Political Assistant – Open to US Citizen EFMs Only (Democracy and Human Rights Coordinator)

Full Time Greater Accra US Embassy
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Deadline: 25/02/2021
Qualification: Degree
Work Experience: Experienced

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Open to U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies.
For USEFMs the pay grade is FP 07. Actual salary determined by Washington D.C.
Security Clearance Required:
Top Secret
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Definite not to exceed 5 years
Marketing Statement:
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

The work schedule for this position is full-time (40 hours per week).

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (12 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel
Occasional travel in support of visitors.

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Under the supervision of the Political Officer (Human Rights), the incumbent coordinates the implementation of the Democracy and Human Rights portfolio, which includes: rights of persons with disabilities; rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons; gender equality; harmful traditional practices; prison conditions; status of refugees; religious freedom and Muslim outreach; modern slavery including child labor and trafficking in persons; social welfare; and efforts to promote good governance and greater government responsiveness to citizens.

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Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE: At least one year of experience in political analysis or working in the human rights or democracy space.

Education Requirements:
University Degree

LANGUAGE: English – Fluent High degree of proficiency in both the written and spoken language.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): 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.

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

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Benefits and Other Info
Agency Benefits:
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Accra, Ghana may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:
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.


AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


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”), 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.

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How to Apply
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. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:
In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

Passport copy

Degree Diploma or Transcript

Language Scores (if available)

DD-214 – Member Copy 4 (if applicable)

SF-50 (for Highest Previous Rate if applicable)

SF-50 (for FSFRC membership 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 further information – the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.

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

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