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  • Posted on: 8 October, 2014 Deadline: 16 October, 2014
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  • The U.S. Consulate General in Abuja is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the positions below:



    Subject: PHYSICIAN
    Location: ABUJA – HEALTH UNIT
    OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates
    POSITION TITLE: Physician, FSN-12/FP-03
    OPENING DATE: October 03, 2014
    CLOSING DATE: October 16, 2014
    WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week
    SALARY: OR – Ordinarily Resident–N9,045,838.00 p.a. (Starting basic salary)|
    Position Grade: FSN-12

    The incumbent provides medical services to approximately 156 direct hire American employees and approximately 85 dependents of all agencies at post as primary care physician. S/He sees 377 Foreign Service National employees upon occasion of injury on the job, referring any who become ill at work to their private physicians. S/He helps in planning and administering the health program at post, including at-post hospitalizations and medical evacuations. S/He serves as consulting and on-call physician for high-level VIP visits when the RMO and/or FSHP are not present.


    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. Medical Degree from the U.S. or western European equivalent is required with a license to practice in Nigeria. Completion of formal U.S. internship, minimum of three years formal residency or equivalent training as certified by the U.S. Office of Medical Services (M/MED) and current U.S. specialty Board certification is required.
    2. Minimum of six (6) years of progressive experience in internal medicine, family medicine, emergency medicine, and OB/GYN. The incumbent must possess the following experience: international medical evacuations and experience of providingmedical services during disaster.
    3. Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English, the use of professional medical terminology is required. Language proficiency will be tested.
    4. Must have good working knowledge of Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advances Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, and Emergency Preparedness for chemical, biological and radiological situations.
    5. Regular attendance of the annual Continuing Medical Education (CME) training and seminars to stay current with medical practice at U.S. standards is required.
    6. Must be sensitive to the needs and feelings of others and have a customer-service orientation.

    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.

    Embassy of the United States of America
    Human Resources Office
    Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive Central District Area

    Abuja. Or submit to:

    Tel: 09-461-4000 Ext 4261


    The U.S. Mission in Nigeria 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

    The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief. An Equal Opportunity Employer

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