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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 region.

As well as being a diplomatic mission to the country in which it is situated, it may also be a non-resident permanent mission to one or more other countries. There are thus resident and non-resident embassies.

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Job Specifications:

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Announcement Number: Abuja-2021-020
Series / Grade: LE – 4005 11
Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja
Work Schedule: Full-time – Work Schedule is 40hrs per week
Promotion Potential: LE-11

Job Description:
  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply / Clarification From the Agency: For definitions, use URL ww.usaid.gov / ads / policy / glossary – Open to Current Mission Nigeria 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 August 2021

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 USAID Project Management Specialist, Budget is located within the HIV / AIDS-TB Office and reports to the HIV / AIDS Section Chief / Team Lead. The Specialist is responsible for leading or performing a wide array of budget actions for the entire Health Office portfolio, including budget planning, development, implementation and monitoring of complex, multi-million-dollar health initiatives, a large portion of which includes President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) funds.

Travel Required:

  • Occasional Travel
  • The job holder may be expected to perform work-related travel.

Duties
Budget Planning and Direction:

  • Serves as subject matter expert in leading the Health Office Team in the preparation of annual and multi-year office budgets and ensures program budget planning and development is aligned with Mission and PEPFAR strategy and cross-cutting priorities.
  • Provides extensive advisory services to a wide array of stakeholders including project managers, USAID/Washington PEPFAR team as well as other USG agencies implementing PEPFAR funding and implementing partners to ensure annual multi-million-dollar USAID budgets are aligned with USAID priorities in the host country.
  • Analyzes budget guidance from a variety of sources, and guides Health Office and Mission leadership to ensure adherence.
  • Provides the appropriate fiscal data to be used for new and existing projects.
  • Advises the Health Office on budgeting issues and pertinent regulations that apply to the use of USAID funds by source, type, and duration.
  • Makes recommendations to the Teams regarding appropriate contractual and financial actions.
  • Compiles budget information, project obligation materials and budget scenarios in conjunction with the Office of Financial Management (OFM).
  • Coordinate closely with USAID/Washington PEPFAR team on PEPFAR-funded activities to ensure Health Office budget planning and direction aligns with PEPFAR goals and guidance.

Budget Implementation, Monitoring and Analysis:

  • Ensures health program budgets adhere to agency requirements, (adequate documentation, forward funding compliance, adherence to earmarks, initiatives, directives, and budget guidelines).
  • Updates uncommitted balances regularly and provide technical and programmatic recommendations to Health Office management on the use of un-sub-committed balances for new or ongoing activities.
  • Tracks obligations, outlays, accruals, and pipeline and ensure their conformity to action plans, budgets, and U.S regulations, as well as PEPFAR guidelines.
  • Analyzes existing financial data, including pipelines, disbursements, accruals, and forecasted expenditures to inform the budget formulation process.
  • Prepares field support budget requests, in coordination with the Technical Teams.
  • Develops and / or edits obligation documents, action memos, waivers and other documents needed for budget decisions.
  • Serves as Health Office subject matter expert (SME) for GLAAS.

Reporting:

  • Provides guidance and coordinates Health Office contributions to a variety of plans and reports, including PEFAR Country Operational Plan (COP), Congressional Budget Justification, Mission Resource Request (MRR), and Performance Plan and Report (PPR).
  • Organizes and coordinates Health Portfolio Reviews and assists in preparing the necessary document and presentations for Mission Portfolio Reviews. Helps track and follow-up action items from the portfolio reviews.
  • Identifies existing and potential program implementation and management problems as evident from tracking efforts and work with respective program managers to resolve problems/take corrective action.
  • Serves as a key liaison with the Mission’s Program Office (PRO) responding, on behalf of Health Office, to regular and ad hoc reporting and programmatic requests.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • A Bachelor’s degree or host country equivalent in Financial Management, Business Administration, Accounting, Management, Economics, Statistics, Computer Science, Public Health, or related field is required.

Requirements:

  • Physical Demands: The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.

Evaluations:

  • Knowledge: 10 points
  • Skills and abilities: 10 points
  • Communication and Language skills: 10 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.

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.

Qualifications:

  • Prior Work Experience: Minimum Five (5) years of progressively responsible work in financial management, budgeting, accounting, and / or audit and compliance.  At least two years must be related to preparing and/or monitoring development project budgets and expenditures. Must have experience working with USG, implementing partners, host country government, and/or another international donor organization.

