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The U.S. Embassy in Abuja, is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the position of:

Job Title: Bodyguard, FSN-06/FP-8

Ref: Ref.: A56064, A56065
Location: Abuja – Public Affairs Section (PAS) 
Work Hours: Full time; 48 hours/week
Slot: 2

Basic Function of the Position

  • The Bodyguards are responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for the conduct of foreign policy.
  • They are responsible for protecting Chief of Mission (COM) personnel and official visitors from physical harm and embarrassment.

Position Requirements
Note: All applicants MUST address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each criterion or the application will not be considered.

  • Completion of Secondary School Education is required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years prior work experience in providing close  protection services or protective driving services is required.
  • Level III (Good working knowledge) Speaking /Reading/Writing in English is required. Language proficiency will be tested. Level III (Good working knowledge) of one other local language is required.
  • Must be familiar with the Nigeria driving laws, local customs, cultural norms, as well as all regulations pertaining to motor vehicle operations.
  • Must possess defensive driving skills; operate fully armored and non – armored vehicles.
  • Must be able to maintain situation awareness and conduct counter – surveillance to enhance post’s off – compound security posture.

Selection Process

  • When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.

Additional Selection Criteria

  • Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy. 
  • Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
  • Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an overall summary rating of “Needs
  • Improvement” or “Unsatisfactory” on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
  • Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
  • Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  • Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

Remuneration
Salary Or- Ordinarily Resident – N4,309,549 p.a. (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-06. In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.
NOR – Not Ordinarily Resident – AEFM – US$36,3053EFM/MOH – US$31,301 (Starting Salary) p.a. Position Grade: FP-08*


Job Title: Northern Outreach English Language Assistant, FSN-08


Ref: A60018
Location: Abuja – Public Affairs Section (PAS) 
Position Grade: FSN-12/FP-03
Work Hours: Full time; 40 hours/week

Basic Function of the Position

  • The incumbent under the supervision of the Kano public diplomacy officer (PDO), plans, executes, and manages English language and youth outreach programs in Nigeria’s North and Middle Belt, including Abuja.
  • S/he identifies, develops, plans, and executes a youth outreach portfolio for the North, including outreach to secondary schools and occasional courses taught by embassy officers.

Position Requirements
Note: All applicants MUST address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each criterion or the application will not be considered.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, Art, Education, Archaeology, or American Studies is required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience working on educational or professional exchanges, international education and development, civil society/good governance development, public administration, university teaching or counseling, or programs related to increasing cultural, economic, or political ties between Nigeria and the United States/Europe is required.
  • Level IV (Fluent) Speaking /Reading/Writing in English is required. Level III (Good working knowledge) Speaking Hausa Language is required. Language proficiency will be tested.
  • Thorough knowledge of education in the United States and Nigeria, as well as Nigeria’s political, media, economic, social, educational structures and institutions is required. Knowledge of how to draft and monitor grants is required.
  • Must have the ability to develop and maintain contacts at various levels in cultural, government, civic, religious and business circles.
  • Proficiency in computer skills with experience in MS Office suite, excellent communication and writing skills with the ability to type 45 wpm accurately are required. Typing proficiency will be tested.

Selection Process

  • When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference.
  • Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.

Additional Selection Criteria

  • Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
  • Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
  • Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an overall summary rating of “Needs Improvement” or “Unsatisfactory” on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
  • Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
  • Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  • Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

Remuneration
Salary Or- Ordinarily Resident – N6,115,042.00 p.a. (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-08. In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.
NOR – Not Ordinarily Resident – AEFM – US$45,487 EFM/MOH – US$39,166 (Starting Salary) p.a.  Position Grade: FP-06*

Job Title: Foreign Service National Investigator FSN-08/FP-6

Location: Lagos
Work Hours: Full-time; 40 hours/week

Basic Function of the Position

  • The incumbent serves as an advisor to the Regional Security Office (RSO) on security matters. In addition to conducting U.S. Embassy job-related investigations, the incumbent conducts sensitive criminal and consular fraud investigations.
  • S/he maintains regular liaison between U.S. Embassy RSO and Abuja local police and other Government of Nigeria (GON) security entities.
  • Additionally, s/he stays well-informed of all security related matters to provide up-to-date security briefing to new LES and to the RSO.

Position Requirements
Note: All applicants MUST address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each criterion or the application will not be considered.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science is required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of prior work experience as a law enforcement officer is required.
  • Level IV (fluent) Speaking /Reading/Writing in English is required. Language proficiency will be tested.
  • Level III (Good working knowledge) of one other local language is required.
  • The incumbent must have advanced security and law enforcement experience in the country to understand the security apparatus of the Government of Nigeria.
  • Must have a valid Nigeria driver license.
  • Ability to respond immediately to any security incident or crisis that may occur, including use of firearm.

Selection Process
When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.

Additional Selection Criteria

  • Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
  • Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
  • Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an overall summary rating of “Needs Improvement” or “Unsatisfactory” on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
  • Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
  • Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  • Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

Salary
Or – Ordinarily Resident – N6,115,042 p.a. (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-08
In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.
Nor – Not Ordinarily Resident – AEFM – US$45,487 EFM/MOH – US$39,166 (Starting Salary) p.a. Position Grade: FP-06*

Job Title: Educational Advising Assistant (Trainee Level), FSN-07/FP-07

Location: Lagos
Work Hours: Full-time; 40 hours/week

Basic Function of the Position

  • Under the general supervision of the Public Diplomacy Officer (PDO), the incumbent provides services for all sponsored and non-sponsored students and scholars seeking information about educational opportunities in the United States.
  • Responsibilities include group and individual counseling concerning applying to U.S. Institutions, implementing, monitoring program activities and outreach events.
  • Additionally, s/he provides comprehensive, current and unbiased information, advice, and counselling on educational opportunities in the United States.

