Education Advisor, U.S. Embassy in Yaounde
Open to: All Interested Candidates
Position: Education Advisor, FSN-07; FP-07
NOTE: ALL NON-CAMEROONIAN APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
The U.S. Embassy in Yaounde is seeking an individual for the position of Education Advisor. This position is located in Yaounde.
Opening Date: April 30, 2014
Closing Date: May 14, 2014
Work Hours: Full time; 40 hours/week
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Under the direct supervision of the Cultural Affairs Officer, incumbent is responsible for assisting in the planning, development, implementation, and administration of the U.S. Mission's Public Diplomacy (PD) programs. Duties include: providing accurate, comprehensive, unbiased information, advice and counseling on educational opportunities in the U.S.A.; guiding prospective undergraduate and graduate students to select appropriate colleges and universities in the U.S. and to understand admissions and
financial aid procedures; serving as the primary source of information regarding education and how to study in the U.S and work closely with Cameroonian institutions engaged in the field of international
Note: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
- Education: Bachelor's degree in liberal arts, education or management from a U.S. accredited college or university is required.
- Experience: At least 3 years of relevant experience in international higher education, research, teaching, social and public services, youth work, leadership in international student affairs on campus, management or administration. Familiarity with the American educational system, as a student, administrator or instructor is required.
- Language: Level III (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required and will be tested.
- Job Knowledge: Applicant must be highly knowledgeable about U.S. secondary and post-secondary educational systems. Thorough knowledge of U.S. undergraduate and graduate admissions processes
and requirements, including financial aid and credentials evaluation is required. Knowledge about relevant information resources, including education systems, testing, and U.S. laws and regulations
governing international students is essential. He/She should have perspectives on political, economic, and social trends in both Cameroon and the U.S. Job knowledge may be tested.
- Skills/Abilities: Superior interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication skills; strong public speaking skills; sophisticated interviewing, counseling, problem solving and analytical skills
necessary to accurately assess a prospective student's requirements and abilities, and to find and convey appropriate information to students; ability to plan and execute programs independently and to plan ahead in year-long cycles; significant analytical, intellectual curiosity and initiative abilities, and resourcefulness; cultural sensitivity, computer skills (internet research), training skills, and management skills are all required. Skills and abilities may be tested.
When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA
- Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
- Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
- Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
- Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
- Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
- The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a Locally Employed Staff security clearance.
Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
- Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) available online or at the Embassy; or
- A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see Appendix B); or
- A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1 -24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicant's work experience attached as a separate sheet; plus
- Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional U.S. Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
- Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
- Additional information on how to apply for a position is available at:
Submit Application to:
Human Resources Office,
P.O. Box 817, U.S. Embassy Yaounde, Cameroon.
Or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please, indicate the title of the position on the “Subject:” line)
Point of Contact:Telephone: 2220-1500, Ext 4006; Fax: 2220-1500, Ext 4532
CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: May 14, 2014