Job Knowledge:

  • Senior-level knowledge of professional accounting principles, theories, practices, procedures, and regulations, including the principles and accepted practices of federal governmental and / or business financial accounting, budgeting, and reporting.
  • Knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of program / project management, performance management frameworks and tools in the delivery of development objectives.
  • Working knowledge of Federal agency regulations, USAID and PEPFAR policies and procedures, especially as related to budget and financial management.
  • S / he must be intimately familiar with HIV / AIDS prevention, care, and treatment activities to accurately price and track activities and commodities.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Expert-level skills in financial management and budgeting are required. Excellent computer proficiency, including skills with Microsoft Excel, spreadsheet development and management, pivot tables, data visualization, web-based databases, and electronic filing.
  • Skilled attention to details and ability to ensure accuracy of documents, analyses, and reports. Good interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • S / he must have strong conceptual and analytical skills to be able to quickly grasp and translate new concepts into operational plans which are reflected in the budget.
  • This position requires an outstanding ability to exercise flexibility and prioritization skills to be able to accept and react to evolving planning and implementation contexts. Ability to exercise sound judgement, take initiative and offer leadership.

Language Proficiency:

  • Level IV fluency in English, and in the appropriate host-country business language, both written and spoken, is required.  Language competence may be tested.

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits
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
NGN 15,890,203 Annually

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USAID Program Management Specialist, Strategic Information (All Interested Candidates) (72062021R10011)

Job Specifications:

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Announcement Number: Abuja-2021-021
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+1
Series/Grade: LE – 4005 11
Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja
Work Schedule: Full-time – Work Schedule is 40hrs per week
Promotion Potential: LE-11

Job Description:
  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: For definitions, use URL ww.usaid.gov/ads/policy/glossary – Open to All Interested Candidates: Cooperating Country Nationals (Nigerians Only).
  • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Appointment Type Details: Five (5) years renewable, estimated to start on or after August 2021

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 Project Management Specialist, Strategic Information provides senior / high level technical guidance to Health Office, Mission staff, IPs, and other USG agencies on MEL concepts, processes, design, training, and best practices.  
  • The incumbent serves as a C / AOR and/or Activity Manager for SI/MEL programs / projects / activities awarded through the Health Office providing financial and programmatic oversight to ensure contracts and grants achieve anticipated results.

Travel Required:

  • Occasional Travel
  • The job holder may be expected to perform work-related travel.

Duties
Program / Project / Activity Performance Management and Reporting:

  • Provides expert direction and technical guidance in the implementation of the Health Office portions of the Mission Performance Management Plan (PMP), and Health Office responsibilities from Mission PMP; and SI and MEL services and support to IPs in the development and implementation of program/project/activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plans.
  • Provides guidance to IPs in understanding of the Performance Monitoring Plan systems, and their role in the process, and advises on specific measurement techniques appropriate for their programs/projects/activities.
  • Provides technical strategic information (SI) and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) expertise to the Program Office, USAID/Washington, and other USG agencies to plan and manage Health Office responsibilities related to the PMP, including collection, assessment of validity, and improving data quality.
  • Develops innovative and cross-cutting monitoring tools, including Data Quality Assessment and Improvement (DQA/I) tools in coordination with the Program Office and SI / MEL contractors; tracks and maintains multiple sets of key indicators, common indicators related to standard components in all USAID programs / projects / activities, indicators at the strategic objective level, and detailed indicators at the activity level; and, ensures proper collection of data, and that indicators serve is an appropriate measure of their corresponding result.
  • Provides technical leadership to CORs/AORs and IPs to ensure activity work plans and monitoring plans include relevant and effective performance measures, which together provide greater results and more accurate measurements.
  • Leads, designs, and performs assessments/studies/research requiring independent analysis and interpretation, on a regular and recurring basis; studies and research are cross-cutting, and include substantive and often sensitive Mission and Health Office topics. Briefs Health Office and Mission leaders on findings and makes recommendations to impact strategic, operational, and programmatic direction.
  • Provides expert guidance to Health Office technical staff on defining measurable indicators and targets for desired results addressed by their program, and edits quarterly, semi-annual, and annual performance Reports.
  • Leads USAID’s support to the host government for the development and management of a national information system, and a central repository (data warehouse) for Health data; and serves as USAID point of contact for Health data and information systems.

