U.S. Embassy recruitment for a Management Specialist in Abuja

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ suitable and qualified candidate for the Temporary position below in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Nigeria:

Job Title: Management Specialist, FSN-10/FP-05/5*
Ref: A96121
Location: Abuja – Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Work Hours: Full-time; 40 hours/week
Job type: Temporary Position Not to exceed 24 months
Basic Functions of the Position

  • The incumbent oversees the day-to-day management, administrative, financial and program coordination functions in support of a broad range of agency-funded Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP) program activities that are implemented by specific program offices, branches or programmatic teams in support of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA).
  • The work portfolio includes finance, human resources, procurement, cooperative agreement management, information management, and logistics.
  • S/he reports to Associate Director for Global Health Security.

Position Requirements
NOTE: All applicants MUST address each required qualification listed below with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Management, Finance, Science or Health related field is required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in order to coordinate with United States Government (USG) and implementing partners to ensure mutual cooperation is required. Ability to coordinate and negotiate effectively with Nigeria government and other partner organizations is required.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, (Word, Spreadsheets and databases) and mathematical calculation with exceptional typing and keyboard skills is required.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible administrative management experience in a public health field or a health – related international development organization is required.
  • Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required. Language Proficiency will be tested.
  • Thorough Knowledge of management and operations, human resources, logistics, contracts, cooperative agreements, including applicable management operations related to the Government of Nigeria and other partner organizations is required.

Hiring Preference Selection Process
When qualified, applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.

Hiring Preference Order:

  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  • FS on LWOP**

Importation Information

  • Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.
  • This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.
  • If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility.
  • If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process.

Additional Selection Criteria

  • Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
  • The candidate must be able to obtain and hold the local security certification after selection.
  • Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.
  • Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply
  • Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule

OR – Ordinarily Resident – N8,795,684 p.a (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-10
In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.
NOR – Not Ordinarily Resident – AEFM/EFM – US$49,804 (Full-Time Starting Salary) p.a. Position Grade: FP-05/5*

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 Application to: [email protected]

Click here to download the Position Descriptions (PDF)

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)


  • 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.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered.

Application Deadline  17th August, 2016.

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