Information Assistant

U.S. Embassy & Consulates in France
  • Location
    Paris, France
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Apr 22

Position description

The incumbent recruits U.S. speakers and performing artists and implements virtual and in-person speaker and arts program in Africa to further the foreign policy goals of the United States. S/he is a Grants Officer Representative and handles Africa Regional Services (ARS) grants up to $500,000.  S/he also serves as ARS's professional exchanges, and press and media coordinator. The incumbent provides guidance to Public Affairs Sections in U.S. Embassies in Africa on press and program development including travel when needed. Position is directly supervised by the Cultural Affairs Specialist (Program Section Manager). 


Important notes:


  • Please make sure you enter ALL your work experience(s) and education and ALL your languages (including your native language). Attached Curriculum files will not be considered.

    • Afin que votre candidature soit prise en considération, assurez-vous de compléter TOUTES vos expériences professionnelles, TOUS vos diplomes et TOUTES les langues que vous pratiquez (y compris votre langue maternelle).  Les CV standards ne sont pas étudiés.


  • For positions advertised with an English Language Level of 3 or higher: applicants are required to submit the form in English.

    • Pour les positions qui exigent un niveau d'anglais de 3 ou plus : les candidats doivent compléter leur candidature en anglais.


  • For positions advertised with an English Language Level of 2 or lower: applicants may submit the form in French OR English.

    • Pour les positions qui exigent un niveau d'anglais de 2 ou moins : les candidats peuvent compléter leur candidature en français OU en anglais.



EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of four years of progressively responsible experience in a media outlet, think tank, university, NGO, international organization, foreign embassy, government office or corporation is required, with responsibility for public relations, public affairs, journalism, communications, marketing, managing public relations, outreach events, press conferences, and other media interactions as significant parts of the job. 


JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Thorough understanding of U.S. foreign policy, government, and culture, as well as U.S. and African current events, political situations, social, economic and cultural developments. Familiarity with media practices in the U.S. Knowledge of State Department's grant procedures and understanding of how a U.S. Embassy operates. 

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications, International Relations, Political Science, or Economics is required. 




French: Level IV (Fluent) Speaking, Reading and Writing is required


English: Level IV (Fluent) Speaking, Reading, and Writing is required 


SKILLS AND ABILITIES  (THESE MAY BE TESTED): Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills to interact with professionals from a wide variety of disciplines. Strong organizational and logistical skills. Intermediate computer skills and ability to use online collaborative tools including full Microsoft suite, Slack, Canva, Zoom, Google tools and willingness to learn others. Accuracy in typing and data entry. 


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.

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Benefits and Other Info


Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Paris may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other 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:

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*


  3. FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

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