Jobs at The US Embassy

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 positions below:

Job Title: Administrative Assistant – Employees of Mission-All / or USEFMs, EFMs or MOH

Announcement Number: Lagos-2020-050
Location: Lagos
Series / Grade: FP – 0105 7
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hour per week
Promotion Potential: FP-7
Telework Eligible: No

Overview

  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Appointment Type Details: Definite not to Exceed (5 years)
  • Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
  • Supervisory Position: No
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
  • Travel Required: Not Required

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

  • For USEFM – FP is 07.  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

Summary – 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.

Duties

  • The incumbent supports the American Supervisory General Services Officer (S/GSO) and American Assistant General Services Officer (A/GSO) in providing and overseeing a full range of services in support of the International Cooperative Administrative Support Services (ICASS) GSO structure to the 7 agencies and their 85 American Direct Hires, 18 Eligible Family Members and over 310 Locally Employed Staff positions represented at U.S. Consulate General Lagos. Incumbent reports directly to the S/GSO.

Requirements, Qualifications and Evaluations
Experience:

  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible accounting, administrative and secretarial experience is required

Education:

  • At least two (2) years of full-time college or university studies in Secretarial Administration, Business Administration, Social Sciences or Arts is required.

Job Knowledge:  

  • Knowledge of commercial business administration standards in office administration and maintenance is required. Knowledge of accounting procedures and methods is required.

Evaluations – This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.

Language:

  • Fluency speaking / reading / writing English is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have strong computer skills ad be proficient in Microsoft Office 2010 products – Excel, Outlook and Word. Must have strong customer relations and customer service skills. Organizational skills are 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.

Qualifications:

  • All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits
Agency Benefits:

  • Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Lagos, 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.

Other Information
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 **

Important:

  • 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.

Salary

  • USD $37,680
  • NGN ₦6,455,212

Application Deadline 2nd November, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Required Documents
In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • University/College Transcript
  • Degree
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:

  • 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.

Note

  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.
  • Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Lagos, Nigeria.

For More Info: HR Section on 09-461-4000, AbujaHROEFM@state.gov

Job Title: Public Health Administrative Management Specialist

Announcement Number: Abuja-2020-049
Location: Abuja
Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja
Series / Grade: LE – 0540 10
Promotion Potential: LE-10
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week

Overview

  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply / Clarification: For USEFM – FP is 4.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
  • From the Agency: All Interested Applicants / All Sources
  • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
  • Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Duties

  • Job Holder is a specialist in the Partner Management Team (PMT) who assists the LE Staff Deputy in oversight and day to day management and administration of agency grants and cooperative agreements to support and promote effective and coordinated implementation, monitoring and overall management of activities funded under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and carried out by implementing partners (IPs) in Nigeria. 
  • S / he manages a cooperative agreement / grant portfolio with an annual value of up to $50 million and is responsible for daily guidance and communication to grantees/IPs and for processing all cooperative agreement / grants management activities including applications, supplements, pre-award and post-award actions, closeouts; coordination of extramural processes; conducting detailed budget analysis; and monitoring expenditures and fiscal progress relative to approved budgets through monthly reports and data collection.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements:

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Health Administration, Public Administration, Business Management and / or Administration, Economics, Finance, Pure Science, Applied Science or Social Sciences is required.

Experience:  

  • Minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible grants management experience in a public health field or a health-related international development organization.

Job Knowledge:  

  • Must possess knowledge of implementing partner management and grants/cooperative agreements programs, policies, regulations, protocols and ethical considerations applicable to the development and administration of national and international HIV/AIDS public health programs.
  • Good working knowledge of PEPFAR, host government and international public health system including knowledge of administrative, budgeting and fiscal management systems in support of funding mechanism such as contracts, cooperative agreements, grants and acquisitions is required.

Evaluations:
This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.

  • Language:  Advanced level in Speaking/Writing/Reading English is required.
  • Skills And Abilities: Ability to assess grants management issues and develops realistic solutions. Excellent inter-personal skills, along with intermediate user level of word processing, spreadsheets and databases are 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.

Qualifications:

  • All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info
Benefits:

Agency Benefits:

  • 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.

Other Information:

  • 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 **

Important:

  • 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.

Salary
NGN ₦12,772,559 – USD $53,065 / Year

Application Deadline  2nd November, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Procedures

  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.
  • To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents
In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position:

  • Residency and / or Work Permit (If applicable)
  • Degree (not transcript)
  • NYSC Certificate

For EFMs, in addition to the above;

  • Copy of Orders / Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • Certificate or License
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:

  • 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.

