Jobs at American Embassy Lusaka Zambia – Facilities Project Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka

Website American Embassy


The Project Coordinator prepares and evaluates documents, directs daily activities, monitors contractor progress and quality, and keeps official records for a variety of maintenance, repair, and minor construction projects at U.S. government properties in Zambia. The Project Coordinator reports directly to the Facility Manager and interacts with subject matter experts, building occupants, contractors, vendors, and other stakeholders to accomplish assigned tasks.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EXPERIENCE:  Two years prior work experience in a management or technical position is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  The Project Coordinator must demonstrate basic knowledge of maintenance, repair, and construction techniques. Must be familiar with common building materials and tools. Must show understanding of contracting procedures. Must possess rudimentary knowledge of quality assurance practices. Must have sufficient knowledge of construction safety requirements.

Education Requirements:
Completion of secondary/high school is required.
LANGUAGE:  English level IV (fluent) Reading/Speaking/Writing is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have well developed written and oral communication skills and be an active and objective listener. Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to multitask. Must be highly organized. Must have five year valid driver’s license.

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.

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:
For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:
For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.

1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.

How to Apply

How to Apply:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Low Risk/Non Sensitive Public Trust clearance.

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:
To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

Eligible Family Member Applicants:
• Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
• DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
• SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:
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 by contacting the Human Resources Office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Zambia.

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