Jobs at the Embassy

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). Applications via email will not be accepted, all applications must be submitted through Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) to be considered. Frequently Ask Questions (ERA) (PDF 108 KB)

Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA)

All applications must be submitted through ERA to be considered. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjDIhFEeTFU 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)

Experiential Learning Coordinator (Closing Date: February 10, 2023)

Announcement #: WINDHOEK-2023-002

The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 number of hours per week) Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (Four weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Salary: (NAD) N$343,350 – (NAD) N$343,350/Per Year
Series/Grade: LE – 6510 – 8
Agency: Embassy Windhoek
Location: Windhoek

Duties:  The Experiential Learning Coordinator works under the direct supervision of the Public Engagement Specialist and has no supervisory responsibilities. Coordinates the Mission Public Diplomacy (PD) outreach to Emerging Voices (EV) audiences through Experiential Learning (EXPL) projects and events, typically “learning through experience” activities such as tech or entrepreneurship camps, music and sports programs, and other focused community engagement programs. Designs, develops, identifies co-sponsors and funding sources for, plans, and oversees a range of outreach activities in support of Mission goals.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements:
EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of experience is required, with communications, public engagement management, or education duties as components of the work. Prior experience in an international, academic, or governmental work environment is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Detailed knowledge of U.S. foreign policy and American interests as they apply to Namibia and especially to the EV sector is required. General knowledge of USG and DOS structure, as well as of PD Bureaus within the DOS, is required. Detailed understanding of the full range of PD tactics and tools designed to engage EV audiences and general knowledge of cross-cultural communications are required. Must have knowledge of DOS standards for project management, including defining project objectives, outcomes, and assessment methods. A full understanding of PD-specific funding authorities and their planning and reporting tools is required.

A thorough understanding of the attitudes and preferences of the EV audience sector in Namibia, including the regional, ethnic, socioeconomic, cultural, and linguistic factors and the religious and educational institutions that shape those attitudes, is required.

Knowledge of typical customer service and marketing tools designed to engage specific audience segments in Namibia, particularly the EV sector, is required. Knowledge of the latest trends in EXPL engagement in related public service institutions such as schools, museums, and training institutes, as relevant for the EV sector, is required. Knowledge of the types of technical and regulatory requirements associated with arts, sports, technical learning camps, or other public engagement activities in Namibia is required. Must have knowledge of the primary influencers in popular culture, as well as Namibian institutions, government structures, and policies that shape local attitudes toward experiential learning techniques and/or EV audiences, particularly youth. Must be a practitioner of digital communication tools and practices trending with youth audiences, as well as those used by cultural or idea leaders influential with the Namibian EV sector. An understanding of the complex and changing nature of the information environment, including current trends in the international and Namibian communications landscape, is required.

Education Requirements: A university degree in Communications, International Relations, Arts Management, Marketing, Education or local equivalent is required.

Evaluations: LANGUAGE: Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. This may be tested

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Analytic Skills: Must have strong analytic skills and the ability to conceptualize how best to use innovation and cutting edge experiential learning opportunities to attract EV audiences and engage them in positive ways. Must be able to advise senior leaders of opportunities to promote Mission EXPL outreach objectives; identify, analyze, predict, and assess EV audience attitudes; evaluate the impact of activities and projects; and modify approaches for best outcomes. Must be able to perceive the emergence of new trends and new sources of influence on EV audiences and adjust operations and programming accordingly.

Communication/Interpersonal Skills: Must have excellent customer relations, interpersonal cross-cultural communication skills, and be able to identify and engage key figures critical to developing EXPL priority initiatives. Must have the capacity to quickly tailor communications to fit formal and informal situations and different ethnic, religious, and linguistic cultural groups. Must also have excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking, interviewing for evaluation purposes, and writing reports and material for publication.

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

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” on the ERA website.

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:

  • National ID
  • Degree (not transcript)

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: Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

For More Info:
HR Section
061-295-8500
WindhoekHR@state.gov

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Windhoek, Namibia.


COMMUNITY LIAISON OFFICE COORDINATOR (CLO) (EFM Only) Closing Date: February 24, 2023

Announcement #: WINDHOEK-2023-004

The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 number of hours per week) Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Salary: (USD) $45,290/Per Year
Series/Grade: FP – 0105 – 6
Agency: Embassy Windhoek
Location: Windhoek

Duties: The CLO is responsible for developing and managing a program based on community demographics and post specific needs. Development and implementation of the program has direct impact on post morale and affects overall work performance, productivity, retention, community spirit, and individual and family well-being in a foreign environment. The CLO develops evaluation criteria and conducts periodic surveys to assess program efficacy. Based on analysis of formal and informal surveys, the CLO develops and implements a long-range program plan that outlines goals to maintain and enhance morale at post.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements:
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of three years of professional work experience required.

