Sunday, 19 August 2012

US EMBASSY JOB VACANCIES~TANZANIA AUGUST 2012


Information Resources Center Director
Closing Date of The Position: August 20, 2012
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The US Embassy is seeking an individual for the position of Information Resources Center Director in the Public Affairs section.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

Directs and manages the Information Resource Center (IRC). Oversees the research, reference, cataloging and outreach services conducted by the IRC staff. Coordinates services and programs with American Corners. Plans and implements outreach programs to advance the Mission's goals. Develops and maintains continuing personal contact with the highest level target audience members.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
IRC Management:
25%
As head of the IRC, plans, develops and manages the IRC in accordance with Mission Strategic Plan objectives and priorities. Oversees all research and reference services and ensures that authoritative information about the U.S. is received by the target audiences. Devises strategies for cost-effective means of handling information inquiries and optimizing information services, using information and communications technology. Monitors developments in information and communications technology in the U.S. and Tanzania, evaluates their relevance to the IRC program and recommends cost-effective strategies for their use. Develops and implements a yearly strategic plan for the IRC.

Provides immediate supervision to one staff member. Directs and coordinates the IRC team’s outreach, reference, programming and program support work. Prepares annual evaluation reports for IRC staff members. Assesses their professional development needs and requests training when appropriate. Organizes the recruitment of new personnel when required. Approves time and attendance and requests for leave.

Ensures that Mission officers and staff are kept well-informed about the services provided by the IRC. Prepares IRC contributions to the Public Diplomacy budget submissions. Advises the Public Affairs Officer (PAO) and Deputy Public Affairs Officer (DPAO) on strategies for managing resources to assure maximum cost-effectiveness and productivity. Reports on special IRC programs and problems; ensures that adequate IRC records and statistics are maintained for Post managers and State Department officers.
Oversees and coordinates American Corners:
15%
As Embassy liaison, provides support to three American Corners (AC) in Mwanza, Unguja and Pemba. Support includes collection developments, drafting annual sustaining fund requests, collecting and disseminating widely monthly reports on American corner activities, reporting on AC needs, coordinating programming and visits to ACs, and scheduling and/or conducting training for AC staff.

Keeps abreast of developments in Library and Information Science in the U.S. as well as developments in American political and cultural life in order to respond to public inquiries from IRC patrons (communication with the local media is not authorized unless expressly approved and cleared by the PAO.
Outreach/Public Programs:
25%
Promotes awareness of U.S. policies and positions in contemporary affairs through a variety of innovative outreach programs, including but not limited to afternoon movie programs and presentations at the IRC and American Corners by U.S. Speakers, Fulbright and exchange program alumni, and members of the U.S. Embassy.

Oversees the design of proactive electronic dissemination of Information profiles for select, upper-level contacts, e.g. parliamentarians, government officials, academics, senior civil servants, other policy makers, the media and researchers.

Consults with IRC staff and Mission officers and staff in developing these information dissemination profiles. Reviews information resources at regular intervals and oversees the distribution of information to recipients. Oversees electronic dissemination of targeted information alerts.

Oversees the design of promotional materials to serve the IRC network and develops marketing strategies highlighting IRC products, programs and services. Monitors and assesses advances in information technologies in order to electronically transmit IRC products where feasible.

Develops library and information science programs to showcase American information trends and products, including through the Bureau of International Information Programs' (IIP) thematic calendar. Works closely with other members of the Mission to enhance interagency programs.

Advises web master concerning appropriate materials and links for inclusion in the Mission web site. Evaluates the web site on a routine basis to ensure accuracy of content and relevance to bilateral issues. Promotes and markets the web site to target audiences.

Participates in professional organizations by attending conference and workshops as well as developing programs in conjunction with these organizations. Maintains close and regular ties with local and Department of State information specialists, especially the Regional Information Resources Officer based at Embassy Nairobi.
Research/Reference:
10%
Responds to inquiries, provides in-depth reference service to Mission officers and staff, and host country contacts including parliamentarians academics, senior civil servants, librarians, media, researchers and other policy makers. Applies knowledge and understanding of U.S. and Tanzanian political, social and cultural affairs, as well as Mission Resource Requests (MRR) objectives, to provide informed interpretation of U.S. material. Provides guidance in the use of IPC materials for public users.

Utilizes a wide range of print and electronic resources including, but not limited to, commercial online databases, the Internet, CD-ROMs and U.S. Government sources to provide documentation on issues supporting MSP objectives. Uses knowledge and understanding of U.S. legislation and legislative processes, political affairs and foreign policy to provide informed interpretation of U.S. material. Provides reference service to the broader public by responding to queries accurately and in a timely manner.
Collection Development:
10%
Oversees and manages the entire annual collection development cycle to ensure that the IRC has the best and most appropriate resources, both print and electronic, for meeting the information needs of top-level contacts and Mission officers and staff, in support Mission Program plan objective and U.S. policy. Selects and procures materials for presentation to contacts. Identifies American Corner Collection needs and manages procurement of collections and supplies for American Corners.

