Jobs at U.S. Embassy

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the position below:
Economic & Commercial Assistant
Location: Abuja
Experience: 2 year(s)

Course of Study:
Required Grade:
Position Grade: FSN-08/FP-06
Location: Abuja Economic Section
Work Hours Full-time; 40 hours/week
 
Basic Function of the Position
 
    The Economic and Commercial Assistant (ECA) researches and drafts economic and commercial analyses, develops relationships with Nigerian economic leaders and offers a cross-spectrum of Commercial Service (CS) services to U.S. clients and Nigerian businesses within the northern Nigeria Kano/Kaduna industrial corridor.
    The incumbent reports to the Deputy Economic Chief in the Embassy, Abuja and coordinates with the Foreign Commercial Office at the Consulate General, Lagos.
    S/he will act as support or back-up for the Mission's Protocol Assistant when needed.
 
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 Economics, Business Administration or related studies is required.
    Minimum of two (2) years relevant experience in Economic, Commercial, Statistical Analysis, Business, Music, Art, Construction, Engineering, Public Relations, Fashion or Computer fields is required.
    Level III (good working knowledge) in Hausa is required.
    Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required. Language proficiency will be tested.
    Knowledge of Nigeria's Political, Economic, Social Structure and Economic Concepts and methods is required.
    Demonstrated analytical skills on developing, analyzing and presenting economic and business topics in reporting, presentations including statistical and business strategic analyses is required.
 
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.
 
Remuneration
OR - Ordinarily Resident: N4,494,054 p.a.
(Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-08
In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.
NOR - Non Ordinarily Resident - AEFM - US$45,487 EFM/MOH: US$39,166 (Starting Salary) p.a.
 
Application Closing Date
16th March, 2015.
 
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates 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 US 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: HRNigeria@state.gov
 
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:
 
    All non 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 com authority does have to be officially Assigned to post.