The new Electronic Recruitment Application is on its way to U.S. Mission Gabon and Sao Tome and Principe.
ERA is an electronic applicant management system.
With the roll out of ERA, the U.S. Mission will have a more efficient communication with applicants and will no longer accept Paper-based employment applications.
What’s in it for me? Please click on the links below:
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I know if I qualify for the job? What is the process?
All applications are evaluated based on the qualification requirements listed in the vacancy announcement including legal residency, education, experience, nepotism, and other factors. If you do not meet all of the required qualifications listed in the vacancy announcement, you will not be considered a qualified candidate.
2. What do you look for in a new employee?
Qualifications vary because of the range of career opportunities available. We look at multiple factors when considering candidates, including:
- Professional background
3. When / how will I hear back from you?
You will be contacted by telephone if you are selected for an interview. As we receive large number of applications, we only contact those applicants who are qualified and selected for an interview
4. Can I apply for more than one position at the same time?
Yes, you can apply for more than one position at same time.
5. Can I submit an application for future reference?
No. Applications received with no specific position being applied for are not given consideration. We do not keep an active file of submitted resumes. Applicants should check the existing vacancies and apply for a specific announced position prior to the vacancy close date.
6. What is the meaning of LES/FSN or FP salary posted on the announcement.
The Locally Employed Staff (LES) pay scale is based on our local compensation plan. This pay scale is used for positions that are programmed and budgeted for local recruitment.
The FP pay scale is the U.S. Foreign Service pay scale and is used exclusively for U.S. citizens who are not ordinarily resident (NOR) in the country, (i.e. Eligible Family Members of Diplomats) or for U.S. citizens that do not fall under the local labor law.
7. Should I attach all my documents with my application?
You should attach the completed DS-174 application form, proof of legal residency, and a copy of your driver’s license if required for the position. You will be contacted directly if additional documents are required to evaluate your application.
8.Where can I get more information about the application and hiring process?
Visit the ERA Link page for additional information.
9. What are the hours of operation at the U.S Embassy?
Hours of operation is 08h00 to 17h30 Monday to Thursday and 08h00 to 13h00 on Friday.