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How To Find a Job in the U.S. for Foreign Nationals

How To Find a Job in the U.S. for Foreign Nationals If you are a foreign national looking to live in the U.S., it may be helpful to learn more about the process to get a work permit and visa. While the U.S. government provides various opportunities to obtain visas, it can be challenging to determine which option is most appropriate for your situation. In this article, we’ll outline your options for living and working in the U.S. as well as steps you can take to start the process.

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Ways to apply for a job in the U.S.

There are three ways to obtain a visa when you are planning to relocate to and work in the United States. You can get it through sponsorship, apply for a temporary work visa, or apply for a green card. Here are the steps to follow for the three methods.

1. Apply for a job. First, apply for a job from your home country. Start by creating an American-style resume and cover letter. It can demonstrate to your future employer your ability to adapt to the new environment. Ensure you only include relevant experience, list figures about your professional achievements, and specify your English language level. You can find companies on the internet and create an account on job-search websites or contact recruiting agencies if you already have several years’ experience.

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2. Interview online. Employers usually schedule online or phone interviews for candidates who live outside the U.S. When it is time for your online interview, make sure to dress in a professional-looking style as you would for an in-person meeting. Also, attend the interview in a quiet and clean space. It is best to prepare a few statements and rehearse before the interview.

A temporary visa is one you need to renew regularly. You need to have a job before applying for this non-immigrant visa. Here are the steps to follow once you accepted a job offer:

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1. File a petition if necessary. Your employer needs to file a petition on your behalf with USCIS if you are not eligible yet. You don’t need a petition in certain categories. If you are involved in investment or international trade, you don’t need an employer petition to be eligible. The same applies to citizens of Canada or Mexico who are eligible for a temporary visa without a petition.

2. Wait for your employer’s petition approval. USCIS needs to approve your employer’s petition before you can apply for a visa. If you don’t wait for their approval, your application will be denied. The time you need to wait depends on the category of worker you are in. With certain categories being limited to issue a specific number of visas per year, the approval process can take a few years.

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3. Apply for a temporary visa. Once the petition is approved, gather the necessary documents like your passport, travel and work history and complete an online application. Make sure to write down your application I.D. number so you can access it later. The application is in English and requires information about your work history, education and criminal background. To submit your application, click on the “sign application” button, then “submit.” Print the confirmation page as you will need it for your interview.

4. Interview with the U.S. embassy or consulate. The purpose of the visa interview is to verify that you qualify for the visa. They collect your visa application fee, review your original documents, take your fingerprints and confirm or deny your application. In case of denial, you are invited to complete your application with the missing documents or information.

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5. Get your visa. Once approved, you can come back a few weeks later to pick up your visa. There might be additional fees, so make sure you ask the question.

Green card

A green card is a document authorizing a foreign national to live and work in the U.S. permanently. Potential immigrants have the opportunity to obtain permanent residency through an annual green card lottery program called the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. You can apply for the green card lottery online. The program randomly selects applicants and distributes approximately 50,000 green cards every year.

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If you already work with a temporary visa in the U.S., you can fill a green card application. It allows you to stay without having to renew your visa or return to your country.

1. Ask your employer to fill in an I-140 form. Your employer needs to fill an immigration petition. Petitions may require the U.S. Department of Labor certification. It can be a good idea to get help from an immigration attorney to go through the process.

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2. Ask about your priority date. When they file an immigration petition, employers receive a notice from USCIS with your priority date. That date determines your application date. It is essential to know it because your application will be rejected if you apply earlier than that date. Look on the government website for the filing chart to see when you can start your application according to your priority date.

3. Get a medical exam. You can find an approved doctor on the USCIS website and make an appointment for a medical examination. The objective of that visit is to verify you are in good physical and mental health and make sure you’re up-to-date on vaccinations. The doctor might administer missing vaccination and propose a follow-up treatment if necessary.

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4. Fill out your application. You can download the form I-485 on the USCIS website and fill it out. Give honest answers and consider getting the help of an immigration attorney if you need help.

5. Submit your application. To do so, make a copy of the requested official documents and submit them according to directions on the USCIS website. Note that there are application fees.

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6. Interview and biometrics. USCIS requests that you give your fingerprints, signature and photos. They might also invite you to interview with the embassy. They communicate the date and time for these appointments once they receive your application. The interview aims to verify the answers you provided on your application.

7. Receive the decision. Common reasons for denied applications include missing documents, unclear information or documents submitted later than the deadline.

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Get a social security number

Once you have your visa or green card, you’ll need a social security number to work in the United States.

Tips to find work in the U.S.A.

  • Take your time. Make sure to start the process in advance, as the visa acquisition can take some time.
  • Verify eligibility. Review eligibility requirements before applying for a visa to come and work in the U.S.
  • Be aware of scams. Remember, there are no application fees for work visas or instructional forms from the U.S. government. So, if someone is asking you to offer payment for them, it is likely a scam.
  • Verify the visa process before applying. You can consult Visa Bulletins to check updates on the visa process and learn about immigration laws’ evolution.

The Step by Step Guide to Getting Your Job in the USA

Five years ago, I set a challenge for myself to get professional experience in the USA for one or maybe even several years.

After some research, I realized that I couldn’t work in the USA without a work visa. To get this work visa, I needed to get a job. Thus, I needed to be sponsored for a work visa.

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The first thing to do for anyone looking to enter the US is to find a job. Then, you will need to find a sponsor for your visa. Once that is done, you will be good to go and can move to the US.

This guide will tell you how to get a job in the USA that will deliver a visa sponsorship fitting your situation, profile, citizenship desires, and expectations.

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So, let’s see how you can get a job in the USA!

Is getting a job in the USA easy? There are some difficulties you may encounter:

Since so many people are looking for a job in the USA, the rules have become more strict regarding who can enter and why.

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After my own experience, I have seen hundreds of my followers who face four major difficulties:

Difficulty 1

The employer wants to hire you, but they tell you that they cannot hire you before you get a visa…

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Difficulty 2

You find your dream job. The employer tells you that they cannot or do not offer any sponsorship for that job…

Difficulty 3

You are not able to connect with employers! You can’t even get a reply from them.

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Difficulty 4

Last but not least, you have plenty of interviews, but even if you don’t make your visa request known, you still can’t receive a reply from your interviewer.

Finding a job in the US isn’t so easy-peasy, is it?

In any of those four cases above, you are going to get nowhere! Actually, 90% of failures in getting a job in the USA as a foreigner come from one mistake. And if you encountered the difficulties above, you might be making this mistake: applying without targeting.

