U.S. Department Of State DIPLOMACY IN ACTION
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Announcement Number: Kinshasa-2020-019
Hiring Agency: Embassy Kinshasa
Position Title:Registered Nurse and Equivalent - Open only to : All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Open Period:07/29/2020 - 08/11/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:GMT+1
Series/Grade:LE - 0510 9
Salary: Not Specified
Work Schedule:Full-time - Monday thru Friday (40 hours/week).
Promotion Potential: LE-0
Duty Location(s):1 in Kinshasa, CG
For More Info:HR Section +24397261679
• Competitive service
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FP is 5. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
Only one Open-to category should remain:
• 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. Embassy in Kinshasa is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Registered Nurse and Equivalent in the MED Unit Section.
The work schedule for this position is:
Full Time (40 number of hours per week)
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:No
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Basic Function of Position
The incumbent serves as the post’s nurse with responsibilities that include the medical care of Mission employees and eligible family members under MED approved clinical guidelines, as well as maintenance and inventory of all medical equipment and supplies, implementation of a robust vaccination program, administration of group and individual health education programs, and medical emergency contingency planning for the Mission. The incumbent will work in the Medical Unit under the direct supervision of the Regional Medical Officer (RMO) or Medical Provider (MP).
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Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of two (2) years of post-qualification work as a professional nurse is required.
EDUCATION: Degree (RN Level) in Nursing or Diploma/Certificate equivalent from an accredited School of Nursing. Must possess and maintain a valid nursing license or a current unrestricted Registered Nursing license from the host nation, country of origin, or the U.S.
This may be tested:
English ability Good Working Knowledge : speaking/reading/writing) is required.
French ability Good working Knowledge : speaking/reading/writing) is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The position requires strong interpersonal skills and a client-oriented disposition capable of dealing with a complexity interactive challenges in difficult and emotional situations. Must have a solid working knowledge of MED’s RN Clinical Practice Guidelines and be familiar with American Nursing Standards of Care. Must be able to perform basic word processing on computer.
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. Embassy 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:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold medical and security clearances.
To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Embassy internet site.
Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)
Degree (not transcript)
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.
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. Embassy in Kinshasa.