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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Cultural Affairs Assistant

Closing Date of The Position: November 3, 2014

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The US Embassy is seeking an individual for the position of Cultural Affairs Assistant in Public Affairs Section.

 

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

Under the supervision of the Deputy Public Affairs Officer, administers the exchange program.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsible for the International Visitors Leadership Program, including the Voluntary Visitors Program. Assists in the recruitment and selection process through contacts in government, academic and professional institutions. Arranges briefings and logistics for exchange grantees. Prepares reports for headquarters on exchange programs.

55%

 

Provides administrative and logistical support to all exchange programs including Fulbright and Humphrey program. Assists in cultural programming of American speakers and academic specialist. Makes appointments, schedule seminars, arranges for interviews and suggests possibilities for video and library support.

5%

 

Assists in organizing programs on public affairs issues, cultural events and special occasions such as Black History Month. Prepares guest list, greets contacts and assures that necessary materials for programs are secured.

5%

 

Oversees educational advising program. Corresponds with institutions on scholarship opportunities. Advises candidates in their study plans and on educational testing. Directs prospective students to appropriate reference materials. Organizes pre-departure orientations, college fairs, outreach orientation programs with students and school principals and guidance counselors.

30%

 

Prepares monthly annual statistics. Furnish support to external organizations outside that have some relationship to Cultural Affairs.

5%

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

  1. Education: 
    A Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or arts required.
  2. Prior Work Experience: 
    One year of progressively responsible experience in cultural activities or in related fields.
  3. Language proficiency:
    Level IV (fluent) in English and Kiswahili (speaking writing and reading) is required.
  4. Knowledge:  
    Must have some knowledge of the U.S. in general and Education systems; capacity to learn the demands of work and discipline.
  5. Skills and Abilities:  
    Ability to develop and maintain access to target contacts, government, educational and cultural circles; to plan and carry our assigned projects and logistical support to cultural programs according to schedule; to draft correspondence and reports in English and Kiswahili. Computer skills required.

 


SELECTION PROCESS

When fully qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and US Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA

1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.

TO APPLY

Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:

  1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174). A hard copy of the application form (DS-174) is also available at the American Embassy, gate 3; or


  2. 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; or


  3. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see section 3A below for more information); plus


  4. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.


  5. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

 

3A. If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the UAE.

Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.

    A. Position Title
    B. Position Grade
    C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
    D. Dates Available for Work
    E. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
    F. Date and Place of Birth
    G. Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell phone numbers
    H. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; if yes, provide number)
    I. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification Number
    J. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
    K. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
    L. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver’s License Class / Type
    M. Days available to work
    N. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. Government (include their Name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
    O. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
    P. Education
    Q. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
    R. Language Skills
    S. Work Experience
    T. References

 

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO

American Embassy
Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 9123
Dar es Salaam

POINT OF CONTACT

Telephone: 229 4000, Ext: 4137/4148/4233/4024
Fax: 2294726

 

CLOSING DATE OF THE POSITION: November 3, 2014.

The US Mission in Tanzania 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

 

Application Form

  • Click here to download application form (DS-174) (PDF 640KB)

    (Required Application Form to be completed for all vacancies)