Position Requirements
Note: All applicants MUST address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each criterion or the application will not be considered.

  • A University degree in Education, Social Science, International Relations, Public Administration, Language teaching or a related field is required.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of work experience in academic counseling, public affairs or administrative/government services is required.
  • Level IV (Fluent) Writing/Speaking/Reading in English Language is required.
  • Language proficiency will be tested. Level III (Good working knowledge) Writing/Speaking/Reading in one local Nigerian Language is required.
  • Knowledge of secondary and post-secondary education in both United States and Nigeria, including higher education entrance examination systems.
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills, to obtain information in interviewing situations with clients and to analyze prospective students’ requirements. The written and oral communication skills will be tested.

Selection Process
When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.

Additional Selection Criteria

  • Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
  • Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
  • Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
  • Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
  • Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  • Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

Salary
Or – Ordinarily Resident
 – N4,766,721 p.a.(Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-07
In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.
Nor – Not Ordinarily Resident – AEFM – US$40, 665 EFM/MOH – US$35,014 (Starting Salary) p.a. Position Grade: FP-07

Job Title: Foreign Service National Investigator FSN-08/FP-6

Location: Abuja
Work Hours: Full-time; 40 hours/week

Basic Function of the Position

  • The incumbent serves as an advisor to the Regional Security Office (RSO) on security matters. In addition to conducting U.S. Embassy job-related investigations, the incumbent conducts sensitive criminal and consular fraud investigations.
  • S/he maintains regular liaison between U.S. Embassy RSO and Abuja local police and other Government of Nigeria (GON) security entities.
  • Additionally, s/he stays well-informed of all security related matters to provide up-to-date security briefing to new LES and to the RSO.

Position Requirements
Note: All applicants MUST address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each criterion or the application will not be considered.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science is required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of prior work experience as a law enforcement officer is required.
  • Level IV (fluent) Speaking /Reading/Writing in English is required. Language proficiency will be tested.
  • Level III (Good working knowledge) of one other local language is required.
  • The incumbent must have advanced security and law enforcement experience in the country to understand the security apparatus of the Government of Nigeria.
  • Must have a valid Nigeria driver license.
  • Ability to respond immediately to any security incident or crisis that may occur, including use of firearm.

Selection Process
When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.

Additional Selection Criteria

  • Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
  • Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
  • Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an overall summary rating of “Needs Improvement” or “Unsatisfactory” on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
  • Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
  • Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  • Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

Salary
Or – Ordinarily Resident – N6,115,042 p.a. (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-08
In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.
Nor – Not Ordinarily Resident – AEFM – US$45,487 EFM/MOH – US$39,166 (Starting Salary) p.a. Position Grade: FP-06*

Job Title: Educational Advising Assistant (Full Performance), FSN-08/FP-06

Ref: A71011
Location: Lagos – Public Affairs Section (PAS)
Position Grade: FSN-08/FP-06
Work Hours: Full time; 40 hours/week

Basic Functions

  • Under the general supervision of the Public Diplomacy Officer (PDO), the incumbent provides services for all sponsored and non-sponsored students and scholars seeking information about educational opportunities in the United States.
  • Responsibilities include group and individual counseling concerning applying to U.S. Institutions, implementing, monitoring program activities and outreach events.
  • Additionally, s/he provides comprehensive, current and unbiased information, advice, and counselling on educational opportunities in the United States.

Position Requirements
Note: All applicants MUST address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each criterion or the application will not be considered:

  • A University Degree in Education, Social Science, International Relations, Public Administration, Language teaching or a related field is required.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of work experience in academic counseling, public affairs or administrative/government services is required.
  • Level IV (Fluent) Writing/Speaking/Reading in English Language is required.
  • Language proficiency will be tested.
  • Level III (Good working knowledge) Writing/Speaking/Reading in one local
  • Nigerian Language is required.
  • Thorough knowledge of secondary and post-secondary education in both United
  • States and Nigeria, including higher education entrance examination systems.
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills, to obtain information in interviewing situations with clients and to analyze prospective students’ requirements. The written and oral communication skills will be tested.

Selection Process

  • When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.

Additional Selection Criteria

  • Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
  • Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
  • Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
  • Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
  • Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  • Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

Remuneration
Salary Or- Ordinarily Resident
 – N6,115,042 p.a.(Starting basic salary)Position Grade: FSN-08 
In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.
NOR – Not Ordinarily Resident – AEFM – US$45, 487 EFM/MOH – US$39,166  (Starting Salary) p.a. Position Grade: FP-06*

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates for this position MUST submit the following, or the application will not be considered:

  • Application for U.S. Federal Employment (DS-174); or a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information as a DS – 174; plus.
  • Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD – 214 with their application.
  • Any other documentation (e.g., certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that directly addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
  • A type written and signed application letter specifically applying for this position, and addressing the minimum requirements as advertised. Please reference the job title and announcement number on the application letter.
  • Limit all electronic (e – mail) submissions to one entry/e – mail not larger than 5MB. Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats, not pictures.
  • E-mails received without the appropriate subject line and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Submit Application to: HRNigeria@state.gov

Point of Contact: Tel: 09-461-4000 Ext 4261

Click here to download Application Form for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174) (PDF 1.78 MB)
Click here to download the Instructions for Completing DS-174 (PDF 2.40 MB)

Note:

  • Mailed (paper/hard copies) applications will NOT be accepted.
  • All not ordinarily resident applicants must have the required work and residency permits to be eligible for Consideration. A U.S. Citizen EFM does not have to be residing in country to be considered, but the sponsoring officer under chief of mission (com) authority does have to Be assigned officially to post.
Deadline: 28th December, 2015.



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