Evaluation and Organizational Learning:

  • Provides technical guidance and leadership to ensure evaluations are properly planned and carried out in a high quality and professional manner, by aiding Health Office CORs/AORs to draft appropriate Scopes of Work (SOWs) for evaluation Teams, by actual participation in and/or leading evaluation Teams, and by ensuring that Team comments on draft evaluation reports are reflected in final reports.
  • Leads a team in the development and execution of an evaluation plan that ensures compliance with USAID Evaluation Policy. Advises thematic teams/working groups and technical specialists on planning, designing, and implementing appropriate Evaluation Plans.
  • Provides technical guidance and leadership to other USG agencies in the development, preparation, and dissemination of results of Public Health evaluations, Demographic Health Surveys, etc.
  • Leads cross-cutting evaluations, and supports prioritization and implementation of recommendations, as required.
  • Manages the Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) component of Health Office activities.
  • Organizes and leads roundtables and consultations with Health Office staff, IPs, and other stakeholders to develop a Learning Agenda for Health interventions; identifies mechanisms for implementing research; and manages implementation of research and evaluation activities and dissemination of results.

Project Management:

  • Serves as a C / AOR for SI / MEL programs awarded through the Health Office, providing financial and programmatic oversight to ensure contracts and grants achieve anticipated results, and are linked to and enhance attainment of the Health Office, Mission, and USG objectives.
  • Conducts site visits as required to monitor progress, and to provide technical and programmatic recommendations to ensure effectiveness, efficiency, and judicious use of USG funding.

Representation:

  • Provides technical and strategic leadership in the preparation of key annual and mid-term planning reporting documents including the Country Operational Plan, Operational Plan, Congressional Budget Justifications, Technical Notifications, Quarterly, Semi-Annual and Annual Progress Reports.
  • Drafts talking points and/or speeches for the Office Chief, Mission Director, Ambassador, and others, as required, and prepares briefing papers, presentations, and coordinates site preparations for VIP site visits.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Physical Demands: The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.

Education Requirements:

  • Completion of a US-style University Master’s Degree in a field related to Social Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Epidemiology, Health Informatics, Public Health, Infectious Disease, Zoonotic Disease, Biology or other quantitative discipline, or the local equivalent, is required.

Evaluations:

  • Knowledge: 10 points
  • Skills and abilities: 10 points
  • Communication and Language skills: 10 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.

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.

Qualifications

  • Prior Work Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible job-related professional-level experience in monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) and other surveillance systems, evaluation of program / project / activity implementation, in direct program / project / activity management, or in a closely related activity is required. At least two years of this experience in a development-oriented workplace, or a related field, for USAID, other donor agencies, host-country organizations, or private-sector institutions, and which included project design, performance monitoring, and / or the analysis and interpretation of large amounts of data, is required.

Job Knowledge:

  • The Senior Specialist must have in depth, professional-level knowledge of development approaches and methods for performance analysis, data visualization, and program design, monitoring and evaluation.
  • The Senior Specialist must have excellent knowledge of MEL systems, public health programming, and international donor operations in the sector.
  • The Senior Specialist must have knowledge and understanding of the economic, political, social, and cultural characteristics of the host country; development problems in the health sector in the host country and the region; an understanding of the resources, resource constraints, and overall development prospects and priorities of the host country and the region.
  • The Senior Specialist must have working knowledge of USG legislation, policy, and practice relating to monitoring, evaluation, and learning, and of USAID programming policies, regulations, procedures, and documentation, and of the objectives, methodology, and status of assigned activities.

Skills and Abilities:

  • The Senior Specialist must have the ability to plan, organize and execute complex SI/MEL activities, including the ability to provide technical leadership and apply this ability to programming in the host country and the region.
  • The Senior Specialist must have the ability to issue precise and accurate factual reports using rigorous analytical and interpretive skills.
  • Excellent communication skills both writing and speaking, especially in being able to communicate technical subjects to individuals with nontechnical background.
  • This role requires the ability to respond professionally and adjust in fluid situations to meet deadlines in the face of competing priorities and time pressures. Excellent computer and software skills including ability in excel, SPSS, STATA, R and / or other analytical databases.

Language Proficiency:

  • Level IV (fluent proficiency) in English, and in the appropriate host-country business language, both written and spoken, is required.  Language competence may be tested.

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits
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
NGN 15,890,203 Annually

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USAID Development Program Assistant (All Interested Candidates) (72062021R10014)

Job Specifications:

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Announcement Number: Abuja – 2021 – 023
Series / Grade: LE – 4005 8
Work Schedule: Full-time – Work Schedule is 40hrs per week
Promotion Potential: LE-8

Job Description:
  • 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 August 2021.
  • Supervisory Position: No
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
  • Travel Required: Occasional Travel, The job may be expected to perform work-related travel.

