- Announcement Number:
- Dar es Salaam-2022-064
- Hiring Agency:
- Embassy Dar Es Salaam
- Position Title:
- PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT ASSISTANT (AMERICAN CENTER) (Internal Candidates Only)
- Open Period:
- 09/14/2022 – 09/28/2022Format MM/DD/YYYY
- Vacancy Time Zone:
- LE – 6510 9
- TZS TSh49,597,266
- Work Schedule:
- Full-time – 40 hours a week work schedule
- Promotion Potential:
- Duty Location(s):
- 1 Vacancy in
- Telework Eligible:
- For More Info:
- Hiring Path:
- • Open to the public
- Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
- Current Employees of the Mission – This includes U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs); Eligible Family Members (EFMs); Declared Members of Household (MOHs), dependents of U.S. Personal Services Contract (USPSC) who are assigned under COM – All Agencies
- Security Clearance Required:
- Public Trust – Background Investigation
- Appointment Type
- Appointment Type Details:
- Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
- Marketing Statement:
- We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
- The U.S. Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Public Engagement Assistant (American Center) in the Public Affairs Section.
- Supervisory Position:
- Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
- Travel Required:
- Occasional TravelOccasional Travel
American Center Management: 25%
As head of the American Center (AC), plans, develops and manages the AC in accordance with Mission objectives and priorities. Oversees all research and reference services and ensures that authoritative information about the U.S. is received by the target audiences. Devises strategies for cost-effective means of handling information inquiries and optimizing information services, using information and communications technology. Monitors developments in information and communications technology in the U.S. and Tanzania, evaluates their relevance to the AC program and recommends cost-effective strategies for their use. Develops and implements a yearly strategic plan for the AC.
Provides immediate supervision to one staff member. Directs and coordinates the AC team’s outreach, reference, programming and program support work. Prepares annual evaluation reports for AC staff members. Assesses their professional development needs and requests training when appropriate. Organizes the recruitment of new personnel when required. Approves time and attendance and requests for leave.
Ensures that Mission officers and staff are kept well-informed about the services provided by the AC. Prepares AC contributions to the Public Diplomacy budget submissions. Advises the Public Affairs Counselor on strategies for managing resources to assure maximum cost-effectiveness and productivity. Reports on special AC programs and problems; ensures that adequate AC records and statistics are maintained for Post managers and State Department officers.
Outreach/Public Programs: 25%
Promotes awareness of U.S. policies and positions in contemporary affairs through a variety of innovative outreach programs.
Oversees the design of proactive electronic dissemination of Information profiles for select, upper-level contacts, e.g. parliamentarians, government officials, academics, senior civil servants, other policy makers, the media and researchers.
Consults with AC staff and Mission officers and staff in developing these information dissemination profiles. Reviews information resources at regular intervals and oversees the distribution of information to recipients.
Oversees the design of promotional materials to serve the AC network and develops marketing strategies highlighting AC products, programs and services. Monitors and assesses advances in information technologies in order to electronically transmit AC products where feasible.
Develops library and information science programs to showcase American information trends and products. Works closely with other members of the Mission to enhance programs.
YALI Program: 20%
Point of contact for the YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship. Responsible for conducting outreach program, recruiting, interviewing, and arranging fellows’ travel. Fellows travel to Dar Es Salaam for pre-fellowship program and need assistance in booking their visa interviews and arranging their local travel before departing for the U.S. Also responsible for arranging debrief session in Dar Es Salaam upon fellows return.
Provides guidance in the use of AC materials for public users.
Utilizes a wide range of print and electronic resources including, but not limited to, the Internet, and U.S. Government sources. Provides reference service to the broader public by responding to queries accurately and in a timely manner.
Collection Development: 10%
Oversees and manages the entire annual collection development cycle to ensure that the AC has the best and most appropriate resources, both print and electronic, for meeting the information needs of top-level contacts and Mission officers and staff, in support Mission Program plan objective and U.S. policy. Selects and procures materials for presentation to contacts.
Prepares an annual AC budget for approval by the Public Affairs Counselor. Prioritizes purchases for all collections within this budget. Regularly reviews and discusses the selection of materials with AC staff to ensure that the best possible resources are purchased.
Special Projects: 10%
Undertakes special projects in the area of English Teaching, Book Discussions, and Speakers Bureau. In the English Teaching arena, must deal with Kiswahili translations, English teaching workshops, etc., with a budget of approximately $245,000. With the Book Discussion program, must help identify books for discussion, choose participants, order books, and organize the discussions themselves. For the speakers Bureau, must solicit participation in the bureau from Embassy employees, publicize the bureau and organize speaking engagements; must gather appropriate background materials for the speaker to use in preparing his/her remarks.
Note: This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by incumbent. Incumbent will be required to perform other duties as assigned by the agency.
Qualifications and Evaluations
- EXPERIENCE: Five years of progressively responsible experience in a multilingual, multicultural, or multinational institution (such as a museum, public or community center, or education facility) that provides information resources or American Studies or International Relations content to the public, with communications, marketing or public relations duties as a significant part of the job is required.JOB KNOWLEDGE: Detailed knowledge of educational institutions, youth, government, religious, and recreational organizations is required to advise management on external partners is required.
- Education Requirements:
- University degree in library/information science, political science, international relations or American Studies is required.
- LANGUAGE: Fluent; written/spoken, including the ability to translate in English and Fluent; written/spoken, including the ability to translate in Kiswahili is required. (this may be tested)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.
- All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
Benefits and Other Info
- Agency Benefits:
- The U.S. Mission in Tanzania offers compensation package that may
include health, separation, and other 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:
- For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.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 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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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.
How to Apply
- How to Apply:
- All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a [enter clearance level here] clearance.To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.
- Required Documents:
- To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree
and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the
closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested
information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility,
may result in disqualification for this position.All Applicants:
• Residency and/or Work Permit
• Degree (not transcript)
• Degree with transcript
• Proof of Citizenship (Copy of Passport, NIDA ID or Voter ID)
- Other Documents (if any)
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)
- Next Steps:
- To apply for this position, applicants MUST apply electronically via ERA.Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Dar es Salaam.
The deadline for submitting the application is 28 September 2022.