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.
Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for the job recruitment at the US Embassy.
- Incumbent Plans and implements U.S. Mission’s public affairs programming for broadcast media (radio/TV) including grants management.
- Creates and develops programming ideas and works with local stations to create programming opportunities for USG officials and delegations, answers questions for broadcast materials from local radio and TV stations. Monitors local and international electronic broadcasts and alerts of breaking news.
- Prepares daily news summary.
- Translates PD materials into Hausa for placement with Hausa-language media, especially print, in northern Nigeria. Supervised and rated by the Information Officer.
Qualifications and Requirements:
- University Degree in Mass Communications, Creative Arts (Graphic or Visual Arts), Information Technology, or Public Relations is required.
- NYSC Certificate or Exemption document is required.
Prior Work Experience:
- Minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in a media outlet, think tank, university, NGO, international organization, foreign embassy, government office or corporation with responsibility for public relations, public affairs, journalism, communications, marketing, managing public relations, outreach events, press conferences, and other media interactions as significant parts of the job is required.
This may be tested. Applicant MUST address ALL language proficiency requirement to be considered.
- Working knowledge of Nigerian media and of the political, economic, and social structure of the country, particularly of central and northern Nigeria is required. Familiarity with public diplomacy objectives, techniques, and programs is required.
- Understanding of U.S. foreign policy and priorities is required.
- Fluency in written and spoken English and Hausa is required.
Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to use a computer with the Windows OS and a general knowledge of MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and the internet is required.
- Must be able to recognize pertinent press materials and possess excellent writing skills
Benefits and Other Info
- 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.
- 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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, equivalent documentation, or certification. A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.
- ** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.
- For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.
- We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
NGN8,664,538 (USD43,507) Annually.
Method of Application
Qualified and interested candidate should Apply by Clicking the Button below.
Deadline: August 15, 2022
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