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  • United States Embassy in Nigeria - 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
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    Listed below are current job opportunities at the United States Embassy in Nigeria

    CVE Grant Management Assistant, FSN-08/FP-06

     

    BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION:
    Under the supervision of the Public Affairs Officer (PAO), the incumbent vets, administers, manages monitors, closes out, assesses effectiveness of, and generates grant programs funded by CVE (countering violent extremism) monies. Target audiences are largely youth and interfaith communities.  She/he conducts grant writing and grant management workshops for potential grantees; tracking CVE funding streams and coordinating with FMO, PAS budget specialist, and program offices in Washington; calling quarterly meetings with donors and other stakeholders to coordinate programming efforts.

    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 Social Sciences or Liberal arts is required.
    2.   Minimum of two (2) years professional experience in communications, grant management or proposal writing, project and/or event management, or managing large cultural, education, development or information programs is required.
    3.   Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Reading and writing in Hausa Language is required.
    Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Reading and writing in English Language is required. Language proficiency will be tested.
    4.   Incumbent must have extensive knowledge of host country’s political, economic, and social structures and ministries/federal and state government agencies related to countering violent extremism.
    5.   Thorough knowledge of NGOs, religious, ethnic, and academic communities operating in northern Nigeria relating to CVE and broad knowledge of public diplomacy program, including American Corner programming is required.
    6.   Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft Office 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.

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    CVE Grant Management Assistant, FSN-09/FP-05 Step 1

     

    BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION:
    Under the supervision of the Public Affairs Officer (PAO), the incumbent vets, administers, manages monitors, closes out, assesses effectiveness of, and generates grant programs funded by CVE (countering violent extremism) monies. Target audiences are largely youth and interfaith communities.  She/he conducts grant writing and grant management workshops for potential grantees; tracking CVE funding streams and coordinating with FMO, PAS budget specialist, and program offices in Washington; calling quarterly meetings with donors and other stakeholders to coordinate programming efforts.

    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 Social Sciences or Liberal arts is required.
    2. Minimum of three (3) years professional experience in communications, grant management or proposal writing, project and/or event management, or managing large cultural, education, development or information programs is required.
    3.   Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Reading and writing in Hausa Language is required.
    Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Reading and writing in English Language is required. Language proficiency will be tested.
    4.   Incumbent must have extensive knowledge of host country’s political, economic, and social structures and ministries/federal and state government agencies related to countering violent extremism.
    5.   Thorough knowledge of NGOs, religious, ethnic, and academic communities operating in northern Nigeria relating to CVE and broad knowledge of public diplomacy program, including American Corner programming is required.
    6.   Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft Office 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.

    Method of Application

    CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION:  DECEMBER 18, 2014

    Employment opportunities which are open only to currently employed Embassy local staff or the family members of Americans assigned to the U.S. Mission in Nigeria are listed on the Embassy’s internal website, available through the U.S. State Department’s OPENNET system.  Interested family members without OPENNET access may inquire by email to CLOAbuja@state.gov. All others should apply to HRNigeria@state.gov

    Application forms for Federal Employment:

    An Equal Opportunity Employer

    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.

    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 US 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 US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form
    DD-214 with their application.
    4.   Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned)
    that 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

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