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Announcement Number: Yaounde-2019-033
Hiring Agency: Embassy Yaounde
Position Title: Purchasing Agent - All interested Applicants - All Sources
Open Period: 12/03/2019 - 12/17/2019
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+1
Series/Grade: LE - 0810 7
Salary: XAF FCFA9,375,614
Work Schedule: Full-time -
Promotion Potential: LE-7
Duty Location(s): 1 Vacancy in Yaounde, CM
Telework Eligible: No
For More Info: HR Section 000-000-0000 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hiring Path: • Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: For USEFM - FP is 07. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
• All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required: Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type Permanent Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
Summary: 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 upon receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
Basic Function of the Position: Processes offshore and local procurement actions for State (ICASS and Program), DAO, OSC, NCIS, SOFLE, USAID, FAO and CDC. Makes petty cash purchases for maintenance repair items for all agencies. Prepares purchase orders for all items required by the mission. Procures items offshore online with U.S. Government purchase card for orders with a total value of less than $3,500.00. Assists in the preparation of quarterly and annual reports required by the Department. Assists in reviewing invoices to ensure billings are correct and proper for payment. Assists in initiating follow-ups for outstanding purchase orders. Manages all personal procurement electronic files.
EXPERIENCE: Two years experience in procurement or purchasing work in an international organization or large local institution is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of local market practices and foreign supplies.
Completion of High School (“A” Level or Baccalauréat) is required.
LANGUAGE: Level III (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing English and level II (Basic Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing French are required. This will be tested.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Basic mathematics ability required, negotiating skills, and diplomacy required. Must be computer literate (MS Word, MS Excel). Must be able to work on special computer procurement programs. Must have a Cat B driver’s license. This will be tested.
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 U.S. Embassy Medical and Security certifications.
Agency Benefits: Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in (insert post and/or country name) 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.
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:
1- AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
2- AEFM / USEFM
3- 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.
How to Apply:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a U.S. Embassy Security Clearance.
All candidates must provide proof that they are legally permitted to stay and work in the country.
To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.
Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:
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 (insert post and/or country name).