Career Opportunities at the U.S. Embassy, Nigeria

The U.S. Mission to Nigeria comprises of the Embassy in Abuja, FCT, and the Consulate General in Lagos. U.S. Consulate General Lagos is the Mission’s representative to the Nigerian people in the southern region.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Economic Assistant – U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs)

Announcement Number: Abuja-2022-035RA
Location: Abuja
Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja
Series/Grade: FP – 1505 5
Promotion Potential: FP-5
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week

Overview

  • Hiring Path:bOpen to the public
    • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: For USEFM – FS is 05.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
    • U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies
  • Security Clearance Required: Secret/Confidential Clearance
  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Appointment Type Details:  Definite not to Exceed (5 years)

Summary

  • Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
  • Supervisory Position: No
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
  • Travel Required: Not Required

Duties
Basic Functions of the Position:

  • The incumbent undertakes economic research and analysis; writes cables and reports; develops contacts in host government ministries, departments, and agencies, as well as in NGOs, international organizations, and businesses
  • Tracks GoN priorities as well as host country participation in and progress toward USG priorities; develops and engages contacts within USG agencies relevant to the portfolio
  • Delivers demarches, organizes meetings for the Ambassador, DCM and Economic Counselor
  • Briefs Economic personnel on issues relevant to the portfolio; serves as control officer for official visits; represents the Embassy at in-country functions; represents the Economic Section in Embassy committees and working groups.
  • The position requires Secret Clearance.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Education Requirements:

  • Two years of University Studies is required.

Experience:   

  • Minimum of two (2) years’ of work experience relevant to the major duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Experience demonstrating effective interpersonal engagement and communication skills is required.

Job Knowledge: 

  • Knowledge of U.S .Government and Department of State structure and operation is required.

Evaluations:

  • This may be tested.
  • Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.

Language: 

  • Fluency in English language is required.

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Good analytical and drafting skills, public speaking and interpersonal skills are required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office software suite is required.

Equal Employment and Opportunity (EEO):

  • The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Qualifications:

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

Other Information:

  • For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

Hiring Preference Selection Process:  

  • Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.
  • Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application.
  • Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.

Hiring Preference Order:

  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  • AEFM / USEFM
  • FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* Important

  • Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.
  • A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant.
  • The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.
  • ** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.
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Marketing Statement:

Remuneration
USD $48,667

Benefits
Agency Benefits:

  • Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Abuja, Nigeria may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
  • For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.
  • The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

 

 

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

 

 

Job Title: General Services Assistant – All Interested Candidates (GSO Assistant)

Announcement Number: Abuja-2022-080
Location: Abuja
Appointment Type: Permanent
Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja
Series/Grade: LE – 0105 7
Promotion Potential: LE-7
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week

Duties
Basic Function:

  • The incumbent serves as the Assistant to the Supervisory General Officer (S/GSO), and two General Services Officers (GSO).
  • Incumbent provides day-to-day administrative management and support oversight of GSO operations, including drafting correspondences, maintaining files, receiving/escorting victors, making travel arrangements and maintaining appointment calendars.
  • Coordinates the Time and Attendance for the GSO staff and assists with the coordination of the Meetings of GSO sub-sections.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the fields of Public Administration, Law and Criminology, Business Related Studies, Secretarial Studies, Sociology or related fields is required.
  • Note: NYSC Certificate or Exemption document is required.

Experience:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in administrative and in a customer-focused work environment is required.

Job Knowledge:

  • Thorough knowledge of administrative and office procedures is required.
  • Knowledge of Nigeria customs and working practices (e.g. cultivating relationship with government and private sector contact, bargaining practices), as well as a general structure of Nigerian administrative offices is required.

Evaluations:

  • This may be tested.  Applicants must specify level of proficiency in the language listed.

Language:

  • Fluency in Reading/Writing/Speaking English is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have excellence interpersonal, presentation and organizational skills.
  • Must have the ability to work with others in providing clear, concise guidance and be able to respond with courtesy in handling stressful situations.
  • Must be able to effectively plan meetings and manage projects.
  • Must be able to prioritize work and be flexible when dealing with urgent/non-standard situations.
  • Must be an analytic thinker, a problem-solving, and have a can-do attitude.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.>) and good keyboarding skills with emphasis on accuracy is required.

Equal Employment and Opportunity (EEO):

  • The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.
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Qualifications:

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

Other Information:

  • For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

Hiring Preference Selection Process:

  • Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.
  • Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application.
  • Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.

Hiring Preference Order:

  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  • AEFM / USEFM
  • FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights

* Important

  • Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.
  • A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant.
  • The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.
  • ** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

Remuneration/salary
N6,455,212 (USD38,894)

Benefits
Agency Benefits:

  • Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Abuja, Nigeria may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
  • For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.
  • The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

 

 

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

Application Deadline  18th July, 2022.

Important Information

  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.
  • To apply for this position click the APPLY TO THIS VACANCY” button at the top of the page. Click on the “Submit Application” button to complete your application process.

Required Documents:

  • To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:

  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • Degree (not transcript)
  • NYSC Certificate and Exemption document

Eligible Family Member Applicants:

  • Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:

  • Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email

 

Application Deadline  1st August, 2022.

Important Information

  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Secret clearance.
  • To apply for this position click the APPLY TO THIS VACANCY” button at the top of the page. Click on the “Submit Application” button to complete your application process.
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Required Documents:

  • To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:

  • Degree (with transcript)

Eligible Family Member Applicants:

  • Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:

  • Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

 

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  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by people assigned to it.
  • They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
  • All personnel may be required to perform other responsibilities in addition to those specified from time to time, as needed.
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  • We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
  • Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview
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