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U.S. Embassy Namibia
Announcement #: WINDHOEK-2019-030
The U.S. Mission in Windhoek, Namibia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Mailroom Supervisor and Telecomm Tech within the Information Management Office (IMO).
Salary: (NAD) N$303,313 /Per Year
Series/Grade: LE – 0615 – 7
Agency: Embassy Windhoek
Location: Windhoek, WA
Supervise and manage all aspects of pouch and mailroom operations, including but not limited to performing as the primary back-up for mailroom clerk duties, such as — sending and receiving diplomatic pouches, local, and commercial carrier mails and is responsible for its safe upkeep and delivery to the concerned authority. Complete receiving reports and act as Contracting Officers Representative (COR) for pouch operation as needed. Develop and Maintain working relationships with all host nation officials that interface with Embassy mail.
Management of Embassy Telephone System
- Incumbent works under the direction of the IMO in the management, design and maintenance of Mission Windhoek’s Nortel telephone system.
- Installs and manages telecommunications lines and equipment at the NEC compound and official residences (CMR and DCR); Works closely with local telecommunications company to diagnose and repair high-speed digital and analog circuits; troubleshoots problems with telecommunication equipment located at the NEC demarcation point.
- Conducts site surveys for new office telephone installations and provides technical proposals and documentation. Establishes and maintains contacts with telephone companies and Windhoek government officials to facilitate the installation of additional circuits needed for VIP visits.
Management of Post’s Radio Program
- Installs, programs, manages, repairs and maintains all hand-held radios, base stations, UHF repeaters, and car mobile radios that are used for Post’s E&E program. Maintains the inventory of radios equipment.
- Assists in negotiations with host government and TV tower management concerning frequencies and repeater sites. Conducts site surveys to determine materials and equipment needed to properly install temporary radio sites used for VIP visits. Creates and updates user and technical documentation for all radio equipment.
Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements: Minimum of 3 years as telecommunications technician (Radio + Telephone), Telephone technician or a Radio technician is required.
Job Knowledge: Should have knowledge of safety practices and procedures; electrical, electronic and telecommunications theories and practices, installation, operation, maintenance, testing, troubleshooting and repair procedures and techniques, and host country, Department of State, USG and international telephone and telecommunications standards are needed.
Education Requirements: A university degree in Computer technology or Telecommunications field is required.
Evaluations: English Level IV (fluency, reading/speaking/writing) is required. This will be tested.
Skills and Abilities: Work independently and effectively in stress situations; read and interpret technical guidelines, schematic drawings and engineering plans and specifications; and communicate effectively with other technicians, USG officials and officials of the host country’s governmental and private sectors. Use wide variety of hand and power tools, and diagnostic instruments. Ability to lift heavy pouch items up to 35 kg. Must possess a current Code 08 (BE) driver’s license and a Public Transport Permit (PTP).
Qualifications: All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
Benefits and Other Info
Benefits: The U.S. Embassy Namibia offers a competitive salary package, pension fund, medical fund and social security membership.
Agency Benefits: Fast paced working environment related to international development.
Other Information: 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.
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 and Valid Namibian Driver’s license.
Next Steps: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission Windhoek, Namibia.
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