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Housing Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Yaounde
  • 837,750 CFA / Month



Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Yaounde
Position Title:
Housing Coordinator – All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Open Period:
07/01/2024 – 07/15/2024Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE – 0820 7
XAF FCFA10,053,236 /Per Year
Work Schedule:
Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Yaounde, CM
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
 HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM – FP is 07.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
Marketing Statement:
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
The work schedule for this position is:

    • Full Time (40 hours per week)

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

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:



Job holder is one of two coordinators for U.S. Embassy housing. In this role job holder manages the logistics of housing assignments, helps advise the Interagency Housing Board (IAHB) on regulatory and technical details of assigning housing, liaises with the Department of State Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) on housing matters and waivers, and attends the Mission’s Make-Ready Meetings that ensure housing preparations are carefully coordinated to coincide with the arrival and departure of Embassy employees. This coordination role requires excellent management skills and constant communication and coordination with several offices within the U.S. Mission as well as with incoming and outgoing embassy staff occupying the residences. Job holder also develops working relationships with landlords and/or their respective agents and management companies in a continuing dialogue to build relationships that ensure a successful housing program. Job holder is directly supervised by the Housing Supervisor.


Qualifications and Evaluations

EXPERIENCE: At least three (03) years of experience in a customer service atmosphere that includes managing logistics in a real estate, marketing, sales or a customer-oriented business is required

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have excellent knowledge of MS Office Suite. Must possess a general knowledge of local residential real estate practices.

Education Requirements:
At least two (02) years of college or university studies is required.
LANGUAGE: Fluency in English and Good Working Knowledge in French (speaking/reading/writing) are required. This may be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good oral and written communications skills that include customer service are required to develop and maintain effective, working relationships. Strong organizational skills are required to operate independently with limited direct supervision. Tact in dealing with residents on housing issues and persuasiveness in dealing with landlords and the ability to interpret and apply housing policies and regulations.  Proficient in Microsoft Office application suite, including Outlook, Word, and Excel. Must possess a valid driver’s license for a minimum of 5 years. This may be tested.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  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.

“Recruiting for diversity, hiring based on merit”

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass U.S. Embassy issued medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:
SALARY: The annual gross salary includes: the Basic Rate, the Miscellaneous Benefits Allowance, and the End-of-the-Year Bonus.  Seniority Allowance is paid in accordance with local labor law. A Cashier allowance is paid for eligible positions.

MEDICAL BENEFITS: The U.S. Mission in Yaounde directly reimburse eligible employees for covered medical expenses incurred for them and/or eligible dependents, subject to the stated limits of the Local Compensation Plan.

LEAVE BENEFITS: Subject to the stated limits and rules of the Local Compensation Plan, employees are entitled to the following types of leaves: Annual Leave, Sick Leave, Maternity Leave, Special Leave.

HOLIDAYS: The U.S. Mission in Yaounde and the Embassy Branch Office in Douala observe American and Cameroonian public holidays, about 19 holidays per year.

How to Apply

How to Apply:
    • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a U.S. Embassy issued Security and Medical clearance (See “Next Steps” below for more information).
    • Please make sure you enter ALL your work experience(s) and education. Attached Curriculum files will not be considered. Please enter your primary private email address, as this will be used by the HR Office to contact you if you are shortlisted.
    • To apply for this position, click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply, please visit: https://cm.usembassy.gov/jobs/
Required Documents:
To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:

    • Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)
    • University Diploma or equivalence
    • CNI OR Passport copy (as applicable)
    • Attestation of work or proof of experience
    • Driver’s License

To apply for this job please visit erajobs.state.gov.