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Computer Programmer

Duties

  • Develops applications to support Embassy business processes and requirements, improving mission capabilities and efficiencies. Incumbent is responsible for software design and development; application testing, performance design and code reviews; data analytics and visualization; and development of user guides and technical documentation. 
  • Liaise and advise other Department of State Missions wishing to use Nairobi developed solutions and provide limited remote support. Ensure the availability of applications for internal and external users and the timely and consistent response and closure of trouble tickets received via an incident tracking system. 
  • Incumbent installs and maintains the post developed suite of applications on cloud servers and systems. Works on IT tasks related to Project Change Requests as well as releases to install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain BPS applications in development, quality assurance, testing, and user acceptance testing. Reviews proposed changes to the client operating environment, recommends resolutions that best fit the needs of the Department, and identifies and breaks down problems using structured problem resolution approaches for the developed service standards. Promulgates and ensures conformance with Department of State security policies. 
  • Incumbent surveys and catalogs new applications developed by BPS to be modified for enterprise use. S/he prepares initial project requirement and planning documentation for review by the BPS Governance Board and Senior Management. Will also assist the Information Management Officer and Supervisory IMS to organize periodic BPS Governance Board and Senior Management meetings in Nairobi. 
  • Incumbent will be involved in the testing and piloting of new applications and software prior to deployment. Teaches new users and post system administrators how to use, migrate data if necessary, and maintain newly installed software, applications, and interfaces. 
  • This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent. Incumbent will be required to perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements:
EXPERIENCE:

  • Five years of dedicated experience as an application developer, computer programmer, or data analyst at a medium to large-sized firm is required.   

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  

  • User support experience in assisting and training personnel in network applications. Business analysis and user requirements gathering. Experience with Power BI, Power Apps, or programming skills in .NET, C# and/or VB. Experience creating web user interface using ASP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery.
  • Experience with database development, SQL and ORM technologies. Microsoft SharePoint configuration and customizations including other Microsoft cloud and data mining products. 

Education Requirements:
Mandatory:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the field of computer science, computer languages, or software application development is required.

Evaluations:
LANGUAGE:

  • English Level 4 – Fluent; written/spoken, including the ability to translate is required. (This may be tested)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

  • Strong prioritization and decision-making skills with sound judgment. Strong communications skills with the ability to interpret and/or discuss information with others so as provide advice and recommendations involving somewhat complex issues. Range of technical abilities to independently understand and resolve routine and non-routine software/hardware issues. Good interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills and ability to work in a team-oriented and collaborative environment.

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.

Deadline: 07/06/2023

Security Support Assistant

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Duties

  • The incumbent provides security support to the Regional Security Office (RSO) by collecting, documenting and writing/submitting situation and incident reports in order for RSO personnel to have the most recent security data available.
  • The Security Support Assistant will be called upon to brief RSO personnel with clear and concise reports on trending criminal tactics/techniques and latest open source collection and tabulation of security activities. The position entails extended periods of time outdoors and the incumbent will also be used for other security tasks as directed.

Security Support   (90% of time)

  • Job holder is responsible for conducting security analysis within an assigned area.  
  • Job holder’s primary duties include identifying suspicious activity and submits information to support analysis; engages in close observation to identify and report potential threat directed against U.S. Government facilities, employees, family members, and residences.  Job holder initiates emergency responses to possible threats, as necessary, to safeguard life and property. 

Reporting   (10% of time)

  • Job holder makes verbal and written reports on findings to the responsible supervisory security personnel.  May be required to maintain records and/or perform data entry into software applications. 

Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements:
EXPERIENCE: 

  • A minimum of one (1) year of military, police, or private experience in the field of security required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  

  • Familiarity with local pedestrian and vehicular traffic patterns and habits, awareness of cultural norms and customs is required.  The position requires good working knowledge of the host city’s geography and general culture

Education Requirements:

  • Completion of high school is required. 

