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Job Openings at the U.S. Embassy

US Embassy – A diplomatic mission is a group of people from one state or an international inter-governmental organisation (such as the United Nations) present in another state to represent the sending state/organisation officially in the receiving state

The U.S. Mission in Nigeria 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.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for Job Openings at the U.S. Embassy

Registered Nurse - Employees of Mission-All/or USEFMs, EFMs or MOHs

Job Specifications:

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Announcement Number: Abuja-2022-020
Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja
Series/Grade: FP – 0510 5
Work Schedule: Part-time – 20 hours per week
Promotion Potential: FP-5

Job Description:
  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
    • For USEFM – FP is 5/1.  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 probationary period.

Summary

  • The work schedule for this position is: Part Time (20 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: No
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
  • Travel Required: Not Required.

Duties

  • The incumbent serves as the post’s nurse with responsibilities that include the medical care of Mission employees and eligible family members under MED approved clinical guidelines, as well as maintenance and inventory of all medical equipment and supplies.
  • S/he implements a robust vaccination program, administration of group and individual health education programs, and medical emergency contingency planning for the Mission. 
  • S/he works in the Medical Unit under the direct supervision of the Regional Medical Officer (RMO) or Medical Provider (MP).
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Degree (RN Level) in Nursing or Diploma / Certificate equivalent from an accredited School of Nursing.  Must possess and maintain a valid nursing license or a current unrestricted Registered Nursing license from the host nation, country of origin, or the U.S.

Experience:  

  • Minimum of two (2) years of post-qualification work as a professional nurse is required.

Job Knowledge:  

  • The incumbent must possess critical-thinking skills and comprehend the established policies and procedures regarding medical evacuations, hospitalizations and insurance reimbursement methodology.
  • Must maintain current knowledge of local and regional medical services that can provide care for all acuity levels, including vetted specialists and hospitals.
  • Is a resource for arranging the best method to transport critically ill patients and maintains a working relationship with transport facilities.

Evaluations:

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

Language:  

  • Good working knowledge in English Language is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • The position requires strong interpersonal skills and a client-oriented disposition capable of dealing with a complexity interactive challenges in difficult and emotional situations.
  • Must have a solid working knowledge of MED’s RN Clinical Practice Guidelines and be familiar with American Nursing Standards of Care.
  • Must be able to perform basic word processing on computer.

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.

Marketing Statement:

COVID-19 Requirements for Eligible Family Members

  • As required by Executive Order 14043, Eligible Family Members who will be employed on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Temporary Appointment (TEMP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law.
  • If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a medical or religious accommodation.
  • Eligible Family Members who will be employed on a Personal Services Agreement and compensated under the USG pay plan will be required to attest to their vaccination status using the Vaccine Attestation Form.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated or decline to provide this information, you will be required to demonstrate proof of a negative COVID-19 test completed within 72 hours of entry to a Mission facility and comply with enhanced COVID-19 mitigation protocols.
  • If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information regarding these requirements.

COVID-19 Requirements for Local Candidates

  • Candidates who will be employed on either a Personal Services Agreement or a direct hire appointment and compensated under the Mission’s Local Compensation Plan will be required to follow all Mission COVID-19 policies applicable to Locally Employed Staff.
  • If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information regarding these requirements.

Salary
NGN10,908,677 (USD48,667) Annually.

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USAID Shipping and Travel Assistant - Current Mission Employees Only (72062022R10005)

Job Specifications:

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Announcement Number: Abuja-2022-021
Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja
Series/Grade: LE – 4005 7
Work Schedule: Full Time – Work Schedule is 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-7

Overview

  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply / Clarification From the Agency:
    • For definitions use URL www.usaid.gov/ads/policy/glossary
    • Current Mission Nigeria (Citizen & Permanent Resident) Employees only.
  • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Appointment Type Details: Five (5) years renewable, estimated to start on or after June 2022
  • Supervisory Position: No
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
  • Travel Required:
    • Occasional Travel
    • The job holder is required to perform work-related travel.

