written English is required. Level III (Good working knowledge) French is required. Level III (Good working knowledge) Lingala (one of the most spoken local language at Post) is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Must havea interviewing skills to obtain information in interview situations with students. Ability to analyze prospective students' requirements, determine how best to satisfy these requirements, search out and digest information from a variety of sources, and provide it to the students is required. Must be proficient in the entire Office suite of programs and adobe Cloud. Typing at least 35 wpm is 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.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
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Benefits and Other Info
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Kinshasa 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.
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”), 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.
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How to Apply
How to Apply:
To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.
Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:
Degree (not transcript)
Work permit (If applicable)
DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
SF-50 (if applicable)
Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email or phone call.
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 Kinshasa.