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Residential Escort (OBO)

Duties

  • Incumbent is assigned to the Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) Office to monitor and provide security escort to non-cleared workers/vendors on an as-needed basis in designated areas as defined by the OBO Office.  Observes workers and contractors during the course of their work/duties to ensure that proper work is performed in accordance with security standards and to report suspected instances of violations to SSM.  Monitors contractor’s workers’ adherence to construction safety requirements and report noted violations to the point of contact (POC / OBO Safety Inspector in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  Incumbent works under the direct supervision and guidance of the Site Security Manager (SSM).
  • Planning is limited to the assigned task and schedule availability.  Must communicate with POC in the area work regarding activities to take place to ensure compatibility for job performance.

Qualifications and Evaluations Requirements:

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EXPERIENCE:

  • One (1) year general work experience. 

JOB KNOWLEDGE: 

Basic computer literacy of common Windows applications to include the Microsoft Office suite.

Education Requirements:

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
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Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  

  • English level III (Good working knowledge) Written/Speaking/Reading is required(This may be tested).
  • Level III Kiswahili is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Minimal record keeping such as time sheets, escort records, and possible incident reports.  Is responsible for security guideline enforcement in the course of escort duties and identify and notify POC /COR and APOSHO of construction safety violations. 
  • Must be observant, flexible and service oriented. Duties include prolonged periods of standing/walking and somewhat physically demanding activities to include climbing, working in cramped spaces and at times working in inclement weather.

Program Assistant – Refugee Affairs (USEFMs Only)

Duties

The EFM Refugee Program Assistant in the Political Section’s Refugee and Humanitarian Affairs Unit of U.S. Embassy Nairobi reports to the Regional Refugee Coordinator.  The Refugee Program Assistant provides administrative support to the Refugee and Humanitarian Affairs Unit staffed by three FSOs and one LE staff position.  The Unit is responsible for: covering regional humanitarian assistance issues across East Africa, the Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes; managing all aspects of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) for 21 countries in East Africa, the Horn of Africa, and Southern Africa; and, overseeing PRM humanitarian assistance in Kenya and Somalia.  The Refugee Program Assistant supports all four staff in the unit and coordinates with the Political Section OMS as needed.   The Refugee Program Assistant may have opportunities for travel to refugee camps in Kenya and throughout the region.

Qualifications and Evaluations Requirements:

Experience: 

  • Three years’ administrative work experience in an office setting is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: 

  • Must have knowledge of office management systems and procedures.  Knowledge of refugee and humanitarian issues is desired.

Education Requirements:

  • Completion of secondary-level education is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: 

  • English Level III (Good) Speaking/Reading/Writing is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must hold at least a Secret-level security clearance.  
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office package, especially MS Outlook, Word, and Excel.  
  • Must demonstrate ease at drafting emails, reports, and memos on a computer.  
  • Ability to make basic calculations using MS Excel is required.  Must be able to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner.  
  • High sensitivity to cross-cultural issues is required.  
  • Good customer service skills are required.  
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.  
  • Strong organizational and planning skills are required.  Attention to detail and problem solving skills is required.  
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multitask and prioritize work is required.  Must be able to work in a high-stress, high productivity environment independently with little supervisory oversight.

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