U.S. Embassy Ghana: Alumni Co-ordinator - Jobs in Ghana

U.S. Embassy Ghana: Alumni Co-ordinator

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15 Jul, 2010

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The U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana is seeking an individual for the position of Alumni Co-Ordinator in the Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the Embassy. If not a Ghana citizen, the applicant must possess, or be able to obtain, the required work/residency permit

Desciption of the Position:

Under the supervision of the Cultural Affairs Officer (CAO) and in consultation with the Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs (ECA) Alumni Co-ordinator in Washington, D.C. and Embassy’s Exchanges Staff, the incumbent for Alumni Outreach and Programs is responsible for promoting contact and cooperation among alumni of all USG-sponsored exchange programs to increase involvement of alumni throughout Ghana to promote U.S. Government goals
Outreach activities include speaker programs, performances, invitational travel, disbursement of grants through Alumni funds and managing a budget for programs and representational events
The incumbent maintains an alumni database that interfaces with the ECA Alumni Archive, creates program communities on the Educational & Cultural Affairs Alumni website, contributes content to it and promotes it to alumni audiences throughout the country
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Required Skills or Experience

NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item

University degree in Liberal Arts, Education, Social Sciences, International Affairs or related fields
Five years progressively responsible experience in Ghana in conducting/managing program activities, International Relations or related field
Excellent written and spoken English (Level IV); working knowledge of local languages; must be able to read and draft routine correspondence in both languages to facilitate working within the Embassy, outside contacts, as well as local organisations and alumni
Thorough familiarisation with all USG exchange programs operating in host country, with general Public Affairs Section (PAS) activities and with relevant sections of the regulations and PAS operating procedures
Ability to independently perform all administrative tasks, ability to learn/understand the policies and set-up of various exchange programs; writing and translation skills; excellent interpersonal skills; and ability to initiate and maintain working level contacts with alumni, partner organizations, ECA and Embassy constituent post. Tact and discretion essential; and high degree of reliability, flexibility and accuracy necessary


Thorough knowledge of the history, government, academic and private sectors of Ghana, to include regional familiarity gained from extensive travel in Ghana. Must be familiar with general office procedures including filing, typing and drafting correspondence. Detail knowledge of various computer software programs, specifically Word, Excel and databases. Interest in and knowledge of general cultural and education fields, as well as familiarity with exchanges work desired

How To Apply

Please apply to the address below:

Human Resources Office
Through the Mailroom
American Embassy
P. O. Box GP 194

or Fax: 233-0302-741389

You can also apply to the E-mail: [email protected]

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