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  • Information Assistant (Closing Date: April 28, 2016)


    The U.S. Embassy in Namibia, Windhoek is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Information Assistant in the Public Affairs Section (PAS).

    BASIC FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION

    Incumbent works under the supervision of Public Affairs Officer, drafts a variety of media outreach and information products, including press releases, media advisories, and fact sheets. Acts as Web Content Editor for the main Internet home page and the public affairs pages, and searches for and recommends new content to the Public Affairs Officer.  Interacts with a wide range of contacts in the media, non-governmental organizations, and the Namibian government.  Reports on media placements, both to the Embassy community and to the Department of State and affiliated agencies in the United States.

    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

    Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

    EDUCATION: Undergraduate university degree in the humanities or social sciences

    EXPERIENCE:  Five years progressive experience in communications, media, journalism or the public relations field. 

    LANGUAGE: (Applicants will be tested as applicable):
    Level IV fluency in written and spoken English required.
    Level IV fluency in Afrikaans.

    SKILLS AND ABILITIES:   Ability to work under extreme pressure and meet deadlines. Ability to adjust to rapidly changing priorities, including travel throughout Namibia.  Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to advocate U.S. policy to local press and other Embassy contacts.

    JOB KNOWLEDGE: Thorough knowledge of both U.S. and Namibian foreign and domestic policy issues and history.  Expert knowledge of Namibian economic, social and political structures.  Thorough understanding of public affairs processes, especially concerning the Namibian media and government regulation of the media.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:  
    Contact the Human Resources Office at HROWindhoek@state.gov
    Subject: Information Assistant 

    HOW TO APPLY

    Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

    1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources.  (See “For Further Information” above);         

    2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.):

    WHERE TO APPLY:

    Human Resources Office
    HROWindhoek@state.gov   
    Subject: Information Assistant

  • Administrative Assistant (Travel / TDY and Finance) (Closing Date; April 20, 2016)


    The U.S. Mission in Windhoek is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Administrative Assistant (Travel / TDY and Finance) working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Windhoek.

    BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

    The Administrative Assistant will plan and execute the general administrative office management functions for CDC Namibia program. Directs and performs administrative duties in support of project activities. Under the supervision of the Administrative Manager, incumbent will be directly responsible for the CDC Namibia general administrative, finance, travel, TDY staff and related operations.

    A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in the Human Resources Office. To request a copy of the position description, send an email to HROWindhoek@state.gov

    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

    Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

    1. EDUCATION:  College degree required in Business Administration, Accounting or country equivalent.

    2. EXPERIENCE:  Three years of advanced administrative and/or technical experience required.  

    3. LANGUAGE:  Level IV (Fluent) of English is required. This will be tested.

    SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

    - Advanced and highly developed English writing skills, drafting reports and other documents with very little supervision and review.

    - Knowledge of filing systems and database management to ensure quality record management. 

    - Must be able to operate equipment such as networked computers, digital sender, photocopiers, fax machine, telephones with speaker, etc.

    - Advanced knowledge of Microsoft tools – Word, Excel spreadsheets Power Point, Internet Explorer, Adobe Acrobat, and other administration tools required.

    - Must demonstrate excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and handle competing demands.

    JOB KNOWLEDGE

    - Good working knowledge of common administrative procedures required.

    - Must have good knowledge of public relations and administrative support

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:  Contact the Human Resources Office on telephone number +264-295-8500

    HOW TO APPLY: 

    Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:

    1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources.  (See “For Further Information” above); and

    2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.

    WHERE TO APPLY:

    Human Resources Office:      The Human Resources Office
    E-mail Address:                      HROWindhoek@state.gov

  • Public Health Specialist (Deputy Director, Health Policy and Communication) (Closing Date: April 20, 2016)


    The U.S. Embassy in Windhoek is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Public Health Specialist (Deputy Director, Health Policy and Communication) working for the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).

    BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

    The incumbent serves as the senior public health policy and communication advisor to the CDC/Namibia country director and senior leadership.  Responsible for long term planning of technical and strategic direction of all public health programs implemented, funded and/or supported by CDC/Namibia.   Advises the country director on the host country policy environment and the best positioning of CDC to support the country’s national public health portfolio.  Serves as technical representative of the CDC with other donors as well as with the interagency committees. Provides overall leadership for policy and strategic vision, especially as it relates to the relationship and health diplomacy between the United States government (USG) and the Government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN).

    Public communication and media relations are significant components of this position. In conjunction with the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs section and CDC Atlanta Headquarters, the incumbent serves as CDC’s liaison with the press and members of the public.

    Performs duties and responsibilities related to public health programs and the technical, administrative and management functions supported by CDC/Namibia and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) include policy development, communication, program planning, and contracts and cooperative agreement oversight.

    A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in the Human Resources Office. To request a copy of the position description, send an email to HROWindhoek@state.gov

    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

    Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

    1. EDUCATION:  Master’s (MPH, MSHP) Degree or host country equivalent in public health, nursing, health policy, public administration, or social sciences is required.

    2. EXPERIENCE:  Seven years progressively responsible public health or other development experience in service in Namibia is required; two years of managerial and supervisory responsibility with multiple staffing reporting is required.

    3. LANGUAGE:  Level IV (fluency – speaking/reading/writing) in English is required.

    This will be tested.

    SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Strong leadership and interpersonal skills to work with all levels of staff in a team setting to accomplish program goals are required.  Excellent oral and written communications skills are required in order to convey program policies, progress, technical requirements and to influence other collaborative organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS programs to adopt appropriate strategies for their program activities.  Good working knowledge of computer software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets and databases is required.  Regular demand for keyboard with good working speed and accuracy for use in preparation of reporting documentation is required

    JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Comprehensive knowledge of HIV prevention; care, treatment and health systems support programs, policies, regulations, protocols and ethical considerations applicable to the development and administration of national or international HIV/AIDS public health programs.  Must have a working understanding of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and an excellent working knowledge of U.S. Government public health programs and strategies, including those supported by CDC. A detailed working knowledge of host government and international public health systems is required.

    HOW TO APPLY:  Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:  

    1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources.  (See “For Further Information” above); and

    2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:  Contacting the Human Resources Office on telephone number +264-295-8500


    WHERE TO APPLY:
    Human Resources Office:      The Human Resources Office
    E-mail Address:                      HROWindhoek@state.gov

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