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Even before thinking about building your American resume and applying to jobs opening in the USA, you have to target the right open jobs and companies for you.

But targeting jobs in your field is not enough! You need to understand that up to 5% of companies in the US may sponsor you for a work visa. It may be even fewer, depending on your situation, profile, as well as the job opportunities you can get with it.

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So, first, let’s dive into what you want, and then what you will get depending on your situation, profile, and expectations. This is the foundation of your American project.

Based on this, you will then be able to build your application, target the right companies, and approach them effectively.

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But before going any further, I want to tell you something…

What You Want Might Not Be What You’ll Get

You might not want to read what I have to say next. It might offend or challenge your expectations.

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Landing in the USA with a work visa does not mean you will get rich or stay in the States for life.

What we are going to see is the reality of the US market as it is today. You might not like it, and unfortunately, if your profile and expectations don’t match this market, it’s not going to happen. Sorry to disappoint you.

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Maybe it will be easy, and maybe it will be impossible. It all depends on what you want and expect. Just be prepared to adjust your expectations.

If you don’t want to accept the reality and adjust your expectations, you have only your own decisions to fall back on. The choice is ultimately yours. You must remember that it’s your life. My choice was to live in the USA, and I now live an amazing life there. It’s not because I’m lucky; it’s because I reviewed my expectations and accepted the reality. That’s it.

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If you are not ready for such a big step, it’s time to seriously think that you may misunderstand exactly what the American Dream is. And the United States might not be for you, after all. The choice is yours!

The way things are, you need to fit the mold, or you are out.

As unfortunate as this fact is, you need to understand it before going any further. I don’t want to waste your time. So, if you continue reading this post, I assume that you understand the implications of this process

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Now, let me explain how to get a job in the USA!

1. What I Want

First of all, you will need to define your career plan: What do you want to do?!

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What kind of job do I want to get?

Some of you have a clear goal, while some of you don’t.

If you know what job you want in the US, that’s awesome! You already know what to search for, and you know exactly what type of job opening you want to apply to. Your career plan is clear for you, and you can skip the rest of this section and go on to “What I Will Get.”

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If you don’t have a plan yet, please don’t tell me you are ready to do anything to be in the US. That is NOT a career plan! I have heard that too much for my taste. I know your goal is to be in the USA and get experience from it. But first, you need a CAREER PLAN!

I was in the same situation when I was looking for a job in the USA. At first, I was open to everything and not only jobs in my field. I applied for jobs in sales, marketing, etc., and I discovered that I was going nowhere.

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You need to focus on what you love to do and the skills you have. Where do you see yourself working? What skills do you have? Which ones do you need to reinforce?

How to get a job in the USA with a career change:

If you are tired of what you are doing right now, a career change plan may be the thing for you. But you need to figure out the journey you want for yourself to achieve your final goal. Switch to a position that requires your skills or something new you want to learn; this will help you to continue your journey until you reach your final goal.

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Keep your goals and motivations for your future and professional path in mind. They should be achievable based on your expertise and abilities.

You might need to focus on setting academic and work-related goals so that you can put your knowledge and abilities to good use. Although volunteering requires time, the commitment can be a fantastic choice when you want to master the skills you haven’t been able to make use of in your workplace.

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2. What I Will Get

Now that you know what you want to do, you should check if it fits the US market, especially for foreigners. Remember, you don’t have a work visa yet, so you cannot apply everywhere!!

To know if your profile and expectations fit the U.S. market, you need to find out what visas for which you may be eligible, and then find the companies that have a job opening in your field that can sponsor you for this kind of visa!

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The fact is, at this point, it’s vital for you to know what type of visa for which you are eligible. Why? Because the target company and the approach with the company will be completely different depending on your ideal visa, your situation and profile, and your career plan you’ve just defined.

What is my ideal future visa?

Work visas are incredibly complex. Your ideal takes into account a lot of your situation and profile (age, citizenship, marital status, length of stay, area of activity, industry, years of experience, skills, English level, etc.).

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Your ideal visa depends on:

  • Citizenship: Your home country may or may not be in treaty with the USA. If it is, you may get a very specific type of visa.
  • Graduation: If you have more than five years of experience OR an upper-secondary diploma, it might be easier to get a visa.
  • Career: It depends on the company you are currently working for. Some companies may want to transfer you to the US.
  • Skills: It also depends on your area of expertise and your industry! Depending on these, you could get a specific visa.
  • Duration: How much time do you want to stay in the US? Some visas are for several months; others are permanent.
To make the process faster and to be sure about which visa fits with the criteria above, just take this Visa Simulator test!

I worked for several months to build and polish this visa algorithm. So, let’s have a try!

Be as specific as you can, and don’t lie in your answer! If you do, it will give you the wrong result. Be as fair as possible! If you’re honest, it will deliver the right visa for you. 

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If the quiz returns a visa to you, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You’re on the right path! But before claiming victory, be aware that it may not necessarily be easy. You might even have to make some concessions. But let’s talk about that later in this article.

What if the quiz returns no potential visa?

Unfortunately, that means that it’s quite impossible for you to have an experience in the USA given your current situation and expectation. It means that what you want and what you can offer don’t fit the US requirements.

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As I told you earlier, if you want it to work, you will need to adjust your career path or expectations according to the reality. If this is the case, I invite you to contact me directly. Then, I can have a look at your profile and situation. At a glance, I will be able to give you a status regarding what effort you need to make and what expectation you should change to fit the requirement.

If you still have no potential visa because you don’t want to change your expectation, as I told you, it’s a dead end for you. I cannot help you anymore, and it’s useless for you to continue reading this post, because further information will no longer be valuable. So, don’t waste your time. I encourage you to seek resources elsewhere, if you should find no luck here.

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Cool beans! Once you know your potential future visa, it’s time to discover open jobs that are right FOR YOU! But before that, check that your diploma is recognized in the USA. 

Is my diploma recognized in the USA?

Depending on the field you are looking for, you might need to have a degree, diploma, or certificate. In some cases, the diploma from your country can be enough; sometimes it is not. It depends on your field.

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For certain trades, such as healthcare –doctors, nurses, specialists, etc. — you will need a degree equivalence or will need another degree.

If you are a nurse, you will have to pass an equivalent exam. If you are a physiciangeneral practitioner, or specialist, having equivalence is not enough. You are required to get a valid license for the state in which you want to practice.

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If you want to work in a pharmacy in the United States, you also need a diploma equivalence. If you are a lawyer, you will need to apply for a license to practice with the State Bar (US). If you want to become a real estate agent, you also need a license in the state in which you want to practice.

