Junior Cultural Affairs Assistant at U.S. Embassy in Maseru


Summary: The U.S. Mission in Maseru, Lesotho is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Junior Cultural Affairs Assistant.

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:  The position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

Duties:  Under the supervision of the Senior Cultural Affairs Assistant, the incumbent in this position is responsible for assisting with all educational exchange programs, cultural programming, and alumni outreach.  Additionally the incumbent coordinates public outreach at the American Corner at the State Library.  The incumbent provides administrative and logistics support for the Public Affairs Section,
including grants management.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:  Undergraduate degree in the Arts, Communications, Media Studies, Public Relations, Education, Social Sciences, Business or Management-related fields.



JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Knowledge of Lesotho’s political, social, educational and cultural structure and institutions is required. Some knowledge of U.S. society, culture, education, and political processes. Understanding of Public Diplomacy cultural and educational programs and activities. Knowledge of record/file keeping, office management, and administration of programs is required.


LANGUAGE:  Level 4 in both speaking and reading in both English and Sesotho.  Professional proficiency in Sesotho with an ability to translate from Sesotho to English and vice versa a plus.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:   Superior interpersonal, written communication, and organizational skills,

problem solving, presentation, and customer service skills, and excellent social media and computer skills are required. Ability to develop and maintain access to target contacts in government, education and cultural circles.

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 Maseru may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

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How to Apply:  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is
available on the Embassy internet site at https://ls.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs.

To apply for this position, applicants should electronically or hand-deliver the documents listed below. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

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

•    DS-174

•    Resume/Curriculum Vitae

•     Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)

•     Passport copy

•     Qualification certificates

•     Language Scores (if available)

•     Letter(s) of recommendation

•     List of references