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The U.S. Mission in Ouagadougou is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Architect (OBO)

Publié le mercredi 19 avril 2023 à 21h00min

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The U.S. Mission in Ouagadougou is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Architect (OBO)

The U.S. Mission in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Architect (OBO) in the Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO).

Opening Date : April 13, 2023
Closing Date : April 27, 2023
Open to : All Interested Applicants/All Sources
Work Schedule : Full-time (40 hours/week)
SALARY : *Ordinarily Resident (OR) : CFA 22,419,268 p.a. (Starting Salary)
CFA 36,134,140 p.a. (Ending Salary)
(Position Grade : FSN-11)



Working under the Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) Project Director (PD), the Architect is responsible for construction inspection, reviewing of plans, recommending approval of shop drawings and submittals ! maintaining a daily log of construction activities, developing change orders including preparation of cost estimates, and other construction architectural duties for the Marine Security Guard Quarters (MSGQ) Addition. The Architect must be capable of working independently and provide professional architectural services in support of the project.


1. EDUCATION : University degree in architecture from an accredited institution is required.

2. EXPERIENCE : At least five years of experience in the field of architecture related to building construction and renovations is required.

3. LANGUAGE : English – (Fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.
French – (Fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required. This may be tested.

4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES : Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point Outlook) and Internet Research. Professional skills and experience using construction management software such as AutoCAD and Revit. Ability to create architectural cost estimates and review construction drawings for code compliance. Must be able to lift items up to 35 pounds. This may be tested.

5. JOB KNOWLEDGE : Must be able to develop a comprehensive understanding of DOS/OBO construction regulations and guidelines, OBO commissioning, and construction guidebook. Knowledge of local building and construction codes, architectural laws, codes, and permits applicable to local construction environment, local safety and security rules. Must be familiar with the local government structures jurisdictions, key persons, processes to guarantee effective authorizations and related engagement. Professional knowledge in the field of architectural principles, practices and technical perspectives, as well as thorough professional knowledge in project management.

HOW TO APPLY : Applicants must complete the following application process to be considered :

• Create an account on the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) Website at https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/vacancysearch/searchVacancies.hms
• Choose Announcement Number Ouaga-2023-014 Architect (OBO) and complete the online application.

• Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. Copies of Attestations/Certificates of Work, degrees certificates, wok permits & SF 50 if applicable) into the Electronic Recruitment Application system. click on the "Apply to This Vacancy" to submit your application.

• For more information on how to apply, visit the Mission internet site : https://bf.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/

Required Documents : Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application :

• Residency and/or Work Permit (If applicable)
• University degree in architecture from an accredited institution is required.
• DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
• SF-50 (if applicable)
• Copies Work Attestations/Certificates
• Others

What to Expect Next : Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via telephone calls and email.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION : The complete position description listing all the duties and responsibilities may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office at HROOuaga@state.gov

Note :
• All Applications must be made in English.
• All applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
• All applications must be for an open/advertised position.
• Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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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