• Human Resources Clerk at US Embassy

  • Posted on: 30 August, 2011 Deadline: 9 September, 2011
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    DATE: August 29, 2011
    REF: A54000
    OPEN TO: All interested candidates
    To be filled at trainee grade FSN-05 with potential for promotion to grade FSN-06.
    OPENING DATE: August 29, 2011
    CLOSING DATE: September 9, 2011
    WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week
    SALARY: OR – Ordinarily Resident–N1,651,315 p.a.(Starting basic salary)
    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$31,963,
    EFM – US$27,431 Starting Salary p.a.
    NOTE: All ordinary resident applicants must have the required work and residency permits to be eligible for consideration.
    The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the position of Human Resources Assistant in the Human Resources Office (HRO). BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION:
    Incumbent assists with local employee recruitment and also assists with the provision of employee services to serviced sections and agencies. He/she assists with training and presentation to larger audiences comprising of both local hires and American supervisors.
    Incumbent also assists with various Human Resources programs and performs assigned administrative duties, including maintenance of subject files. Assists with the preparation of reports on various Human Resources issues.

    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. A University degree in Human Resources, Social Sciences or Business is required.
    2. At least six (6) months experience in general office administration work requiring customer service in a medium sized organization is required.
    3. Level IV (Fluent) Speaking /Reading English language is required.
    4. Knowledge of office administration procedures.
    5. Must be computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Word & Excel packages, with at least level III typing ability (minimum of 40 WPM) is required.
    When equally qualified, Eligible Family Members and U.S. Veterans will be given preference. Therefore it is essential that the candidate address the required qualifications above in the application.
    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. Currently employed US Citizen  EFMs who hold a FMA appointment are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of the employment.
    4. Currently employed NORs hired under a Personnel 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.
    5. Current employees who are qualified will be given preference.
    6. Only successful applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be notified.
    7. The Human Resources Office will NOT accept applications or resumes submitted in U.S. Government official envelopes.
    8. The minimum requirements must be adequately addressed in the cover letter of your application package. Failure to do so will disqualify your application.


    Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following, or the application will not be considered:
    1. Application for US Federal Employment (SF-171 or OF-612); or a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information as an OF-612; plus.
    2. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD- 214 with their application.
    3. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
    4. 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.
    Embassy of the United States of America
    Human Resources Office
    Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive
    Central District Area Abuja.
    Tel: 09-461-4000 Ext 4274
    Fax: 09-461-4036
    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.
    1. US Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM) – For purposes of receiving a
    preference in hiring for a qualified position, an EFM who meets the following criteria:
    US Citizen; and,
    EFM (see above) at least 18 years old; and,
    Listed on the travel orders of a direct-hire Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service member assigned to or stationed abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and either:
    A. Resides at the sponsoring employee’s or uniformed service member’s post of assignment abroad or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan;
    B. Resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2.
    2. EFM: An individual related to a US Government employee in one of the following ways:
    Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of self-support. The term shall include, in addition to natural offspring, stepchildren and adopted children and those under legal guardianship of the employee or the spouse when such children are expected to be under such legal guardianship until they reach 21 years of age and when dependent upon and normally residing with the guardian.
    3. Member of Household (MOH) – An individual who accompanies a direct-hire
    Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed at a U.S.
    Foreign Service post or establishment abroad, or at an office of the American Institute in
    Taiwan. An MOH is:
    Not an EFM; and,
    Not on the travel orders of the sponsoring employee; and,
    Has been officially declared by the sponsoring USG employee to the COM as part of his/her household.A MOH is under COM authority and may include a parent, unmarried partner, other relative or adult child who falls outside the Department’s current legal and statutory definition of family member. A MOH does not have to be a US Citizen.
    4. Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who:
    Is not a citizen of the host country; and,
    Does not ordinarily reside (OR, see below) in the host country; and,
    Is not subject to host country employment and tax laws; and,
    Has a US Social Security Number (SSN).
    NOR employees are compensated under a GS or FS salary schedule, not under the LCP.
    5. Ordinarily Resident (OR) – A Foreign National or US citizen who:
    Is locally resident; and,
    Has legal, permanent resident status within the host country; and,
    Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.
    EFMs without US Social Security Numbers are also OR. All OR employees, including
    US citizens, are compensated in accordance with the LCP. EFMs without U.S. Social Security Numbers are also OR. All OR employees, including U.S. citizens, are compensated in accordance with the LCP. This category may also include Members of
    Household who are not on the travel orders and who need a work permit to work legally in country.
    The US 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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