Vacancy Announcement – Public Affairs Assistant

Vacancy Announcement– September 17, 2018

U.S. Mission                                      Chad

Announcement Number:             N’Djamena-2018-014-R

Position Title:                                    Public Affairs Assistant

Opening Date:                                   September 17, 2018

Closing Date:                                     Until Filled (First review of applications 2 weeks from opening date)

Series/Grade:                                   FP-5

Salary:                                                  (USD) 53,844 to be confirmed by Office of Overseas Employment

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-5 is $ 53,844. Actual FP-5 salary is determined by HR Overseas Employment


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

Duration Appointment:

One year 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 Public Affairs Assistant in the Public Affairs Office Section.

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:  Yes

Duties:  The incumbent is responsible for the supervision of two staff, FSN A/V Technician and FSN French Media Specialist; provides oversight of Public Affairs grants program; assists the PAO with PAS budget management and ICASS requirements; supervises all PA staff in absence of PAO, including representing PAS with Front Office and Department interlocutors; develops contacts with host nation interlocutors for PAS and Post programming; identifies weaknesses in computer system technology and social media, including Mac and Apple, in order to update and advance PAS and American Corner capabilities; displays high verbal and written communication skills in English for in house and external outreach and products.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:      Bachelor’s degree in Business Science, Social Science, Art and Humanities, or related field is required.


EXPERIENCE:  Five years project management with a minimum of 2 years of experience working in the communications field as a project manager, print journalist, computer technician, radio or television reporter, news journal editor, supervisory experience in an office environment is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: The incumbent must have knowledge of how to prepare a project budget.  S/he must know how to troubleshoot computer maintenance issues.

LANGUAGE:  Level IV (written and spoken) English is required (this will be tested).

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  The incumbent must be able to multi-task, be able to prioritize tasks and exercise good time management, be able to effectively communicate in English, know how to integrate technology (internet, social media, transitioning to paper-less environment) into daily work routine, ability to interact with personnel at all levels within a diplomatic Mission and in the host country culture.

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.

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.


(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.

For additional employment information please visit the following link:

How to Apply:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application to

  • DS-174
  • Copy of passport bio page or of government-issued ID card
  • Unofficial college transcripts
  • Language Scores (if available)
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation indicating veterans status (if applicable)
  • List of professional references

What to Expect Next:  Applicants who are who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email or telephone.