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The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.
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The ambassador, also known as the chief of mission, is the highest-ranking diplomat to the host country and is the personal representative of the President. He or she is comparable to a CEO of a corporation and has to be a strong leader and a good manager. He or she is supported by a deputy, known as the deputy chief of mission, and a team of U.S. Foreign Service Officers and specialists from the Department of State.
He or she may also be supported by representatives from other U.S. agencies, such as the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Departments of Defense, Commerce, Justice, Homeland Security, and Agriculture, among others. No matter their agency, all employees work under the direction of the ambassador.
The primary purpose of an embassy is to assist American citizens who travel to or live in the host country. U.S. Foreign Service Officers also interview citizens of the host country who wish to travel to the United States for business, education, or tourism purposes. Embassy staff interact with representatives of the host government, local businesses, nongovernmental organizations, the media and educational institutions, as well as private citizens to increase understanding of the United States and its policies and to collaborate on shared interests.
Embassy staff analyze the political and economic situation in the host country and report back to the Department of State on issues that affect the United States. They help U.S. businesses find partners and customers and may train the host government’s police and military to support better security in the country. They also sponsor educational, professional and cultural exchanges to introduce emerging and established leaders to the United States and to promote ties between U.S. and foreign students, academics, scientists, entrepreneurs, political, religious, and civil society figures.
While Americans work at embassies and consulates, most of the staff comes from the host country. These employees are essential to the success of any embassy because they know the local culture, have essential skills, or are well connected to government and civil society leaders.
U.S. Mission Niamey, Niger
For More Info: Human Resources Office: 20722661 ext. 26161/26261/28377
e-mail Address: [email protected]
Who May Apply: All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Duration Appointment: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 hours per week)
DUTIES: This position is located in the Executive Office (Executive) at American Embassy Niamey, Niger. Provides oral and written Hausa-French-English interpretation and translation services on behalf of Front Office principles or other sections as approved by the Front Office or direct supervisor. Provides basic protocol services, including preparing official correspondences, researching and drafting background materials, and managing Embassy contact information.
EDUCATION: A Bachelor’s degree in English, Modern Languages, Political Science, International Relations, or bilingual studies is required.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in Hausa/Zarma, English, and French translation and interpretation services in an international institution or any organization that executes international programs/policy (e.g., NGO or Embassy, media, etc.)., is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have a good knowledge of translation concepts used in rendering accurate and clear translations that capture the meaning and intent of an original document. Must have a good understanding of U.S. foreign policy and development objectives. Must be able to perform technical research related to diplomatic subjects (political, economic, military, etc.) for purposes of translation to/from English, French and Hausa. Must have knowledge of government, diplomatic and/or international organizations, and civil society structure. Must have knowledge of host country protocol, local customs, and practices.
LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing English is required, Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing French is required, Level III (good working knowledge) speaking/reading of at least one local language is required. English may be tested.
|How to Apply: Applicants must complete the following application process to be considered:
lGo to US Embassy Website at: https://ne.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/
lClick on Current Vacancies, choose Announcement Number Niamey-2020-022 Translator and follow the instructions.
lUpload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. resume, cover letter, degree, Work certificates, wok permits & SF 50 if applicable) into the Electronic Recruitment Application system.
|US Embassy Niamey|
|(227) 20-72-26-62/63, Ext. 4015 or 4479|
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