2nd School Nurse – International School of Dakar – JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Position Description:

The School Nurse will work in conjunction with the Primary School Nurse to provide and coordinate the medical and health services required for the school as an institution, with the central purpose of serving medical, health and emergency responses and treatment for students, faculty and staff.  The main components of services to the institution include maintaining all health records and documents required of students, communicating information regarding emergencies and treatments to the teachers, parents and administrators concerned, and communicating with the school community regarding health advice and requirements through the school newsletter.  Services also include meeting with teachers regarding individual health plans for students and attending regular faculty meetings.  This is a key professional position in the school, which should be performed with the alertness of medical services that are at the ready at all times.

Qualifications:

  • Current license to practice professional nursing.
  • Current CPR certification (for example from American Heart Association, American Red Cross, or equivalent).
  • Three year’s experience as a registered nurse is preferred, with additional experience and specialization in a school setting a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred but not a requirement.

Additional preferable skills

  • Knowledge of French and Wolof 
  • Good understanding of tropical diseases and their impact in tropic environment.
  • Versed in the latest international medical developments. 

Duties, Functions and Tasks: 

  • Serve as a resource to faculty in all matters relating to medical and health issues.
  • Initiate, organize and assist in screening programs, such as blood pressure screening, and provide follow up on the hearing and vision screening conducted by the school, as well as monitoring student’s growth and weight statistics. 
  • Provide students and staff with first aid care, maintaining a level of vigilance and presence to deal with arising emergencies at all times.  Provide information to staff and administration regarding any backup required during a period of absence from the nurse’s office.
  • Due attention to providing Tender Loving Care and patience with patients is a given in daily practice.
  • Communicate with administration, teachers and parents through appropriate means (and documents) any major medical emergencies, head injuries, dangerous and particularly any life threatening events ASAP, including requesting their assistance in obtaining emergency medical responders.  Principals, teachers involved with the particular student, and the student’s parents should all be contacted and receive communication regarding the situation.  First, care for the emergency needs first, second, communicate as needed for additional assistance, and, third, communicate the background and pertinent information once care has been provided.  Use professional judgment to determine steps where flexibility is needed. 
  • Maintain current and accurate health records on all students
  • Obtain parent permission and a medical doctor’s instructions regarding any prescription drugs to be administered by the nurse at school
  • Students should not take drugs independently of the school nurse, who should dispense all medications in person to students
  • Assess and carry out health screening to assure students’ progress and development
  • Maintain and order annual medical supplies in coordination with the business office
  • Serve as school liaison with parents/local medical facilities in regard to medical emergencies and pertinent matters.
  • Maintain a contact list of medical facilities, doctors, psychiatrists, emergency responders and ambulance services
  • Compile in August and update regularly a medical emergency list which is given to faculty and administration
  • Produce and distribute at the beginning of the year an emergency medical information sheet to inform classroom teachers of medical issues involving their students (particularly matters such as peanut allergies, asthma, and similar issues).  Regularly check student records, especially for incoming students, for updates on these issues. 
  • Participate with school staff in the development and delivery of total school health programs, this includes providing classroom lessons on various medical concerns and sex education
  • Advise principals and staff on health matters, particularly in regard to individual student’s health issues and needs
  • Advise the school parent community on health matters and issues regularly in the Jaguar Journal, including information on topics such as early childhood threshold dates for immunizations, good dietary practices, rest and exercise routines.  Also anticipate and address news of impending epidemics such as Measles outbreaks, Bird Flu and Ebola Fever, as well as infections or infestations of viruses, parasites and worms among students on campus
  • Advise staff and administration on appropriate measures to be taken in the event of the risk of communicable diseases endangering the community
  • Prepare and submit various reports as required by the administrative staff
  • Participate in staff in-service and training activities
  • Advise administrative personnel in regard to appropriate exclusion and readmission of students in matters of communicable diseases
  • Take a proactive approach to further development of the services needed by the school community regarding the improvement of health services
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

This is a full time Local Hire position.  The nurse should be in the office at the start of the school day, thirty minutes before classes begin, and remain on duty during the school’s after-school activities and sports programs.  Any further assistance for coverage of events such as field trips and sports tournaments should be anticipated and discussed with administration to assure continuous availability, particularly in the event of needing to hire additional medical personnel for the events. 

