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Job Opportunities at the U.S. Embassy

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 Assistant (CLO Assistant) – Employees of Mission

Announcement Number: Abuja-2021-040
Location: Abuja
Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja
Series / Grade: FP – 0101 7
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: FP-7

Overview

  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
    • For USEFM – FS is 07.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
    • Employees of Mission – All/or USEFMs, EFMs or MOHs.
  • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Appointment Type Details: Definite not to Exceed (5 years)

Summary

  • 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

Duties
Basic Function of the Position

  • The Community Liaison Office Assistant serves all USG employees and family members stationed at Post.
  • The Community Liaison Office Assistant (CLO Assistant) assists the CLO Coordinator in the development and management of post programs to maintain high morale of community members.
  • S/he identifies needs within the post community and responds with effective programming, information, resources and referrals.
  • Additionally, s/he works under the loose supervision of the CLO and interact independently with CLO clientele to develop CLO materials/programs, and to generate ideas for CLO events.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements

  • Education Requirements: Completion of Secondary School or received high school diploma is required.
  • Experience: Minimum of one (1) year of secretarial and administrative experience is required.
  • Job Knowledge: Knowledge of proper and efficient secretarial and office management procedures as practiced by the U.S. Mission Nigeria is required.
  • Evaluations: This may be tested. Please specify in your application your level of proficiency in the language listed.
  • Language:  Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, use of PC, and the ability to type 40 wpm is required.
  • Effective communication and strong organizational skills is required. Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and work on several tasks jointly is required.

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.

Qualifications:

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

Benefits and Other Info

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.

Other Information:

  • 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.
  • For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.

Marketing Statement:

Salary
NGN 6,455,212 / USD 38,056 annually

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

Job Title: Administrative Management Assistant (DTRA Program Assistant)

Announcement Number: Abuja-2021-041
Location: Abuja
Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja
Series / Grade: LE – 0105 9
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-9

Overview

  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: For USEFM – FP is 5/1.  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: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
  • Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Summary

  • The work schedule for this position is: 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.
  • Supervisory Position: No
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
  • Travel Required: 25% or less
  • The job holder will travel across Africa, Europe and the U.S.A for interagency partner’s in-country and host nation collaborators, as well as travel to deliver speeches/presentations.

Duties

  • Under direction of the Regional Cooperative Engagement Office (RCEO) Chief located in Morocco, but with minimal supervision, the incumbent persistently engages with a diverse array of senior and national-level officials in law enforcement, military, maritime, transportation, security, academic, human/animal health sciences and the private sector throughout DTRA’S Area of Responsibility (AOR) in Africa, to identify, mitigate, and/or counter complex Weapon of Mass Destruction (CWMD) threats.
  • S/he is the WMD specialist for Nigeria, but will also support on going activities in Liberia, Senegal, and Guinea of other ECOWAS countries as directed by the RCEO Chief in DTRA’S portfolio, and as such, will be required to provide accurate, concise and timely analysis and advice to DTRA Headquarters.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Experience:

  • Minimum of six (6) years (cumulative) professional work experience in one of the following areas: Military, intelligence, security cooperation, disaster preparedness/response, law enforcement, or public/animal health is required.

Job Knowledge:

  • Basic knowledge of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) issues, law enforcement and/or disaster preparedness/response. Good understanding of transnational crime and public health issues in Africa.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following fields of study: Public Health, International Relations, Business Management, Public Administration, Disaster / Humanitarian Response is required.

Evaluations:

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

Language:

  • English Fluent in reading / speaking / writing is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency with MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel is required. Incumbent is required to use the following proprietary software on regular basis: INVEST, ILMS, APACS, MyServices, DOD SharePoint, DOS SharePoint, Zoom, WebEx, Skype, Microsoft Teams, Adobe Pro.
  • Note: Training for these systems will be provided to job holder upon selection.
  • Ability to draft precise and complete reports in English, with strategic context with limited requirement for editing.
  • A typing ability is required, speed is not a factor, but accuracy will be emphasized.
  • Ability to manage multiple, complex and diverse tasks simultaneously and for extended periods.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and resourcefulness in obtaining information, assistance, and support with minimal oversight.
  • Ability to interact with other people from diverse backgrounds, use sound judgment and provide accurate reporting data to senior level officials.

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.

Qualifications:

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

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.

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.
  • For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.

Salary

  • N10,908,677; USD47,619 / annum.

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

Job Title: Community Liaison Office Coordinator (CLO)

Announcement Number: Abuja-2021-039
Location: Abuja
Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja
Series / Grade: FP – 0101 6
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: FP-6

Overview

  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply / Clarification From the Agency: For USEFM – FS is 06.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.; U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies
  • Security Clearance Required: Top Secret
  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Appointment Type Details: Definite not to Exceed (5 years)
  • Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Summary

  • 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.
  • Supervisory Position: Yes
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
  • Travel Required: Not Required

Duties

  • Basic Function of the Position – The incumbent is responsible for developing and managing a program based on community demographics and post-specific needs.
  • Development and implementation of program that has direct impact on post morale and affects overall work performance, productivity, retention, community spirit, and individual and family well-being in a foreign environment.
  • The CLO develops evaluation criteria and conducts periodic surveys to assess program efficacy.
  • Based on analysis of formal and informal surveys, the CLO develops and implements a long-range program plan that outline goals to maintain and enhance morale at post.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of professional work experience is required.

Job Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of pertinent Department of State (DOS) regulations, programs, and policies, as well as Nigeria laws, practices, and mores is required.

Education Requirements:

  • Completion of Secondary School is required.

Evaluations:

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

Language:

  • Level III (Good working knowledge) Written / Reading / Speaking English is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Standard knowledge of Microsoft computer environment is required; ability to draft and edit material for correspondence and publication, as well as ability to demonstrate good interpersonal and customer service skills is required.

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.

Qualifications:

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

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.

Other Information
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.
  • For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.

Salary

  • USD42,570 / annum.

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

Deadline: 15th April, 2021.

Important Notice

  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.
  • To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents
Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • High School Diploma
  • 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.
  • 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 Abuja, Nigeria.
  • For More Info: HR Section 09-461-4000  AbujaHROEFM@state.gov

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