So, if you fall in one of the cases above, you must start searching for your diploma equivalence before looking for a sponsoring employer. 

In all other trades, unless I’m mistaken, the good news is that there is no need for equivalence for your degrees! But you can check here for more precision.

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In our situation, we did not need equivalence, and that is also the case for marketing, communication, sales, IT, HR, finance, hotel/catering, etc.

When preparing your visa application and your diplomas, an official translation into English will be required. But for now, you do not need to worry about that. 

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So, now comes the juicy part of your job search!

Where can I find open jobs?

Keep in mind that 95% of companies in the USA will definitely not offer you a visa sponsorship because, as we have seen before, they are quite satisfied with local hiring. So, even if you find a great open job in your field, with a perfect match with your profile, it’s not going to work 95% of the time! Try whatever you want, but the company won’t sponsor you for a visa! This is generally because they can easily find someone like you locally, or because you are not eligible for the visa they can sponsor.

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Think about it. Why they would mess with visa paperwork and with a pure stranger from someplace unknown when they have local hires available without paperwork complication?

So, first, don’t waste your time applying for every job you find on the Internet, even if they all seem like a perfect match for your skills!!!

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Max had the same issue when we were looking for a job in the USA. He had interviews at an American company in Denver. But when it came to the visa topic; the company declined: no visa sponsorship, that’s it.

So, why not target only those 5% of companies that are accustomed to hiring foreign individuals and those who will go through with your eligible visa request?

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Do the math. It’s going to save 95% of your time!

If you were wondering how to get a job in the USA, you have now started to get a firm idea of how to do it. What you need to do is to target only sponsor companies:

  • That can sponsor or hire you with the kind of visa for which YOU are eligible
  • With open jobs in YOUR field
  • That match 80% or more with YOUR motivation and skills

Does it make sense to you?

You will find open jobs in your field for companies that are used to sponsoring or hiring under your visa by clicking here!

USponsor Me only contains sponsor companies. We spent several months building this search engine! And you will see that by using it; you can filter to find everything you need to find your job in the USA!

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Depending on the visa for which you are eligible, you might also need to filter only companies that sponsor people in your citizenship. If you took the quiz, I sent you an email with your kind of visa, letting you know whether you need to also filter your citizenship or not. 

So, once you’ve reached the USponsor Me sponsors search engine, you should filter on:

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  • Your potential future visa (+ your citizenship if applicable)
  • The job title you are targeting (+ industry if applicable)
  • The location you are targeting (if applicable)

The search engine will return all the best jobs in the right companies for you regarding your visa, location, and what you want to do. And it will search only among sponsors’ companies! It’s actually the best fit between you and what the company needs.

What if it returns no jobs, or only a few jobs?

If you don’t find any jobs, it can actually depend on several factors:

  • Your visa. In this case, you should adjust your expectations as I said before and target another visa. Reach out to me, and we can talk more about this.
  • The position you are looking for doesn’t exist in the US. It happens!! In that case, you will need to do some research and define which job title is the most effective regarding your profile and expectations.
  • You may need to do something extra in the app, as it’s not yet quite effective. But don’t worry, as I can help you with that for sure. 
  • There are no open jobs in your field. It seems that your field is not in very high demand in the USA. In this case, the USA won’t be easy for you. But before resorting to a failure, you should be sure first to go through all of the above situations to make sure you’ve prepared yourself the best you can.

If it returns lots of jobs, let’s dive into it!

Have a look at them, and add in your favorites. Only choose jobs that fit you 80%!

USponsor Me is not yet perfect. Sometimes it’s possible that a sponsor company doesn’t sponsor for some time or makes exceptions for specific jobs. You know, even for a sponsor company, they need to have a minimum percentage of American employees. So, you may see job offers written as “no sponsorship available.” If this is the case, just ignore the job offer, and continue your selection with other jobs.

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Be careful! Depending on your visa, you might not need the company that sponsors you for a visa, as a third party can sponsor you, too! If you took the quiz, you should have received an email with your visa result, the advantages and disadvantages of it, and indication of whether you need to be sponsored by a company.

If you don’t need sponsorship from the company, the mention of “no sponsorship” doesn’t apply to you. 

On the contrary, if it’s explicitly mentioned that the company doesn’t undertake your kind of visa, don’t waste your time applying. These jobs are simply not for you.

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We are working hard to exclude all jobs that are not subject to sponsorship and enrich our database with jobs with guaranteed sponsorship.

If it returns lots of jobs that aren’t actually in your field…

If it returns results, but they aren’t compliant with what you are looking for, please email me, and I will be more than happy to help! USponsor Me is not yet perfect. I know sometimes it can be hard to navigate. We are working hard to soon release a new version that will make the job search much easier for you! It’s our plan by the end of this year. If you are subscribed to the newsletter, you will be notified once the new USponsor Me version will go live. 

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Targeting is the foundation stone for finding your job in the USA. However, it’s the first step of a long quest! What you now will need to focus on is your resume and cover letter! Here, you have several American-style templates you can use.

3. Get in Touch with Employers!

Now, you need to think about your approach strategy! The art of contacting an employer when you are looking for work can be tricky. But it’s not anymore if you know exactly how you can proceed, and when.

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As a reminder, before continuing your search to find a job in the USA, you need to:

  • Have a firm idea of what job you are looking for
  • Know the kind of visa for which you are qualified
  • Be sure your diploma is enough to practice your job in the USA
  • Target only companies that are used to sponsoring the kind of visa for which you are qualified
  • Have a strong resume, cover letter, online presence, and plenty of recommendations
Once you have everything to start your job search actively, here are the 4 strategies you should use:
  • Job Applying  when you apply to online open jobs
  • Spontaneous Application – when you send your application to a company with no current open jobs
  • Through Your Network – when you are recommended by someone you know
  • Direct Approach – when you directly contact the right internal people without knowing them

So now, let’s dive into these four job search strategies, and decide which one you should use. It’s time for you to step out of your shell and get in touch with employers!

Job Applying

This is the strategy you know the best and the one you use the most. However, it can be a huge waste of time if you don’t use it well.

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The biggest mistake you can do is to apply for all job openings you see, and everywhere. However, I remind you that you are a foreigner, and you need a visa! And only 1 in 16 companies in the United States hire and sponsor their employees for a visa. Additionally, sponsor companies cannot technically sponsor for all kinds of visas. Andon the other hand, you cannot be sponsored for all existing types of visa.

It’s like looking for a needle in a haystack!

Applying to open jobs posted on general job boards means that you are in competition with others, especially with locals, who already have work authorization.