Job Title: USAID Project Management Specialist – Monitoring & Evaluation (Current Mission Employees only) (72062020R10023)

Announcement Number: Abuja-2020-051
Location: Abuja
Series / Grade: LE – 4005 10
Work Schedule: Full-time – Work Schedule is 40hrs per week
Promotion Potential: LE-10
Telework Eligible: No

Overview

  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Appointment Type Details: Five (5) years renewable, estimated to start on or after April 2021
  • Supervisory Position: No
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Who May Apply / Clarification From the Agency:

  • For definitions use URL www.usaid.gov/ads/policy/glossary
  • Open to Internal Candidates Only

Marketing Statement:

  • USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance. We operate in the following regions of the world: Afghanistan and Pakistan, Africa (all of Africa), Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East.
  • For more information about USAID, visit http://www.usaid.gov

Summary:

  • The M&E Specialist will provide expert technical support to help ensure accountability and effectiveness of Economic Growth and Environment (EGE) portfolio activities.
  • S/he will provide detailed technical advice on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) to EGE staff and implementing partners (IPs), and support to maintain required M&E documentation working closely with the Agriculture and Environment Specialist and in conjunction with Mission Program Office.

Travel Required:

  • Occasional Travel
  • Incumbent is required to perform work-related travels.

Duties
Performance Management (50%):

  • The incumbent will provide expert technical support to the senior management and technical staff of the EGE Office, and Program Office Monitoring & Evaluation and Learning (MEL) staff, to strengthen MEL and knowledge management throughout all EGE activities, with special emphasis on implementing best practices in Nigeria.
  • Advise on the formulation of performance management plans (and/or MEL plans) for all EGE activities in order to more effectively track milestones and report on selected standard performance indicators, as well as custom indicators. The incumbent will help to ensure that appropriate data collection procedures are used and supports the implementation of regular data quality checks.
  • The incumbent proactively ensures awareness and inclusion of internationally recognized best practices in MEL across the EGE portfolio.
  • The M&E Specialist assists senior staff within the EGE team in representing USAID to implementing partners (IPs), NGOs, Government of Nigeria (GON) agencies and other national and international groups and bodies in order to develop effective MEL strategies and plans for EGE activities that meet national and international standards.
  • Ensures that adequate resources are allocated in project and activity designs to conduct robust MEL tasks.
  • S/he advises on and oversees the warehousing and analysis of monitoring and evaluation data.
  • S/he serves as a member of activity design teams, providing expert technical advice on developing activity monitoring, evaluation and learning plans (AMELP), results frameworks, log frames, indicators and baseline and target results.
  • S/he collaborates with EGE staff (AORs, CORs, Activity Managers) and IPs in the preparation and presentation of MEL reports according to USAID requirements.
  • S/he assists in preparing scopes of work for assessments and evaluations in collaboration with EGE staff; participates in selecting contractors for those assessments; reviews assessment reports; and coordinates the process of providing written comments/feedback on draft reports to contractors.
  • Also working closely with the Agriculture and Environment Specialist, s/he ensures that AMELPs formulated by IPs for each activity contains a performance monitoring framework with clear-cut goals, outcomes, outputs, inputs, processes, indicators, data needs and sources, and reporting formats for effective monitoring and evaluation.
  • The incumbent assists with the preparation and analysis of performance data for quarterly monitoring and semi-annual portfolio reviews for activity managers, office management and Mission management to understand the progress of each activity regularly and accurately in the EGE portfolio.

Reporting, Support and Representation (25%):

  • The job holder provides support to maintain the EGE Performance Monitoring Plan on a regular and timely basis in conjunction with the Program Office.
  • Participates in activity reviews, data calls and presentations and assist the EGE Office with preparation and analysis of performance data for the bi-annual Mission portfolio reviews, including establishing appropriate performance indicators, implementing partners’ monitoring and evaluation plans and compiling and analyzing data for the Performance Plan and Report (PPR), the Operational Plan, the Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act, and other standard reports.
  • The incumbent attends external meetings, committees and task teams, including GON-facilitated technical working groups, as needed to represent the EGE Office.

Project Management (25%):

  • The M&E specialist will serve as Activity Manager for agreements and contracts. This includes those focusing on monitoring, evaluation and/or research, as well as those supporting program evaluations, special studies, etc.
  • S/he will provide review and approval of work plans, budgets, performance monitoring plans, quarterly and annual performance reports, and other key documents for assigned USAID-supported activities.
  • The specialist provides guidance on new program initiatives and drafts program documents to secure funding and implement activities and employs skills and expertise in financial and program management to provide oversight and ensure that USAID-supported programs achieve anticipated results; are linked to and enhance attainment of EGE objectives, which are aligned with GON priorities; and are implemented within the framework of the U.S. Government foreign assistance policies.

Supervisory Relationship:

  • The job holder will work closely with the Agriculture and Environment Specialist under the direct supervision of the EGE Deputy Office Director who will provide overall objectives and results to be achieved.
  • Assignments are made orally and in writing. Achievements are regularly evaluated for conformance with USG policies and objectives, as well as individual work objectives, with feedback provided.

Requirements, Qualifications and Evaluations
Physical Demands:

  • The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.

Education Requirements:

  • A minimum of University degree in Agriculture, Statistics, Economics, or Business Administration is required.

