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Resource Coordination Assistant – U.S. Embassy Mogadishu (Located in Nairobi)

U. S . Embassy Nairobi Mogadishu (located in Nairobi)


The U.S. Embassy Mogadishu (located in Nairobi) is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Resource Coordination Assistant


  • The Resource Coordination Specialist works under the direct supervision of the Public Affairs Officer; has no supervisory responsibilities. 
  • Is the leading Public Diplomacy LE Staff responsible for the financial, program, human, and property resources that support Public Diplomacy (PD) projects and programs countrywide. 
  • Oversees use of multiple and diverse funding streams and ensures their compliance with all relevant USG regulations and host-country laws. 
  • Manages grants, contracts, and acquisition and use of PD Section materials and equipment. 
  • Serves as primary liaison for the PD Section with Management Section and offices.


  • An associate degree or two years of full-time university studies is required 


LANGUAGE: Level IV English (fluent, reading/writing/speaking) is required (this may be tested) and Level IV Somali (good working knowledge reading/writing/speaking) is required.


More Details on Experience

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in a major organization in budget, accounting, business administration, financial management, organizational management, public administration, program/project management, or grants management work is required

More Details on Skills


  • Must have strong analytic skills to manage funding from multiple sources, each with differing requirements for purpose, oversight and accounting.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, including writing reports in both English and host-country language.
  • Must be able to organize logistical support for professional and cultural projects such as workshops, seminars, digital video conferences, panel discussions, lectures, and camps.
  • Must have thorough, detailed knowledge of and ability to use various computer software programs, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, and databases.
  • Must be available to travel throughout the host country.

Terms And Conditions

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

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain a Local Security Certification.

Interested candidates for this position must submit their application to the following for consideration:

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

  • Residency and/or Work Permit (If applicable)
  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Secondary school Certificate.

What to Expect Next: Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email. 

For further information: the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained from the recruitment website.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Nairobi, Kenya