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Education Advisor at US Embassy Lusaka

Incumbent provides clients with comprehensive information, advice, and counseling on educational opportunities in the United States. Promotes advising services through advertising and outreach, including visiting host country schools, colleges, and other organizations to discuss educational opportunities in the United States. Provides intensive advising for 30 students in a cohort advising program, plus one-on-one advising in person, by email, Facebook, and phone to other prospective students.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:

A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in a multinational educational or cultural work environment is required, with education, communication, marketing and public outreach duties as significant parts of the job is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:

Should be knowledgeable about the American Educational system, university application process and have a grasp of American customs and culture. Should understand and be able to express the value of international education and cultural exchange. Knowledge of the host country/region is essential. Incumbent must be familiar with local economic, social and education structures.

Education Requirements:

University degree in education, American Studies, international relations, communications, or marketing is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:

Level IV (fluent) reading/speaking /writing in English is required. Level III (good working knowledge) of oral and written Bemba or Nyanja is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Ability & knowledge to express the strengths of an American tertiary education and compare it to the educational systems of other countries. Should be capable of communicating complex ideas to large audiences through exceptional presentation skills. Ability to plan all aspects of information programs and outreach trips. Excellent social skills including cultural sensitivity and professional demeanor to encourage interaction with students, scholars and professionals. Excellent computer skills using MS Office suite to include Excel & PowerPoint.

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.

Qualifications:

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

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:

Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Lusaka 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.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

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

AEFM / USEFM

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.

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Embassy of Brazil in Lusaka Jobs in Zambia : Foreign Trade & Investment Technical Assistant

The Selection Committee appointed by the Ambassador of Brazil in Lusaka, in the use of its attributions, informs that the applications for the selection process for a vacancy for the position of Foreign Trade & Investment Technical Assistant will be open from December 3rd 2018 to January 6th 2019, within the terms of Decree 1,570 of 21 June 1995, and in accordance with the Administrative Ruling of the Minister of External Relations of 12 September 1995.

Requirements:

General (mandatory for all applicants):

  • an updated Curriculum Vitae,
  • copy of a national identification document (NRC or equivalent);
  • aged at least 18;
  • academic qualifications from a higher education institution (attested by documentation);
  • corroborated evidence of professional experience chiefly in the areas of Foreign Trade, Business or International Economics;
  • recommendation letters of former employers;
  • language competence at proficiency level in English, knowledge of Portuguese, Nyanja and Bemba is an added advantage;
  • competent user of Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Windows, as well as possess advanced internet research skills;
  • Medical check-up report (to be done after approval);
  • Police clearance (to be rendered after approval).

Only Brazilian and foreign citizens

  • On submission of the application, Brazilian nationals or nationals of third countries must prove that the applicant has the right to reside in Zambia permanently, and is legally entitled to take full-time paid employment for an undetermined length of time, within the terms of the Zambian Law;
  • To present a valid passport;

Only Brazilian citizens

  • Applicants who are Brazilian Nationals (whether they hold another passport or not) must also present the following documents (Decree 1570, Art. VIl, §2): i) valid Brazilian passport; ii) voting Compliance Record; iii) compliance with military service (only Brazilian male applicants); iv) a hand-signed statement confirming that the applicant is aware that this job is not related to any Brazilian public servant employment; and v) a hand-signed statement confirming that the applicant does not hold any public post or employment in Brazil.

On submitting the Curricula Vitae, the applicants must present soft or hard photocopies of all supporting documents.

Duties, responsibilities and other details:

1. The successful candidate for the vacancy of Foreign Trade & Investment Technical Assistant will work in the Commercial Section and will have to be able to fulfil the following specific requirements:

  1. To carry out specific market research including analyses of trade and investment for all sectors of the Brazilian economy;
  2. To prepare relevant briefings, articles and information, on a regular basis for the use of the Embassy and the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil;
  3. To manage and maintain regular data input;
  4. To promote trade and investment opportunities to potential private Zambian investors (e.g. joint ventures);
  5. To disseminate information on federal, state and municipal incentives and benefits awarded to companies to set up businesses or representation offices in Brazil among Zambian investors by means of exhibitions, seminars and similar events;
  6. To provide assistance to investors by facilitating contacts with Brazilian economic and trade bodies;
  7. To plan and organize trade, investment and tourism events, such as trade missions, visits, seminars and conferences, round-tables, press conferences, etc. with a view to promoting trade between Brazil and Zambia or disseminating Brazilian policies for the trade, finance and economic areas;
  8. To develop activities aimed at promoting Brazilian trade interests to the public in Zambia, to maintain and disseminate updated information as well as updating the database on relevant Brazilian trade, tax and customs legislation;
  9. To support Brazilian exporters by providing them with information on the Zambian market, by arranging appointments and meetings for them as well as identifying potential partners for them in Zambia market;
  10. To support the internationalization of Brazilian enterprises by providing briefings on investment opportunities in Zambia as well as identifying potential partners in the Zambian market;
  11. To contribute to updating and expanding the Zambian company database with relevant contact details of state and private business organizations with a view to supporting the aforementioned activities;
  12. There will be a single remunerated probationary period of three months. The terms of employment and social security will be regulated by the Zambian Law.
  13. The monthly gross remuneration will be of ZMW 8,601.00 (eight thousand six hundred and one kwacha).

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send their application from December 3rd 2018 through January 6th 2019, with updated Curriculum Vitae, attested by documentation, and traceable references to lusaka@itamaraty.gov.br or to the attention of Mrs. Bella Mwale at the Embassy of Brazil in Lusaka (4 Manenekela Road, Woodlands, P.O. Box 33737, Lusaka). Selection Process: The selection process will be made in three phases:

  1. FIRST PHASE: inspection of the documents that were submitted followed by CV evaluation; only the selected candidates will be called to attend the second phase;
  2. SECOND PHASE: written test (English) in which the level of language proficiency will be evaluated including general knowledge relevant for the role such as details about the bilateral trade and economic relations between Brazil and Zambia, as well as a computer skills test, to measure proficiency with using Internet browsers and common desktop applications such as Word and Excel;
  3. THIRD PHASE: a face-to-face interview. The interview will be held at a date and venue to be announced and the shortlisted candidates will be required to confirm that they will attend this phase.

The candidates selected for the written and computer tests will have to bring an ID. Candidates are requested to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start time of each phase of the selection process. General rules: The application for the vacancy implies that the applicant knows and accepts all of the terms and deadlines established in this announcement. Applicants that make a false or inexact statement or who cannot fulfill the required criteria may have their application withdrawn at any time. The contract of employment is for one year, and renewable should both parties be willing to continue the employment. Final results: The results of the selection process will be published on the Embassy website (lusaca.itamaraty.gov.br/).