Assistant CLO Coordinator (USEFMs Only)

nairobi cityKE



2 days ago03/01/202403/31/2024

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Basic Function of the Position:

  • The Assistant Community Liaison Office Coordinator (Assistant CLO, A/CLO) supports the CLO Coordinator in fulfilling all Eight Areas of CLO Responsibility (family member employment; crisis management and security; education; communications and outreach; guidance and referral; welcoming, orientation, and departures; community liaison; and events planning), and in developing and managing post programs to enhance community morale.
  • The Assistant CLO works with the CLO to identify needs within the diverse post community and responds with effective programming, information and resources, and referrals. The incumbent works under the supervision of the CLO Coordinator and is expected to interact independently with CLO clients to develop CLO materials and programs, to formulate advocacy plans, and to generate ideas for community events. In the absence of a CLO Coordinator, the Assistant CLO will serve as back-up to fulfill all responsibilities.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  Substitution of experience for education: Completion of High School required and two years of previous professional experience, in addition to any years of experience required already in the position description under "Work Experience.".


Pre-hire (Operational):

  • A good understanding of the Foreign Service community and the structure of the federal government. Knowledge of general principles of program management and program monitoring. Standard knowledge of Microsoft Office required.
  • Knowledge of the Department of State's programs and policies pertaining to CLO Coordinator's Eight Areas of Responsibility (community liaison, crisis management, employment, education, guidance and referral, communications and outreach, welcoming/orientation/departures, and events planning).

Post-hire (Organizational):

  • Reasonable understanding of all Mission sections at post, including familiarity with the diversity of post community and knowledge of programs that will benefit the general well-being of direct hires and family members under Chief of Mission. Knowledge of pertinent State Department and post regulations, programs, and policies related to the Community Liaison Office administration and CLO’s Eight Areas of Responsibility. Understanding of where to find foreign affairs guidelines, including the Foreign Affairs Manual, Foreign Affairs Handbook, Global Community Liaison Office (GTM/GCLO) resources and toolkits located on SharePoint and on websites.

Education Requirements:

  • Substitution of experience for education: Completion of High School required and two years of previous professional experience, in addition to any years of experience required already in the position description under "Work Experience.".


LANGUAGE: Level III (Good Working Knowledge) English Speaking/Reading/Writing required.


Pre-hire Skills and Abilities

  • Just like the CLO Coordinator, the Assistant CLO is often a front-line responder in addressing quality of life issue for individuals or the broader post community. The Assistant CLO exercises good judgment when advocating for diverse employees and family members and dealing with confidential matters.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact well with others, demonstrating good teamwork.
  • Must be able to work in a high-stress, fast-paced work environment.
  • Possess experience in data collection and report writing.

Post-hire Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate professionally with all mission U.S. Direct Hires (USDH), Eligible Family Members (EFMs), Members of Household) (MOHs), and local staff, including agency/section heads and Ambassador level. Assistant CLO Coordinator occasionally meets with the Ambassador or DCM to discuss complex and sensitive issues.
  • Interpersonal skills that contribute to establishing contacts in local business sector, educational and service communities. Interact regularly with school administrators to discuss sensitive issues. Both internal and external work contacts require continuing efforts to establish effective personal contact, gain individual and group acceptance, ability to discuss sensitive issues.


  • All applicants under consideration will be required to pass security certifications.
  • 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.

Closing Date: 11/30/2023

Interested and qualified? Go to U.S. Embassy to Kenya on to apply

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