Evaluations:

  • Education: 10 points
  • Prior Work Experience: 20 points
  • Job Knowledge: 30 points
  • Language Proficiency: 10 points
  • Skills and abilities: 30 points

Applications that do not meet the required minimum qualifications will not be scored. Candidates meeting the required qualifications for the position will be evaluated based on information presented in the application. USAID reserves the right to conduct interviews with the top-ranked short-listed candidates. If the interview is conducted, the interview will be one of the determining factors in the final selection.

Reference checks will be made only for the successful candidate. If a candidate does not wish USAID to contact a current employer for a reference check, this should be stated in the application letter.

USAID is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

  • All qualified candidates will be considered regardless of age, race, color, sex, creed, national origin, lawful political affiliation, non-disqualifying handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, affiliation with an employee organization, or other non-merit factors. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

Qualifications
Prior Work Experience:

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience working in monitoring, evaluation and learning in either the agriculture, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), and/or power sectors is required. At least three of these years must be with international and/or donor organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully monitoring, evaluating and reporting for activities in any of the sectors listed above is required.

Job Knowledge:  

  • Expert knowledge of M&E for economic growth programs (in any of Agriculture, WASH and Power sectors) in Nigeria is required, including technical, social, and cultural aspects. Specialized knowledge of the aspects of managing M&E programs, and evidence-based practices and policies (for M&E management in particular).
  • The job older must demonstrate knowledge of the concepts, principles, techniques, and practices of the Government of Nigeria (GON) programs in any of Agriculture, WASH and Power sectors.

Skills and Abilities:

  • The job holder must have the ability to plan, organize, manage, monitor and evaluate all activities in the EGE Office portfolio.
  • S/he must have expert skills and abilities to manipulate and analyze large data sets; to adapt to continuously changing guidelines and requirements from USAID; and to work under pressure with tight deadlines.
  • S/he must have strong verbal communication and diplomatic skills in order to form good working relations with implementing partners staff, high level national and state government officials, other development partners and external stakeholders.
  • Expert writing skills to prepare and edit regular and ad-hoc reports that clearly translate highly technical information into actionable information, in keeping with Agency standards, are required.
  • The job holder must have advanced ability to use IT software specific to economic growth programs and statistics; and must be expert in Microsoft Excel as well as proficient in PowerPoint, Word and email platforms and their Google equivalents.
  • S/he must have a strong capacity to manage activity goals and achievements, both technical and financial; must have skills in project programming and strategy development; and must be able to work effectively in a team environment to achieve consensus on policy, project and administrative matters.
  • The job holder must have the ability to acquire knowledge of USAID programming policies, procedures, regulations and documentation, and of the objectives and methodology of assigned activities

Language Proficiency:

  • Level IV fluency in English Language for speaking, reading, and writing is required.

Agency Benefits
As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a PSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances:

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance
  • Annual Salary Increase (if applicable)
  • Annual and Sick leave
  • Annual Bonus.

Allowances (as applicable):

  • Transportation Allowance
  • Meal Allowance
  • Miscellaneous Allowance
  • Housing Allowance.

Other Information:

  • USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR), Appendix J, “Direct USAID Contracts With a Cooperating Country National and with a Third Country National for Personal Services Abroad,” including contract clause “General Provisions,” available at https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1868/aidar_0.pdf
  • Contract Cover Page form AID 309-1 available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms
  • Acquisition & Assistance Policy Directives/Contract Information Bulletins (AAPDs/CIBs) for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals available at http://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/aapds-cibs
  • Ethical Conduct.  By the acceptance of a USAID personal services contract as an individual, the contractor will be acknowledging receipt of the “Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch,” available from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, in accordance with General Provision 2 and 5 CFR 2635.  See https://www.oge.gov/web/oge.nsf/OGE%20Regulations   

Taxes:

  • The Mission emphasize to its employees of the fact that they are obliged to observe Nigerian Laws, including those concerning income and related tax obligations. Payment of such taxes is a matter between the individual employee and the Nigerian Government. In the absence of a specific international agreement, the U.S. Government will not withhold local taxes from an employee’s salary.

Salary
NGN12,772,559 – NGN19,256,113.

Application Deadline 11:59 p.m. GMT; 2nd November, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Required Documents

  • Current Resume
  • Relevant Certificates
  • NYSC Certificate
  • University Degree Certificate
  • List of References

Next Steps:

  • After the closing date for receipt of applications, all applications will initially be screened for conformity with minimum requirements and a shortlist of applicants developed. Applications from candidates which do not meet the required selection criteria will not be considered.
  • A committee will be convened to review the shortlisted applications and evaluate them in accordance with the evaluation criteria as stated above.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. No response will be sent to unsuccessful applicants.

Note: All required documents must be received by the closing date online, and that we will determine your eligibility and qualifications based solely on the material received by the closing date.

For More Info: HR Section 000-000-0000 , HRNigeria@state.gov

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