Jobs at the Embassy

To apply for a job helping build the new U.S. Embassy, write to Windhoekhr@blharbert.com

Thank you for your interest in employment with the U.S. Embassy in Namibia.  To view a current list of all available positions at the U.S. Mission in Namibia and to apply online, please visit this page: Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA).  All applications* must be submitted through ERA to be considered.

Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA)

All applications must be submitted through ERA to be considered. 

The U.S. Embassy 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.

Vacancy Announcements: 

ERA Application Job Aid (PDF 2,118 KB)

Trades Helper (Closing Date: July 23, 2021)

Announcement #: WINDHOEK-2021-012

Full time (40 numbers of hours per week) Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency.

Salary: (NAD) N$125,621 – (NAD) N$125,621/Per Year
Series/Grade: LE – 1210 – 3
Agency: Embassy Windhoek
Position Info: Public Non-Status Full-Time
Location: Windhoek, WA

Duties
Position is located in the Facilities Maintenance Office. Under the direct supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor, the incumbent’s primary duties are the maintenance and repair of various facility systems and trades, including: electrical, carpentry, plumbing, and painting activities located in the Chancery building, residential housing, and other operational buildings, both U.S. Government-Owned and leased.

Assists Technicians: Performs tasks on site under the direction of Maintenance Supervisor. Assists several different maintenance technicians of different trades to complete Work Order requests. Organizes materials or tools needed for the job at hand. Must be able to identify different tool of different trades. Cleans sites upon completion of work.

Painter: Paints internal and external walls, ceiling, and floors, for both offices and residences as needed. Performs minor paint jobs, including interior and exterior painting of buildings, offices, and residences. Prepares surfaces by scraping off old paint and applying primer. Responsible for ensuring that furniture, glass and other surfaces are protected and that the overall paint job is professional and attractive, with no unsightly drips or bleeding. Performs touch-up work on a variety of surfaces (metals, wood and masonry) to include taping, spackling and repainting.

Other tasks as assigned; E.g. escorting contractors at non classified space.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements: Minimum three years’ experience is required in the maintenance field doing repairs and improvements. Painting included.

Education Requirements: Completion of Secondary School (Grade 12) and NTC 3 qualification (Vocational Training Certificate)is required.

Evaluations: Level II English ability (limited written, spoken and reading) is required. This will be tested.

Valid Code 8 or B Driver’s license required. Must know how to operate power tools and use tools and equipment standard to carpentry trade. Able to operate miter saw, drilling, milling and various kind of fabricating machineries. Must be able to lift 40 kg. Basic Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, and Outlook) Good customer service skills is needed.

Qualifications:

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certification.

How to Apply:
The full position description and application form are available on ERA.  All applications must be submitted through ERA to be considered. Log onto the ERA system to register as an Applicant, and follow the instructions to submit your application and upload your required documents.

Required Documents:
Proof of qualifications, proof of citizenship and valid Namibian Driver’s licence.

Next Steps:
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to take a language and/or skill test. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For More Info:

HR Section
061-295-8570
MupetamiHN@state.gov


Maintenance Mechanic (Closing Date: July 23, 2021)

Announcement #: WINDHOEK-2021-013

Position is located in the Facilities Maintenance Office. Under the direct supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor, the incumbent s primary duties are the maintenance and repair of various facility systems and trades, including: electrical, carpentry, plumbing, and painting activities located in the Chancery building, residential housing, and other operational buildings, both U.S. Government-Owned and leased.

