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Job Opportunities at the U.S. Consulate General

U.S. Consulate General – 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.

U.S. Consulate General is recruiting into the vacant positions. All Interested candidates are advised to go through available positions carefully and submit their applications appropriately before the deadline.

All Available positions are listed below:

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:

Announcement Number: Lagos-2022-037
Hiring Agency: Consulate General Lagos
Series / Grade: LE – 0710 5
Work Schedule: Full Time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-5

Overview

  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply / Clarification From the Agency:
    • All Interested Applicants
    • Note: EFMs have been expressly prohibited from applying for sd positions since 2008, due to the unique nature of the job, per 08 state 5302.
  • 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: 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: No
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
  • Travel Required: Not Required

Duties

  • Job holder performs the compilation of individual reports from Surveillance Detection Unit (SDU) personnel and other sources at the U.S. Mission in a standard format.
  • Incumbent is responsible for input of suspicious incident reports, images, and investigative material into an information systems database, retrieving and extracting reports of data, reviewing data to identify trends, patterns, circumstances, frequency of events, and preparing analysis documents for the RSO.
Qualifications and Requirements:

Education Requirements:

  • Completion of Secondary School is required.

Experience:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of military, police, or private experience in the field of security is required. 

Job Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of surveillance techniques, as well as awareness of cultural norms and customs is required.

Evaluations:

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

Language:

  • Good working knowledge Reading / Writing / Reading of English is required.
  • Good working knowledge Reading / Writing / Reading of Igbo, Yoruba or Hausa is required. 

Skills And Abilities:

  • Basic computer skills are required to include keyboarding skills with accuracy and ability to use Microsoft Office suite is required.
  • Ability to analyze and organize a variety of data and write coherent reports 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.

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:

  • For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.
  • 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:

Remuneration
Salary: NGN3,652,290 Annually.

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USAID Project Management Specialist

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:

Announcement Number: Abuja-2022-039
Location: Abuja
Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja
Series/Grade: LE – 4005 11
Work Schedule: Full Time – Work Schedule is 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-11

Overview

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

Summary

  • The incumbent works in close collaboration with the other members of the Integrated Service Delivery team within the HIV/AIDS-TB office to formulate the core logistics team for USAID / Nigeria health interventions and oversees the strengthening and streamlining of an integrated procurement and distribution system.
  • This system incorporates essential drugs for opportunistic infections (OI) and and sexually transmitted infections (STI), as well as HIV/AIDS/TB commodities.

Duties
Program / Project Management: 70% 

  • The Project Management Specialist is responsible for ensuring the safe and reliable supply of life-saving medicines to patients in Nigeria  through a portfolio of supply chain activities by: overseeing USAID/Nigeria contracts, Activity Manager; providing technical advice on  drugs logistics to team members within the HIV/AIDS & TB and HPN Teams, to other USG agencies, and to the GON and implementing  partners; working with USAID/Nigeria-supported implementing partners to ensure high-quality services in accordance with national and  international standards, innovations, best practices and procedures are being provided; monitoring and evaluating capacity building  programs / projects and services through site visits, reporting, and trends analysis; working in close collaboration with the Federal Ministry  of Health (and other relevant GON agencies and ministries at the federal, state and local levels), policy-development institutions and  others to ensure progress on policy and organizational reforms; facilitating the development of project work plans, performance  monitoring plans, operational plans and portfolio reviews; and participating in the review of annual, semi-annual, and quarterly reports,  and requests or participates in other reports as needed. 

Technical Advice and Advocacy: 15% 

  • The Project Management Specialist is responsible for providing technical advice and advocacy by: overseeing and coordinating  forecasting, procurement, importation, storage, and distribution of the ARV and OI drugs as well as other health commodities to health  facilities; ensuring proper distribution and balancing of drug stocks and other health supplies at the facility level through the assistance of  implementing partners; overseeing the unification of PEPFAR-supported supply chains; preparing GON counterparts to play an gradually  increasing role in managing USG-supported activities; overseeing improvements to the Logistics Management Information System (LMIS)  and pharmaceutical warehouses throughout Nigeria; Serving as member of technical working groups within PEPFAR, groups organized  by the GON, and other relevant forums in planning and improving health systems strengthening; and assisting the GON on policy  revisions or formulation related to the supply of essential medicines. 

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.

Policy and Data Management: 15% 

  • The Project Management Specialist is responsible for ensuring the safe and reliable supply of life-saving medicines to patients by:  ensuring that data concerning drugs logistics is assembled, verified and reported conforming to USG requirements; ensuring coordination  of the procurement of drugs into Nigeria in conformity with the USG regulations and strategy, national guidelines, protocols for the  administration of prophylactic pharmaceuticals and compliance with Nigerian regulations; facilitating information sharing between the  regulatory bodies and ensuring updated ARV and other drug importation permissions are granted to USG implementing partners ensuring  that USG and her implementing partners have a system for monitoring, detecting, collecting, and reporting of adverse drug reactions to  the National Pharmacovigilance Centre (NPC) domiciled at the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC);  and providing internal reports and documentation conforming to USG requirements regarding drugs procured and used for USG supported health interventions.

Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Minimum of Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm.) with a valid annual license to practice as a pharmacist or a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacology is required.