Interested applicants should send a letter of Interest and resume to the HR Manager marylenem@faculty.isd.sn

Applications must be submitted by August 24, 2020

Mailroom Assistant Supervisor Vacancy Announcement (USEFM)

U.S. Mission Dakar, Senegal

Announcement Number: DAKAR-2020-027

Position Title: Mailroom Assistant Supervisor

Opening Period: July 24, 2020- August 14, 2020

Series/Grade: FP-08

Salary:(USD)33,685 -(USD) 33,685

For More Info: Human Resources Officer: Carolyn Jacobs

Who May Apply: For USEFM – FP is 08. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

•U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies

Security Clearance Required: Public Trust (Non-Sensitive)

Duration Appointment: Excepted; Definite Not to Exceed 5 years. Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Dakar, Senegal is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Mail/Pouch Room Assistant Supervisor (U.S. Citizen, Eligible Family Member only).

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 of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: This position provides backup supervision to six LE Staff mail clerks (grade level 5) to include work assignments, leave approvals, and documentation used in employee rating and counseling statements.

Duties: Incumbent assists the Mailroom Supervisor in managing all aspects of international, local, and diplomatic mail services. Backfills the Supervisor as interlocutor with Government of Senegal mail or

airport officials, express mail service providers, and any/all vendors providing mail or Diplomatic Postal Operations (DPO) related services.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION: Two years of college studies is required.

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE: Two years of administrative experience is required. Additional one year of supervisory experience is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: English level IV (Fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required. (This will be tested.)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have strong customer service, computer, email (Outlook), internet, MS Office, OneNote, ILMS, and copier skills. Must have a valid driver’s license. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Must be able to work outisde post’s core business hours; early mornings to receive deliveries and/or after 5:30 to hand out packages or receive time and temperature sensitive shipments.

Qualifications: All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

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.

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:

(1)AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

(2)AEFM / USEFM

(3)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: https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va.

How to Apply: All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance. This position requires a fully adjudicated Public Trust clearance before entering onto duty.

Applicants must complete the following application process to be considered:

1.Follow this link to the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) Website at https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/sen/vacancysearch/searchVacancies.hms. Click on the Announcement Number DAKAR-2020-027 Mailroom Assistant Supervisor (USEFM). Click on “Apply to this Vacancy” in the upper left section of the announcement. Create an account or log in as necessary, and complete the application.

2.Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.) into the ERA system.

3.Review and submit the application.

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

•Resume

•Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

•Transcript

•DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

•SF-50 (if applicable)

•Letter(s) of recommendation (optional)

•List of references (optional)

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 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 Dakar, Senegal.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: Communications and Partner Coordination Specialist USAID (EGO) (U.S. EFM ONLY)

ATTENTION ALL U.S. EFMs:

U.S. Mission                                      U.S. Embassy Dakar

Announcement Number:               Dakar-2020-017

Position Title:                                    Communications and Partner Coordination Specialist (USAID/EGO) (U.S. EFM only)

Opening Period:                               June 5, 2020- June 26, 2020

Series/Grade:                                   FP-05             

Salary:                                                 (USD) 47,148- (USD) 47,148

For More Info:                                   DakarRecruitment@state.gov

Who May Apply:                              U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance. 

Applicants must complete the following application process to be considered:  

  1. Follow this link to the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) Website at https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/sen/vacancysearch/searchVacancies.hms. Click on the Announcement Number DAKAR-2020-017 Communications and Partner Coordination Specialist (USEFM). Click on “Apply to this Vacancy” in the upper left section of the announcement. Create an account or log in as necessary, and complete the application.
  2. Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.) into the ERA system.
  3. Review and submit the application.

Please Note: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end. 

Lycée Jean Mermoz Teaching Position

The International Section at Jean Mermoz, which started this school year, will continue to add sections each year. Next year they will have CP (1st),  CE1 (2nd),  CM1 (4th),  and CM2 (5th) sections. The candidate would be asked to teach one afternoon for 2 hours and 8 morning hours during the week.

Anyone who is interested could contact the elementary principal,

Sophie Vanroose at: directrice-primaire@lyceemermozdakar.org 

Job opportunity with MCA

The Millennium Challenge Account – Senegal II (MCA-Senegal II), the Government of Senegal implementation partner for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), is hiring! Great opportunities to join a dynamic team focused on solving ambitious energy and economic development issues in Senegal. Currently recruiting Director-level positions on the management team.

Visit: http://www.mca-senegal2-recrute.com/

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: RSO Investigative Assistant Position USEFM ONLY

Attention U.S. EFMs:  This position advertisement closes soon!

U.S. Mission                                      Dakar, Senegal

Announcement Number:               DAKAR-2019-060

Position Title:                                   Investigative Assistant

Opening Period:                               November 07, 2019 – November 21, 2019

Series/Grade:                                   FP-07                    

Salary:                                                (USD) 36,725-(USD) 36,725

For More Info:                                  Human Resources Officer: Carolyn Jacobs

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Top Secret clearance.   This position requires a fully adjudicated Top Secret clearance before entering onto duty.  The position is currently occupied and will become vacant between April and July 2020.  The candidate will be employed no earlier than the first pay period following the vacancy of the position.

