• New Job Offer at The U.S. Embassy

  • Posted on: 26 August, 2015 Deadline: 9 September, 2015
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  • The U.S. Embassy is seeking to employ suitable and qualified candidates for the position of:

    Opportunity Grant / Education Advising Technician

     

    BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION:

    Position/Program Description: Under the supervision of the Abuja Cultural Affairs Officer and the Educational Advising Supervisor, the Opportunity Grant / Education Advising Technician provides all administrative support in handling Educational and Opportunity Grant programs for graduate and undergraduate students. The incumbent plans and facilitates outreaches to northern High Schools and Universities; handles e- mail inquiries, draft responses to letters; facilitate education seminars and workshops; provide administrative support for EducationU.S.A cohort advising programs like Competitive College Club, United States Achievers Program amongst others; provides effective follow up and works closely with advisors to enrich overall education advising program.

    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.

    • University degree in any of the social sciences, education, or business is required.
    • Minimum of two (2) to three (3) years of experience in administrative work, out of which one should be in educational establishment.
    • Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading in English is required.
    • Level III (Good working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading of host country language is required. Language Proficiency will be tested.
    • A strong knowledge of Nigerian educational system with a basic understanding of
    • U.S. educational system is required.
    • Good oral and written communication, customer service skills are required.
    • Good working knowledge of Microsoft applications especially Excel and or Access packages and knowledge of social media are required.

    Method of Application

    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.

    Salary
    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,
    Abuja. 

    Or submit to: HRNigeria@state.gov

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