Job Description

DATE:                                                 JANUARY 18, 2016

FROM:                                                HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICE, USAID/ETHIOPIA

SUBJECT:                                          JOB/VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 03/17                                                          

TO:                                                      ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS

TITLE OF POSITION:                       USAID Development Program Assistant (Closes February 02, 2017) EVELOPMENT PROGRAM ASSISTANT


HOURS:                                              FULL TIME 40 HOURS PER WEEK

FINAL FILING DATE:                      FEBRUARY 02, 2017

SALARY: FSN-8 (USD 11,886 to USD 21,390) depending on the candidate’s earning history, qualifications and experience.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION: The incumbent serves as Program Assistant for the USAID/African Union (AU) office and performs a full range of programmatic and administrative and basic financial management functions for the USAID/AU staff. The incumbent will also support protocol functions for US Mission to the African Union (USAU) as it relates to USAID/AU office.

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: In order to qualify, the applicant must possess the following:

EDUCATION: At least two years of full-time post secondary study (or the equivalent hours spread across a part-time study period) at college or in international affairs, development studies, English language or related field in liberal arts is required.

EXPERIENCE: At least five years of experience in management or administration is required with an international organization, NGO or diplomatic mission. Experience in basic accounting, book-keeping or related financial field is desired.

LANGUAGE: Must have level IV in English. African Union working language besides English: French, Arabic, Portuguese preferred. English will be tested.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: The incumbent for this position should have sound knowledge of executive office management and filing systems and basic financial accounting principles. The incumbent should be able to maintain the high-level of confidentiality required by the position. Excellent communication both oral and written, interpersonal, top standards of customer service with high ranking officials both internal and external to the US Mission to the African Union (USAU). Incumbent will engage weekly with senior leadership at USAU. Strong computer skills are a must. The incumbent should be a self-starter with strong organizational skills.


APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCESS: All applicants must submit a completed form {Universal Application for Employment (DS-174)} along with the credential documents to USAID/Ethiopia, Human Resources Office via the email address  Each applicant must fully explain his/her job-related duties and qualifications on the application form in order to provide for an accurate evaluation of his/her education, training, and experience. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical disabilities, or membership in an employee organization. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process please notify the Agency. Applicants who are not contacted within thirty days after the final filing date are to assume that their applications were not accepted.
For your application to be considered, the following documents must be submitted:-

  • Letter of Application/Cover Letter;
  • Completed and Signed Application for Employment Official Form–DS-174 found here;
  • Current Resume/CV;
  • Copies of credential documents (i.e., degree, training certificates, etc.);
  • Application must be submitted ONLY via and the email subject must say – Vacancy 03/17 USAID DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ASSISTANT,
  • Please submit the application only once; and
  • Late and incomplete applications will not be considered; the application must be submitted before or on the date of filing at local Ethiopian time 5 p.m.

Application letters and Form DS-174 must be signed. Incomplete and unsigned applications/forms will not be considered.Applications will be initially screened by the Human Resources Office to determine whether applicants have met the advertised minimum qualifications. A list of qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring office for further consideration and screening. Final selection of candidates will be made and those selected will be invited to an interview in order to select the best-qualified candidate.
The USAID Mission assumes no liability for the loss or mishandling of applications. For additional information about the position and/or the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 011 130 6002 ext. 6031, 6035 or 6043.


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