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Vacancy: Youth Coordinator
US Embassy, Harare (Public Affairs Office)

Deadline: 30 August 2011

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Vacancy Announcement Number: 11-11

Open to: All Interested Candidates
Position: Youth Coordinator, FSN-6
Opening Date: August 16, 2011
Closing Date
: August 30, 2011

Work hours: Full-time; 40 hours/week

The Embassy in Harare is seeking an individual for the position of Youth Coordinator to be based at the Public Affairs Office.

Basic Function of Position

The Youth Outreach Assistant helps the Assistant Public Affairs Officer (APAO) and other Public Affairs staff to create, run and evaluate youth-focused programs and initiatives that use all Public Affairs outreach tools, including exchanges, trainings, speaking events, cultural programming and media tools.

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in the Human Resources Office.

Qualifications required

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.

  • Completion of High School Diploma or 2 "A" Level passes.
  • Two years experience in events management, campaign development, marketing, communications, advocacy or public relations.
  • Level IV (Fluent) in written and oral English; Shona and /or Ndebele is required
  • High degree of computer skills is required.

Selection Process

When equally qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (AEFMs) and U.S. Veterans will be given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate 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.

2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

3. 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.

4. 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.

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