Job announcement : Human Resources Assistant

Job announcement : Human Resources Assistant
Job announcement : Human Resources Assistant
 United states embassy in cameroon is looking for Human Resources Assistant (USDH and EFM Services)


Announcement Number:Yaounde-2022-026

Hiring Agency:Embassy Yaounde

Position Title: Human Resources Assistant (USDH and EFM Services) - All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Open Period: 09/16/2022 - 10/03/2022 (Format MM/DD/YYYY)

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+1

Series/Grade: LE - 0305 8

Salary: XAF FCFA 11,957,655

Work Schedule: Full-time

Promotion Potential: LE-8

Duty Location(s): 1 in Yaounde, CM

Telework Eligible: No

For More Info: HR Section

OverviewHiring Path: Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification :For USEFM - FP is 06. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

From the Agency: All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required: Public Trust - Background InvestigationAppointment Type

PermanentAppointment 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.

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

Supervisory Position: No

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No


The incumbent performs the full spectrum of Human Resources (HR) Management for non-locally employed staff and U.S. Direct Hires (USDH) and serves as the first point of contact for Americans on HR issues. The incumbent is responsible for preparing personnel action cables, including travel message cables, allowances updates and other relevant administrative cables. He/She is responsible for administering the Eligible Family Member (EFM), Overseas Seasonal Hire (OSHP) Employment, and the unpaid internship programs analyzing a wide range of complex State Department rules and regulations and resolves problems/situations that relate to appointments, security clearances, terminations/resignations/separations, pay adjustments, allowances, benefits and leave. Position holder is responsible for EFM training, outreach, updating SOPs and handbooks related to the non-locally employed staff and Direct Hires. He/She assists the HR Officer in the coordination of training and participates in the preparation of periodic and non-recurring reports. The incumbent directly reports to the HR Specialist and is reviewed by the Human Resources Officer.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: At least three years of progressively responsible experience in a complex administrative field requiring high levels of customer service, in an international organization or large local organization.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of Local labor laws, local regulations related to visas, accreditation, Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations, Protocol Guidebook, The Bilateral Work Agreement (BWA) for Eligible Family Member employment on the local economy, etc.

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Human Resources, Psychology or Law is required.

Evaluations: LANGUAGE: Fluency in English and Good Working Knowledge in French (speaking/reading/writing) are required. This may be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power point, Outlook, and Internet). 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. 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.

Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.

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

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Yaounde, Cameroon may receive a 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.

1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
3. FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment right

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: 

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a U.S. Embassy issued Security clearance.

To apply for this position click “here” . 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 (if applicable)
• Bachelor's Degree in or equivalence in the required field
• CNI OR Passport copy (as applicable)
• Attestation of work or proof of experience

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: ONLY 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 in Yaounde, Cameroon.

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