Jobs at the Embassy

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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)

 

Systems Administrator (Closing Date: August 21, 2020)

Announcement #: WINDHOEK-2020-009

The U.S. Mission in Windhoek, Namibia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Systems Administrator within the Information Management Office

Salary: (NAD) N$339,141 – (NAD) N$339,141/Per Year
Series/Grade: LE – 1805 – 8
Agency: Embassy Windhoek
Position Info:  Full-Time
Location: Windhoek, WA

Duties

The incumbent works directly or indirectly with all computer operations for LAN and stand-alone computer equipment for all agencies subscribed to the International Cooperative Administrative Support Services (ICASS) cost center for Information Management Technical Support. The incumbent shall ensure that all Information Technology (IT) components are operational and in compliance with Department of State, or subscribed agency’s, established standards. These components include but are not exclusive to: network topology and wiring; LAN servers; firewalls, user workstations; printers, including networked printers, mobile devices; and software installation.

This position is also responsible for ensuring operational readiness of all other IT assets that has subscribed to ICASS for IT support. These include: the OpenNet LAN within the Chancery building, Sanlam, & Channel life buildings.

Network Systems Maintenance

The incumbent ensures that a solid foundation exists for an operational LAN environment. Aspects of this include but are not limited to:

  • Network Connectivity both inside the LAN and within the WAN
  • Ensure that the computer room(s) is properly configured for electrical power and LAN connectivity.
  • Ensure that network equipment (routers, switches, hubs, modems, etc.) are installed and wired up in a concise, logical and safe manner.
  • Ensure that LAN servers are physically installed in a concise, logical and safe manner.
  • Ensure that server operating system software has been installed according to established security standards.
  • Ensure that user accounts are added, deleted and exported according to established guidelines to allow the user the greatest operational usage while still abiding by the principle of least privilege.
  • Helps develop, document, communicate, and enforce a network technology policy.
  • Plans ahead for necessary hardware or software upgrades to support system growth.
    Manages user accounts and assets and assigns and updates security permissions on the network according to security policy.
  • Join a team of systems administrators, coordinates with different departments.
  • Mentors team members

To ensure a smooth operation of the entire LAN operation, the following, minimal list of events, are to be done on a regular basis:

  • Data Backups daily
  • Save System Event Logs for all Servers –
  • Ensure Anti-Virus Definitions are updated
  • Monitor system performance
  • Backup support on update encryption, antivirus and Microsoft updates on all Din devices
  • Handle daily administration duties related to server and server-based services. Test all functions with end users to ensure stability and usability. Ensure high availability and acceptable levels of performance of mission critical host computer resources.
  • Installs and maintains all software to be run on servers and workstations in the area of primary focus.
  • Inventory IT hardware equipment including networking equipment, scanners, workstations and printers.

User Support

The incumbent must provide quality service to the ICASS IT services subscribers. This service could include hands on assistance/training, creating templates for end users, assisting users with computer related issues, giving training sessions to end users on how to use computer based products.

Network Familiarity

To ensure a smooth operation on the overall IT workload, the incumbent must maintain a good working knowledge of all IT assets that are of a secondary focus to the job. These include, but are not exclusive to:

Servers, Workstations, Peripheral Devices, Printers and Software.

Technical Expertise

Advanced knowledge of networking and distributed computing environment concepts, as well as a sound understanding of the principles of routing, firewalls, and client/server applications, experience with troubleshooting and issue resolution principles, methodologies and techniques, strong desire to learn about new technologies.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements: Minimum of three (3) years hands on experience in Information technology field.

Education Requirements: University Degree in Computer science, Computer Engineering or Information Systems Management.

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

Qualifications: Knowledge of computer hardware and software and LAN maintenance including essential knowledge of Microsoft (MS) Windows operating systems (including but not limited to Windows 10 and Windows Server 2012 & 2016) MS Exchange Server 2016 and MS Office 2016. Knowledge of applicable laws and data privacy policies.

