Grant Management Assistant Job at The U.S. Embassy in Abuja

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

POSITION TITLE: CVE Grant Management Assistant, FSN-09/FP-05 Step 1
OPENING DATE:    October 6, 2015
CLOSING DATE:    October 21, 2015
OPEN TO:    All Interested Candidates
WORK HOURS:    Full-time; 40 hours/week
SALARY:    OR Ordinarily Resident (OR) – N7,731,239 p.a.
(Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN – 09
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$50,883
EFM/MOH –U$43,812 (Starting Salary) p.a. Position Grade: FP-05/1

NOTE: ALL NOT ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.  A U.S. CITIZEN EFM DOES NOT HAVE TO BE RESIDING IN COUNTRY TO BE CONSIDERED, BUT THE SPONSORING OFFICER UNDER CHIEF OF MISSION (COM) AUTHORITY DOES HAVE TO BE ASSIGNED OFFICIALLY TO POST.

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

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 Social Sciences or Liberal arts is required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ professional experience in program management, development projects, and grant management is required.
  • Thorough knowledge of NGOs, religious, ethnic, and academic communities operating in northern Nigeria relating to CVE and broad knowledge of public diplomacy programs, including American Corner programming, is required.
  • Ability to initiate, implement, expand multifaceted solutions that address violent extremism in northern Nigeria and plan coordinated efforts between various levels of society (i.e. policy makers, community structures, etc.) towards a sustainable CVE agenda in Nigeria; proficiency in Microsoft Office required.
  • Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Reading and writing in English Language is required Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Reading and writing in Hausa Language is required. Language proficiency will be tested.
  • Incumbent must have extensive knowledge of Nigeria political, economic, and social structures as well as an understanding of federal ministries and state agencies related to CVE.

How to Apply

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

  • Application for U.S. 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., certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that directly 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.

Point of Contact: Tel: 09-461-4000 Ext 4261

Or submit to: [email protected]

Click here to download Application Form for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174) (PDF 1.78 MB)

Click here to download the Instructions for Completing DS-174 (PDF 2.40 MB)

Note:

  • Mailed (paper/hard copies) applications will NOT be accepted.
  • All not ordinarily resident applicants must have the required work and residency permits to be eligible for Consideration. A U.S. Citizen EFM does not have to be residing in country to be considered, but the sponsoring officer under chief of mission (com) authority does have to Be assigned officially to post

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