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Even for Americans, it’s hard to get a job by applying online. Every year, more than 100 million people are looking for a job in the USA. Only 20% of jobs are posted online, and 75% of candidates apply online, exactly like you do! It means that for each job ad, the company will receive an average of 250 applications. That’s why the ATS (Applicant Tracking System) exists! During your application submission, you will often be asked: “do you need a visa sponsorship now or in the future?” and/or: “do you have a work authorization?”. If you genuinely answer, you will be blocked by the ATS automatically. It will begin to feel like you applied for nothing!

So really, what is your chance here?

You can actually avoid that mistake, and job applying can be a great strategy if you do it correctly.

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Let’s take the example of Max.

Max found his job in New York City by applying online directly to the company website. But before doing it, he saw this job ad on the website “Pôle Emploi International,” the French international job center website.

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This means that the company was looking for a French guy to transfer to its subsidiary in New York City. In that case, Max was not in competition with locals. Therefore, it didn’t ask him if he needed work authorization. Secondly, this company was a sponsor, and they were able to sponsor him with the correct visa for which he was eligible. And finally, this job matched more than 80% of his profile. So, guess what? He got the job.

I know you won’t find many job ads on job center websites for international positions. I didn’t find something for myself. But, you have another website that contains open jobs with guaranteed visa sponsorship according to the visa for which you are eligible and your citizenship, if applicable. This website, as you know it, is called USponsor Me

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We now display job openings with guaranteed visa sponsorship. But be careful! Again, the job should match with the visa for which you are qualified! Please run the Visa Simulator before going ahead.

On USponsor Me, you have 2 kinds of job openings:
  • Job ads from companies that are used to sponsoring the visa. However, you are competing with local candidates.
  • Job ads from companies that are specifically looking for a foreigner to fill a position that can offer you visa sponsorship. It means you are not in competition with local candidates.

Does it make sense?

To switch and see those two kinds of job ads, use the toggle “Visa Guaranteed” in the search fields. If the toggle is on, it means you see the jobs especially for foreigners with Visa Sponsorship Guaranteed. If it’s off, you will see all jobs, even the job openings for which you’re in competition with local candidates.

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Your job search strategy will be different depending on whether you find a job ad with guaranteed visa sponsorship or not.

For jobs that don’t require you to compete with locals, go ahead and apply! For jobs that do require you to compete with locals, stay away from applying online to medium-sized or large companies. This will be a waste of time. In that case, I strongly recommend you to use the Direct Approach strategy, which we will see later in this article. Small companies don’t use any ATS. So, you can still have your chance with them by applying online, but you also need to contact the recruiter directly by email or by LinkedIn, letting them know your extra motivation and why you are the right person for the position!

Warning! If you get a positive response before even your first exchange with this person, make sure you get your visa pitch ready. You should correctly react once you speak about it with the company. Don’t let your chance fly away!

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Before you apply, scope out the company and its need, and see what you can learn!

Avoid all those mistakes you make when you apply. It’s VERY important!

Also, you know that you need to adjust your resume and cover letter for each job you apply to. I speak about it here.

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If you really want the job, but you feel it’s hard for you to identify transferable skills and match those to the organization and the role, the “let’s apply and see” won’t work for you, even if you are not in competition with locals. In that case, I strongly recommend you also directly contact the recruiter of the company to express your motivation for the job. Or, even better, use the direct approach strategy we will talk a little bit later.

If you don’t find any open jobs with Visa Guaranteed, don’t panic! You have three other job search strategies you can use. 

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I will detail the second one, which is a spontaneous application, and the way you can use it efficiently.

Spontaneous Application

Keep in mind that 80% of open jobs in the USA are never posted on job boards. Along with applying to open jobs with Visa Guaranteed, I recommend that you send smart, spontaneous applications. The advantage is that you have no direct competitors at all!

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I found my job in New York City through a spontaneous application, but in a smart way.

I first sent hundreds of spontaneous applications to companies related to my field with a quick cover letter and my resume. It didn’t work at all; I received one response, and it was negative!

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I then found another way. I noticed that every week, I got contact requests through LinkedIn and Viadeo (a French professional network like LinkedIn) from recruiters. If they wanted to connect with me, it meant my profile was interesting for them.

Then, I did some research and noticed that some of those contact’s companies were also based in the USA. So, I gave it a try. I just sent quick messages to them with no resume and no cover letter in an attachment. I got an answer from one of those messages, and I got the job in New York City!

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And guess what? This company was a sponsor company that was used to sponsor the kind of visa for which I was eligible.

In order to not waste your time, I recommend you only send smart, spontaneous applications, just as I’ve done.

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To do so efficiently:
  • You need to have a strong LinkedIn profile (and a profile in the most-used professional social media platform your country) to attract recruiters.
  • You will have to accept connection requests from recruiters.
  • Once you are ready, retrieve all recruiters you have in your contacts that you don’t know, and research their companies on USponsor Me, making sure to record their company name. If the company is displaying on USponsor Me, it means it’s based in the USA, and it also offers sponsorship!! Now you need to filter for the visa for which you are eligible and see if it’s still here.

If you receive results like mine, you are on the right track! You can contact this person and ask them if they have an opportunity for you in the USA. 

Warning!

If you get a positive response, before even your first exchange with this person, make sure you have everything you should know about your appropriate visa sponsorship. You should correctly react once you speak about it with the company, and don’t let your chance get away!

If you do not find any recruiter companies in USponsor Me with the kind of visa for which you are eligible, just keep your LinkedIn profile updated and improve it to attract more recruiters. Once you get a connection request, do your research and go ahead!

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Otherwise, don’t waste your time with the spontaneous application. It’s better to use your time with another job search strategy that will work best for you.

Let’s see the next job search strategy you may know: networking.

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Through Your Network

I will go over the importance of networking in the US and how to take advantage of your own network.

Even if you think you don’t have any network in the USA currently, please read the post on how to use your network. It happens a lot with my clients when I say “network.” Each time, all of them tell me they don’t have one in the USA. Each time we go through the exercise, and some of them get great opportunities with this strategy. Even Max had a nice opportunity in Denver, even without knowing someone based in the USA at the beginning.

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So don’t skip this step!

Networking starts with a mindset and an intention to discover, explore, and be open to what you may encounter. It’s about helping others and helping yourself.

Furthermore, it’s not about trying to reach as many strangers as possible, even if they are in your contacts. This is almost as ineffective as applying directly to a job posting that doesn’t fit you. Networking is about meeting people you do know who can both vouch for your past performance and will recommend you to others. So, it’s not only about the people who know you personally; it’s also about the people you know who can refer you to what matters. They might even be able to help you secure an interview for an open job in the USA for foreigners.

