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

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

Embassy Niamey

Niger

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Announcement Number: Niamey-2021-022RHiring Agency: Embassy Niamey Position Title: Translator – All Interested Applicants/All Sources Open Period: 12/21/2021  – 01/04/2022                          Format MM/DD/YYYYVacancy Time Zone: GMT+1Series/Grade: LE – 0210 7Salary: XOF CFA11,135,226Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 Hours per WeekPromotion Potential: LE-7Duty Location(s): 1 Vacancy in Niamey, NGTelework Eligible: No
For More Info: HR Section 000-000-0000  [email protected]

Overview Hiring Path: • Open to the publicWho May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: For USEFM – FP is XX.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.Only one Open-to category should remain: 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.
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: NoRelocation Expenses Reimbursed: NoTravel Required: Not Required
Duties Provides oral and written Hausa-French-English interpretation and translation services on behalf of Front Office principles or other sections as approved by the Front Office or direct supervisor.  Provides basic protocol services, including preparing official correspondences, researching and drafting background materials, and managing Embassy contact information.
Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements: EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience  in Hausa/Zarma, English, and French translation and interpretation services in an international institution or any organization that executes international programs/policy (e.g. NGO or Embassy, media, etc.).
JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Must have a good knowledge of translation concepts used in rendering accurate and clear translations that capture the meaning and intent of an original document.  Must have a good understanding of U.S. foreign policy and development objectives.  Must be able to perform technical research related to diplomatic subjects (political, economic, military, etc.) for purposes of translation to/from English, French and Hausa.  Must have knowledge of government, diplomatic and/or international organizations, and civil society structure. Must have knowledge of host country protocol, local customs, and practices.
Education Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree  in English, Modern Languages, Political Science, International Relations, or bilingual studies is required.
Evaluations: LANGUAGE:   Mandatory: 
Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing English is required. This may be tested.
Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing French is required.
Level III (good working knowledge) speaking/reading of at least one local language is required. These may be tested.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES Optional:  Computer skills must include Microsoft Office Suite (to include Outlook, Word, PowerPoint), Internet expertise for research purposes, database management experience, and the production of documents and reports. Adaptability, organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple translation tasks accurately and expeditiously is essential.  Must have excellent writing and interpersonal skills and also Hausa and Zarma These 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*
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.
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 as proof of experience. And proof of education, if you attended university outside of Niger or Local school (Institute) then you must attach equivalency delivered by University of Niamey under Other Documents 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)
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/