Entreprise: Embassy Niamey
Niveau d'etude: BAC + 3
Localité: Niger / Niamey
Date limite: 2022-08-31
Recrutement de 01 Legal Assistant- All interested applicants (Management Assistant)
Niveau d'études: Bac + 3
Expérience: 3 ans
Expire le: 31-08-2022
Announcement Number: Niamey-2022-019
Hiring Agency: Embassy Niamey
Position Title: Legal Assistant- All interested applicants (Management Assistant)
Open Period: 08/01/2022 - 08/31/2022
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+1
Series/Grade: LE - 1905 9
Salary: XOF CFA16,094,163
Work Schedule: Full-time - 40 Hours per week.
Promotion Potential: LE-9
Duty Location(s): 1 Vacancy in
Telework Eligible: No
Hiring Path: Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: For USEFM - FP is FP0-05 Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
All interested/Applicant/All sources
Security Clearance Required: Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type: Permanent
Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
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 (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or his/her candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
Travel Required: Not Required
The Legal Assistant serves as an aide to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) Resident Legal Advisor (RLA). The Legal Assistant plays a key role in executing program goals by providing advice regarding Nigerien criminal law; researching issues of law and procedure; reviewing and interpreting legislation; establishing and maintaining contacts with host government officials; working with representatives of diplomatic partners, NGOs, and other U.S. agencies; assisting with planning workshops, visits, and conferences; tracking tasks and deadlines, drafting memos, providing translation assistance where needed, working on special projects as needed, and providing administrative support to the RLA and OPDAT programs at post. The Legal Assistant will handle approximately $500 in cash at any time.
Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE: At least three years of experience practicing law or working on legal policy with an NGO, a diplomatic partner, law firm, or the Government of Niger.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Applicants should understand how the Nigerien criminal justice system functions, including specialized processes for terrorism cases. The incumbent must have a detailed and broad knowledge of Niger political and legal leaders, and key political, governmental, and law enforcement institutions and hierarchies, as well as knowledge of relevant legislation, current events in politics, and legal reform, specifically in areas such as criminal law.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent (License) in Law is required.
LANGUAGE: Mandatory: Level IV (fluent) reading, spoken and written English and French. This may be tested.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES Optional: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and poise, a team-oriented and flexible attitude, a strong work ethic, strong writing skills in French and English, and computer competence (including experience using MSWord, Outlook, Microsoft Teams, Planner, and Excel) are required. This may 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 medical and security certifications.
Benefits and Other Info Benefits:
Agency Benefits: Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Niamey, Niger 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.
For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.
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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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
How to Apply:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.
To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.
To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. You Must attach your Certificate of Work as proof of experience. And your diploma as proof of education, if you attended university outside of Niger or Local school (Institute) then you must attach equivalency delivered by University of Niamey under Other Documents Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.
• Residency and/or Work Permit
• Degree (not transcript)
• Driver’s License
• Certificate or License
Eligible Family Member Applicants:
• Copy of Sponsor's Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
• Passport copy
• DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
• SF-50 (if applicable)
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 Niamey, Niger.