Summary

  • This position is IP Shipment and Travel Liaison for the Executive Office, USAID Nigeria.
  • The incumbent performs a variety of duties for implementing Partners relating to shipping and logistics, including but not limited to facilitating clearance of incoming shipments, arranging the export formalities on outgoing shipments, travel, logistics and principally acting as a liaison between USAID and its IPs.
  • The incumbent also assists the Travel Assistant on behalf of Mission staff.
Job Description:

On issues including, but not limited to:

  • Preparation of Introduction Letters to Nigerian Embassies abroad, requesting issuance of various visa (Subject to Regularization, Business, and Tourist) for IP and non-diplomatic staff of USAID, and follows through to ensure visas are obtained promptly, resolving problems that may arise.
  • Regularizes the stay of expatriates (e.g., IP expatriates and non-diplomatic staff of USAID) after their arrival in Nigeria and facilitates issuance of multiple-entry visas and CERPACs (Resident Permits), by requesting MBNP to issue a letter of request to the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS). Upon receipt of the letter from MBNP,
  • Follows the request up with the Nigerian Immigration Service and ensures all relevant visas and permits are issued.

Visa Processing: 25%

  • (IP and non-diplomatic staff of USAID); Facilitates registration of IPs with the Ministry of Budget and National Planning (MBNP); Processes VAT exemptions and other tax-related issues.
  • Facilitates shipping and transportation (of official commodities, pets, Household Effects, Unaccompanied Baggage, or Personally Owned Vehicle).
  • Facilitates registration of Official Program Vehicles with the Federal Road Safety Commission.
  • Facilitates processing of Pet Import/Export Permits from the Ministry of Agriculture; Troubleshoots Aviation/Airport issues.
  • Processes applications for program vehicle insurance and advises on Nigerian Government policies related to this action Handles all issues relating to the transfer and sale of POVs for IPs.
  • Facilitates obtaining branding labels for IPs, and tags for project vehicles, POVs, and processing of drivers licenses for non-diplomatic staff of USAID.
  • Handles all administrative and logistics support requested by IPs, as time permits.

Maintains and Develop Contact with Host-Government Officials: 20%

  • (Especially with the officials of MFBNP and NIS), handling issues affecting IP operations in Nigeria.
  • Develops and maintains a database showing contact information for the host-government officials mentioned above, to include names, addresses, telephone numbers, Ministry, etc. The database is updated on a regular basis.

Backstops for Travel Assistant: 20%

  • Duties include but are not limited to processing international and in-country travel requests and authorizations using Agency-approved software (e.g., ServiceNow, E2 and e.g., Liaises across mission offices to coordinate scheduling and paperwork for approval of in-country travel. Coordinates with RSO Liaison to track approval/denial rates for in-country travel.

TDYer Support: 10%

  • Manages hotel reservations, cancellations, and modifications for TDY travelers from other USAID missions. Negotiates USG rates with the hotels and attends meetings on behalf of USG with the USG approved hotels.
  • The contractor is eligible for temporary duty (TDY) travel to the U.S., or to other Missions abroad, to participate in the “Foreign Service National” Fellowship Program, in accordance with USAID policy.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Physical Demands: The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.
  • Education Requirements: Minimum of College / University studies in Public Relations, Business Administration, Transportation, Planning and Management, Supply Chain Management, or related Social Science courses is required.

Evaluations:

  • Applicants who clearly meet the minimum Education, Experience and basic eligibility requirements will be further evaluated based on scoring of the Evaluation Factors listed below. The highest-ranking applicants may be selected for an interview:

    • Knowledge: 15 points
    • Skills and abilities: 10 points
    • Communication and Language skills (As stated above): 5 points
    • Interview Performance: 70 points
    • Total Possible points: 100 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.

Qualifications
Prior Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience in any of the following: Shipping, Transportation, Travel, Clearing, or Logistics is required.

Job Knowledge:

  • A good working knowledge of host government standardized regulations and procedures regarding shipping and custom clearance are required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must possess advanced liaison skills to tactfully, and effectively, deal with host country customs and government officials, IP staff/ Chiefs of Party, US Embassy personnel, and other USG personnel and visitors. Must be able to provide routine status reports to supervisor and Supervisory EXO, as requested.

Language Proficiency:

  • Level IV English ability (fluent) is required.
  • Language competency may be tested.

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   

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

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

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
NGN6,455,212 Annually.

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

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

Allowances (as applicable):

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

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Method of Application

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Important Information

  • 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
    • Degree and transcript
    • Medical Provider License and Board Certificates / Licenses

For EFMs, in addition to the above:

  • Copy of Orders / Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • 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.
  • For More Info: HR Section –  09-461-4000,  HRNigeria@state.gov

Deadline: March 1, 2022

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