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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.

Position: Consular Assistant – Immigrant Visa

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Two years of progressively responsible experience in administration, providing government services or para-professional work is required.

Note: Please upload all work experience copies of yours under “Other Document 1 or 2”

Education Requirements:

Education: Completion of high school is required.

Note: Please upload all copies of your Education under “High School Diploma or equivalent”



English speaking, reading, and writing – Level IV (Fluent) is required

Amharic speaking, reading and writing – Level IV (Fluent) is required (This may be tested)

(You are required to pass the English Placement Test (EPT) that is conducted by the Human Resources Office).

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Incumbent must be able to operate IT and consular equipment and use consular automated systems. This includes basic knowledge of word processing and Excel and Access databases. Must be able to use basic consular equipment such as PCs, visa printers, photo and document scanners, wet and dry seals, and the microphone system. Incumbent also uses copiers, a shredder, fax machines and telephone equipment. Basic typing skill is required.

Must be able to apply USG and Ethiopian Law, regulations and policies to a wide variety of applications for immigration benefits. Must be able to listen effectively and inform consular clients of visa application requirements. Must be patient with both clients and adjudicators. Must be able to work steadily in a difficult environment and under considerable pressure from highly emotional clients. Must act in an ethical manner and be confident when dealing with clients. Must be flexible and work well with all colleagues.

Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Salary: USD $10,721

Deadline: September 09,2022

How to Apply:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested completion of high school education as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide the requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification or equivalent (or equivalent)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit 
  • Passport copy 
  • Completion of high school education (Required)
  • Work Experience (Required)
  • Certificate or License
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email. 

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