Summary

  • The incumbent’s role is to assist with managing monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) and support activity designs to support the Mission’s development objectives.
  • In this position, the incumbent will perform an essential quality control function, which ensures that Mission strategic and programmatic decision-making is based on the best quality performance and context data available.

Duties
Monitoring – 30%:

  • Supports the design, implementation, and periodic revisions to the mission PMP.
  • Assists in the design of monitoring tools and measures for new projects and activities. This will include conceptual development, technical reviews, ensuring appropriate indicators are used, and coordinating with the Program office on meeting mission and USAID requirements.
  • Supports the development of AMELPs.
  • Manages the repository of data collection tools, guidelines, and M&E reference documents.
  • Helps to ensure that the Mission’s indicator database is up to date.
  • Supports efforts to ensure data quality through completion of mandated and recommended Data Quality Assessments (DQA).
  • Under the guidance of the MEL Officer, provides training to Mission and partner staff.
  • Participates in site visits to verify adequate monitoring and adherence to DQA guidelines.
  • Assists technical teams to verify performance data for Portfolio Reviews and helps guide the technical team to improve the quality and format of data presented.
  • Works with the technical teams to ensure timely collection and submission of relevant indicator data; aggregates or complies such data for uploading to FACTS INFO NextGen.

Evaluation 30%:

  • Maintains an electronic log of all past, present, and planned evaluations.
  • Ensures proper planning and management of evaluations (once becoming conversant in Agency evaluation policies and best practices).
  • Provides input into the preparation of Program Design and Learning and Evaluation budgets to provide adequate financial resources for evaluations, special studies, and assessments.
  • Works with technical and Financial Management offices to develop Independent Government Cost Estimates for evaluations.
  • Supports and compiles technical offices’ responses to evaluation findings.
  • Documents Mission efforts to implement evaluation and assessment recommendations and key findings.
  • Supports evaluation and assessment tasks undertaken under any third-party MEL contract.
  • Serves as COR, alternate COR, or activity manager for evaluations, as needed.

Collaboration and Learning 20%:

  • Tracks and reports innovative and user-friendly approaches that maximize the use of data to improve programming.
  • Supports the Mission to execute Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) priorities, including linking teams to external support or mechanisms.

Documentation and Reporting 20%:

  • Contributes to the drafting/collation of key Agency performance reporting documents, including the Performance Plan and Report. May assist with components of the Mission Resource Request, Operational Plan, PEPFAR Country Operational Plan, Congressional Notifications, Congressional Budget Justifications, or other reports.
  • Supports integration of MEL data into planning and decision-making during strategy development, project and activity design, and activity implementation.
  • Contributes to the collection, accurate representation, and reporting of data to Washington stakeholders.
  • Serves as a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) specialist for the Mission, gathering programmatic data from technical teams and creating maps, as needed.
  • Supports the Mission with data visualization.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • A College/University studies in a relevant field such as social science, economics, statistics, project management, public administration, international development is required.

Prior Work Experience:  

  • Minimum of three years of progressive responsibilities in activity design or implementation, monitoring, evaluation, development research, use of M&E tools, results frameworks, and performance indicators to measure impact.
  • Experience in data collection, synthesis, statistical methods, field research, data visualization, and/or statistical software is required. Professional experience with data quality assessments and organizational learning is required.

Job Knowledge:  

  • The MEL Assistant will be required to have a good understanding of USAID or International Donor activity management procedures and guidelines, particularly managing for results, and monitoring and evaluation. The MEL Assistant must have a thorough understanding of administrative operating procedures, database management.
  • A sound knowledge of the concepts, principles, techniques, and practices of development assistance is required. A sound knowledge of host-country economic, social, cultural, and political characteristics is required.
  • The MEL Assistant will be required to be proactive in keeping abreast of evolving MEL guidelines and policies which affect Mission activities within the Automated Directives System (ADS), Mission Orders, Mission Notices, USG Procurement regulations, Operational Plan, Foreign Assistance indicators, and USAID Program Strategy and Policy Documents.

Requirements:

  • Physical Demands: The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.

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: 10 points
    • Skills and abilities: 10 points
    • Communication and Language skills: 10 points
    • Interview Performance: 70 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.