Salary: (NAD) N$180,177 – (NAD) N$180,177/Per Year
Series/Grade: LE – 1210 – 5
Agency: Embassy Windhoek
Position Info: Full-Time
Location: Windhoek

Duties
General Maintenance and Repair: The major function of this position is to perform maintenance mechanic tasks in all aspects of the maintenance operations on the grounds and at Government owned and leased properties. The incumbent will perform all technical aspects of the position with a significant level of independence. The incumbent is responsible for all general maintenance work orders. This includes semi-skilled maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs, of all aspects of maintenance operations in U.S. Government owned and leased facilities. The incumbent will perform the following duties including but not limited to: general painting, plumbing, carpentry, lighting, general labor, preventative maintenance on building systems, and other trades as needed. Provides quality technical support for work being performed on USG office equipment by outside contractors. May also work on sliding gates, pop-up barriers and hydraulic systems. Responsible for completing unscheduled, preventive, predictive and emergency maintenance work orders. Ensures that all assigned maintenance tasks are accomplished promptly and professionally with manufacturer’s preventive maintenance, common trade repair guidelines and replacement requirements. Performs work area cleanup and secures work areas to meet safety and security requirements upon completion of all duties. Troubleshoots and repairs appliances, power tools, and other mechanical and electrical items as directed. Escorts, supports and monitors TDY personnel, contracted personnel and technical advisors such as trainers on the full range of mechanical trades equipment and systems such as chilled and hot water air conditioning equipment, appliances, generators, elevators, kitchen equipment, irrigation equipment, fire suppression equipment, potable water and sanitary systems, pop-up barriers, drop arms, sliding gates, and all other mechanical equipment. May direct one or more semi-skilled helpers and/or laborers.

Administration and Procurement: Develops required spare parts and components inventory as well as maintaining appropriate inventory levels. Responsible for procurement options including transactions with vendors on Blanket Purchase Orders and petty cash in coordination with the Facilities Maintenance Assistant, Procurement Unit and Financial Management Office. Responsible for providing detailed specifications and procurement requests meeting U.S. government procurement regulations for required equipment, tools, and support services.

Keeps Maintenance Supervisor well informed on the status of all work orders that have been completed and accurate descriptions of work performed, and materials used.

Emergency and Back-up Services: Back up duties include after-hours maintenance duty program. This is a shared and rotated responsibility between all Supervisors and Technicians. This is for emergencies among American personnel during afterhours regarding their residences and Government Owned properties. Emergencies include but not limited to: Fire, electrical outage, certain plumbing related issues, and the smell of gas. Technician must be able to resolve emergency and not become overwhelmed. Resolution of problems will first be by talking the customer through to diagnose the severity of the problem and a possible solution. If mechanic is unable to diagnose or talk the customer through the emergency, he will need to go out to the residence to diagnose and repair on his own. To include escorting of contractors in non-CAA spaces and residences. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements: Minimum of 3 years’ experience in building operations and maintenance and associated equipment in a large commercial building and with residential building systems operations and maintenance is required.

Education Requirements: Completion of Secondary School is required. N3 National Certificate in Mechanical, Electrical, Carpentry, Plumbing or Building & Civil field (3 years with an additional 1 years of practical work) is required.

Evaluations: English Level III (fluency, reading/speaking/writing) is required. This may be tested.

Qualifications: Thorough knowledge of commercial and residential facility operations and maintenance and building codes. Must have knowledge of standard maintenance practices, procedures and safety precautions.

Skills and abilities
Must be able to work unsupervised. Ability to read schematics (construction and equipment manuals) troubleshooting by plan, installation of lighting and wiring circuits, capable of performing low voltage electrical system maintenance and repairs. Working knowledge of other trades, such as plumbing and carpentry. Valid class B Namibian driver’s license. Computer literacy with proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook. Ability to lift 25Kg.

How to Apply:

All applications must be submitted through ERA to be considered. Log onto the ERA system to register as an Applicant, and follow the instructions to submit your application and upload your required documents.

Required Documents: Proof driver’s license, qualifications, citizenship and complete curriculum vitae.

Next Steps: Only shortlised candidates will be contacted via email.

For More Info:
HR Section
061-295-8570
MupetamiHN@state.gov


Safety Program Coordinator (OBO) (Closing Date: July 30, 2021)

Announcement #: WINDHOEK-2021-014

The U.S. Mission in Windhoek, Namibia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Safety Program Coordinator within the Overseas Building Operations (OBO) office.