Prepares an annual IRC budget for approval by the Public Affairs Officer. Prioritizes purchases for all collections within this budget. Selects databases and materials, such as U.S. Govt. Printing Office publications, congressional and other USG documents, think tank reports, commercial publications and databases for the IRC collections. Prior to selection, assesses material for authority, relevance and balance as well as for contribution to MSP and public diplomacy goals. Regularly reviews and discusses the selection of materials with IRC staff to ensure that the best possible resources are purchased.

Maintains a schedule for ordering annual reference materials to ensure that new editions are ordered as soon as they are published, so that the IRCs have access to the most current information.

Keeps track of orders and works with GSO to ensure that all procurement requests are fulfilled. On receipt of print materials, unpacks the boxes, checking their content against the original order. Ensures that payment requests are submitted in a timely manner so that bills are paid with minimal delay. Catalogs and processes all materials, alerting key contacts to new acquisitions by means of email and the Mission web site.
Special Projects:
15%
Undertakes special projects in the area of English Teaching, Book Discussions, and the Mission Speakers Bureau. With the Book Discussion program, must help identify books for discussion, choose participants, order books, and organize the discussions themselves. For the speakers Bureau, must solicit participation in the bureau from Embassy employees, publicize the bureau and organize speaking engagements; must gather appropriate background materials for the speaker to use in preparing his/her remarks.

Solicits and nominates candidates, and may assist in selection of candidates from throughout the country. for exchange programs, including the International Visitor Leadership Program , E-Teacher program, and other exchange programs.

In coordination with the Public Affairs Section's Alumni Coordinator, maintains accurate and current alumni records of all alumni of exchange programs participants in subject area and ensures alumni are included in outreach programs and other mission programming.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
  1. Education: University degree in library/information science, political science, international affairs or American Studies required. If degree is not in librarianship, must have advanced training in that area.
  2. Prior experience: Should have five years experience as a librarian and at least two years supervising other professionals. Must have experience in outreach techniques and electronic reference services.
  3. Language proficiency: Level IV (fluent) (writing, reading and speaking) in both spoken and written English and Kiswahili is required.
  4. Knowledge: Expert knowledge of U.S. reference and resource materials in the subject areas emphasized in Post’s Mission Strategic Plan, and public diplomacy objectives. Advanced knowledge of Tanzanian political, social, legal, economic and educational structures. Advanced knowledge of U.S. cultural issues and of the many aspects of U.S. society, education, politics, government, law, history and geography. Must have expert skills in the various aspects of library service: reference, outreach, cataloging, programming, management, etc. In particular, must be familiar with current trends in information management and provision.
  5. Skills and Abilities: Excellent service orientation to target audience, interpersonal, and cross-cultural skills. Ability to carry out reference searches and respond rapidly to complex requests, often for breaking news; to work effectively with American and locally employed staff; to independently plan, organize, and carry out assigned responsibilities using electronic based technologies, including Internet, CD-ROM, and print resources; to maintain contact with target audience members; excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to prioritize work schedule and incoming requests. Ability to train, supervise and evaluate staff or to effectively inform other locally employed staff of IRC role and resources; ability to write reports and outreach publications.
SELECTION PROCESS

When fully qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and US Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address 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.
TO APPLY

Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
  1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174). A hard copy of the application form (DS-174) is also available at the American Embassy, gate 3; or
  2. A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1 -24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; or
  3. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see section 3A below for more information); plus
  4. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional US 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) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
3A. If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the UAE.

Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.
A. Position Title
B. Position Grade
C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
D. Dates Available for Work
E. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
F. Date and Place of Birth
G. Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell phone numbers
H. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; if yes, provide number)
I. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification Number
J. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
K. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
L. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver’s License Class / Type
M. Days available to work
N. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. Government (include their Name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
O. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
P. Education
Q. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
R. Language Skills
S. Work Experience
T. References
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO

American Embassy
Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 9123
Dar es Salaam

POINT OF CONTACT

Telephone: 2294000, Ext: 4137/4148/4233/4024
Fax: 2294726 or 2294970
The US Mission in Tanzania 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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
CLOSING DATE OF THE POSITION: August 20, 2012
Maintenance Foreman (Power Generation)
Closing Date of The Position: August 21, 2012
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The US Embassy is seeking an individual for the position of Maintenance Foreman (Power Generation) in the Facility maintenance section.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