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Without a doubt, one of the most effective, and most underutilized, methods of obtaining employment is through personal networking. The network is a critical factor, especially in American culture.

Go to the end, and you will be sure you did the best for yourself with this strategy. If you don’t grab any contacts in the USA like this, let’s continue with the next job search strategy: direct approach.

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Direct Approach

The is the last, but not the least approach! This is typically the strategy that you know the least. But it’s also the one, in fact, that’s much wider than networking, and it’s almost as powerful as the networking strategy.

Let me explain:

Networking is the best strategy to approach internal contacts from someone who recommended and introduced you.

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The Direct Approach is actually using the same fact: directly contacting internal contacts. However, at that time you won’t know the person before contacting them.

Finding and contacting contacts inside your target industry and companies is an excellent strategy. They can actually provide you with inside information on available jobs at a company. Indeed, they can give you precise information on the hiring process and what it’s like to work at the company.

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However, to do it efficiently, you won’t contact everybody, everywhere.

Do you remember when we talked about job ads from companies that are used to sponsor for the visa on USponsor Me earlier in this article? There are open jobs that put you in competition with local candidates.

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So, here we are! In this strategy, you have what you need to target!

Likewise, you will be able to consult open jobs so that you can choose the right company that matches 80% of your profile. You can also filter and see in priority companies with a good Visa Chance rate, regarding your profile and dependent on your visa strategy.

The more targeted you are in your search, the more you can concentrate on the opportunities in the field of your choice, and the more effective you will be in finding a job.

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This will make it so much easier to meet your goals for finding a job in the USA!

In this case, you won’t apply online. What you are going to do is target relevant internal contacts to this company, contact them, and establish a relationship with your new contacts by getting them on the phone.

Your goal is to know the biggest challenges of the company in your field, and by demonstrating that you can help, you’ll be introduced to HR for going further in the recruitment process.

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It’s like taking the back door, a shortcut actually.  I’m going to write a dedicated article on this approach very soon!

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www.immigrationrecruitment.org | NIS Recruitment Application Form Portal 2023/2024

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www.immigrationrecruitment.org | NIS Recruitment Application Form Portal 2023/2024 – The portal for Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Recruitment is open and out for all interested persons to apply or register using the guidelines provided in this article. Kindly use the application link immigrationrecruitment.org to apply successfully.

www.immigrationrecruitment.org | NIS Recruitment Application Form Portal 2023/2024

Applications are hereby invited from suitable qualified persons for full time appointments to the following positions in the Nigeria Immigration Service:

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Positions available for recruitment in Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Recruitment Application Form 2022

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1.) Assistant Inspector of Immigration (All)

Location: Nigeria

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2.) Inspector of Immigration (II), CONPASS 07 Professionals (Nurse)

Location: Nigeria

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3.) Senior Inspector of Immigration (SII), CONPASS 08 Professionals (Nurse)

Location: Nigeria

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4.) Senior Inspector of Immigration (SII), General Duty

Location: Nigeria

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5.) Assistant Superintendent of Immigration II (ASI-2) General Duty

Location: Nigeria

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6.) Deputy Superintendent of Immigration (DSI) Professional, (Pharmacist)

Location: Nigeria

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7.) Superintendent of Immigration (SI) – CONPASS 11 Professional (Doctors)

Location: Nigeria

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8.) Immigration Assistant III (1A-3) – CONPASS 03 General Duty

Location: Nigeria

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9.) Immigration Assistant III (IA-3) – Artisans and Driver / Mechanic

Location: Nigeria

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How to apply for NIS, Nigeria Immigration Service Recruitment Application Form 2023

Closing Date for NIS, Nigeria Immigration Service Recruitment Application Form 2023

Application Closing Date is 31st July, 2023.

Note: Application for NIS Recruitment is FREE

How to be updated regularly on everything you need to know about NIS Recruitment and other available jobs

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Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment 2023 portal is currently open for online application. The NIS recruitment form can be accessed via the Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment website.

The Nigeria Immigration Service is set to recruit 5000 personnel and you can be among the recruited persons if you have all the necessary credentials.

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The Nigeria Immigration Service has announced its 2023 recruitment exercise. Applications are hereby invited from eligible Nigerians for commission into the Nigeria Immigration Service, the application is open to all civilians.

However, serving military or paramilitary personnel sponsored by any of the Services of the Nigerian Armed Forces to civil institutions shall be considered.

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In this article, we will reveal all you need to know about the starting and NIS recruitment closing date. We have provided detailed information and guidelines that will assist you in your application process.

Nigeria Immigration Service Recruitment 2023

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See Also: NSCDC Recruitment 2022/2023 Application Portal www.cdcfib.career

These include the available job vacancies for graduates and non-graduates, qualifications, entry requirements for interested and experienced applicants, as well as steps on how to apply for the Nigeria Immigration Service 2023 recruitment exercise via the www.immigrationrecruitment.org.ng portal without any hindrance. So read on to see how to apply and fill out the NIS registration form 2023 below.

The NIS recruitment 2023/2024 has commenced. This web page covers vital areas regarding the Nigeria Immigration recruitment process and how to login and fill the Nigeria Immigration application form online through the official NIS recruitment website 2023.

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The Nigeria Immigration Service is one of the best federal government jobs in Nigeria. Before applying for the ongoing Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment, please make sure that you are what you said you are. Have all the necessary credentials.

Please note that TopNigerianJobs doesn’t have any influence on the ongoing Nigeria Immigration recruitment process. What we provide is the necessary information you need to be selected. We have outlined the steps, requirements, and guidelines that will guide you to a successful application.

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Warning!

Beware of fraudulent calls and job promises. Also, the application form is free. Do not pay anyone who claims he will help you get this job.

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Nigeria Immigration Recruitment Form Portal 2023

We wish to inform the general public that the Nigeria Immigration recruitment portal 2023 is currently open for application. The Nigeria Immigration Service invites interested and qualified persons who wish to build and advance their careers at the Nigeria Immigration Service to submit an application.

The Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment form 2023 can be accessed via the official recruitment portal. Interested applicants are advised to apply for the recruitment only through the official NIS registration portal.

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Job vacancies at the Nigeria Immigration Service are for degree and non-degree holders. All you need to apply is an active email account and your phone number alongside relevant qualifications.

We will show you everything you need to know about the recruitment process and how to apply and fill the NIS recruitment form successfully without any hindrance.

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So whether you are a degree holder or not, there are lots of opportunities to join the Nigeria Immigration Service. If you are interested in the ongoing 2023 Nigeria Immigration recruitment, then this is the time to take action.

