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  • Posted: Jan 20, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 2, 2021
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    A diplomatic mission is a group of people from one state or an international inter-governmental organisation (such as the United Nations) present in another state to represent the sending state/organisation officially in the receiving state. In practice, a diplomatic mission usually denotes the resident mission, namely the office of a country's diplomatic re...
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    Economic Assistant

    Announcement Number: Abuja-2021-004
    Series / Grade: FP - 1505 5
    Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja
    Work Schedule: Full-time - Work Schedule is 40 hours per week
    Promotion Potential: FP-5
    Telework Eligible: No

    Overview

    • Hiring Path: Open to the public
    • Security Clearance Required: Secret
    • Appointment Type: Permanent
    • Appointment Type Details: Definite not to Exceed (5 years)
    • 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 Function of the Position - The incumbent undertakes economic research, 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 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.

    Requirements:

    • 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:

    • Language:  Fluent 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.

    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.

    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.

    Marketing Statement:

    • We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

    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.

    Salary
    USD $47,148 annually

    Method of Application

    Important Notice

    • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Secret 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
    • Degree with transcript
    • 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 HRNigeria@state.gov
    Interested and qualified? Go to US Embassy on erajobs.state.gov to apply
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