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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT # 28- 18 : Senior Investigator in the Regional Security Office

Publié le lundi 3 décembre 2018 à 07h15min

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT # 28- 18 : Senior Investigator in the Regional Security Office

The U.S. Mission in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Senior Investigator in the Regional Security Office.
Opening Date : November 27, 2018
Closing Date : December 11, 2018
Open to : all interested candidates/ All Sources
Work Schedule : Full-time (40 hours/week)
SALARY : *Ordinarily Resident (OR) : CFA 17,430,003 p.a. (Starting Salary)
(Position Grade : FSN-10)



The incumbent serves as the Senior Foreign Service National Investigator (S/FSNI) and subject matter expert for the Regional Security Office (RSO). Assists the RSO with oversight of the Mission’s more than 70 security programs to include personal suitability and criminal investigations, physical security, personnel security, local guard program, surveillance detection and residential security.
Incumbent is well versed in all aspects of threat and security/intelligence information gathering and serves as a principal liaison between RSO and host government National Police, Gendarmerie, immigration and other security/law enforcement senior officials including the Minister of Security and Minister of Defense.


1. EDUCATION : University degree in criminal justice, Law, administration, management, business or political science is required.
2. EXPERIENCE : Minimum of six years of progressively responsible work in the military, police or security, to include two years with supervisory responsibilities.

3. LANGUAGE : Level IV (fluency) speaking and writing English is required.
Level IV (fluency) speaking and writing French is required. These may be tested.

4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES : Ability to maintain extensive contacts with senior officials of various local agencies. Ability to exercise initiative and resourcefulness in obtaining information or evidence. Ability to draft Diplomatic notes and other official correspondence in English and French. Must be able to use computer with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. These may be tested.

5. JOB KNOWLEDGE : Knowledge of local government operations, especially regarding security and law enforcement. Must be able to operate a variety of vehicles, including pick-up truck, car, motorcycle, etc. Must have valid driver’s license for operating all types of vehicles. Must be detail oriented.

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-2018-28 Senior Investigator and complete the online application.
• Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. resume, cover letter, degrees certificates, wok permits & SF 50 if applicable) into the Electronic Recruitment Application system.
Required Documents : Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application :

• Residency and/or Work Permit (If applicable)
• Degree
• DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
• SF-50 (if applicable)
• Clear and concise resume.
• Relevant Work attestations and Certificates.
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 of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office at HROouaga@state.gov

Note :

 All applications must be submitted in English.
 Applications that are not completed in English will not be considered
 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.


U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou
Attn : Human Resources Office
Application for SENIOR INVESTIGATOR, VA# 28/2018- FSN 10
01 B.P. 35 Ouagadougou 01, Secteur 15, Ouaga 2000
Avenue Sembene Ousmane, Rue 15.873
E-mail : HROouaga@state.gov
Phone : (226) 25-49-54-99
Burkina Faso

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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