The U.S. Mission to Nigeria comprises of the Embassy in Abuja, FCT, and the Consulate General in Lagos. U.S. Consulate General Lagos is the Mission’s representative to the Nigerian people in the southern region.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Country Resource Coordination Specialist – Employees of Mission-All/or USEFMs, EFMs or MOHs (Resource Coordination Specialist)
Announcement Number: Abuja-2023-104
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 Hours Per Week
Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja
Series / Grade: FP – 0105 7
Promotion Potential: LE-NA
- Hiring Path: Custom Announcement (not open to the public)
- Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: For USEFM – FP is 5/5. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.:
- Current Employees of the Mission – This includes U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs); Eligible Family Members (EFMs); Declared Members of Household (MOHs), dependents of U.S. Personal Services Contract (USPSC) who are assigned under COM – All Agencies
- Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
- Appointment Type: Permanent
- Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of the probationary period
- The work schedule for this position is: Full-time (40 hours per week)
- Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
- Supervisory Position: Yes
- Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
- The Country Resource Coordination Specialist is the leading Public Diplomacy (PD) Locally Employed (LE) Staff responsible for the financial, program, human, and property resources that support PD projects and programs countrywide.
- Oversees the use of multiple and diverse funding streams and ensures their compliance with all relevant U.S. government (USG) regulations and Nigerian laws.
- Manages grants, contracts, and the acquisition and use of Mission PD Section materials and equipment. Serves as the primary liaison for the Mission PD Section with the Management Section and offices; coordinates resources for Consulate General Lagos and American Spaces and with regional PD bureaus.
- This Mission is an OSM 5 or 5+ post, a large Mission located in a country of major importance to the United States.
- Nigeria has the highest level of global influence of the vast majority of other countries around the world and its government is a principal player with which the United States interacts in all aspects of pressing multilateral issues.
Qualifications and Evaluations
- A University Degree in Business Administration, Financial Management, Organizational Management, Accounting, Public Administration, or local equivalent is required.
- Three (3) years of experience in accounting, business administration, financial management, organizational management, public administration, or project management is required.
- One (1) year of supervisory experience is required.
- Comprehensive knowledge of Nigerian geography, infrastructure, government institutions, and common business and banking practices is required.
- A general understanding of regional, ethnic, socioeconomic, cultural, and linguistic factors and the influence of religious, cultural, and educational institutions as they relate to perceptions of the United States is required.
- Knowledge of customer service in Nigeria is required.
- Must have an understanding of communications in Nigeria and the international information environment as it affects Nigeria and must be familiar with digital practices and procedures.
- This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.
- Fluent Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. Fluent Speaking/Reading/Writing Yoruba, Igbo or Hausa is required.
Skills and Abilities:
- Must have strong analytic skills to manage funding from multiple sources, each with differing requirements for purpose, oversight, and accounting.
- Must be able to accurately assess resource challenges and identify solutions, including those that address sensitive resource challenges.
Communication and Interpersonal Skills:
- Must have excellent customer relations, interpersonal, and cross-cultural communication skills.
- Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to write reports in both English and Yoruba, Igbo or Hausa.
- Must be able to work effectively with Mission personnel and Nigerian institutions on PD operations and resources, including on sensitive or contentious financial topics.
- Strong management skills are required, including the ability to develop and oversee project budgets.
- The ability to organize logistical support for professional and cultural projects, such as workshops, seminars, digital video conferences, panel discussions, lectures, and camps, is required.
- Must be able to conclude agreements with partner institutions and manage their fulfillment.
- Good keyboarding and data entry skills are required; excellent familiarity with electronic discovery tools, in particular the internet, and standard information retrieval practices and procedures are required.
- Thorough knowledge of and the ability to use various computer software programs, specifically Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and databases, is required.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO):
- The U.S. Mission 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.
- All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
Hiring Preference Selection Process:
- 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*
- AEFM / USEFM
- FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **
- Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.
- A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant.
- The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.
- ** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.
- For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.
- We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
- USD36,422 Annually.
- Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Abuja, Nigeria may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
- For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.
- The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.
Application Closing Date
24th October, 2023.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
- All candidates must be able to hold a Public Trust clearance.
- To apply for this position click the “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY” button at the top of the page.
- Click on the “Submit Application” button to complete your application process.
- For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.
To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.
- Residency and/or Work Permit
- Degree (not transcript)
Eligible Family Member Applicants:
- Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
- Passport copy
- DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
- SF-50 (if applicable)
- Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
- For further information – the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.
- Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Abuja, Nigeria.