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  • Posted on: 6 October, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • The Human Resources Office is responsible for providing a full range of personnel services for American and Locally Employed Staff (LES) members. The HRO is responsible for implementing HR policies and procedures for the American diplomatic Mission Nigeria. The HRO provides guidance on all HR related programs

    Job Openings

    Listed below are current job opportunities at the United States Embassy in Nigeria.  Please click on the link to learn more about the specific opening.  For more information about job opportunities, you may email the U.S. Embassy Human Resources Office at HRNigeria@state.gov (Please note that this address is only for inquiries about job opportunities. Questions about Consular or other issues will not receive a reply.)

    Information Specialist

     

    NOTE: 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.

    The U.S. Consulate General in Lagos is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the position of Information Specialist (Print) in the Public Affairs Section (PAS).

    BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION:
    The incumbent serves as principal media advisor/liaison to U.S. Mission Nigeria on the print media within seventeen states that comprise the consular district of the U.S. Consulate General Lagos. This position advises Mission management on appropriate  reactions/responses to media stories and is available 24/7 to coordinate urgent press matters. She/he coordinates placement of U.S. Mission Nigeria and Department of State media products with print media in the district. Serves as point of contact for and manager of print media interviews conducted with U.S Mission personnel and social media training for journalists within the consulate district.

    To obtain a copy of this announcement please visit our Mission websites at: http://nigeria.usembassy.gov/hr_office.html

    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.

    1. University degree in mass communication, political science, liberal arts or broadcast communication is required.
    2. Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the communications media as a journalist, editor, broadcaster or advertising executive is required.
    3. Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required. Language proficiency will be tested.
    4. Must have thorough knowledge of the bilateral relationships and public diplomacy themes.
    5. Knowledge of current development in the media sector, including social networking and various messaging systems is required.
    6. Ability to type, draft, edit, supervise and communicate effectively is required.

    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
    1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
    2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.

    Closing Date: October 16, 2014
    Position: Information Specialist - Lagos (PDF 168KB)

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    Financial Assistant

     

    Closing Date: October 16, 2014
    Position: Financial Assistant - Abuja DOD HPN (PDF 168KB)

    Basic Function of the Position:
    The incumbent will perform accounting and financial analysis to support efficient operations meeting USG accounting and procurement practices. The incumbent will assist in the implementation of the internal controls and general assessment of DoDHPN accounting standards. Duties include audit of procurement and travel vouchers, working with DoDHPN technical staff for specific programmatic activity budget preparation. Additionally, the incumbent will be expected to perform financial administrative duties.

    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.

        University degree in Accounting or Business Administration is required
        Minimum of 3 years progressive work experience in accounting, auditing or financially oriented business management is required.
        Level IV (Fluent) Speaking /Reading/Writing in English is required. Language proficiency will be tested.
        Advanced knowledge in professional accounting, auditing, budget and finance is required.
        Ability to work with limited supervision to assess inconsistencies in financial data is required.
        Advanced personal computer skills with experience in word processing and spreadsheets, Quick Books is required. 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.

    Remuneration
    Salary: Or – Ordinarily Resident–N3,459,393p.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$40,262 EFM/MOH – US$34,667 (Starting Salary) p.a. Position Grade: FP-07

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    Chauffeur

     

    Ref: FSN-03/FP-BB
    Location: Abuja

    Basic Function of the Position

        Under the supervision of the Motor pool Supervisor/Travel Logistician, the incumbent carefully and responsibly drives an official vehicle to various locations in Abuja, and on some occasions, to other cities in Nigeria.
        Also drives DOD HPN personnel and visitors to various locations including ministries, embassies, and other businesses organizations.

    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 (2) years previous experience as a chauffeur is required.
        Level III (good working knowledge) Speaking /Reading/Writing in English is required.
        Knowledge of the host country traffic laws and regulations, geography of Abuja city and country in general is required.
        A good knowledge of automotive operations, safety and maintenance practices is required.
        Must have a valid Nigerian driver’s license.

    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.

    Remuneration
    Salary: OR - Ordinary Resident - N2,360,678.00 p.a. (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-03.
    In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.
    NOR - AEFM/ EFM - US$22,058
    Starting basic salary p.a. Grade: FP-BB

    Closing Date: October 16, 2014
    Position: Chauffeur - Abuja -DOD HPN (PDF 258KB)

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following, or the application will not be considered:

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.
    4. Any other documentation (e.g., certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that directly addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
    5. 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.

    SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:

    Embassy of the United States of America
    Human Resources Office
    Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive Central District Area
    Abuja. Or submit to: HRNigeria@state.gov

    POINT OF CONTACT:
    Tel: 09-461-4000 Ext 4261

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