Thursday, August 25, 2011

Cameroon Job Offer: US Embassy In Yaounde Seeking To Hire A Local Guard Coordinator


Local Guard Coordinator

Open to: All Interested Candidates

Position: Local Guard Coordinator, FSN-8; FP-6

Opening date: August 25, 2011

Closing date: September 8, 2011

Work hours: Full-time (40 hours/week)

Note: All ordinarily resident applicants must have the required work and/or residency permits to be eligible for consideration.

The U. S. Embassy in Yaoundé is seeking an individual for the position ofLocal Guard Coordinator.

Basic Function of Position

This position is responsible for the general management and supervision of local guard personnel and resources. Incumbent will have responsibility for the daily management and oversight of guard personnel and resources, and for assisting in coordinating security planning and execution of drills with facility, residential security and host-nation security personnel. Incumbent will also assist the Regional Security Office with guard contract administration, guard training program coordination, and contractor performance oversight.

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in the Human Resources Office. Please contact the Embassy at 2220-1500, Ext. 4006 if you need one.

Qualifications Required

Note: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

1. Education: Two years of College/University studies is required.

2. Experience: At least five years of progressively responsible experience in the commercial security guard business, civilian or government police, or military. The five years of experience should include at least one year of staff supervision.

3. Language: Level IV (Fluency) Speaking/Reading/Writing English and Level III (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing French are required and will be tested.

4. Job Knowledge: Must have a strong knowledge of physical security protection, standard security practices and procedures, creation of defensive security plans, and good working knowledge of standard security equipment. Working knowledge of budget formulation and tracking and host country law enforcement and security entities are essential. Job knowledge will be tested.

5. Skills/Abilities: Must have keen analytical abilities, originality of ideas, creative solutions, and the exercise of sound independent judgment. Must be able to collect and present facts and recommendations in a clear and concise manner. A driver's license is required.


When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.


1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.

2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

3. Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.

4. Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.

5. Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

6. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a Locally Employed Staff security clearance.


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

1. Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) available online or at the Embassy; or

2. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same informationfound on the UAE (see Appendix B); or

3. A 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; plus

4. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional U.S. Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.

5. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.


Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 817,
U.S. Embassy Yaoundé

Via email at: (Please, indicate the title of the position on the “Subject:” line)

Telephone: 2220-1500, Ext 4006
FAX: 2220-1500, Ext 4532


The U.S. Mission in Cameroon 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Cameroon Business Offer: US Embassy In Yaounde Seeking Internet Services Provider



The U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé is soliciting quotes from vendors, to provide high-end, professional grade dedicated (not shared) unlimited usage Internet Services. The following specifications are requirements of the contract:

A. Bandwidth = 4.0 Mbps (IN) and 4.0 Mbps (OUT) with unlimited usage.
B. Bandwidth = 6.0 Mbps (IN) and 6.0 Mbps (OUT) with unlimited usage.
C. Bandwidth = 8.0 Mbps (IN) and 8.0 Mbps (OUT) with unlimited usage.

The U.S. Embassy will review this range of service options which are mutually exclusive.

D. At least two static Public IP addresses for VPN equipment, network mask, and default gateway IP address.
E. ISP Interface connectors: RJ-45 with 10/100BaseT interface.
F. ISP Availability: "Always on."
G. ISP Connection shall NOT use Network Address Translation (NAT).
H. ISP shall permit all IP protocols (including but not limited to UDP, TCP, and IPSEC) to transit without filters or proxies. Unfiltered access to the Internet is required without any firewall blocking.
I. ISP shall permit installation of customer VPN encryption devices on circuit.
J. ISP shall permit Ping and trace route traffic from and shall be allowed to your connection (RJ45 10/100BaseT router interface which terminates the VPN encryption device).
K. Service Level Agreement: Latency <= 100 ms, packet lost <= .1% and availability 99.9%
L. Customer service: 24-hour, 7-days a week access to live customer service, with immediate response time.

Minimum requirements:

1. Experience in providing Internet services to other international or “large” organizations.
2. Possession of or the ability to obtain all permits, licenses, and appointments required for the work under this contract.
3. Adequate financial resources or the ability to obtain them.

Quotes should be submitted not later than September 19, 2011 to the Procurement Office, U.S. Embassy Yaoundé. Interested vendors should call 22 20 15 00 Ext. 4642 or email for a complete scope of work.