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Residence Manager, Closing date: Sunday, July 24, 2011

Residence Manager, Closing date: Sunday, July 24, 2011

U.S. Embassy, Abu Dhabi Human Resources Office

Residence Manager

OPEN TO:             All Interested Candidates
POSITION:           Residence Manager    
OPENING DATE:   Sunday, July 10, 2011
CLOSING DATE:   Sunday, July 24, 2011
WORK HOURS:     Part-Time; 20 hours/week (potential to be full-time)
SALARY:              AED 42,526.00 per annum
For Ordinarily Resident (OR) - benefits are paid in addition to base salary - benefits include:
Annual Gratuities:  AED 1,967.00
Annual Housing Allowance:  AED 28,750
Annual Uniform Allowance: AED 1,200.00
Medical insurance
Annual leave (15 days), sick leave (11 days) and Paid Maternity leave (45 days)
Severance pay in accordance with UAE labor laws
Repatriation ticket (if applicable)

Note:  All applicants who are not Family Members of USG employees officially assigned to post and under Chief of Mission Authority must have the ability to obtain requisite UAE residency and work permits to be eligible for consideration.  Applicants should indicate in their CVs if any family members and/or relatives are employed in the U.S. Government as well as type of or relationship.

The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi is seeking an individual for the position of Residence Manager at the Chief of Mission Residence (CMR).  This is an Official Residence Expense (ORE) designated position (ORE employees are neither U.S. Government Federal employees nor employees of the U.S. Embassy. They are employees of the principal representative in whose home they work).


As an Official Residence Employee (ORE), responsible for the management oversight of Chief of Mission’s Residence (CMR) and all planning and implementation for events held at the residence.

Supervises all official residence household employees and ensures appropriate support for all social events (including representational and other official events).

Coordinates and arranges events at the Ambassador’s Residence with the Ambassador's Office Management Specialist, Protocol Assistant, General Services Office (GSO), Regional Security Office (RSO), and Financial Management Center (FMC).  Acts as liaison between the Ambassador’s Office, the Protocol Office and the residence.

Prepares menus; supervises preparation thereof, oversees decoration, furniture arrangement, linen, serving and other duties attendant to managing official receptions, dinners, or other events. Other duties may include working with GSO or local service providers to obtain tables, chairs, tents; hiring temporary staff for functions.
Instructs the cook about upcoming events, instructs other staff about luncheon, dinner and reception arrangements.

Checks with the staff on the proper execution of duties, including day-to-day work activities such as cleaning, maintenance and preparation of non-representational meals.
Inspects the silver inventory and wine cellar as well as the linen closets; investigates and reports on breakages, losses, above average wear and tear; prepares orders of foods and beverages to be imported or purchased duty free as needed.

Manages ORE household staff, counsels the household staff when problems arise.

Maintains good morale among residence staff.

Monitors staff time and attendance, annual leave and sick leave slips.

Maintains the financial records of the Residence.  Prepares monthly ORE vouchers.  

Calls the Embassy’s General Services or Facilities Management when maintenance crew is required to perform maintenance and/or repair work at the residence.

Requests work to be performed by commercial companies.

Available to supervise social events, including evenings and weekends, as required.

Performs other duties as assigned.


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

Education: University level education with vocational training in office/hotel administration desirable but not required; secondary education mandatory;
Work Experience: 5 years in a similar position in a hotel or similar institution desirable but not required;

Language: Level IV (Fluent) English is required.  Arabic is desirable but not required;

Abilities and Skills: Basic knowledge of bookkeeping and Human Resources practices, Regional as well as American protocol, good interpersonal skills, supervisory skills; must be flexible and be able to manage a household and staff with a quickly changing agenda.  

Knowledge: Must be familiar with and apply all policies, procedures and guidelines governing the ORE program.


Hiring is subject to funds availability.

Hiring is subject to customary medical clearance, security certification and ability to obtain
requisite UAE residency and work permit.


Interested applicants for this position should submit the following:
Applicants must submit a current resume or curriculum vitae in a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.
Applications exceeding 1 MB will not be accepted.

Unless specified above, do not provide us with certifications, photographs, or scans of any documentation at this time.  Additional documentation may be requested only if the applicant is selected for an interview.

Applications submitted after the closing date will not be considered.

Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) applicants must clearly indicate their status in the text or subject line of their application.

(Please note “Residence Manager” in the subject line of the email)


.     Ordinarily Resident (OR): A citizen of the host country or a citizen of another country who has shifted the main residency focus to the host country and has the required work and/or residency permits for employment in country.

.     Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): Typically NORs are US Citizen EFMs and EFMs of FS, GS, and uniform service members who are on the travel orders and under Chief of Mission authority, or other personnel having diplomatic privileges and immunities.

Closing Date for this Position:  July 24, 2011