Embassy Niamey recruits 01 Receptionist – All Interested Applicants/ All Sources

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Embassy Niamey recruits 01 Receptionist – All Interested Applicants/ All Sources

Embassy Niamey


Announcement Number: Niamey-2021-013RHiring Agency: Embassy Niamey Position Title: Receptionist – All Interested Applicants/ All Sources Open Period:  01/04/2022                          Format MM/DD/YYYYVacancy Time Zone: GMT+1Series/Grade: LE – 0125 5Salary: XOF CFA8,613,325Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours.Promotion Potential: LE-5Duty Location(s): 1 in Niamey, NGTelework Eligible: No
For More Info: HR Section 20722661  [email protected]

Overview Hiring Path: • Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: All Interested Applicants / All Sources.
Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background InvestigationAppointment Type: PermanentAppointment 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.
Summary: The work schedule for this position is : Full Time 40  hours per week.
Supervisory Position: NoRelocation Expenses Reimbursed: NoTravel Required: Not Required
Duties This position is staffed under the Information Management Office of the Management Section.  The Information Management Officer provides day-to-day supervision.  Duties are divided between serving as a receptionist and switchboard operator.  This is one of the two positions in the occupational series.
Operates the Embassy switchboard.  Handles incoming and calls and places outgoing local and long distance calls.  Determines if long distance calls are official or unofficial and maintain a log of calls placed.
— Serves as receptionist and provides information in person or by telephone in response to a wide variety of inquiries regarding proper office/agency locations, employment applications, phone numbers etc.  Tactfully questions visitors in order to determine the exact nature of their inquiries, and contacts the appropriate person or office to obtain response or directs the visitor to the concerned office.
— Makes appointments for visitors upon confirmations with appropriate office.
— Receives vehicle request and notifies the Motor Pool dispatcher.
— Does straightforward copy typing when required.
— Distributes correspondence delivered to the Embassy and assists in the control and dispatch of Diplomatic notes, invitations, etc. to other Embassies and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements: EXPERIENCE: Two years of clerical experience  of which at least one must have been with an International Organization or Corporate.  Must have knowledge of how to place local and international telephone calls via local telecommunications
Education Requirements: Completion of Secondary school is  required.
LANGUAGE:   Mandatory: Level III (Good working knowledge). Speaking/reading/writing  English; . Level IV (Fluent ) Speaking/reading/writing French; Level III spoken Hausa and Zarma.  This may be tested.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES Optional:  Must maintain a reception SOP and keep up-to-date Embassy telephone listing.  Must organize the workweek schedule for mailroom coverage, and assistance with telephone.  Must design and implement post procedures for dealing with suspicious calls.  Knowledge of Word processing recommended.  Knowledge of records maintenance recommended. 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.
Qualifications: All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
Benefits and Other Info
Benefits: Agency Benefits: 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.
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.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER: AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

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 thrust clearance. 
To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.
Required Documents: 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
Passport copy
Degree (not transcript)
Language Scores (if available)
Driver’s License
Certificate or License
DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
SF-50 (if applicable)
Next Steps: 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/