Public Affairs Assistant


Nom de l’employeur : U.S. Embassy

JOB ADVERT: Public Affairs Assistant

Announcement Number: Yaounde – 2019 – 15T

Hiring Agency: Embassy Yaounde

Position Title: Public Affairs Assistant

Deadline: 06/21/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+1

Series/Grade: FP – 6002 6

Salary: USD $49,108

Work Schedule: Full-time –

Promotion Potential: FP-5

Promotion Potential Explanation: Selected candidate will be promoted to grade 5 after one year of successful performance at the training level grade.

Duty Location(s): 1 in Yaounde, CM

Telework Eligible: No

For More Info: HR Section/ (237)222204006/ [email protected]

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


Under the direct supervision of the direct-hire Public Affairs Officer (PAO), the Public Affairs Assistant (PAA) works principally as a media assistant. In the absence of the PAO, the PAA works under the supervision of the direct-hire Cultural Affairs Officer (CAO). The PAA provides work guidance to five Locally Employed Staff (LE Staff) on the media team. Under the PAA’s guidance, the media team is responsible for all internal and external communications. The PAA edits and drafts speeches, remarks, press guidance, and other documents for the Ambassador and the PAO who serves as the Mission’s spokesperson. In accordance with the Integrated Country Strategy (ICS) and the Public Diplomacy Implementation Plan (PDIP), the PAA plans and implements public diplomacy programs for journalists to develop and enhance the effectiveness of the media in Cameroon. The PAA also assists the CAO in its cultural programming as needed.

Qualifications and Evaluations


1) – A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Media Relations, Journalism, or closely related field, AND at least 2 years of progressive experience in journalism, public relations, marketing – or similar relevant experience;
2) – Two years of university studies, AND at least 4 years of progressive experience in journalism, public relations, marketing – or similar relevant experience.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: A substantial knowledge of journalism, public relations, and communications strategies and techniques.


  • LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluency) speaking, writing, and listening English. This may be tested.
  • SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must possess MS Office skills (word, outlook, contacts, power point, and excel). Proven facilitator, initiator, and team worker with effective leadership, organizational management and communication skills. Incumbent must be willing to travel. Must have the ability to obtain, organize, analyze, evaluate and present information and to write clearly and concisely. Must have good interpersonal skills. Must be able to draft speeches, talking points, statements, and remarks for the Ambassador

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.


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