Provides guidance and works with a multi trade workforce of extremely skilled and semi skilled employees engaged in residential generator repairs, automatic transfer installations and repairs and automatic voltage regulator installation and repairs. Plans and schedules Preventive maintenance and corrective maintenance. Supervises and plans generator installation, power generation work, fuel tank installations, automatic transfer switch installation and repairs, with the Embassy and Mission residences.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
40%
Provides work guidance and works with a multi trade workforce of extremely skilled and semi skilled employees engaged in residential generator repairs, automatic transfer installations and repairs and automatic voltage regulator installation and repairs. Plans and schedules Preventive maintenance and corrective maintenance and all. Supervises and plans generator installation , power generation work, fuel tank installations, automatic transfer switch installation and repairs, with the Embassy and Mission residences. Provides guidance and works with a multi trade workforce of skilled and semi skilled employees engaged in mainly power generation or power regulation related residential maintenance and minor construction projects. Responsible and accountable for total Quality Control on all work performed by workers assigned to this position. Responsible for the residential generator electricians, residential generator mechanical, occasionally residential masons and residential electricians for assistance. Responsibilities include identification to include at times by lower level employees of required spare parts, replacement parts, new equipment installation and Scheduled Preventive and Corrective Maintenance on all 104 residences, plus main compound generators. Must be able to professionally and expertly supervise and troubleshoot automatic transfer switches installations repairs, electrical control panel repairs and or installations, automatic voltage regulation installation and repairs and generator installations and repairs.
15%
Delegate's accountability down to lower level employees by making sure that repairs are undertaken correctly, effectively and in a very timely manner. Some of this will require daily field inspections of each worker's performance. Estimates materials months and weeks in advance of make ready season and submits Purchase requests to help augment materials on hand to facilitate speedy and seamless work flow. Ensures work orders are retuned back to Work Order Clerks in a very timely manner. Ensures all work orders have the correct materials listed and hours are accurately reported and section related work orders are retuned within 3 days of completion dates. Incumbent performs skilled hands on training tasks and explains any blueprints available for the job. Assists and helps develop realistic OBO Approved Preventive Maintenance plans, and schedules.
15%
Provides on-the-job training in trade skills and shop practice and is responsible for all first level functions including efficient use of equipment and material. Oversight make ready projects and provide defined results as well as contractors.
10%
Maintains absolute current records and prepares reports on various aspects of maintenance and repair operations. Reviews work orders and estimates manpower requirements and ascertains materials are available in advance of committing work force to the job tasks.
10%
Maintains Maintenance records and accountability for all labor, supplies and tools used on site.
5%
Inspects and abides by all SHEM policies for safety. Conducts all Safety Training and meetings per SHEM polices. Inspects the work for quality control and corrects all issues for both Embassy workers and contractors. Directs maintenance tradesman in everyday work details and assignments. Fills in as Maintenance Duty Officer after hours and on weekends. Is on 24 hour call out 365 a year unless otherwise pre planned leave time.
5%
Other duties as directed by FSN Assistant Facility Manager and/or American FM.

-- Ensures that all supervised job activities and duties are performed in a responsible manner to avoid the creation of safety or health hazards; ensures that all subordinate personnel conform to established safety and health policy and procedures and properly utilize personal protective equipment. Should accidents, illnesses or injuries occur, ensures that the POSHO, safety designated or other appropriate official is informed and that required immediate medical attention is delivered.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
  1. Education: Completion of secondary school (Form VI) is required. Vocational training from apprenticeship program or technical school is required.
  2. Prior experience: Three years of experience as journeyman Generator mechanic or Generator Electrician. Generator maintenance, inspection and repair experience is required.
  3. Language proficiency: Level IV (fluent) English and Kiswahili (reading, writing and speaking) is required.
  4. Knowledge: Must be fully qualified in one building trade as journeyman, must have working knowledge in all other Embassy related trades; must have excellent working knowledge of written English. Has to be able to read and decipher blue prints, schematics, diagrams, wiring diagrams and repair manuals.
  5. Skills and Abilities: General knowledge of an exposure to carpentry, electrical, plumbing and refrigeration trades. Must have a class B & D driver’s license and be able to drive a vehicle both standard and automatic. Must have basic computer skills.

SELECTION PROCESS

When fully qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and US Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address 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.

TO APPLY

Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
  1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174). A hard copy of the application form (DS-174) is also available at the American Embassy, gate 3; or

  1. A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1 -24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; or

  1. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see section 3A below for more information); plus

  1. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.

  1. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

3A. If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the UAE.

Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.
A. Position Title
B. Position Grade
C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
D. Dates Available for Work
E. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
F. Date and Place of Birth
G. Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell phone numbers
H. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; if yes, provide number)
I. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification Number
J. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
K. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
L. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver’s License Class / Type
M. Days available to work
N. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. Government (include their Name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
O. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
P. Education
Q. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
R. Language Skills
S. Work Experience
T. References
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO

American Embassy
Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 9123
Dar es Salaam

POINT OF CONTACT

Telephone: 229 4000, Ext: 4137/4148/4233/4024
Fax: 2294726 or 2294970

CLOSING DATE OF THE POSITION: August 21, 2012

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

The US Mission in Tanzania 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.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


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