Salary: (NAD) N$556,970 – (NAD) N$556,970/Per Year
Series/Grade: LE – 1201 – 10
Agency: Embassy Windhoek
Position Info: Full-Time
Location: Windhoek

Duties
Working under the Construction Manager of the Overseas Building Operations (OBO) project team, the Safety Program Coordinator provides professional expertise and guidance relating to site safety and health issues during all phases of construction, including site development, excavation, foundation, superstructure, exterior walls, mechanical and electrical systems, and interior finish work for the New Embassy Compound (NEC). The position is responsible for ensuring compliance with U.S. Department of State as well as host country construction safety and health regulations.

Compliance with Safety and Health Standards

Inspects and assesses onsite safety programs to ensure all safety and health requirements are being properly implemented.

Reviews the contractor’s injury and illness prevention program; recommends modifications as required.

Conducts regular safety inspection of facilities, equipment, work practices, and safety devices to ensure compliance with workplace safety standards and regulations; recommends and monitor changes as required; where necessary stops all construction work to address imminent hazards.

Reporting and Consultation

Prepares periodic and annual reports; maintains proper documentation to conform with record-keeping requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). Overall responsible of OSHA records of the NEC and safeguarding information into the safety database.

Investigates incidents of injury or property damage at worksites to ascertain causes, recommend corrective actions; coordinates the compilation of information necessary for risk management files and reports.

Establishes standards and develops site specific controls or work processes to minimize hazards and maintain consistency with safety policy; disseminates information as appropriate.

Other Duties

Performs other duties as assigned by the Construction Manager and Project Director.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements: Five years in construction with experience in occupational safety or industrial hygiene is required.

Education Requirements: University degree in safety management, occupational health and safety, environmental safety, construction, engineering, or architecture is required.

Evaluations: English Level IV (good working knowledge, reading/speaking/writing) is required. This may be tested.

Qualifications: Thorough knowledge of construction safety management principles, practices and procedures. Knowledge of OSHA construction and safety regulations. Principles and practices of evaluating and implementing safety programs. Knowledge of the local codes of electrical, mechanical, structural, and International Building Code (IBC). Knowledge of local construction policies and local labor laws. Specialized knowledge in construction health, safety requirements including: accident prevention, laws and regulations applicable to employee safety and occupational health, occupational health and loss prevention programs, industrial safety practices, methods of assessing safety hazards and controls, and techniques for conducting accident investigations.

Ability to communicate effectively and maintain effective working relationships with people at all levels. Multi-tasking, problem solving and organizational skills. Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Must possess excellent writing skills for drafting of materials and reports in the performance of duties. Mathematical skills are required when reading and interpreting construction calculations to validate the implementation of the appropriate safety mechanism/prevention. Ability to lift tools and other job materials. Must be able to work outdoors under harsh weather conditions.

How to Apply:

All applications must be submitted through ERA to be considered. Log onto the ERA system to register as an Applicant, and follow the instructions to submit your application and upload your required documents.

Required Documents:

  • Proof of qualifications (if qualification was obtained outside Namibia; NQA letter)
  • Proof of citizenship (Namibian or Permanent Resident)

Next Steps:
Only shortlised candidates will be contacted via ERA.

For More Info:

Muriel F. Kozonguizi
061 295 8505
KozonguiziMU@state.gov

*Please use the DS 174 Application Form for all USAID vacancies.

USAID Namibia is seeking a Private Sector and Civil Society Engagement Advisor to join our Health Systems team.
Namibian citizens and residents are encouraged to apply.
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The STAR Fellowship is a two-year global health and learning opportunity with:

  • Individualized, tailored support to enhance the fellow’s achievement personal and professional goals
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Please send all employment-related inquiries to recruitment@ghstar.org.