Opportunity Grant/ Education Advising Technician Vacancy at The U.S. Embassy

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ suitable and qualified candidate for the position in the Public Affairs Section:

Job Position: Opportunity Grant / Education Advising Technician, FSN-07

Location: Abuja

Work Hours: Full-time; 40 hours/week

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 email inquiries, draft responses to letters; facilitate education seminars and workshops; provide administrative support for Education U.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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

SALARY: OR – Ordinarily Resident – N4,766,721.00 p.a. (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-07

in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.
NOR – Not Ordinarily Resident – AEFM – US$40,665 EFM/MOH – US$35,014 (Starting Salary) p.a. Position Grade: FP-07

How to Apply

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 such as degrees or diplomas earned and NYSC Certificates/exemptions or awards.
  • 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 all Application to: [email protected]

Application Closing Date

9th of September, 2015.

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