LANGUAGE: 

  • Level II English (Limited Knowledge, Writing/Reading/Speaking) is required. (This may be tested) and Level III Swahili (Good Working knowledge, Writing/ Reading/ Speaking) is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to write clear and understandable reports
  • Must have knowledge of local customs and local laws.
  • Must be able to work in different shifts and during inclement weather conditions.
  • Must have good data entry skills. Must be able to use cameras.
  • Must be competent in MS Office software applications

Public Health Specialist (Global Fund Liaison)- PEPFAR

Duties

  • The Global Fund Liaison is a member of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) office and works closely with the interagency leadership and technical teams of the program. The Liaison is a strategic thinker and supports planning and coordination in collaboration with the PEPFAR Coordinator and the interagency leadership. The position will maintain strong working relations through routine and regular meetings with the Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism in Kenya, the Global Fund local funding agent in Kenya, and the Global Fund Kenya Portfolio Manager in Geneva to monitor application processes, grant implementation, funding disbursements and reporting. The Liaison will support and manage the completion of deliverables required for the PEPFAR country operational plan (COP) process and coordination meetings of the PEPFAR interagency with external partners including the government of Kenya and Global Fund.
  • The Liaison will increase and strengthen programmatic coordination between U.S. government and Global Fund investments across HIV initiatives covered by the U.S. Global Health Diplomacy Office.

Requirements:
EXPERIENCE:  

  • Minimum 5 years of progressive responsible management experience in public health programming, three years out of this must be in a developing country.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:

  • Demonstrated, comprehensive understanding of public health prevention, health facility and community-based health care initiatives, including program design, implementation, evaluation, and financial management
  • Ability to apply policy directives to activity design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation
  • Demonstrated experience working with HIV/AIDS programs
  • Ability to analyze problems and situations to both plan, design and carry out project studies and conceptualize, develop and implement new strategies and initiatives. Job holder must have a detailed understanding of the public health arena in which PEPFAR programs operate. This includes knowledge of level of public health resources available in country, level of education of public health professionals and standards of care.
  • Detailed knowledge of Kenyan government context, Min finance operation, Health system as it pertains to HIV & TB  

Education Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Demography, Social Works, or Psychology is required.

Evaluations:
LANGUAGE:  

  • Level IV English (Fluent, Writing/Reading/Speaking) and Level III Swahili (Good Working Knowledge, Writing/ Reading/ Speaking) is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated experience navigating situations requiring high level diplomacy with host government.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment regarding transparent communications processes across multiple stakeholders from government, civil society, development partners, and private sector
  • Ability to provide leadership and make decisions regarding public policy and professional, technical, administrative, and fiscal lines.
  • Excellent interpersonal, facilitation, and teambuilding skills/experience.
  • Ability to adapt to programming and technological changes and establish new concepts or programs accordingly.
  • Demonstrated technical leadership at conferences, meetings, and through presentations to resolve controversial issue and influence decision makers
  • Strong working competency in computer applications to carry out program management and statistical analysis

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.

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.

Deadline: 07/13/2023

Strategic Content Coordination Assistant

Duties

  • The Community Management Coordinator works under the direct supervision of the Strategic Content Coordination Specialist (SCCS), and has no supervisory responsibilities.
  • Is responsible for building and maintaining Mission flagship digital properties (social media, website content); for developing a year-long editorial calendar designed to promote Mission priorities with on-line communities; researching and analyzing evolving markets for Mission digital properties; and customizing content and online engagement to promote Mission objectives.
  • Organizes and hosts online conversations; designs and develops innovative engagement opportunities and tools.
  • Provides guidance to PD Public Engagement staff and other Mission personnel who engage with online communities on standards, regulations, and policies for the use of digital properties.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements:
EXPERIENCE:  