But before submitting an application, there are certain requirements you must meet to prove you are fit and ready to be put through the NIS screening exercise thereby increasing your chances of being recruited. Below are the requirements. Note that job title varies and not all vacant positions require having a degree.

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General Requirements for NIS Recruitment 2023/2024

Take note of the following requirements;

  • Applicant must be a Nigerian Citizen
  • Strong team spirit and excellent analytical skills
  • Free from debt and no form of financial embarrassment
  • Computer literacy is an added advantage
  • Must pass drugs test
  • NYSC Discharge Certificate/ Exemption letter
  • Candidates with bad criminal records will not be accepted
  • The candidate’s height must not be less than 1.65m for males and 1.60m for females.
  • Interested candidates must have good communication skills
  • Must possess a minimum of Five Credits in no more than two sittings in West African Senior School Certificate (WASSCE), National Examination Council (NECO), and General Certificate of Education (GCE). Credit in English is compulsory
  • Interested applicants must be of good behavior and composure
  • HND, B.Sc, NCE, or an OND certificate in any related field, and from a recognized University
  • All candidates must have a valid means of identification such as a valid driver license, National Identification Card, International passport, Voters card
  • Must be willing to work in a new environment
  • Interested applicants must be physically, mentally fit
  • Interested applicants must not be over 35 years

How to Apply for the Nigeria Immigration Service Recruitment 2023/2024

To apply for the ongoing NIS recruitment, follow the steps below:

  • Click Here To Start Your Application
  • Access the Jobs and Careers section on the website
  • Click on the available vacancies
  • Read and follow the instructions carefully
  • Register with a valid E-mail account
  • Provide all the necessary information
  • Verify all your information
  • Submit your application

Candidates are advised to print out referees and security Clarence and complete it for submission during screening. Once successful, your name will appear on the NIS shortlist and you will be contacted via your registered e-mail address and be scheduled for the next phase of the recruitment process, leading eventually to an exciting career with the agency.

The deadline for the Nigeria Immigration Service Recruitment 2023/2024 registration has not been officially announced. We will let you know once it is disclosed. Keep visiting this website regularly if you want to be notified regarding the latest update.

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Latest Nigeria Immigration Recruitment News 2023

From time to time, we publish the latest news regarding the Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment exercise on this portal, so if you wish to stay updated, keep visiting this website regularly.

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The African Union (AU) Recent Job Openings: The African Union (AU) is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent. It was officially launched in 2002 as a successor to the Organization of African Unity (OAU, 1963-1999). We are an Integrated, Prosperous and Peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

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Job Title: Legal Officer – Protection (ACHPR)

Requisition ID: 1585
Location: Banjul, Gambia
Reports to: Senior Legal Officer – Protection
Directorate: African Commission on Human and People’s Rights ACHPR
Division : Legal
Contract Type: Regular
Job Grade: P2

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Purpose of Job

  • Provide support to the Senior Legal Officers responsible for protection activities in all the stages involved in complaints handling and provide technical assistance to Commissioners in the execution of their protection mandate

Main Functions

  • Complain handling on assigned Communications
  • Contributes to the development of policies and strategies
  • Coordinates the implementation of programmes and plans of special mechanism  under the ACHPR
  • Liaise with stakeholders including Member States, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), etc on relevant matters.
  • Conducts analysis and generates accurate reports in a timely manner for the ACHPR’s internal use
  • Assists in setting the overall research direction of a relevant policy area
  • Is responsible for the delegation and execution of defined research areas
  • Participates in the organisation of relevant meetings, congresses and conferences with stakeholders.
  • Drafts reports and participates in the preparation of budget and work programmes related to the Unit
  • Provides technical support to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provides support in the development of special mechanisms Strategies in line with the approved Strategic Plan
  • Undertakes monitoring activities and delivers periodic reports on time
  • Liaises with the various Departments/Units of the Commission for coordination and alignment purposes

Specific Responsibilities
Working under the Senior Legal Officer -Protection, provides support in the following areas:

  • Create awareness regarding the Communications procedure;
  • Monitor human rights situation in Africa and provide regular feedback and updates on the human rights situation in Africa;
  • Undertake research into the legal issues raised in the various communications and the provisions of the Charter;
  • Contribute articles to the African Commission’s Review and Newsletter;
  • Draft resolutions and recommendations on Communications, cover the sessions and meetings of the African Commission and prepare the reports;
  • Formulates  principles and rules aimed at solving human rights issues arising in the thematic areas covered by the various Special Mechanisms
  • Manages requests by member states for information and support
  • Contributes to legal or policy analyses and publications
  • Promotes the integration of legal work across the regional programs and particularly in the regional offices
  • Develops and implements capacity building and training programs
  • Contributes to standard-setting, through participating in meetings, drafting work and promoting international standards
  • Participates in the organization of relevant meetings, congresses and conferences with stakeholders
  • Provides support to the Special Rapporteurs and the Working Groups in discharging their responsibilities, and follow-up on recommendations
  • Drafts urgent Appeals, Advisory notes, Guidelines, Information notes, Position/Conference/Meeting papers for the Commissioners
  • Provides technical backstopping to Special Mechanisms through research and documentation
  • Provides interface with, and logistical support for interaction with Member States, Regional Economic Communities, organs of the AU  and other stakeholders
  • Performs any other relevant duties as may be directed or required.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Must hold Master’s Degree in Law from an accredited university with a minimum of two (2) years’ relevant work experience

OR

  • Must hold Bachelor’s Degree in Law from an accredited university with a minimum of five (5) years’ relevant work experience.

Required Skills:

  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to work across business units / geographies; cultural sensitive environment
  • Proficiency in one of the AU Official working Language is the Requirement
  • Knowledge of any one of the other AU officials working languages will be considered as an advantage.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Change Management.
  • Managing Risk.

Core Competencies:

  • Teamwork and Collaboration.
  • Accountability awareness and Compliance.
  • Learning Orientation.
  • Communicating with Influence.

Functional Competencies:

  • Analytical thinking and problem solving.
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing.
  • Drive for result.
  • Continuous improvement focus.

Tenure of Appointment

  • The appointment will be made on a regular term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve months shall be considered as a probationary period.
  • Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables.

Gender Mainstreaming

  • The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Languages:

  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage

Remuneration
Indicative basic salary of US$  31,073.00 (P2 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment ( 46% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$  15,897.60  (per annum), and education allowance (100% of tuition and other education-related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$ 10,000.00 per child per annum), for internationally recruited staff and a maximum of $3,300 per child per annum for locally recruited staff.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  26th January, 2023.

