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Vacancy Announcement for the Position of Refugee Coordinator Assistant
January 31, 2019

U.S. Mission                                      Chad

Announcement Number:             N’Djamena-2019-06-R

Position Title:                                    Refugee Coordinator Assistant

Opening Period:                               January 30, 2019

Closing Date:                                     February 12, 2019

Series/Grade:                                   105/FSN-9

Salary:                                                  (USD) 58,836-(FCFA) 15,027,620

For More Info:                                   Human Resources Office: Rimtebaye Mayakoub

Mailing Address:  American Embassy BP 413 Rond Point de Chagoua,
N’Djamena, Chad

Who May Apply:                              For USEFM – FP-AA is $58,836. Actual FP-AA salary is determined by HR Overseas Employment

  • All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:     Non-Sensitive; Local Security Certification or Public Trust

Duration Appointment:

Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period.

Marketing Statement:  We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees located at the end of this announcement.

Summary: The U.S. Mission in N’Djamena, Chad is seeking one eligible and qualified applicant for the position of Refugee Coordinator Assistant in the Office of Population, Refugees, and Migration.

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 of time (2 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:  No

Duties:  As Locally Employed (LE) Staff  supporting the N’Djamena-based Regional Refugee Coordinator (RefCoord) for assistance and protection, the Refugee Coordinator Assistant supports all substantive and administrative aspects of planning and implementing USG refugee assistance policy and programs in Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic (CAR), Democratic Republic of Congo and Republic of Congo.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:      Possession of a four-year collegiate degree in a social science or humanities discipline is required.


EXPERIENCE:  At least 5 years of progressively responsible work in professional social science activities (example: research/analysis, political reporting, journalism) requiring research/information gathering from a variety of sources and concise summarizing of same in a context of working with government, international, and/or non-governmental organizations is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Structures and functioning of the United Nations system, including the UN Country Team, humanitarian organizations, and peacekeeping operations. Understanding of the framework of international humanitarian assistance. Working knowledge of Chad’s political structures, parties, and historical development. General understanding of US foreign policy objectives.

LANGUAGE Level 4/4 (speaking, reading, and writing) English and French, and level 3 Arabic speaking (local Arabic is sufficient) are required. (Languages will be tested).

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Computer systems, including all elements of the Microsoft Office applications.  This will be tested.  Development of mid-and working-level contacts among many nationalities in the public and private sector.  Oral and written communication skills, including email, note-taking, and minutes drafting.  Attention to detail is crucial.

Qualifications:  All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

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.

Benefits:  Locally-Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in N’Djamena, Chad may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

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.


(1)          AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

(2)          AEFM / USEFM

(3)          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.

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Non-Sensitive; Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance.

To apply for this position:

To apply please follow the directions on the following website: https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail.hms?jnum=4202&orgId=75

What to Expect Next:  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 N’Djamena, Chad.