VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT # 17 - 15 : INFORMATION RESOURCE CENTER ASSISTANT (IRC ASSISTANT)

Communiqué • jeudi 22 juin 2017 à 15h30min

The U.S. Mission in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for (01) position of Information Resource Center (IRC) in the Public Diplomacy Section (PD).

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT # 17 - 15 : INFORMATION RESOURCE CENTER ASSISTANT (IRC ASSISTANT)

Opening Date : June 09, 2017
Closing Date : June 23, 2017
Open to : all interested candidates
Work Schedule : Full-time (40 hours/week)

SALARY : *Ordinarily Resident (OR) : CFA 9,123,040 p.a. (Starting Salary)
(Position Grade : FSN-07)

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION :

Position is intended to oversee daily operations and customer service for the Information Resource Center/American Library within the Embassy. The IRC is the Embassy’s hub to reach youth audiences and has written materials and live programs that support Mission goals. The IRC Assistant would assist library patrons and embassy staff with general research and conduct outreach programs (both inside and outside the Embassy) using Library resources and State Department materials. The incumbent will be responsible for the online blog and providing content for digital outreach.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

1. EDUCATION : Bachelor’s Degree from the social sciences, communication or related field (License equivalent from a post-secondary institution) is required.

2. EXPERIENCE : Two years work experience in an office setting is required. Internship or on-the-job experience in library or youth center is required.

3. LANGUAGE : Level III English and Level III French speaking and writing ability is required. English language skill will be tested

4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES : Critical thinking, analytical skills, writing and editing (in English and French) ; Information literacy and evaluation - knowledge of resources and ability to evaluate the quality of a source ; High skill and comfort level with Internet technologies including social media, and ability to learn library database system. These will be tested.

5. JOB KNOWLEDGE : A good range of local library and academic contacts. Knowledge of local protocol and customs. Familiarity with Microsoft Office (word, excel, outlook) is required. Online research knowledge of search engines, online reference sources and social media. Familiarity with accounting and budgeting is helpful, but not required. Public speaking skills required. All these will be tested.

TO APPLY :

A) - Required forms : Interested applicants for this position must submit the following, or the application will not be considered :
1. New form : Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member –DS-174 completed in English ; (available on the Embassy Web site or request a copy at S/C.A.C west side entrance of the Embassy), and
2. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form
DD-214 with their application.

B) - Required documentation/attachments : 1). photocopies of attestations/certificates of work, service, trainings ; essays. 2). photocopies of diplomas, degrees, awards earned that address the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

Note :

- Applicants should retain original copies of all documentation which accompanies their applications.
- Any application not fully completed will not be considered.
- All applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
- All applications must be for an open/advertised position.
- Only short listed applicants will be contacted.
- Any application not signed will not be considered.

Submit application to :
U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou
Attn : Human Resources Office
Application for INFORMATION RESOURCE CENTER (IRC) ASSISTANT-VA# 15/2017 - FSN 07
01 B.P. 35 Ouagadougou 01, Secteur 15, Ouaga 2000
Avenue Sembene Ousmane, Rue 15.873
E-mail : HROouaga@state.gov
Phone : (226) 25-49-54-98

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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