Applicants must complete the following application process to be considered:  

1.            Follow this link to the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) Website at https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/sen/vacancysearch/searchVacancies.hms. Click on the Announcement Number DAKAR-2019-060 Investigative Assistant (USEFM). Click on “Apply to this Vacancy” in the upper left section of the announcement. Create an account or log in as necessary, and complete the application.

2.            Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.) into the ERA system.

3.            Review and submit the application.

Knowledge Management Consultant

ISD is seeking a Knowledge Management Consultant to conduct data collection and primary analysis for evaluation of International School of Dakar 2015-2020 Strategic Plan. The position is part-time. Questions can be directed to: board_assistant@faculty.isd.sn.

Terms of Reference

Knowledge management consultant to conduct data collection and primary analysis for evaluation of International School of Dakar 2015-2020 Strategic Plan.

Timing                               Between December 1, 2019 and April 30, 2020

Compensation               USD $20,000 for the project

Location                            Dakar, Senegal

  1. Context
    1. The International School of Dakar (ISD)

ISD is a not-for-profit school in Dakar, Senegal.  ISD was founded in 1987 through an agreement between the Government of Senegal and the Government of the United States of America for the benefit of the English speaking international community. 

ISD is owned by the school community (parents and guardians of current students and current faculty), collectively named the International School Association of Dakar (the Association).  The Association’s Articles and Bylaws state that the Association has the purpose of providing a school with facilities and staff to:

  1. Offer the best possible education program, curriculum and instruction based on standard US educational systems and supplemented to reflect the international character of the student body.
  2. Provide the students with knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the people, history and culture of the people and nationalities of the world.
  3. Serve to the extent desired as a centre of educational methods and practices for local and third country nationals in Senegal to increase mutual understanding and cooperation among the people of all nationalities.

As at 20 September 2019, the school has 717 enrolled students from 58 nations in classes Pre-K 3 to Grade 12.

  1. ISD governance

The ISD Board of Trustees is the school’s governing body.  The ISD Board is responsible for the well-being of the school now and into the future.  This includes making strategic long-term decisions for the school.  The ISD Board employs the Director, who has responsibility for the day-to-day running of the school and educational decisions (the equivalent of the school’s chief executive officer).  The Director works with a Leadership Team to lead and manage the school.

  1. The 2015-2020 Strategic Plan

At the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year, the board and school director established goals to begin the strategic planning process. In the spring of 2014, an outside facilitator was hired and a core planning team comprised of students, parents, teachers, administrators, and board members were selected. 

In April 2014, the Core Planning Team met for a day to assess the school’s environment reviewing a range of information, including survey data, enrollment trends, and the school financials.  The team also served a focus group discussing the school’s strengths and areas of improvement.

At the August 2014 board retreat, the board and director, Alan Knobloch, established goals to complete the strategic planning process.  The Core Planning Team conducted a document review, followed by the administration of a survey, with 322 respondents, and of focus groups. Three strategic areas were developed from the data collected.  At its October meeting, the Board approved the guiding statements and the strategic areas, directing that a set of goals and indicators of success be developed for each strategic area.

The 2015-2020 strategic plan strategic areas:

  • Strategic area 1:  international school of Dakar students should be well rounded in all aspects of education
  • Strategic area 2:  international school of Dakar students should be able to discover their talents and passions.
  • Strategic area 3: International school students should learn responsible leadership skills and apply these skills to issues in a complex and changing world.

In the Spring of 2015, the strategic plan was approved  (see attached 2015-2020 Strategic Plan).

  1. First phase of strategic plan evaluation (SY 2018-2019)

During its August 2018 retreat, the Board created an ad hoc strategic planning committee, whose overall goal was to develop a methodology to evaluate the current strategic plan and design a comprehensive process for updating or creating future strategic plans.

The SP Committee developed a theory of change diagram and its associated logical framework as tools to conduct the evaluation. The SP Committee also created guidelines to developing ISD’s strategic plan.


For the 2019-2020 year, the Board established as one of its goals to continue to promote the dynamic nature of the strategic plan as the foundational document for current and future school improvement in order to meet the changing needs of ISD students and school community.

