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    The U.S. Embassy is seeking to employ suitable and qualified candidates for the position of:

    Communications Specialist - CDC


    As the lead communications officer, the incumbent develops and implements a comprehensive communications program for CDC Nigeria to promote public understanding of CDC programs and accomplishments. She/he plans and coordinates the dissemination of information relating to the organization’s programs, objectives and functions through various media. This position provides communications supports for multiple public health programs, including but not limited to PEPFAR, PMI, Immunizations and Global Health Security.

    To obtain a copy of this announcement please visit our Mission websites at:


    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.

    • Master’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing or related field is required.
    • Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible working experience in communications or public affairs environment is required.
    • Level IV (fluency) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English Language is required. Language Proficiency will be tested.
    • Incumbent must have an in-depth understanding of overall communications principles, guidelines and procedures related to the management of public relations and working knowledge of the structure and functions of the Agency’s role in support of PEPFAR, PMI, Immunizations and GHS.
    • Ability to quickly and carefully translate technical legal language into understandable and easy to read written documents and ability to adapt style, manner of presentations and format to the requirements of the audience and to assess problems and develop realistic solutions is required.
    • Intermediate user level of word processing, graphics, spreadsheets and database including keyboarding skills that include both speed and accuracy is required.

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    Under the supervision of the Motor pool Supervisor, the incumbent carefully and responsibly drives an official vehicle to various locations in Abuja, and on some occasions, to other cities in Nigeria. She/he drives Embassy personnel, visitors or cargo to various locations including ministries, embassies, and other businesses organizations.

    To obtain a copy of this announcement please visit our Mission websites at:


    NOTE: All applicants MUST address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each criterion in the application letter or the application will not be considered.

    • Completion of Secondary School Education is required.
    • Minimum of two (2) years professional driving experience is required.
    • Level III (good working knowledge) Speaking /Reading/Writing in English is required. Language proficiency will be tested.
    • Level III (good working knowledge) of any widely spoken local language is required.
    • A good geographical knowledge of Abuja, other cities and neighboring countries, including traffic laws and regulations and ability to drive carefully and cautiously in heavy and chaotic traffic situations on poorly maintain roads is required.
    • A good knowledge of safety and preventative maintenance practice for vehicles and ability to recognize a hazardous or dangerous situation and take appropriate action is required.
    • A valid Nigerian driver’s license and ability to communicate clearly on the phone or by radio when necessary is required.

    Method of Application

    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.


    • 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.

    OR - Ordinarily Resident - N3,154,846 p.a. (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-06
    In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.
    Nor - Not Ordinary Resident AEFM - US$36,353 EFM/MOH - US$31,301 (Starting Salary) p.a. Position Grade: FP-08

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

    • Application for US Federal Employment (DS-174); or a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information as a DS-174; plus,
    • Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.
    • Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • E-mails received without the appropriate subject line and incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Submit Application To

    Embassy of the United States of America
    Human Resources Office,
    Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive,
    Central District Area,
    Or submit to:

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