Physical Demands:

  • The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.

Evaluations:
Evaluation Factors:

  • Knowledge – 15 points
  • Skills and Abilities – 10 points
  • Language Skills – 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.

Qualifications
Experience:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience in supply  chain logistics, pharmaceutical management or rational pharmaceutical use is required.
  • At least two years of this experience should be in planning, developing, implementing, or evaluating pharmaceutical supply chain management programs.
  • Experience working in the public health sector and collaborating with and/or working for key donors,  development partners, or NGO is required.

Job Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the major issues affecting the supply of health commodities through health systems in Nigeria and a sound understanding of modern pharmaceutical supply management practices along with demonstrated knowledge of existing public health programs in Nigeria is required, this is including but not limited to procurement, warehousing and distribution, receipt and ordering of commodities, supply planning, quantification, and/or use of supply chain management information and management systems.
  • Knowledge of donor engagement in supporting health systems strengthening efforts is also required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to work effectively with mid- and senior-level public and private sector officials from  the GON and implementing partners.
  • Must be able to work effectively in a team environment and collaborate effectively  with others.
  • Must be able to develop constructive manager-to- manager relationships with implementing partners.
  • Must  demonstrate diplomacy, tact, cultural sensitivity, and willingness to participate effectively in team discussions.
  • Must  demonstrate excellent organizational skills as well as the ability to multi-task and stay organized in a complex,  frequently changing environment.
  • Must demonstrate advanced analytical and problem-solving skills and excellent  writing, presentation, and computer skills including ability in excel.

Language:

  • Level IV (fluent) English oral and writing ability is required.

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
  • PART 52—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES Subpart 52.2—Text of Provisions and Clauses
  • 52.223-99 Ensuring Adequate COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, Alternate 70.
  • ENSURING ADEQUATE COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR FEDERAL CONTRACTORS (OCT 2021)-Alternate 70 (OCT 2021) (M/OAA-DEV-FAR-22-01c)
  • Definition. As used in this clause –
  • United States or its outlying areas means
    • The fifty States;
    • The District of Columbia;
    • The commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands;
    • The territories of American Samoa, Guam, and the United States Virgin Islands; and
    • The minor outlying islands of Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Islands, Navassa Island, Palmyra Atoll, and Wake Atoll.
  • (Authority. This clause implements Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, dated September 9, 2021 (published in the Federal Register on September 14, 2021, 86 FR 50985).
  • Personal Services Contracts with individuals.  As a matter of policy, the contractor must comply with the USAID’s guidance applicable to direct-hire federal employees.

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 factor. 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

Notice Regarding Any Court Order Affecting the Implementation of E.O. 14042

  • USAID will take no action to enforce the clause (FAR 52.223-99) implementing the requirements of Executive Order 14042, absent further written notice from USAID, where the place of performance identified in the contract is in a U.S. state or outlying area subject to a court order prohibiting the application of requirements pursuant to the Executive Order (hereinafter, “Excluded State or Outlying Area”).  In all other circumstances, USAID will enforce the clause, except for contractor employees who perform substantial work on or in connection with a covered contract in an Excluded State or Outlying Area, or in a covered contractor workplace located in an Excluded State or Outlying Area.  A current list of such Excluded States and Outlying Areas is maintained at https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.  
  • 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       
  • PSC Ombudsman
  • The PSC Ombudsman serves as a resource for any Personal Services Contractor who has entered into a contract with the United States Agency for International Development and is available to provide clarity on their specific contract with the agency. Please visit our page for additional information: https://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/personal-service-contracts-ombudsman. The PSC Ombudsman may be contacted via: [email protected]

Salary
NGN15,890,203 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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Surveillance Detection (SD) Program Technician (Substitution)

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:

Hiring Agency: Consulate General Lagos
Series / Grade: LE – 0710 5
Work Schedule: Full Time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-5

Overview

  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply / Clarification From the Agency:
    • All Interested Applicants
    • Note: EFMs have been expressly prohibited from applying for sd positions since 2008, due to the unique nature of the job, per 08 state 5302.
  • 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: 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: No
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
  • Travel Required: Not Required

Duties

  • Job holder performs the compilation of individual reports from Surveillance Detection Unit (SDU) personnel and other sources at the U.S. Mission in a standard format.
  • Incumbent is responsible for input of suspicious incident reports, images, and investigative material into an information systems database, retrieving and extracting reports of data, reviewing data to identify trends, patterns, circumstances, frequency of events, and preparing analysis documents for the RSO.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Completion of Primary School is required.

Experience:

  • Minimum of eight (8) years of military, police, or private experience in the field of security is required.

Job Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of surveillance techniques, as well as awareness of cultural norms and customs is required.

Evaluations:

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

Language:

  • Good working knowledge Reading / Writing / Reading of English is required.
  • Good working knowledge Reading / Writing / Reading of Igbo, Yoruba or Hausa is required. 

Skills And Abilities:

  • Basic computer skills are required to include keyboarding skills with accuracy and ability to use Microsoft Office suite is required.
  • Ability to analyze and organize a variety of data and write coherent reports 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.

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:

  • For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.
  • 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:

Remuneration
Salary: NGN3,652,290 Annually.

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