PEPFAR Communications Specialist, FSN-10/FP-5
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates
POSITION: PEPFAR Communications Specialist, FSN-10/FP-5
OPENING DATE: June 21, 2012
CLOSING DATE: July 5, 2012
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week
SALARY: Ordinarily resident (OR) $34 772 p.a. FSN-10/1
Not ordinarily resident (NOR) $48 338 p.a. FP-5/5
The U.S. Embassy in Harare is seeking an individual for the position of PEPFAR Communications Specialist in the Public Affairs Section of the Embassy.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
The PEPFAR Communications Specialist will assist Mission Harare with achieving the public outreach and awareness goals set out in the annual Country Operational Plan and 5-year strategic plan for the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR) in Zimbabwe. S/he will analyze communications needs and proactively promote the PEPFAR program, helping Zimbabweans become more aware of HIV/AIDS assistance provided by the USG. Working in close coordination with the PEPFAR Coordinator, PEPFAR Zimbabwe team and under the direct supervision of the Embassy's Public Affairs Section, the Specialist will create products and develop programming to increase public awareness about the PEPFAR program and improve interagency PEPFAR communication. General supervision is provided by the Assistant Public Affairs Officer.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities are available in the Human Resources Office - Telephone 263-4-250593 Ext 4622/4991
NOTE: All applicants are instructed to address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each criterion. Failure to submit documentary evidence for educational qualifications will be grounds for disqualification. Foreigners/Non-Zimbabweans must attach work permit documentation in order to be considered for employment by the Embassy.
- Bachelor’s degree in journalism, Public Relations, Communications, Health or related field is required;
- Three years experience in print or electronic media is required.
- Level IV, (fluent) English speaking and writing ability is required.
- Proficiency with computers – Microsoft Word, Excel, social media (Face-book, Twitter, and YouTube) and digital photography is required.
- Detailed knowledge of the PEPFAR-Zimbabwe program and objectives, the status of HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe, U.S. Mission activities for PEPFAR, general public health systems, design and challenges in Zimbabwe is required.
When equally qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (AEFMs) and U.S. Veterans will be given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate addresses the required qualifications above in the application.
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA
1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
3. Current Ordinary Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
4. Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a FMA are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
5. Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the application will not be considered:
1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) as Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174); or Embassy Harare Application Form.
2. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE; or
3. A combination of both; i.e. Section 1-24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicants work experience attached as a separate sheet; plus
4. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional U.S. Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
5. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
POINT OF CONTACT
Human Resources Office
172 Herbert Chitepo Avenue
CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: July 5, 2012
The US Mission in Zimbabwe 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.
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.
- Eligible Family Member (EFM): An individual related to a US Government employee in one of the following ways:
- Spouse or same sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610);
- Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of self-support. The term shall include, in addition to natural offspring, stepchildren and adopted children and those under legal guardianship of the employee or the spouse when such children are expected to be under such legal guardianship until they reach 21 years of age and when dependent upon and normally residing with the guardian;
- Parent (including stepparents and legally adoptive parents) of the employee or of the spouse, when such parent is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support;
- Sister or brother (including stepsisters and stepbrothers, or adoptive sisters or brothers) of the employee or of the spouse, when such sibling is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support, unmarried and under 21 years of age, or regardless of age, incapable of self-support.
2. U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM): For purposes of receiving a preference in hiring for a qualified position, an EFM who meets the following criteria:
- US citizen; and,
- EFM (see above) at least 18 years old; and,
- Listed on the travel orders of a direct-hire Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service member assigned to or stationed abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and either:
- Resides at the sponsoring employee’s or uniformed service member’s post of assignment abroad or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or,
- Resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2.
- Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM): EFM (see above) eligible for a Family Member Appointment for purposes of Mission employment:
- Is a U.S. Citizen; and,
- Souse of a same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) or a child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and,
- Is listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126, Foreign Service Residence and Dependency Report of a sponsoring employee, i.e. a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad at a U.S. mission, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and who is under chief of mission authority; and,
- Is residing at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad or as appropriate, office of the American Institute in Taiwan.
- Does not receive a Foreign Service or Civil Service annuity
- Member of Household (MOH): An individual who accompanies a direct-hire Foreign, Civil or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed at a U.S. Foreign Service post or establishment abroad, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan.
- Not an EFM; and,
- Not on travel orders of the sponsoring employee; and,
- Has been officially declared by the sponsoring USG employee to the COM as part of his/her household.
A MOH is under COM authority and may include a parent, unmarried partner, other relative or adult child who falls outside the Department’s current legal and statutory definition of family member. A MOH does not have to be a US Citizen.
Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): An individual who:
- Is not a citizen of the host country; and,
- Does not ordinarily reside (OR, see below) in the host country; and,
- Is not subject to host country employment and tax laws; and,
- Has a US Social Security Number (SSN).
NOR employees are compensated under a GS or FS salary schedule, not under the Local Compensation Plan (LCP).
Ordinarily Resident (OR) – A foreign National or US citizen who:
- Is locally resident; and,
- Has legal, permanent residence status within the host country; and,
- Is subjected to host country employment and tax laws.
EFMs without US Social Security Numbers are also OR. All OR employees, including US Citizens are compensated in accordance with the LCP.