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The U.S. Mission in Ouagadougou is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Human Resources Assistant

Publié le jeudi 13 juin 2024 à 21h05min

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The U.S. Mission in Ouagadougou is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Human Resources Assistant




Opening Date : June 14, 2024
Closing Date : June 27, 2024
Open to : All Interested Applicants/ All Sources
Work Schedule : Full-time (40 hours/week)
SALARY : *Ordinarily Resident (OR) : CFA 14,923,926. a. (Starting Salary)
(Position Grade : FSN-08)



Responsible for specific personnel functions performed at post. Major responsibility is either position classification advisory role of all locally recruited positions by providing guidance to supervisors in developing new/revising existing positions and submitting the complete package to Regional Classification Center (RCC) ’s OR recruitment and onboarding of employees including third country nationals OR management of the Merit Based Compensation System. Other duties can include preparation of all types of personnel actions ; placement and promotion of local employees ; resignations and disciplinary actions ; preparing staffing patterns ; and managing or assisting with Official Residence Expenses (ORE) staff employment, Awards program, LE Staff salary and benefits, i.e. medical insurance, pension plan, local social security participation. Maintains personnel records and files and prepares periodic and non-recurring reports.


1. EDUCATION : Completion of two years of general college studies is required.
2. EXPERIENCE : Minimum three years of progressively responsible experience in human resources or administrative field is required.
3. LANGUAGE : English level III (Good working knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required. French level III (Good working knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required. This may be tested.

4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES : Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, and Internet). Must have understanding of mathematical formulas for preparing statistical reports on various elements of data analysis. Strong writing skills to produce and update complex reports, spreadsheets, and correspondence. Must have excellent customer service and communication skills to manage in-person and telephone contacts. Must be organized, diligent and able to work under pressure. Good interpersonal relationships are required. This may be tested.

5. JOB KNOWLEDGE : Knowledge of general office management practices and procedures. Knowledge of job evaluation, concepts and principles. Must have knowledge of Human Resources practices, performance management, etc. Good working knowledge of local labor and social security laws as well as recruitment prevailing practices and customs is required.

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/bfa/vacancysearch/searchVacancies.hms
• Choose Announcement Number Ouaga-2024-008 Human Resources Assistant 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/jobs/

Required Documents : Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application :
All Applicants :
• Residency and/or Work Permit (If applicable)
• Completion of two years of general college Diploma
• Work Attestations/Certificates
• Other relevant documents
Eligible Family Member Applicants :
• Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
• Passport copy
• DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
• SF-50 (if applicable)

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 : Contact the Human Resources Office at 25 49 53 00.

Note :
• All applications must be for an open/advertised position.
• Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted by phone call or email.

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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