Jobs at the Embassy

Thank you for your interest in working for the Embassy of the United States of America in Cuba. To view a current list of all available positions at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba and apply, please visit our ERA site. Starting March 2021, U. S. Embassy Havana implemented the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) system.

Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA)

All applications must be submitted through ERA to be considered. 


Applicants must have permission from the Government of Cuba (GOC) to work in Cuba. This essentially includes two groups: 1) Cuban citizens or legal residents and 2) the diplomatic corps. The diplomatic corps consists of those accredited by the GOC as diplomats or their family members (U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFM), Eligible Family Members (EFM), and family members of diplomats posted to Cuba from other countries). Applicants will be asked to provide documentation to support their legal right to work in Cuba.

Please note that you will be required to go through a security investigation before your appointment if selected for a position. All Cuban citizen applicants must also be approved and hired by the Cuban employment agency, PALCO, before working at the U.S. Embassy.

U.S. Embassy Havana 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.

ERA is an electronic applicant management system for vacancy announcements. All applications must be submitted through ERA to be considered.

To assist you in understanding how to create an ERA account and successfully apply for the job(s) in which you are interested, we have provided a step-by-step video and guidance documents in PDF format for each stage of the process. These can be found on the right sidebar of this webpage.

Once registered in ERA, you can access the vacancies that interest you and review all the information about them, like the duties and qualifications required.

Applicants will receive correspondence for testing processes and/or interviews via email from ERA; please be sure to provide a correct email address and review your spam or junk folder as sometimes the system notification goes into these folders.

The Embassy Human Resources Office is unable to acknowledge the receipt of your documents. If you do not receive a notification email from ERA within four weeks of the vacancy announcement’s closing day, it is likely that you did not qualify for the position or did not submit a complete package.

Where can I apply?

From a computer or cellphone with internet access.

What should I review before applying?

Please read the entire Vacancy Announcement to ensure you meet all Eligibility and Qualification requirements. As mentioned in the Vacancy Announcement, all required documentation must be included (uploaded) at the time of application.

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