2 New Job Vacancies at The U.S. Embassy

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

Human Resources Assistant

BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION:
The incumbent handles the full spectrum of local employee recruitment, specializing in complex issues and more senior positions and also provides Human Resources services and advice on HR policies and procedures to employees of serviced sections and agencies. Incumbent is responsible for position classification advisory. Carries out training and presentations to audiences comprising of both local hires and American supervisors. Incumbent is also in charge of various Human Resources programs and executes personnel actions. Maintains subject files for program areas and prepares periodic reports.

To obtain a copy of this announcement please visit our Mission website 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.

  • A University degree in any of the following: Human Resources Management or Social Sciences is required.
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience of Human Resources, Administration or customer service in a medium seize organization is required.
  • Level IV (Fluent) Speaking /Reading/Writing in English Language is required. Language proficiency will be tested.
  • Advanced knowledge of personnel management, recruitment, host country labor laws/practices, office procedures and practices is required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word & Excel packages with at least level III typing ability (minimum of 40 WPM) is required. Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in written and be able to develop and cultivate contacts at various levels.
  • Must be personable, tactful, customer service oriented, and able to practice confidentiality and trustworthiness.

Program Assistant

BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION:
The incumbent serves as a Program Assistant for the International Narcotic and Law Enforcement Affairs Section. She/he works along with INL colleagues to fulfill the goals in accordance with the signed letters of agreement (LOAs) with the Nigerian government. The job holder will provide management assistant to project under INL LOAs, specifically plan, manage and report on projects assigned. The incumbent is responsible for providing logistical facilitation for INL training programs, managing E2 accounts and administrative duties as assigned.

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 or its equivalent in Statistics, Philosophy, Journalism, Business Administration or Management is required.
  • Minimum of four (4) years progressively responsible work experience in Planning and logistic coordinating position, managing logistics, coordinating travel plans for a large group of people, maintain a database and experience in accounting and administrative duties is required.
  • Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English Language is required. Level III (Good working knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing in one major Nigerian Local Language is required. Language proficiency will be tested.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of procedures for programs, travel arrangement and administrative duties is required.
  • Knowledge of Nigeria law Enforcement community such as differing and overlapping jurisdiction for enforcement, key officials, Nigeria culture,  management structures and law enforcement is required.
  • Advance knowledge of personal computer applications including Word, Excel, Access and Outlook is 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: [email protected]

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