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Administrative Management Assistant/Budget Analyst

The U.S. Mission in Zambia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Administrative Assistant/Budget Analyst in the Mission’s Department of Defense.

NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered. Thank you for your understanding.

Basic Function of Position

  • Incumbent serves as Program manager and budget analyst for the Office of Security Cooperation (OSC) located in Lusaka, Zambia, under the supervision of the Defense Attaché Office (DAO) Operations Coordinator (OPSCO).
  • Incumbent will assist in coordinating security cooperation programs to include International Military Education and Training (IMET), Military-to-Military (M2M) engagements, Key Leader Engagements (KLE), and other security cooperation and assistance programs funded by U.S. AFRICOM, Department of State, and Department of Defense (DOD).
  • The position will also be responsible for performing the complete range of budget administration and control for all U.S. security cooperation related activities in Zambia. Incumbent will be required to travel for temporary duty approximately fourteen (14) days per year.

Qualifications Required

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  • 1. EDUCATION: Successful completion of senior secondary school and two years of University/College level studies in Business Administration, Management or Accounting is required.
  • 2. EXPERIENCE: Five years of responsible experience in budget and accounting, and a minimum of two years’ experience performing administrative tasks are required.
  • 3. LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluent) written, spoken and reading in English is required. (English language proficiency will be tested).
  • 4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be able to use the Microsoft Office suite software, set priorities and simultaneously manage numerous projects. Must have good organizational skills, sound judgement and polished personal skills for receiving official visitors and to conduct coordination with senior host nation officials.
  • 5. JOB KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of program management and administrative procedures, business principles, concepts and methodology involved in administering document and data management systems is required.
  • 6. Knowledge in the preparation of accounting reports, office budget submission, supply inventories, administrative reports, and travel orders is also required.

How to Apply

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained on our website at https://zm.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/jobs and/or by contacting the Human Resources Office on telephone number +260-211-357000 extension 7284, 7153 and 7136 or by emailing HR_Lusaka@state.gov.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified. 1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources. and 2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)

Application deadline
15 Feb 15:00
Email applications to
HR_Lusaka@state.gov
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