As a result, the strategic planning committee plans to:

  • Evaluate the Current Strategic Plan based on data collected and present final report to the Board.
  • Recommend to the Board the type of Strategic Plan and the process to be used in the creation of the Strategic Plan 2021 – 2026.
  • Select the Strategic Planning expert consultant.
  • Scope of consultancy

In order to produce a well-developed evaluation of its 2015-2020 strategic plan, the ISD Board and Director wish to secure the services of a knowledge management consultant who will be responsible for the overall data collection and management effort contributing to the evaluation of the strategic plan. 

The consultant will collect data relevant to the three strategic objectives, including data specifically feeding the logical framework developed in 2018-2019. 

  • Inputs

The consultant shall:

  1. Meet with the ISD Board’s Strategic Planning Committee to discuss the goals of the consultancy.
  2. Conduct a literature review of all pertinent documents as defined in the logical framework (strategic plan, surveys, committee reports and produced documents, director reports, etc.), and issue a document review report, including findings and recommendations.
  3. Liaise monthly with the ISD Administration Leadership Team to review timeline, identify data source, and present progress to date.
  4. Collect data to inform Strategic Plan logical framework from 2015 to date, with possible inclusion of 2010-2015 data for key indicators.
  5. Set up data warehouse for Strategic Plan quantitative data and quality data analyses, respectively.
  6. Identify data gaps so that triangulation of findings can be ensured. Make recommendations for completing triangulation.
  7. Conduct focus groups with relevant stakeholder groups (PYP students (2, MYP students, IB students, parents, faculty, administrators)
  8. Conduct 15 – 20 key informant interviews with school’s Leadership
  9. Collect a minimum of 8 success stories covering all three strategic objectives.
  10.      Draft a data sheet model that is agreed to by the strategic planning committee
  11.     Develop seven data sheets based on annual and overall achievements.
  12. Produce a final report, including considerations on the process, quality and quantity of data collected and collated, and presentation of other findings and recommendations.
  • Deliverables

The consultant shall provide in English:

  • A detailed work plan or inception report
  • A well-organized, searchable, data warehouse
  • A series of data sheets following the model agreed upon to document results for each year of the strategic plan and the overall strategic plan.
  • A consultancy report of no more than 20 pages, exclusive of relevant annexes

The consultant will provide draft deliverables by March 31, 2020. 

The ISD Board and Director will provide comments on the drafts by April 15, 2020

The consultant will provide final deliverables by April 30, 2020.

  • Desired qualifications
  • Advanced degree in Social Studies, Knowledge Management, Statistics, or other related fields.
  • Proven work experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection, entry, cleaning and analysis, preferably in the context of schooling or educational programs.
  •  Demonstrable expertise in the development and management of qualitative and quantitative data warehouses.
  • Analytical ability to synthetize, organize and disseminate large amounts of diverse data, with attention to detail and in a rigorous and objective manner.
  • Excellent level of English.

Please send Resume and detailed letter of interest and intent to board_assistant@faculty.isd.sn.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: Logistician Clerk (USEFM)

Attention U.S. EFMs: 

U.S. Mission                                       Dakar, Senegal

Announcement Number:                 DAKAR-2019-061

Position Title:                                     Logistician Clerk

Opening Period:                                 November 15, 2019 – November 29, 2019

Series/Grade:                                      FP-08                    

Salary:                                                  (USD) 32,831-(USD) 32,831

For More Info:                                    Human Resources Officer: Carolyn Jacobs

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Secret clearance.   This position requires a fully adjudicated Secret clearance before entering onto duty.  The position is currently occupied and will become vacant between May and July 2020.  The candidate will be employed no earlier than the first pay period following the vacancy of the position.

Applicants must complete the following application process to be considered:  

1.            Follow this link to the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) Website at https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/sen/vacancysearch/searchVacancies.hms. Click on the Announcement Number DAKAR-2019-061 Logistician Clerk (USEFM). Click on “Apply to this Vacancy” in the upper left section of the announcement. Create an account or log in as necessary, and complete the application.

2.            Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.) into the ERA system.

3.            Review and submit the application.

Part-Time Job Opportunity

In search of a part-time office assistant working for a private American company based in Dakar.

We are looking for a well-organized person with good computer skills. Good writing and Microsoft Excel skills are necessary. The hours are flexible, 10-15 hours per week, with much work that can be done from home via the internet. English speaking, with the ability to communicate in French and handle local errands.

Job responsibilities will include:

Make plane and hotel reservations;

Create expense reports;

Organize online files;

Basic banking and procurement;

Updating of office paperwork: invoices, contracts, etc.; Tracking payment schedules, incoming invoices, and project deadlines; Create excel spreadsheets: for procurements, tracking of projects, with a clear understanding of formulas and basic computations; Writing and editing skills; Attention to detail.

Please contact me if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

Liz linder

elizabeth@14nstrategies.com