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).  All applications* must be submitted through ERA to be considered. 

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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

U.S. Embassy Namibia

ERA Application Job Aid (PDF 2,118 KB)

Electrician Technician – Closing Date: June 6, 2019

Vacancy Announcement Number: Windhoek-2019-12

The U.S. Mission in Windhoek, Namibia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Electrician Technician within the Facility Maintenance Office.

Salary: (NAD) N$218,871 – (NAD) N$218,871/Per Year
Agency: Embassy Windhoek
Position:  Full-Time

Duties: Under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor located in the Facilities Maintenance Management section, the incumbent’s primary duties are the maintenance and repair of any and all electrical equipment located at the Chancery building and residential Government-owned (GO) and leased properties, and annexes. Work assignments include inspect, troubleshoot, and diagnose problems with electrical systems, configuration, optimization, repair of electrical power distribution, voltage regulators, transformers, switchgear, automatic transfer switches, uninterruptible power supply systems and lighting systems.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Education: Completion of High School diploma is required; and completion of a Red Electrical Certification which requires completion and receiving of N3 certification (3 years), 1 year of apprenticeship, and pass the RED Certification trade test is required.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in operations and maintenance of building electrical power and lighting systems and associated equipment. Experience must be as an Electrical Technician working with large, modern, commercial or Government office building in operations and maintenance.

Thorough knowledge of electrical distribution installation techniques in low and medium voltage applications including GFI circuitry, generators, air conditioning and refrigeration system theory, components, and control systems. Safety procedures required for the position. Incumbent must possess knowledge of the Facilities Maintenance Section policies (including safety procedures); ICASS service standards to ensure that the section performs in accordance with the standards.

LANGUAGE: Level III (Good working Knowledge) reading/speaking/writing of English is required. This will be tested.

Ability to read schematics (construction and equipment manuals) troubleshooting by plan, installation of lighting and wiring circuits, capable of performing low and medium voltage electrical system installations, maintenance, and repairs. Ability to install and repair small tonnage air conditioning systems and working knowledge of other trades, such as plumbing, carpentry and HVAC. Valid class B Namibian driver’s license. Computer literacy with proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook. Ability to lift 40Kg.

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

How to Apply:

Applicants should electronically apply by using the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) program.
• Residency and/or Work Permit
• Proof of Citizenship/ Namibian ID/Passport copy
• Highest Qualification
• Driver’s License
• DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
• SF-50 (if applicable)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

ERA Application Job Aid (PDF 2,118 KB)


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


Executive Assistant – Closing Date: May 18, 2019 (PDF 476 KB)

The U.S. Peace Corps Namibia has a vacancy for an Executive Assistant. The Executive Assistant (EA) contributes to the smooth and efficient operation of Peace Corps/ Namibia (PC/N) by providing executive-level administrative support and assistance to the Country Director (CD) and other members of the senior management staff as directed by the CD. The contractor must be knowledgeable with the goals of the Peace Corps and PC/N programs.  The EA represents Peace Corps in person, in writing, and through telephone communication.  The incumbent must exhibit a high degree of personal and administrative organization due to the many duties required of the position. It can be reasonably assumed some evening and weekend hours may be required. The incumbent is authorized to act as an Occasional Money Handler (OMH) to perform work within the scope of these outlined duties. The position is based at the Peace Corps office in Windhoek and reports directly to the CD.


  1. Education: A degree in business administration or office administration.
  2. Prior Work Experience: 5 years’ work experience supporting at the executive level, and preferably working with Americans and/or international organizations.
  3. Language Proficiency: must demonstrate professional use of English for oral presentations, written reports, routine communication, etc.
  4. Travel: must be prepared to travel domestically on occasion. Also, there may be international travel required to complete certain trainings.
  5. Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes: Competence in using the Internet, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Microsoft Outlook; Ability to operate general office equipment such as: copiers, printers, computers, cell phone, satellite phone; Strong sense of integrity; Attention to detail and ability to remain calm under pressure.


Individuals meeting the minimum qualifications should submit a cover letter, detailed CV, and certified copies of qualifications to: U.S. Peace Corps, 19 Nachtigal Street, Ausspannplatz, Windhoek or P.O. Box 6862, Ausspannplatz, Windhoek, or Email: Attn: Human Resources Specialist.  Applications will only be accepted during office hours: M-TH 7:30-17:15 and Friday 7:30-12:30. Deadline for submission: 12:30pm Friday 18 May 2018. Faxed applications will not be accepted.

The U.S. Government is An Equal Opportunity Employer