  • A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in a multilingual, multicultural or multinational organization is required. Market research and analysis, and design and execution of online campaigns must have been significant components of the job.
  • Must have experience managing digital properties, including direct online interaction with the public, and content creation in multimedia and traditional formats.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  

  • Detailed knowledge of U.S. foreign policy objectives and American interests in Kenya is required. Good understanding of U.S. historical, political, economic, and cultural forces that shape U.S. foreign policy is required. Must have comprehensive knowledge of the attitudes and communication preferences of target audience groups. Must understand the regional, demographic, ethnic, socio-economic, cultural and linguistic factors and the influence of religious, cultural, and educational institutions in shaping Kenyan opinions and preferences. Must have strong online communications and analysis skills to identify and exploit engagement opportunities. Detailed knowledge of Mission structure and operations to facilitate collaborative work among a variety of agencies, protocol levels, teams, and constituent posts. Must understand management of digital properties and online communities, including marketing and/or advocacy campaigns. Knowledge of trends in regional and international communications patterns and how they affect Kenya communications landscape is required.
  • Must have detailed knowledge of all sources of USG strategic content — DOS guidance, functional and regional bureau digital materials, Mission multimedia content (e.g., ambassadorial and other speeches; public events) — and sources of reliable third-party content related to foreign policy goals. Detailed knowledge of legal regulations and procedural guidelines affecting content uses. Comprehensive knowledge of the PD mission and its role in the Kenyan mission. Comprehensive knowledge of both traditional and online engagement tools and programs used to convey policy in the public sphere, as well as knowledge of the related regulations, policies, procedures, and resource streams associated with each are all required.

Education Requirements:

  • An associate’s degree or two years of full-time university studies in communications, business, marketing or local equivalent is required.

Evaluations:
LANGUAGE:  

  • Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing Swahili is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

  • Analytic skills: Must have strong analytic skills to identify target audiences, understand their sensitivities, and identify the best strategic content, format, and delivery means to influence them in support of U.S. policy objectives, perceive the emergence of new influencers and preferences in consumption of information to analyze the impact of evolving content formats and delivery channels, and lead cross-section Mission analysis to modify approaches for enhanced outcomes.
  • Communication/Interpersonal skills: Strong interpersonal skills to maintain Mission-wide collaboration/coordination on the use of digital tools and platforms to strengthen Mission diplomacy in the public sphere, contribute to SCC discussions of priority engagement, strategic content, and appropriate dissemination, to reach consensus, and recommend optimal courses of action to PAO. Excellent customer relations, interpersonal cross-cultural communication skills, and engage the full range of Kenyan priority audience groups through online engagement and Mission flagship digital properties. Ability to develop, write, and edit materials for digital dissemination in both English and Swahili. Tailor communications to fit formal and informal situations and different ethnic, religious, and linguistic cultures. Able to brief U.S. officers and visitors on Kenyan communication patterns and trends in digital tools and content dissemination channels. Able to interpret between English and Swahili.
  • Management skills: Strong organizational skills to manage multiple engagement platforms, and actively engage with the public simultaneously on those platforms; incorporate strategic content from all Mission offices and agencies; and identify and resolve, or seek assistance in resolving, problems associated with online content and engagement. Contribute to development and updating of procedures and guidelines in response to changing communication technologies, and changes in public opinion, formats, and internal Mission preferences for sharing strategic content. Manage projects such as marketing, information or advocacy campaigns, project budgets, schedules, and daily operations to produce, adapt, and disseminate time-sensitive content.
  • Technical skills: Build out and manage Mission flagship digital properties, including social media and mobile platforms, and develop digital tools such as games and contests. Create and use photo and video sharing sites, podcasts, video and other digital products. Adept at using audience analysis and analytic tools (i.e., Hootsuite, Google, etc.). Good keyboarding, data entry skills, and proficiency in electronic discovery tools (Internet, and std information retrieval practices and procedure). Good numerical skills to use and develop statistical analyses of audience segments and report impact of Mission digital outreach. Proficiency in computer software programs, specifically MS Word, Excel, graphic design, and PD-specific software, databases, and reporting tools.

