Saturday, December 15, 2012

Junior Human Resources Assistant - American Embassy - Manama - Bahrain

Serves as one of the two Junior Human Resources Assistants in the Human Resources Office. Serves as one of the experts in a variety of areas such as recruitment, performance management, personnel database and awards. Position reports to the Senior Human Resources Assistant and subsequently to the American Human Resources Officer. Serves as the backup for the other Junior HR Assistant as well as the HR Clerk.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available from the Embassy’s Human Resources Office at 1724-2937.


Note: Items 1-5 are ALL REQUIRED. All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item as well as provide the necessary documentation (such as copy of high school diploma, degree or driver’s license).
1. Education: Bachelor's Degree in human resources management or business administration is required.
2. Experience: Two to three years full-time experience in which the primary duty is/was human resources management is required.
3. Language: Level III (proficient) in spoken and written English (will be tested) and level II (basic) in spoken and read Arabic are required.
4. Knowledge: Good understanding of a wide range of HR programs and general human resources management is required. Ability to develop excellent working knowledge of Bahraini labor law, GOSI, and of personnel benefits such as health insurance is required. Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services is required. Good knowledge of the English language and its structure, composition, spelling, and grammar is required. Within one year, must have excellent knowledge of 3 FAM/3 FAH, DOS regulations, standardized regulations (DSSR), code of federal regulations (CFR), employee handbook and local compensation plan.
5. Abilities & Skills: Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and ability to deal effectively with a diverse range of internal and external customers is required. Advanced computer skills and knowledge of Excel and Word is required. Attention to detail, tact, discretion, respect for diversity, patience, empathy and ability to listen is required. Good judgment and ability to solve problems independently after accurately interpreting regulation(s) is required. Time management skills to prioritize, organize and accomplish workload is required. Must provide excellent customer service.


Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the application will not be considered:
1. Documentation (e.g., secondary school diploma, certificates, driver’s license, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above;
2. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174); or
Current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE; or
Combination of both; i.e. Sections 1 -24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet.
3. (If applicable). Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application;
4. (If applicable). List any family members who are currently employed at the Embassy. Any omission in this area, either intentional or accidental, may be grounds for dismissal.
5. (If applicable). Applicants who claim EFM or MOH* status must include in the cover letter accompanying their application that they are claiming EFM/MOH status, their present nationality and name and employing section/agency of their sponsoring family member.

Human Resources Office
Attention: Vacancy Announcement # 12-30
U.S. Embassy Manama-Bahrain/P.O. Box 26431/Bahrain
Telephone: 17-242-700 /Fax: 17-242-807
E-mail: ManamaHRO@state.gov