Information Assistant Job in Paris (75) at U.S. Embassy & Consulates in France
The incumbent leads Africa Regional Service’s (ARS) Digital Resources Support (DRS) section which: 1) designs and evaluates social media strategies and digital content to market ARS products and services; 2) manages online assets to communicate and implement U.S. policy goals; and 3) provides original content, training, and technical support to 47 U.S. missions in sub-Saharan Africa. S/he provides overall direction and oversight for ARS online assets, except the Nouveaux Horizon book program and trains colleagues as needed. S/he manages two Locally Employed (LE) staff members and reports directly to the ARS Deputy Director.
Please make sure you enter ALL your work experience(s) and education and ALL your languages (including your native language). Attached Curriculum files will not be considered.
Afin que votre candidature soit prise en considération, assurez-vous de compléter TOUTES vos expériences professionnelles, TOUS vos diplomes et TOUTES les langues que vous pratiquez (y compris votre langue maternelle). Les CV standards ne sont pas étudiés.
For positions advertised with an English Language Level of 3 or higher: applicants are required to submit the form in English.
Pour les positions qui exigent un niveau d’anglais de 3 ou plus : les candidats doivent compléter leur candidature en anglais.
For positions advertised with an English Language Level of 2 or lower: applicants may submit the form in French OR English.
Pour les positions qui exigent un niveau d’anglais de 2 ou moins : les candidats peuvent compléter leur candidature en français OU en anglais.
Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE: At least three years of progressively responsible experience in public relations, content creation, digital media production or social media curation, including some experience working with analytical tools and additional one year supervisory experience.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: A thorough understanding of U.S. foreign policy and culture, as well as U.S. and African current events, political situations and economic developments is required. An expert knowledge of FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube and working knowledge of other digital platforms is required. An evidence of familiarity with on-going developments in the digital media field is requirred. A basic knowledge of available technical capacities and capabilities in Africa is required. Expertise in social media analytics and social metrics is required.
At least a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, business, public relations, mass media, or communications is required.
LANGUAGE (THESE WILL BE TESTED): French and English Level 4 (fluency) is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have excellent interpersonal and networking skills, including effective communication and professional discretion. Working competency in all standard Microsoft Office applications required. Ability to use a camera and video camera; perform basic audio and video editing, write at a professional level in English and French. Good organization and management skills. Ability to use digital and social media platforms and software for content production such as FinalCut Pro and GarageBand.
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
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in France 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.
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:
AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
AEFM / USEFM
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.
About the Company
Company: U.S. Embassy & Consulates in France
Company Location: Paris (75)