Education Requirements: Completion of Secondary School or Local Mandatory Schooling and received high school diploma

Evaluations:
LANGUAGE: Good Working Knowledge of English Speaking/Reading/Writing required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES Standard knowledge of Microsoft computer environment required; ability to draft and edit material for correspondence and publication required. Ability to demonstrate good interpersonal/customer service skills required.

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

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.

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: All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Top Secret clearance.

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button on ERA.

Required Documents:
Eligible Family Member Applicants:

  • Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps: Applicants 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.

For More Info:
HR Section
061-295-8500
HROWindhoek@state.gov

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Namibia.


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

 

PERSONAL SERVICES CONTRACTOR (PSC) VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates
POSITION: Peace Corps Medical Officer (PCMO)
OPENING DATE: 10 February 2023
CLOSING DATE: 03 March 2023
WORK HOURS: 40 hours/week with afterhours commitments

BASIC ANNUAL SALARY: N$978,026.00

The United States Peace Corps seeks a Medical Doctor to serve as a contracted Peace Corps Medical Officer (PCMO) based in Windhoek. The PCMO will provide health care to U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers in Namibia and will work under the supervision of the Peace Corps Country Director in Namibia and the Peace Corps Office of Medical Services in Washington DC.

Duties include:

  • Routine primary health care to Peace Corps Trainees and Volunteers including treatment of common illnesses and injuries in accordance with Peace Corps medical guidelines
  • Individual short-term counseling on disease prevention, adjustment issues, stress management and cross-cultural problems
  • Response to emergency medical situations
  • Member of Senior Peace Corps staff in Namibia
  • Ability to conduct trainings on health related issues
  • Site visits to Peace Corps Volunteers throughout Namibia
  • Administrative tasks of the medical office including budget management
  • Inventory of medical supplies and equipment
  • Alternate 24 hour on- call duty with the other PCMO

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Graduate of accredited school
    MDs must be a graduate of a school listed in this link, Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research
    https://search.wdoms.org/
  • Current license to practice/Current registration with Health Professionals Council of Namibia
  • Relevant clinical experience in primary care after medical school
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral /written English.
  • Experience in managing mental health issues including counseling of patients
  • Experience in training design and presentation of health related material
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook
  • Ability to learn and use software systems (e.g. Patient management system)
  • Program management, administrative experience
  • Ability to work effectively as part of an intercultural team
  • Hardworking, reliable and diligent with good inter-personal skills
  • Willing to travel to sites in Namibia
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to obtain an American visa
  •  Namibian citizens/residents preferred but not required

Interested applicants for this position must submit the following:

  1. A completed PCMO Application form, a completed PCMO applicant skills survey, a completed Privileging form. The applicant must complete this request for privileges depending on their professional qualifications.
  1. A cover letter
  1. A resume or C.V. that includes:
  • Professional positions held, identifying duties, responsibilities, dates of employment and reason for leaving
  • Education and training, identifying universities attended, dates of attendance, degrees and diplomas.
  • Professional licenses, certificates, registrations
  • An accounting for periods of unemployment longer than three months
  1. Three professional medical references, with at least two being from medical colleagues who have directly observed the applicant in a clinical setting. The letters must be written within the last two years and include the date.  (One must also be from the current employer.)
  1. Photocopies of:
    Degree from medical school.
    Professional medical license. If the license does not have an expiration date, written confirmation must be submitted directly from the issuing authority. Please note, if a license is not required, rather, the medical diploma is the license to practice, written confirmation, issued directly from the professional medical board, Ministry of Health or other appropriate regulatory authority establishing that the candidate is properly credentialed for medical practice, is required.
    Professional certification if Nurse Practitioner
  1. The candidate should also provide the following:

a. Date of birth
b. Place of birth
c. Citizenship
d. Passport number
e. Passport issue date
f. Passport expiration date

All documents must be in English. Official translation is not required.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Individuals meeting the minimum qualifications should submit a cover letter, detailed CV, and certified copies of qualifications to the following:
Email: NA01-HR@peacecorps.gov.The full position description, including the following required documents:

  1. PCMO Application Form (PDF 92 KB)
  2. PCMO Reference Form (Word 21 KB)
  3. A Completed Physician Privileging Form (PDF 773 KB)

Attn: Human Resources Specialist. Deadline for submission: Friday 03 March 2023.17:00pm

The U.S. Government is An Equal Opportunity Employer