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.

Deadline: 07/14/2023

Custodian

Duties

  • The incumbent reports to the Custodial Supervisor and works as a member of a Custodial Team to perform a wide range of janitorial tasks.  Duties include maintaining sanitary health and strict safety standards, escorting contractors, and general labor duties.  
  • The individual is responsible for performance of scheduled and unscheduled cleaning and custodial tasks throughout offices, buildings, entrance/exit areas, garages, shops, and plaza areas of the Embassy compound and other US government properties.  
  • The incumbent may also move furniture or appliances, assist various offices’ in loading/unloading shipments, opening/moving crates and boxes, assist with setting up for conferences or ceremonies to include delivery and setting up chairs, tables, and equipment for conferences and ceremonies. 

Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements:
EXPERIENCE:  

  • One year general work experience is required

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  

  • Must have general knowledge and understanding of Use/Care/Storage/ Maintenance of Cleaning equipment and materials

Education Requirements:

  • Completion of Secondary School is required

Evaluations:
LANGUAGE:  

  • Level III (Good Working Knowledge; Reading/speaking /writing) English is required. (This may be tested.) Level III (Good Working Knowledge; Reading/speaking /writing) Kiswahili is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must be physically fit and capable of performing heavy physical work. Must be able to lift, handle and carry heavy loads with or without the assistance of elevators or other devices. Must be able to use electronic powered carts (golf carts), Hand trucks and other simple hand tools. Must be able to perform all job activities and duties in a responsible manner to avoid the creation of safety and health hazards.
  • Must be able to conformto established safety and health policy procedures. Must be able to properly utilize appropriate PPE as required by the job activity. Must report hazardous conditions. Must inform supervisor of all accidents, illnesses and injuries.

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.

Deadline: 07/17/2023

General Maintenance Worker

Duties
Basic Function of Position 

  • Working in the Facility Management section of the Embassy, the General Maintenance Worker carries out scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and minor repair work on the plumbing system and fixtures, general welding and masonry work in all mission buildings and facilities including residential owned and leased properties.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements:
EXPERIENCE:  

  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in the repair and maintenance of plumbing and commercial or industrial HVAC/mechanical heating, refrigeration and ventilation systems is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: 

  • Maintenance and repair of standard plumbing methods and techniques including potable water and sewage systems, motor starters, thermostats, humidistats, variable frequency drive (VFD) motors and controllers, gravity dampers, sensors, furnaces, hydronic systems, hot water heaters and heat pumps, evaporators and condensers.
  • Minor component replacement of motors, valves, pumps, controls and recording instruments
  • Plumbing system testing procedures in control devices to monitor, diagnose faults, determine current operating capacity to the design requirements, all in accordance with US and host country regulations.
  • Maintenance and repair using industry aligned techniques and procedures for the modification and fabrication of various types of metal and alloy parts and equipment by use of electric and gas welding processes.
  • Maintenance and repair using industry aligned techniques and procedures involved in laying a variety of brick, block, stone and concrete in the construction or repair of such items as partitions, walls, walkways and roadways. 
  • Reading and working from sketches, architectural and engineering drawings, specifications, schematics, one-line diagrams and material lists

Education Requirements:
Mandatory: 

  • Completion of secondary school is required and completion of vocational training from an accredited institute recognized as awarding a Trades Certificate in a general construction field is required.

Evaluations:
LANGUAGE:  

  • English level II (Limited knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required. (This may be tested)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

  • Must be able to identify problems or dangers, report issues and provide solution.
  • Must be able to work as part of a team, work under pressure and a tight schedule.
  • Must have flexible approach to work shifts and answer emergency calls at all hours.
  • Must possess a valid Kenyan driver’s license with at least five (5) years of experience driving

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.

Deadline: 07/17/2023

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