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  • Only candidates who have met all the requirements of the post and have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Only applications registered online with a complete curriculum vitae (CV) attached will be considered.
  • The Africa Union is an equal-opportunity employer, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Job Title: Security Officer (AfCFTA)

Requisition ID: 1605
Location: Accra, Ghana
Contract Type: Regular
Job Grade: P2
Division: Administration and Human Resources Management
Number of Direct Reports: 0
Number of Indirect Reports: 0
Reports to: Head of Administration and Human Resources Management Division
Directorate/Department: Administration and Human Resources Management (AfCFTA)

Purpose of Job

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  • Ensure the security of the AfCFTA Assets and also the security and safety of all the officials, staffs and delegates working or visiting the AfCFTA Secretariat

Main Functions

  • Coordinate with the host country all security aspects of the AfCFTA
  • Monitor the state of security at local, national and regional level and inform the management
  • Ensure the security of all assets and proprieties of the organisation
  • Manage the safety and security of the officials, staffs and delegates

Specific Responsibilities

  • Monitor and research on the state of the security.
  • Monitor the state of security preparedness.
  • Update “security information system”
  • Establish regular contacts taking reports and analyzing developments regarding security.
  • Research current collateral security information from media, from the field and other sources on a daily basis.
  • Analyze accumulated information and maintain a continuous picture of evolving local, national and regional events affecting the security of staff
  • Monitor predictive indicators and early warning type information.
  • Identify security, crime, political and military trends that would increase risk to staff.
  • Coordinate the draft of periodic and incidental reports.
  • Supervise the draft of a daily security developments report.
  • Prepare first draft briefs, notes, reports, studies and recommendation on critical issues of interest to senior management decision-making.
  • Follow up on the accumulation of data input for period trend reports.
  • Review first draft after-action reports following all incidents.
  • Monitor security-related preparedness and compliance of the organ.
  • Monitor the security planning and preparedness.
  • Determine if the appropriate equipment and resources are on hand to implement a Security Plan, particularly vehicles and emergency communication systems.
  • Check that the information contained in Security Plan has been properly distributed to all staff and that key individuals are aware of and capable of performing all required actions.
  • Undertake or participate in security missions, as required, including high risk, to perform security assessments.
  • Perform any other duties as directed by supervisor(s)

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Security Studies or related studies and Police or Military Studies with 5 years’ relevant experience.

Or

  • Master’s Degree in Security Studies or related studies with 2 years experience.
    Supervisory experience not mandatory but an added advantage

Required Skills:

  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to work independently to meet critical and competing deadlines (multi-tasking), to produce high quality work in short timeframes.
  • Excellent interpersonal/teamwork skills.
  • Must be computer literate with a working knowledge of common computer applications and systems.
  • Excellent drafting, reporting, communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong program/project management skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills.
  • Ability to liaise with a diverse range of people and stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in one of the African Union working languages. Proficiency of two or more of the other working language(s) would be an added value.
  • Applicants must be proficient in one of the African Union working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese or Spanish). Knowledge of one more or several other working languages would be an added advantage.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Strategic Insight
  • Developing Others
  • Change Management
  • Managing Risk

Core Competencies:

  • Teamwork and Collaboration..
  • Accountable and Complies with Rules..
  • Learning Orientation

Functional Competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing
  • Drive for Results
  • Continuous Improvement Focus

Tenure of Appointment:

  • The appointment will be made on a regular term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve months shall be considered as a probationary period.
  • Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables.

Gender Mainstreaming:

  • The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Remuneration

  • Indicative basic salary of US$31,073.00 (P2 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment ( 57% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 21,832.68 (per annum), and education allowance (100% of tuition and other education-related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$ 10,000.00 per child per annum), for internationally recruited staff and a maximum of $3,300 per child per annum for locally recruited staff.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  26th January, 2023.

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Note

  • Only candidates who have met all the requirements of the post and have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Only applications registered online with a complete curriculum vitae (CV) attached will be considered.
  • The Africa Union is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Job Title: Senior Public Relations and Information Officer (ACHPR)

Requisition ID: 1583
Location: Banjul, Gambia
Reports to: Executive Secretary to the Commission
Directorate: African Commission on Human and People’s Rights ACHPR
Number of Direct Reports: 2
Number of Indirect Reports: 1
Contract Type: Regular
Job Grade: P3

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Purpose of Job

  • To ensure that the public is properly informed of the work of the Commission and that the message and work of the Commission is properly communicated to the outside world.

Main Functions

  • Provide strategic guidance on the communication activities of ACHPR including coordination, advocacy and communication strategies, planning and implementation
  • Provide technical and intellectual support in the management of various elements related to the area of expertise
  • Provide support to the implementation of initiatives related to area of specialization;
  • Assist in the organization of thematic networks, make contributions during consultations and meetings
  • Contribute in development of materials and provide necessary training and support to Organization Units as required.
  • Provide technical guidance on matters relating to system review and implementation project in area of specialization, as required.
  • Provide leadership guidance to the ICT Officer and Documentation Officer
  • Provide advocacy, communication and social mobilization support to ACHPR projects and activities to promote Information sharing and Communication.
  • Identify best practices and monitor effectiveness of the Office’s support to AU.
  • Assist in the development of the strategies and business continuity plan and contribute to their implementation
  • Contribute to development of guidelines, policies and manuals that can guide programmes, system improvement initiatives and overall decision making by higher management in the respective area of expertise.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Working under the Executive Secretary to the Commission, Leads in the following areas:
  • Increase awareness and raise the visibility of ACHPR in the media, thereby positioning the Organization to be recognized as the key Human Rights Organ of the African Union.
  • Position ACHPR as a central actor in national public opinion, developing a close relationship with the media, through its editors, journalists and columnists, among others, so ACHPR activities have continental and global visibility.
  • Promote the organization’s mandate and areas of work guided by the ACHPR’s Strategic Plan and Communications Strategy.
  • Foster greater information and knowledge exchange with key stakeholders, State Parties, NHRI’s and NGOs and Civil Society in the Human Rights sector.
  • Participate in workshops, meetings, trainings scheduled and conducted by the ACHPR or its stakeholders and prepare communication products on same, as appropriate
  • Manage the ACHPR’s Social Media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube) and develop and solicit content from Legal Officers and Commissioners as necessary to update posts in the accounts.
  • Ensure the website of the ACHPR by updating with all relevant articles and press releases generated
  • Develop and publish monthly, quarterly or biannual newsletter covering important news, activities and updates from Commissioners activities.
  • Revise, edit texts and/or documents to be published using relevant ACHPR guidelines
  • Create visual products and design graphic products as needed for the representation using ACHPR guidelines
  • Disseminate results of programs, projects and activities undertaken by Commissioners to relevant partners as requested
  • Ensure regular communication and updates with the National Correspondents on the continent to promote the activities of the ACHPR.
  • Reinforce the internal communication of the ACHPR, including conducting or organising communications related training for staff, as relevant
  • Prepare communication material such as press releases and social media posts on ACHPR’s work on the continent to disseminate in the media and social media platforms

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The African Union (AU) Recent Job Openings

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Must hold Master’s Degree in Communications, International Relations, Human Rights, Public Relations, or related field from an accredited university with seven (7) relevant years’ experience within a human rights framework, preferably in a regional, continental or international organisation, with three (3) years at supervisor level.

