Job Opportunity US Embassy : Information Assistant

  • Région: Centre
  • Ville: Yaounde
  • Nom entreprise ou personne: US Embassy
  • Type de contrat: CDI


Job Opportunity US Embassy : Information Assistant

September 22, 2017
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates / All Sources
The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.
The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement.

POSITION: Information Assistant
OPENING DATE: September 22, 2017
CLOSING DATE: September 29, 2017
WORK HOURS: Full time, 40 hours/week
SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-08

Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-06
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.


The U.S. Mission in Yaounde, Cameroon is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Information Assistant. This position is located in Yaounde, Cameroon.


Under the direct supervision of the Information Specialist and the general supervision of the Information Officer, the incumbent co-manages the day-to-day activities of the press section and carries out a variety of assignments in support of the Embassy’s information/press programs


Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

EDUCATION: A Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communication, Information Science, Information Technology, The Liberal Arts, Public Relations, International Relations, Political Science, or related field is required.
EXPERIENCE: At least two years of work experience in communications, media, journalism, broadcasting, writing, public relations, advertising, or related field is required.
LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluency) Speaking/Reading/Writing English and French are required and will be tested.
Must have the ability to carry out multiple tasks under tight time pressure, in particular good writing skills while meeting deadlines;
Must be flexible in adjusting priorities;
Must be able to develop and maintain good working relationships with the media and government officials.
Must have excellent skills in MS Office – MS Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and Access. Skills and abilities may be tested.

Must have thorough working knowledge of host country media, and of Cameroon political, economic, educational, and social structures;
Must have general knowledge of public relations and information technology.
Must be well versed with the media landscape in the country and have a very solid contact database in both the media and government circles.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained on our website at and/or by contacting the Human Resources Office at Ext. 4006.

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: When qualified, 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*
(3) FS on LWOP**

* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.
** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.


Management may consider any of the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a Locally Employed Staff security clearance.
HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above);
Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)

Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 817, Tel.: 222-201-500, Ext 4006, U.S. Embassy Yaounde, Cameroon

E-mail Address: [email protected]
Indicate the position title on the subject line.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 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. 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.

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