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Visa Assistant at U.S. Mission Kigali, Rwanda

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Vacancy Announcement U.S. Mission Kigali, Rwanda

Announcement Number: Kigali – 2018 – 22

Position Title: Visa Assistant

Opening Period: May 30, 2018 – June 13, 2018

Series/Grade: LE (1415) 7 / FS-07

Salary: RWF 11,041,584 (Annual Gross Salary) USD 36,218 (Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.)

For More Info: E-mail Address:

Who May Apply: All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required: Local Security Certification or Public Trust

Duration Appointment: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period

Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employeesbefore you apply.

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Kigali, Rwanda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Visa Assistant.

The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (number of hours per week – 40 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No

Duties: Performs work pertaining to the full range of passport, citizenship, and visa services.

Serves as the Consular Section’s primary cashier and administrative clerk. Maintains the section’s files related to immigrant visas and U.S. citizen services. Assists with the provision of routine and emergency U.S. citizen, visa, and immigration services. Manages routine correspondence between the section and its customers, including Members of Congress. Liaises with the Government of Rwanda, international organizations, and other embassies.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION: Minimum of two years university studies in any field is required.


EXPERIENCE: Minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in an office setting with work involving the application of regulatory material and public contact, or other closely related experience is required.


LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluent) speaking/reading/writing of English, Kinyarwanda, and French is required. Level II (limited knowledge) speaking/reading/writing of Swahili is required. (This will be tested.)

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.

Benefits: Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country

Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Kigali, Rwanda 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.

Other information:

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.


(1) AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


(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”), 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
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance. Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS- 174) which is available on Embassy, Kigali website:

To apply for this position, applicants should electronically submit the documents listed below

Required Documents: Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

Degree (not transcript)
DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
List of references
What to Expect Next: 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

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