Announcement Number: Niamey-2020-017R2
Hiring Agency: Embassy Niamey
Position Title: Human Resources Assistant- All Interested Applicants
Open Period: 11/22/2020
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+1
Series/Grade: LE – 0305 7
Salary: XOF CFA11,019,823
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 Hours
Promotion Potential: LE-7
Duty Location(s): 1 Vacancy in Niamey, NG
Telework Eligible: No
For More Info:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: For USEFM – Actual FP 07 salary determined by Washington D.C.
Only one Open-to category should remain: All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type: Permanent
Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period.
Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
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 (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or his/her candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
Travel Required: Not Required
This position is located in the Human Resources (HR) Office at American Embassy Niamey, Niger. The incumbent serves as Human Resources Assistant and provides a wide range of HR services for the Embassy and associated agencies. Primary duties include the recruitment and hiring of Locally Employed Staff (LE Staff) – drafting and inputting vacancy announcements through the automated ERA system, application review, testing, scheduling and attending interviews, etc. Processes personnel actions, benefit paperwork, and conducts orientation sessions for new LE Staff. Assists with the preparation of awards/set up/refreshments for the Annual Awards Ceremony. Prepares HR reports as requested. Reports directly to the Supervisory Recruiter (HR Assistant).
Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE: Three to five years of progressively responsible experience in the field of Human Resource management, with a minimum of two years’ experience in recruitment area, is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Optional: Thorough knowledge of human resource management functions, host country local labor laws and Social Security System, and prevailing practices are required.
U.S. High school diploma or host country equivalency is required. Minimum of two years of college or university or professional school studies in Human Resource management or business management/administration is required.
LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Writing/Reading French and English is required. Level IV (Fluent) speaking in Hausa and or Zarma is required. This may be tested.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES Optional: Must be a self-starter, possess a high degree of initiative and be creative (think out of the box). Must have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. Be able to establish and maintain effective working and professional relationships with both Mission personnel, host government officials (Labor, Social Security Insurance, etc.), and other professional contacts. Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and complete assignments in a timely manner. Must be able to analyze personnel data and draft required and ad hoc reports. Must be fluent in English and have strong written and verbal communication skills. Good skills in screening applications and interviewing techniques. Typing Skills (30 wpm) and excellent computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, Access, etc.) are required. This may be tested.
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.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
Benefits and Other Info
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Niamey, Niger 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.
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 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 more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.
How to Apply
How to Apply:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.
To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.
In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. You Must attach your Certificate of Work, If you attended university outside of Niger, you must attach equivalency delivered by University of Niamey under Other Documents as proof of work experience and proof of education, If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.
Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
Residency and/or Work Permit
Degree (not transcript)
Certificate or License
DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
SF-50 (if applicable)
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 Niamey, Niger.
More information: https://ne.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/