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Surveillance Detection Coordinator - U.S. Embassy, Kigali

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American Embassy Kigali Mission Rwanda - Vacancy Announcement No. 21-15
Open To: All Interested Candidates

Position: Surveillance Detection Coordinator

Location: U.S. Embassy, Kigali

Opening Date: May 27, 2015

Closing Date: June 10, 2015

Work Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week


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

1. Completion of secondary school required.

2. Minimum one year of military, police, or private security experience and at least one year of supervisory experience required

3. Level III (read/write/speak) English and Level IV (read/write/speak) Kinyarwanda, required.*

4. Incumbent must have the ability to establish and maintain extensive contacts with all levels of government, military and police officials, and the ability to deal effectively with these contacts. Must be able to report information timely and accurately, either in written or oral form. Position requires a working knowledge of security surveillance techniques, and a thorough knowledge of basic management and leadership principles and practices. Knowledge of host country law enforcement organizations, responsibilities and capabilities is required.

5. Demonstrated ability to manage and coordinate the work of others in a team setting and a hierarchical organizational environment is required. Demonstrated leadership capability is required. Demonstrated program management skills and proven organizational ability is required. Ability to operate and utilize a computer with Microsoft Office Suite and a digital camera are essential. Must possess a driver's license valid for use in the host nation and be able to obtain a motorcycle driver’s license valid for use in the host nation within 6 months.

*Qualifications will be tested.


When equally qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans will be given preference. Therefore, it is essential that in the application the candidate fully address the required qualifications above.


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. 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.

4. Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.

5. 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.


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

1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174) is available at

2. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional U.S. Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.

3. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.


Human Resources Office,

Attn. Zabib Kabashashi

(PLEASE INDICATE VA 21-15, Surveillance Detection Coordinator)

American Embassy HR Office

2657 Avenue de la Gendarmerie

Kigali, Rwanda

B.P. 28 Kigali


(Please include in the subject line): VA 21-15; Surveillance Detection Coordinator

Point of Contact

Zabib Kabashashi, HRC, Ext.: 2739


An Equal Opportunity Employer The US Mission in Kigali 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.



1. Eligible Family Member (EFM): An individual related to a U.S. Government employee in one of the following ways:

· Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610);

· Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of self-support. The term shall include, in addition to natural offspring, stepchildren and adopted children and those under legal guardianship of the employee or the spouse when such children are expected to be under such legal guardianship until they reach 21 years of age and when dependent upon and normally residing with the guardian;

· Parent (including stepparents and legally adoptive parents) of the employee or of the spouse, when such parent is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support;

· Sister or brother (including stepsisters and stepbrothers, or adoptive sisters or brothers) of the employee, or of the spouse, when such sibling is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support, unmarried, and under 21 years of age, or regardless of age, incapable of self-support.

2. U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM): For purposes of receiving a preference in hiring for a qualified position, an EFM who meets the following criteria:

· U.S. Citizen; and,

· EFM (see above) at least 18 years old; and,

· Listed on the travel orders of a direct-hire Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service member assigned to or stationed abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and either:

1. Resides at the sponsoring employee's or uniformed service member's post of assignment abroad or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or

2. Resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2.

3. Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM): EFM (see above) eligible for a Family Member Appointment for purposes of Mission employment:

· Is a U.S. citizen; and

· Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) or a child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and

· Is listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126, Foreign Service Residence and Dependency Report, of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad at a U.S. mission, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), and who is under chief of mission authority; and

· Is residing at the sponsoring employee's post of assignment abroad or, as appropriate, office of the American Institute in Taiwan.

· Does not receive a Foreign Service or Civil Service annuity

4. Member of Household (MOH): An individual who accompanies a direct-hire Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed at a U.S. Foreign Service post or establishment abroad, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan. An MOH is:

· Not an EFM; and,

· Not on the travel orders of the sponsoring employee; and,

· Has been officially declared by the sponsoring USG employee to the COM as part of his/her household.

A MOH is under COM authority and may include a parent, unmarried partner, other relative or adult child who falls outside the Department’s current legal and statutory definition of family member. A MOH does not have to be a U.S. Citizen.

5. Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who:

· Is not a citizen of the host country; and,

· Does not ordinarily reside (OR, see below) in the host country; and,

· Is not subject to host country employment and tax laws; and,

· Has a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN).

NOR employees are compensated under a GS or FS salary schedule, not under the LCP.

6. Ordinarily Resident (OR) – A Foreign National or U.S. citizen who:

· Is locally resident; and,

· Has legal, permanent resident status within the host country; and,

· Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.

EFMs without U.S. Social Security Numbers are also OR. All OR employees, including U.S. citizens, are compensated in accordance with the Local Compensation Plan (LCP).



· Electronically submitted applications must have the position title in the subject line.

· Applicants not contacted within 30 days should consider their application unsuccessful.

· Applicants interviewed will be advised of the results of the interview.

The Embassy of the United States of America in Kigali is recruiting for the position of Surveillance Detection Coordinator. The position is available to start immediately.


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