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: Community Liaison Office (CLO) LE Administrative Assistant (All Interested Candidates)
Announcement Number: Lagos-2021-042
Hiring Agency: Consulate General Lagos
Series / Grade: LE – 0105 7
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hour per week
Promotion Potential: LE-7
- Hiring Path: Open to the public
- Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
- For USEFM – FP is 06. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
- All Interested Applicants / All Sources
- Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
- Appointment Type: Permanent
- Appointment Type Details: Definite not to Exceed (5 years)
- The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 hours per week)
- 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.
- Travel Required: Not Required
- The incumbent provides administrative support to the Community Liaison Office (CLO).
- Develops and maintains key contacts and manager information that benefits the morale and welfare of the Consulate.
- Compiles, writes for, and publishes a monthly newsletter communicating information concerning community and Lagos activities, as well as places of interest in Nigeria.
- Promote and advise Implementation of cross-cultural activities and provides expert advice on Nigerian culture and language to Consulate staff and family members.
Qualifications and Evaluations
- Education Requirements: Completion of Secondary is required.
- Experience: Minimum of 2 years work experience in an administrative position involving contract with the public or a customer services position is required.
- Job Knowledge: In-depth knowledge of the Nigeria and regional geography, history, cultural, customs and an overall knowledge of local resources for shopping, travel and leisure activities.
- Evaluations:This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.
- Language: Good working knowledge reading/writing/speaking English is required. Good working knowledge reading/writing/speaking any of the local languages used in Lagos (Nigeria Pidgin, Yoruba, Igbo, Awori, or Hausa) is required.
Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to quickly acquire knowledge of pertinent Department of State and the Family Liaison Office (FLO) regulations, programs and policies is required.
- Must have excellent communication (written and oral) skills;
- Strong interpersonal skills to deal effectively with Mission staff at all levels, family members and vendors, etc.,
- Strong organizational, planning and management skills;
- Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work without oversight;
- Strong research skills, initiative, and independent judgement in performing administrative tasks; a
- Ability to develop and maintain effective contact in local business and service communities. Proficient in the use of Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and possess skills or the ability to quickly acquire skills in Publisher, SharePoint etc.
- Must be able to lift up to 25ubs when setting up venues for events such as beach day or the 4th July. party.
Equal Employment 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.
- All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
Benefits and Other Info
- Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Lagos, 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.
- 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 **
- 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.
- For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.
- We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
NGN 6,455,212 / USD $38,056 annually
Deadline: 16th April, 2021.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
- All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust.
- To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.
In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.
- Residency and/or Work Permit
- Secondary School Certificate
For EFMs, in addition to the above:
- Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
- DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
- SF-50 (if applicable)
- Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
- For further information – the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.
- Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Lagos, Nigeria.
- For More Info: HR Section 09-461-4000 HRNigeria@state.gov