Employment: TRANSLATOR/INTERPRETER/EDITOR – FSN-210

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Employment: USAID Development Assistance Specialist (PMI Specialist) – FSN/2016/18

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DATE:                           December 8, 2016

JOB TITLE:                 USAID Development Assistance Specialist (PMI Specialist)

SUBJECT:                    Job Vacancy Announcement – FSN/2016/18

GRADE:                        FSN-10 (with the possibility of hiring the employee at the lower grade)

TO:                                   All Qualified Applicants

CLOSING DATE:       December 30, 2016


Note:  Due to the number of applications we receive, only applicants who have been short listed will be contacted by USAID.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) accounts for 40 percent of the Health Office’s portfolio (approximately $24 million annually).  With a national scope, implemented through USAID’s bilateral partners and a range of innovative government-to-government (G2G) agreements, the PMI program has a considerable and growing workload, particularly as its G2G programs have expanded to be larger than many traditional bilateral mechanisms.  The new advisor will provide important coverage for these growing and innovative activities; s/he will be seconded 50 percent to the National Malaria Control Program, to help support implementation.

This position is for a Foreign Service National (FSN) professional to support the Mission’s programs under PMI.  The jobholder assists the USAID and Center for Disease Control (CDC) President’s Malaria Initiative Resident Advisors as well as the PMI Technical Advisor in all aspects of management of the malaria.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Education: A graduate degree in public health, nursing or similar discipline, and training in infectious diseases.
  2. Prior Work Experience: At least five years of progressively responsible experience managing. Health programs are required. At least three of the five years designing and managing public sector programs in the developing world, preferably Sub-Saharan Africa.
  3. Post Entry Training: On-going training in Agency approaches to project design, implementation, and reporting. A/COTR training, Technical update in malaria prevention techniques being used in Senegal. Computer skills and other information technology training.
  4. Language Proficiency: Level IV (Fluent) French and level IV English are required.  Proficiency in one or more Senegalese languages.
  5. Knowledge: A thorough knowledge of the concepts, principles, techniques, and best practices of health systems, health policies, and in particular of high impact interventions in malaria, is required. A thorough understanding of Senegal’s national health policies and international priorities is necessary, as well as knowledge about Senegal’s development prospects , priorities, and resources in the health sector with particular emphasis on health issues affecting women and children and Senegal’s health system. Familiarity with U.S. Government legislation relating to development assistance and experience with USAID program regulations and management requirements are desirable.
  6. Abilities and Skills: Demonstrated managerial, administrative, analytical, and decision-making abilities.  Ability to readily analyze, understand, and discuss new program design, management, and implementation approaches.  Demonstrated ability to identify priority actions and generate and complete work plans within short time frames.  Strong oral and written skills, and ability to clearly communicate new program and technical concepts to technical and non-technical counterparts. Strong interpersonal communication skills.  Ability to rapidly create text, spreadsheets, and other types of documents to meet specific program and reporting needs. 

Copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in USAID website http://usaid.gov/senegal or in the USAID HR section. Interested applicants should submit applications to: usaiddakar-hr@usaid.gov

Employment: Roving Secretary (FSN/2016/17)

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DATE:                 December 8, 2016

SUBJECT:         Job Vacancy Announcement – FSN/2016/17

TO:                        All Qualified Applicants

JOB TITLE:      Roving Secretary

GRADE:             FSN-7 with the possibility of hiring the employee at the lower grade            

CLOSING DATE:  December 30, 2016


Note:  Due to the number of applications we receive, only applicants who have been short listed will be contacted by USAID.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION:

This position is located in the Executive Office (EXO).  The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a year round Administrative Assistant providing Mission-wide support to the different offices as the need arises, and as such, perform a comprehensive range of procedural, administrative and secretarial functions. The primary function is to provide administrative and secretarial coverage for Administrative Assistants who are on leave. Additionally, the Roving Administrative Assistant will assist Offices/Teams with occasional clerical and administrative tasks as the need arises and schedule permits.  This position will also provide the administrative support requirements of the Mission’s Development Leadership Initiative.  Mission-wide clerical and administrative tasks will be coordinated by EXO. The Roving Admin Assistant must be multi-talented and able to assist with a variety of administrative tasks.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Education: Completion of secondary school is required. Completion of business school or secretarial training is required.
  2. Prior Work Experience:  Three to five years of progressively responsible secretarial, administrative assistant or substantive clerical experience is required.  At least two years of this work experience with the U.S. Government, a local/international NGO, or other multilateral/bilateral organization is required.
  3. Language Proficiency(List both English and host country language(s) proficiency requirements by level (II, III) and specialization (sp/read):  Level III in English and Level IV in French are required.
  4. Knowledge:  Must have working knowledge of the U.S. Government, a local/international NGO, or other multilateral/bilateral organization policies, regulations, and practices.
  5. Skills and Abilities: Must have the ability to independently draft routine correspondence based on the administrative policies, communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; to obtain, analyze, and to prepare correspondence documents; to use word processors and office information systems; to maintain database.

Copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in USAID website   http://usaid.gov/senegal or in the USAID HR section. Interested applicants should submit applications to: usaiddakar-hr@usaid.gov