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Financial Analyst

Open to:            All Interested Candidates
Position:            Financial Analyst FSN-10; FP-05   
Opening date:   July 25, 2012
Closing date:     August 08, 2012
Work hours:      Full time; 40 hours /week

Note:  All “NOT 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 of Financial Analyst. Position is located at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office in Yaounde, Cameroon.

The selected applicant will be recruited at grade 9 for one year to allow him/her acquire knowledge of United States Government financial processes and  the U.S. Embassy and the Centers for Desease Control. general internal operating procedures.  A selected applicant who already has this knowledge will be recruited at the full performance level.

Basic Function of Position:

The incumbent reports to the Deputy Director, CDC Cameroon, and provides leadership, coordination and management of CDC Cameroon budget and financial support services.  Job holder is the senior specialist responsible for day-to-day budget management of CDC programs funded under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) or other public health endeavors. Job holder responsibilities include budgeting, accounting, financial analysis and reporting for operating and non-operating expenditures.  Job holder will also have responsibility for developing the agency’s operating budget, tracking expenses and providing liaison with the Department of State’s financial management office.  Job holder provides specialized financial advice and recommendations on long-term resource requirements, forecasts and projections on the various CDC PEPFAR budgetary and financial activities in country.  This is in addition to the close working relationship job holder must have with the implementing partners in order to ensure that their financial statements and reporting meet requirements established for public health programs. 

The complete list of duties and responsibilities of the position is available at:

Qualifications Required:

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

1.      Education:  A Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Accountancy, Economics, Banking or Finance is required.

2.      Experience: at least five years of progressively responsible work experience in accounting, auditing, or financially oriented business management is required.

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

4.      Knowledge: Must have detailed and thorough knowledge of the theory and practice of accounting.  Must have knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and standards.  The position requires a thorough knowledge of budget development, execution, and analysis, including technical procedures and methods for computing and reporting for financial programs. 

5.      Skills/Abilities: Incumbent must be able to work independently to assess inconsistencies in complex financial data and to collaborate with technical staff in preparation of budgets for technical projects.  The incumbent must have excellent analytical skills and be highly innovative to achieve greater financial and operational efficiency.  Incumbent must possess advanced personal computer skills with experience using word processing and spreadsheets, especially Microsoft Excel.  Incumbent must have intermediate level experience in data analysis and data entry.


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 information found 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.

6. Additional information on how to apply for a position is available at:­_opportunities.html


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.