Admin Assistant (SPEAR Logistics & Liaison Coordinator) at US Embassy – Vacancy Ethiopia

Admin Assistant (SPEAR Logistics & Liaison Coordinator) at US Embassy Vacancy in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Embassy of The United States of America

Position: Admin Assistant (SPEAR Logistics & Liaison Coordinator)

Job Time: Full-Time

Job Type: Permanent

Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Salary: $12,133

Application Deadline: September, 01/2022


Hiring Path:

  • Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

  • For USEFM – FP is 6. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
  • All Interested Applicants/All Sources

Security Clearance Required:

Public Trust – Background Investigation

Appointment Type: Permanent

Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period.

Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


The U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa/Ethiopia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Administrative Assistant(SPEAR Logistics and Liaison Coordinator).

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 their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Travel Required: Not Required


This position provides daily operational oversight, and administrative, logistics, and training support to the Mission Ethiopia Special Program for Embassy Augmentation and Response (SPEAR) Unit comprised of 48 Ethiopian Federal police officers. This position assists with SPEAR Unit command and control during training evolutions and routine daily quick response force support to Mission operations, and during emergency counterterrorism operations in response to critical incidents inside Ethiopia. This position reports to the ARSO responsible for SPEAR operations and is managed by the DRSO.  

Qualifications and Evaluations



  • Two years of experience in administration, logistics, personnel management, and project implementation and/or coordination with law enforcement, military, judicial or international organizations is required.

Education Requirements:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:


  • A Bachelor’s degree in management, logistics management, business administration, public administration or emergency management is required.      

Note: Please upload all copies of your Education under “University Degree”


LANGUAGE: Level III (Good working knowledge) speaking/reading/writing English; Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing Amharic required. (This may be tested)


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact well with persons at all levels of government and the private sector. Must be able to successfully manage multiple projects at the same time. Familiarity with computers including a working proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Must have a valid, current 2nd level drivers license. Must have had a drivers license for a minimum of five (5) years (This may be tested). Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds without mechanical aids. 

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


Agency Benefits:

  • Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 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. 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:


(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.

How to apply

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • Passport copy
  • Driving License (Required)
  • University Degree (Required)
  • Work Experience (Required)
  • Certificate or License
  • 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. 


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