The US Embassy in Ghana is looking for individuals who are vested in Administrative Assistant.


The job is open to USEFMs only (DEA Program Assistant)


Here is how to go about the application process.

Please, be steady with the kind of information you are going to submit because any form of error or fake input will be rejected by the agency.

The employement details


Announcement Number: Accra-2022-001R

Hiring Agency: Embassy Accra

Position Title: Administrative Assistant – Open to USEFMs only (DEA Program Assistant)


Open Period: 09/07/2022 – 09/21/2022

Date Format: MM/DD/YYYY

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT


Series/Grade: FP – 0105 6

Salary: USD $43,507

Work Schedule: Full-time


Promotion Potential: FP-6

Duty Location(s): 1 in Accra, GH

Telework Eligible: No


If you need more information about the application process, kindly contact the HR for further assistance.
Contact Number: 000-000-0000

Hiring Path: • Open to the public


Who is qualified to apply?

Your entreated to take all the necessary requirement serious and go through the steps t check if you are qualified for the job.

The job is strictly for peple who are citizens of the United States.


Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

Vacancy open only to U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs).

For USEFMs the salary schedule is FP-06. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.


Take note of the following before you apply

Security Clearance Required: Secret/Confidential Clearance

Appointment Type: Temporary


Appointment Type Details: Definite not to exceed 5 years.

Marketing Statement: Your are being encouraged you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

We will take you through for you to know and under the eight (8) qualities of overseas employees.


This basically talks about the attitudes and composure of the employer.

You are required to study and under what is expected of you as a new recruit into the Embassy.

Take note of the Summary


The work schedule for this vacancy is full time and your required to work 40 hours per week.

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (12 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No


Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No


Working with the US Embassy Ghana is a good deal thus there are certain duties and responsibilities that would be assigned to you if you are selected.


The functions of the Program Assistant will consist of assisting the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Country Attaché with the administrative oversight of the DEA’s program and funds.

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Responsible for international travel, procurement of accountable equipment, payment of rental facilities, oversight of vehicles, as well as a myriad of other administrative functions.

The Program Assistant will work closely with DEA Headquarters’ Program Office in assisting with the data entry of information into DEA’s database which includes equipment and inventory updates as well as personnel tracking.


Qualifications and Evaluations

Go through the requirement process and check your eligibility before you think of applying for this job.

The necessary requirement are below:



EXPERIENCE: You are required to have minimum of 3 years of prior work experience in quantitative analysis, prepared reports and briefings on the results of studies, budgetary resources long-range implementation and administration of major programs, with an emphasis on budgeting and financial management are required.

Must have advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite of products, such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word; Adobe Pro; and database management software.


Education Requirements/Background:

Two years of college/university is required.



Take this part serious because it will be a plus for you if you are able to prove your capabilities in the details below.

LANGUAGE: Fluent English in reading, speaking and writing.
You may be tested if your selected so you kind train yourself before going for the interview.



The Embassy does not discriminate nor disregard anyone irrespective of where the person resides.

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:

What benefits will be allocated to you when you are selected?


There is never a dull moment when working with the US states institutions.

They care about their employees.



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

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

You will get proper understanding about the pay plan is when your are assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.


Other Information:

The application process is easy and fast. Take your time not to miss any essential details they require of you.



All applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.

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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.



Take note of this side of the hiring preference details below before you apply.

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



FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights

Kindly know that after choosing your hiring preference status, you would be required to provide a backing documents that backs the preference you chose.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: 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”), 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.

The preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

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


COVID-19 Requirements for Eligible Family Members

As required by Executive Order 14043, Eligible Family Members who will be employed on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Temporary Appointment (TEMP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law.

If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a medical or religious accommodation.


Eligible Family Members who will be employed on a Personal Services Agreement and compensated under the USG pay plan will be required to attest to their vaccination status using the Vaccine Attestation Form.

If you are not fully vaccinated or decline to provide this information, you will be required to demonstrate proof of a negative COVID-19 test completed within 72 hours of entry to a Mission facility and comply with enhanced COVID-19 mitigation protocols.

If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information regarding these requirements.

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COVID-19 Requirements for Local Candidates

Candidates who will be employed on either a Personal Services Agreement or a direct hire appointment and compensated under the Mission’s Local Compensation Plan will be required to follow all Mission COVID-19 policies applicable to Locally Employed Staff.

If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information regarding these requirements.


How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Secret clearance.

The secret clearance shows that you are fully cleared from any form of social misconduct and do not have restrictions on your employment status.


To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.

For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents For The Job Application:


The US Embassy in Accra requires you to provide all the necessary details for you to be part of their team.

Please note that all your required documents should be genuine and authentic because they will do a follow up after your submit your data to to them.

Providing any fake details might land you in prison and your application will not be processed.


In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement.

If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

Provide the following:


Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

Transcript or Degree

Your have to provide your transcript or degree to proceed with the application.


Language Scores (if available)

DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

SF-50 for FSFRC (if applicable)


SF-50 for HPR/PFR (if applicable)

Next Steps:

This step will let your know whether you were selected or your application was declined. Your may be required to take a series of test to show your proficiency in the in English language and other related tests.


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.

After your application is successful, you will receive a message from the embassy saying “Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Accra, Ghana”.


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