Program Specialist/Regional Refugee Coordinator Specialist

Full Time

U.S Embassy

Summary:

The U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa/Ethiopia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Program Specialist/Regional Refugee Coordinator Specialist.

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 (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Travel Required: Not Required

Duties

Support the Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) Regional Refugee Coordination team in oversight and co-management of $300 million in humanitarian assistance and migration programs for refugees, vulnerable migrants, displaced, and stateless persons in the Horn of Africa region (Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan, and Sudan), as well as the State Department’s refugee resettlement program. The employee monitors and evaluates U.S. assistance, provides substantive information, analysis, planning, implementation, and assistance, and makes the humanitarian program, policy, and funding recommendations to the Refugee Coordinator team, U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, and the PRM bureau. The employee is responsible for cultivating relationships and information flows with refugee-focused government authorities dealing with assistance and protection of refugees and host communities, international organization (IO) partners, and NGO activities in multi-sectoral assistance throughout the region. The employee supports all substantiative and administrative aspects of program management, planning and implementing USG refugee assistance and policy in the region and reports on refugee-related policy development. The employee reports to and is directly supervised by the Senior Refugee Coordinator, or the acting Refugee Coordinator during the Senior Refugee Coordinator’s absences backs up the Refugee Coordinator on all other refugee issues in the region, and serves under the broader guidance of the Pol/Econ section counselor.

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:-

For Grade, LE 8 is a minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in refugee, internal displacement, migration, humanitarian assistance, humanitarian affairs, U.S or foreign government, social services, development assistance, or journalism in an international organization (IO), UN agency, NGO, and/or diplomatic mission is required.

For Grade, LE 9 is a minimum of four years of progressively responsible experience in refugee, internal displacement, migration, humanitarian assistance, humanitarian affairs, U.S or foreign government, social services, development assistance, or journalism in an international organization (IO), UN agency, NGO, and/or diplomatic mission is required

For Grade, LE 10 is a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in refugee, internal displacement, migration, humanitarian assistance, humanitarian affairs, U.S or foreign government, social services, development assistance, or journalism in an international organization (IO), UN agency, NGO, and/or diplomatic mission is required.

Note: Please upload all copies of your work experience under ‘other document’

Education Requirements:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

EDUCATION: Master’s degree in social work/anthropology, business management, economics, political sciences, international relations, or related major required.

Note: Please upload all copies of your Education under ” Masters or equivalent”

 

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:- Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. (This may be tested)

Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing Amharic is required. (This may be tested)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:-

Pre-hire – Advanced analytical skills and English-language oral and writing skills are required. Advanced online and academic research skills are required. Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint, and Teams are required. Contact outreach and cultivation skills are required – with a focus on external organizations such as UN bodies, NGOs, and government authorities throughout the region. The ability to travel within the region is required, which may fluctuate based on operational tempo and may be up to 20% of the time, as operating conditions, staffing, budget, and circumstances permit. Ability to make decisions independently in consideration of organizational policies and procedures. Appropriately prioritize issues of policy importance to track, analyze, and report on. Ability to organize and maintain budgetary and programmatic files in line with office and Department record-keeping procedures and guidelines. (These may be tested).

Note: A written exam may be administered before the interview.

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 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 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:

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 the 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 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.

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Completion of master’s degree /university studies (required)
  • Passport copy (if applicable)
  • Computer skills (required)
  • Work Experience Copy (required)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation (if available)
  • Any documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed (e.g. work experience documents, transcripts, certificates, etc).

Note: Please upload all copies of your work experience under ‘other document’

FOR AEFM / USEFM ONLY

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • Passport copy
  • Degree (not transcript)
  • 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.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Deadline: June 16, 2024

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