Technical: Good technical skills to troubleshoot, diagnose and resolve hardware, software and communications problems. Good interpersonal skills to develop/maintain positive relations with ICASS customers and vendors. Ability to use the Internet to research information, files (e.g. drivers), and assist in troubleshooting efforts, problem-solving skills, resourcefulness, strong organization skills, and initiative.

Physical: Ability to climb and lift items weighing up to 20 Kg.

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, proof of citizenship, proof of drivers licence and NQA certificate if qualification was obtained outside Namibia.

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

For More Info:

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

ERA Application Job Aid (PDF 2,118 KB)

Public Health Specialist – HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment (HIV Treatment Advisor)

Announcement #: WINDHOEK-2019-039RA#1

The incumbent of this position is a senior project manager and the key public health advisor on treatment to the Branch Chief/HIV/AIDS Team Lead or Treatment Officer of the HIV/AIDS Program. Job holder provides comprehensive public health technical, administrative and managerial advice and assistance in support of treatment activities provided under the President s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Salary: (NAD) N$752,325 – (NAD) N$752,325/Per Year
Series/Grade: LE – 0550 – 12
Position Info:  Full-Time
Location: Windhoek

Duties
Responsibilities include day-to-day program management and development, monitoring, reporting and close collaboration with PEPFAR partners to ensure implementation is carried out in accordance with program strategic objectives and internationally recognized best practices in treatment. Partners include other PEPFAR agencies, host government ministries (including the Ministries of Health, Social Development and Education), Global Fund, International Organizations (IO) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) involved in treatment of HIV/AIDS in country. Jobholder represents (insert Agency/Country) on AIDS treatment issues at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with collaborators and donor agencies.

I. Program Management for PEPFAR Treatment Projects

Incumbent serves as a public health expert technical advisor for the development, implementation and monitoring of USG-supported HIV/AIDS treatment activities in by taking a proactive role in Treatment initiatives.

II. Program Administration

Incumbent is responsible for providing oversight and monitoring the budgets allocated to Treatment implementing/cooperative agreement partners within the job holder’s portfolio. This includes reviewing budget requests for appropriateness, monitoring use of funds for adherence to proposed activities, quarterly pipeline reviews/budget status reports, following up on irregular findings, providing advice for realignments of budgets, accruals.

III. Interagency Coordination

As a regional and international expert on matters pertaining to HIV treatment, job holder represents (CDC/Namibia) at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with collaborators and donor agencies. Briefs senior agency officials on the results of such meetings and prepares written reports for submission to other interested parties.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements:
Five years of mid-to-senior level public health experience in developing, implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS treatment programs or other relevant public health programs that involve coordination with an international agency or implementing partner is required. One additional year of experience at the managerial level with multiple staff is required.

Education Requirements:

Comprehensive knowledge and experience in HIV/AIDS treatment is required. Thorough public health knowledge of current HIV/AIDS issues is required. Strong skills in the clinical management of HIV/AIDS. Comprehensive knowledge of the host government health care system and structures including familiarity with MOH policies, program priorities and regulations is required. Good working knowledge of USG HIV/AIDS public health programs, strategies, methods, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of treatment programs is required. Good working knowledge of team management techniques to plan, organize and direct multi- disciplinary project teams and activities and overall administrative requirements, budgeting and fiscal management in support of contracts/cooperative agreements/grants/purchase requisitions is required.

Evaluations:
Level IV English ability (fluent written, spoken and reading) is required. This may be tested.

Qualifications:
Doctoral level (DrPH, MD or PhD) degree or host country equivalent in medicine, nursing, public health, epidemiology, behavioral or social sciences field is required.

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

Required Documents:
Proof of qualifcations, proof of citizenship, NQA certification should degree have been completed outside of Namibia, complete curriculum vitae.

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

For More Info:
HR Section
061-295-8505
KozonguiziMU@state.gov

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