OR

  • Must hold Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, International Relations, Public Relations, or Journalism from an accredited university with ten (10) years’ experience, out of which three (3) years should be at supervisory level, in a similar role preferably in a regional, continental or international organisation.

Required Skills:

  • Must be computer literate with a working knowledge of common computer applications and systems; Excellent drafting, reporting, communication and presentation skills
  • Experience in planning and implementing campaigns/strategies, including involving digital communications is required.
  • Concentration, accuracy, and ability to work under minimum supervision and under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to organize and work under pressure in a multi-cultural environment
  • Respect for confidentiality and good public relations
  • Demonstrable knowledge of international organizations
  • Ability to work across business units / geographies; culturally sensitive environment
  • Applicants must be proficient in one of the African Union working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese or Spanish).
  • Knowledge of one more or several other working languages would be an added advantage
  • Prior demonstrated relevant experience in strategic communication, digital content creation and information dissemination
  • Previous work with an international organization preferred
  • Knowledge of the African Union policies and procedures
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to prepare legal submissions and opinions

Leadership Competencies:

  • Strategic Insight..
  • Developing Others..
  • Change Management..
  • Managing Risk…

Core Competencies:

  • Building Relationship…
  • Foster Accountability Culture…
  • Learning Orientation…
  • Communicating with Influence…

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual thinking…
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing…
  • Drive for result…
  • Continuous improvement orientation…

Tenure of Appointment:

  • The appointment will be made on a regular term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve months shall be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables.

Gender Mainstreaming:

  • The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Languages:

  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage.

Remuneration

  • Indicative basic salary of US$ 37,453.00 (P3 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment ( 46% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 15,897.60 (per annum), and education allowance (100% of tuition and other education-related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$ 10,000.00 per child per annum), for internationally recruited staff and a maximum of $3,300 per child per annum for locally recruited staff.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  26th January, 2023.

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  • Only candidates who have met all the requirements of the post and have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Only applications registered online with a complete curriculum vitae (CV) attached will be considered.
  • The Africa Union is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Job Title: Deputy Secretary General (AfCFTA)

Requisition ID: 1603
Location: Accra, Ghana
Reports to: Secretary General – AfCFTA
Directorate / Department: Office of the Deputy Secretary General (AfCFTA)
Number of Direct Reports: 8
Number of Indirect Reports: 4
Job Grade: D2
Contract Type: Regular

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Purpose of Job

  • To coordinate the performance and delivery of the AfCFTA Secretariat programmes and ensure high performance results and impact.
  • The Deputy Secretary general will assist and deputize the Secretary General in delivering his/her mandate.

Main Functions

  • Advise and support the Secretary General in the management of the Secretariat
  • Provide practical management and visionary leadership.
  • Facilitates the identification of top priorities for the senior leadership of the AfCFTA’s mandate.
  • Translates the senior leadership priorities into annual targets and goals and establishes a robust organization-wide framework for monitoring and tracking progress.
  • Provides regular reports to the Secretary General on portfolio and Service delivery.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Monitors and tracks progress in the delivery of the AfCFTA’s annual goals.
  • Ensure effective collaboration in program development with AfCFTA institutions, AU Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), African Union Commission (AUC).
  • Cultivates a knowledge management culture through promotion of research and publications that will ensure knowledge sharing and transfer across the Commission; and;
  • Drives performance and delivery across the AfCFTA ’s senior management and inspires high performance, teamwork and delivery across the portfolio.
  • Collaborates with other members of the senior leadership team to ensure strategic coherence and overall synergy in the implementation of the AfCFTA programme and the delivery of high impact results for the continent.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Master’s Degree in International Trade, Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Law, Finance, Management. International Relations or a related field from a recognized institution with Fifteen (15) years of relevant professional experience with at least ten (10) years served in a senior management role preferably in an inter-governmental organization or national government/public service, international or regional institution, and a minimum of five (5) years of direct supervisory experience.

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated leadership experience with strategic vision and proven skills in managing complex organizations at the national, regional or international level;
  • Demonstrated record of setting clear standards for accountability, probity, value for money and risk management and zero tolerance to fraud and corruption; for ensuring sound and transparent financial management; and delivering continuous improvement, impact, efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a multi-cultural team and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization;
  • Proven ability to inspire, encourage, build trust and confidence and build consensus, stimulate effective campaigns and drive collective action among a broad spectrum of people and organizations.
  • Demonstrated intellectual leadership, creativity and proven ability to propose new ideas and lead on new ways of working across silos in a complementary and synergistic way for a prosperous and peaceful Africa;
  • Proven track record of change management and accomplishments at the regional, national or international level with strong resource mobilization, political and diplomatic skills;

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Leadership Competencies:

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  • Strategic Focus
  • Developing Organizational Capability
  • Change Leadership
  • Strategic Risk Management

Core Competencies:

  • Building Partnerships
  • Drives Accountability Culture
  • .Learning Orientation
  • Communicating with impact

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing
  • Drive for Results
  • Fosters Innovation

 Tenure of Appointment

  • The appointment will be made on a regular term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve months shall be considered as a probationary period.
  • Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables.

Remuneration
Indicative basic salary of USD100,017.00 (D2 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment ( 57% of basic salary), Housing allowance USD27,290.88.00 (per annum), and education allowance (100% of tuition and other education-related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of USD10,000.00 per child per annum), for internationally recruited staff and a maximum of $3,300 per child per annum for locally recruited staff.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  26th Janauary, 2023.

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Note

  • Only candidates who have meet all the requirements of the post and have been shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.
  • Only applications registered online with a complete curriculum vitae (CV) attached will be considered.
  • The Africa Union is an equal-opportunity employer, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Gender Mainstreaming: The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply
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