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent organizational skills are required. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with other team members and units is required. The ability to establish and maintain contacts with implementing partners is required.
  • The ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, is necessary.
  • The ability to obtain, evaluate, and interpret factual data and to prepare precise, accurate and complete reports is necessary.
  • The ability to recognize significant developments and trends reflected from collected data and bring it to the attention of supervisors is required. Proficiency in computer skills is required to effectively operate in this position. The MEL Assistant must be able to draft clear reports and briefing documents in English under short deadlines.
  • The incumbent must also have excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to: 1) facilitate productive professional relationships within USAID’s culturally diverse team environment; 2) work calmly, tactfully, and effectively under pressure; 3) demonstrate extraordinary flexibility; and 4) effectively manage multiple tasks at the same time.

Language Proficiency:  

  • Level IV English language proficiency, speaking and writing, is required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

  • 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.

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.

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

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

  • For definitions use URL www.usaid.gov/ads/policy/glossary Open to Cooperating Country National (Nigerians only).

Benefits and Other Info
Agency 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.

Salary
NGN 8,664,538 annually.

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Job Specifications:

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Announcement Number: Lagos-2021-022
Location: Lagos
Series / Grade: LE – 1015 4
Hiring Agency: Consulate General Lagos
Work Schedule: Full-time – 48 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-4

Job Description:
  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: For USEFM – FP is AA.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C. / All Interested Applicants / All Sources
  • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
  • Appointment Type: Temporary
  • Appointment Type Details: Definite not to Exceed (5 years) 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.

Summary

  • The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (48 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.

Travel Required:

  • 75% or less
  • Drives Mission Nigeria officials and visitors both in Lagos or out-of-town stays

Duties

  • The incumbent operates safety and efficiently an unarmored U.S. Government-owned or leased motor vehicle to transport passengers and / or cargo.
  • S / he works as a messenger and administrative clerk as directed . Maintains vehicle in a clean and serviceable condition, to include cleaning the interior and exterior of the vehicle.
  • Performs basic vehicle inspection in accordance with established schedules and policies.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Experience:  Minimum of three (3) years of experience in driving is required.
  • Job Knowledge: Good working knowledge of the city and it environments, including driving routes and traffic patterns. Must be familiar with the location of hospitals, police and fire stations within the city and its immediate surroundings.

Education Requirements:

  • Completion of Secondary School or  high school diploma

Evaluations:

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

Language:  

  • Limited knowledge Speaking / Reading / Writing in English is required.

Skills and Abilities Optional:

  • Must have the ability to read maps and plan driving routes.
  • Must have good verbal communication skills, and an ability to handle all persons with professionalism and discretion.
  • Must be able to perform basic vehicle inspection and must possess intermediate level automotive maintenance skills.
  • Must have computer skills to draft and maintain reports, organize files, and for communication purposes.
  • Must have valid Nigeria driver’s license.

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 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
NGN 3,889,576 (USD $26,915)

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Office Management Assistant - U.S. Eligible Family Members

Job Specifications:

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Announcement Number: Lagos – 2021 – 025
Location: Lagos
Series / Grade: FP – 0120 8
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: FP-8

Job Description:
  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Security Clearance Required: Secret
  • Appointment Type: Temporary
  • Appointment Type Details: Definite not Exceed (5 years)
  • 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 performs clerical and administrative duties as the Office Management Assistant (OMA) for the Regional Security Office (RSO) pertaining to a multitude of RSO administrative items, both classified and unclassified.
  • The incumbent will need to work independently and possess strong communication skills as the incumbent will be in contact with many diverse individuals on a daily basis. Incumbent will require unescorted access to the Control Access Area (CAA) and a Secret security clearance. 
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Completion of High School is required.

Requirements:

  • Experience:  Minimum of two (2) years of secretarial/office support staff clerical experience only, performing duties such as: filing, scanning, scheduling appointments/meetings, making travel arrangements, ordering office supplies receiving telephone calls is required.
  • Evaluations: This may be tested.
  • Language:  English (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing is required.

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 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.

Who May Apply / Clarification From the Agency:

  • For USEFM – FP is 08.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.  U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies

Marketing Statement:

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.

Salary
USD 34,021 annually.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidate for “Job Openings at U.S. Consulate” should click the button below to apply.

Important Notice

  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a secret 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.

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • High School Diploma
  • 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 Lagos, Nigeria.
  • For More Info: HR Section 09-461-4000 [email protected]

Deadline: April 5, 2021

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