Job Vacancy For Training Manager At American Embassy



The U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana is seeking an individual for the position of TRAINING MANAGER in the Office of Security Cooperation (OSC) of the Embassy.

POSITION NO: A11001

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

•   The incumbent represents the Office of Security Cooperation (OSC) in discharging U. S. interests in connection with the following programs: International Military Education and Training (IMET), Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) and Countering Terrorism Fellowship Program (CTFP). S/he provides International Military Education and Training (IMET) assistance to the U.S. Embassy, Lome and Cotonou, and is responsible for planning and evaluating training provided to the Ghanaian military personnel. Incumbent assists the OSC Chief in the management of Foreign Military Sales/Foreign Military Financing cases as they pertain to training to ensure the office maintains compliance with Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) of 1961, as amended and effective use of all available training funding and performs all other administrative support functions as assigned.

•   Incumbent consults with the highest authorities of the Ghanaian military and answers inquiries and explains policy, training programs, and procedures regarding participant training; manages a large sub-Saharan Africa IMET program with an annual budget of $650,000, identifies actual and potential problem areas within IMET and, in coordination with OSC Chief, initiates corrective actions. S/he consults with Ghanaian military officials to determine training requirements and recommends appropriate courses, works with Country Program Managers (CPMs) of the U.S. Military Departments (MILDEPs) to implement the Ghanaian training requirements. Incumbent develops and coordinates comprehensive two-year training plans to accomplish USAFRICOM’s and the Ghanaian military objectives.

Qualification Required & Experience

NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

•   Completion of secondary school; college diploma, specifically in Training Management, Human Resources, Management, Public Administration, Business Administration is required.
•   Previous work experience in an Embassy and/or prior member of Ghana Armed Forces or U.S. military is required. Three to Four (3-4) years of progressively responsible experience in training programs administration or related fields--at least three with a U. S. Government Agency is required.
•   Level IV (fluent) in written, spoken and reading English. High degree of proficiency in both the written and spoken language, including the ability to translate. On occasion, the Job Holder may need to act as an interpreter. Language proficiency will be tested.
•   Thorough knowledge of Department of Defense (DoD) and U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force Security Assistant education and training programs, regulations, and policies is required. Comprehensive knowledge of training facilities available locally, in the U.S., or in CONUS.
•   Must have the ability to manage complex training requirements and schedules; manage training and office budgets; obtain, analyze, and evaluate relatively extensive data and prepare precise and accurate analytical reports; develop and maintain a wide range of working-level and senior-level contacts in DoD, Ghanaian military authorities and Government of Ghana circles; and render advice clearly and objectively. Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office suite, plus special programs/websites) are required. Typing skills and computer experiences will be tested.

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

•   Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
•   Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
•   Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
•   Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold FMA appointment are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
•   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.

Starting Salary: GH¢35,270 p.a.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:

1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) as a locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174): or
2. A combination of both: i.e. Section 1-24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; or
3. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see section 3A below for more information): plus
4. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form
DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional US Veteran preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
5. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
6. A telephone number, post office box and/or e-mail address where we can contact you to schedule an interview.
3A. If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the UAE.

Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.

A. Position Title
B. Position Grade
C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
D. Dates Available for Work
E. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
F. Date and Place of Birth
G. Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell phone numbers
H. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; if yes, provide number)
I. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification Number
J. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
K. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
L. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver’s License Class / Type
M. Days available to work
N. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. Government (include their Name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
O. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
P. Education
Q. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
R. Language Skills
S. Work Experience
T. References

NOTE:

1. All applications must have the Position Number and Position Title identified.
2. All “Hard Copy”/printed applications must be submitted to the Mail Room at the
Chancery. Hard Copy Applications submitted through any other office will not be accepted. You may apply on-line using the email address.:-

[email protected]

This is the preferred means of applying for a position with the American Embassy.

3. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE FOR AN OPEN/ADVERTIZED POSITION. APPLICATIONS PREVIOUSLY CONSIDERED FOR A JOB WILL NOT BE HELD/CONSIDERED FOR FUTURE JOBS. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, YOU MUST RE-APPLY.  

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:

Human Resources Office
Through the Mailroom, Chancery
American Embassy, Accra
P.O. Box GP194, Accra

POINT OF CONTACT:

Telephone: 0302-741000
Fax: 0302-741389
E-mail: [email protected]

Closing Date: 04 November, 2014

NOTE: ALL U.S. AND NON-GHANAIAN CITIZENS, WHO ARE NOT FAMILY MEMBERS OF USG EMPLOYEES OFFICIALLY ASSIGNED TO POST AND UNDER CHIEF OF MISSION AUTHORITY, MUST ATTACH COPIES OF THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION. NO RELOCATION EXPENSES ARE PROVIDED TO THE JOB LOCATION: ACCRA, GHANA. IF TRANSPORTATION TO ACCRA IS REQUIRED, IT WILL BE THE EMPLOYEE’S RESPONSIBILITY.
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