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Business Development Specialist
BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION:
Incumbent will serve as the principal liaison to the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) (www.ustda.gov) and coordinate closely with USTDA on the management and development of its on-going and prospective program activities in Nigeria. The incumbent will provide advice and analysis to the USTDA Regional Director for Sub- Saharan Africa and Country Manager for West Africa related to the identification, evaluation and tracking of USTDA’s foreign assistance activities in Nigeria, across highly diverse and complex sectors such as energy, information technology, transportation, and the environment. The incumbent will work with Nigerian companies, U.S. companies present in Nigeria, sub-regional and national development banks, commercial finance institutions and with Nigerian government officials to develop new USTDA funding opportunities in Nigeria and to evaluate ongoing or completed activities in Nigeria. The incumbent will handle the local marketing efforts for USTDA, prepare sectorial analyses, and report bi-weekly on local managerial and budgetary matters in coordination with the U.S. Embassy in Abuja, and both the U.S. Consulate and U.S. Commercial Service in Lagos.
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.
1. A University degree in international business, economics, business administration, law, political science, marketing, finance, or foreign trade is required.
2. Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in international economics, marketing, finance, trade or investment promotion, or banking is required.
3. Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required. Language proficiency will be tested.
4. Specialized knowledge of and experience with Nigerian business practices, government operations, economic development needs, laws, policies, and major infrastructure and industrial activities, including development and financing of such projects is required.
5. Ability to interact with a network of high-level contacts providing creative solutions to problem solving; to exercise a high degree of autonomy in daily work activities, including prioritization of work projects, outreach to high level public and private sector contacts; to be innovative and analytical in judgment is required.
6. Proficiency in the use of word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software programs is required
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
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. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
Method of Application
HOW TO APPLY
1. Application for US Federal Employment (DS-174); or a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information as a DS-174; plus,
2. Candidates who claim U.S. 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.
5. 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.
6. E-mails received without the appropriate subject line and incomplete applications will not be considered.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: HRNigeria@state.gov
Or submit to
Embassy of the United States of America
Human Resources Office,
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive,
Central District Area
POINT OF CONTACT:
Tel: 09-461-4000 Ext 4261
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:
ï‚· US Citizen; and,
ï‚· EFM (see above) at least 18 years old; and,
ï‚· 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; or
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:
ï‚· 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:
ï‚· Not an EFM; and,
ï‚· Not on the travel orders of the sponsoring employee; and,
ï‚· 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:
ï‚· Is not a citizen of the host country; and,
ï‚· Does not ordinarily reside (OR, see below) in the host country; and,
ï‚· Is not subject to host country employment and tax laws; and,
ï‚· 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:
ï‚· Is locally resident; and,
ï‚· Has legal, permanent resident status within the host country; and,
ï‚· 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.
CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: MAY 28, 2015
The U.S. 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
Cleared: SHRO:WGooding Cleared: FCS: BMcCleary Approval: USTDA: LFitts