The U.S. Mission to Nigeria comprises of the Embassy in Abuja, FCT, and the Consulate General in Lagos. U.S. Consulate General Lagos is the Mission’s representative to the Nigerian people in the southern region.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Cultural Affairs Assistant

Announcement Number: Abuja-2021-067
Location: Abuja
Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+1
Series / Grade: LE – 6005 8
Appointment Type: Permanent
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-8
Telework Eligible: No

Overview

  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: For USEFM – FP is 06.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C:
  • All Interested Applicants / All Sources
  • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
  • Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period

Duties

  • Under the supervision of the Cultural Affairs Officer (CAO), the incumbent serves as one of two of Public Affairs Section (PAS) Abuja’s primary Grants Officer Representatives.
  • S/he also provides program logistical, budgetary, program, and technical assistance to the Cultural Affairs Team and collects timely data from the Cultural Affairs Team to input into the Mission Activity Tracker (MAT). In addition, incumbent plans and leads PAS Abuja special outreach arts-related programs targeting youth, women, and conflict resolution activists.

Job Knowledge:

  • Working knowledge of Nigeria political, economic, social, and educational structure; institutions, political parties, and cultural movements; historical development and its key personalities is required. 

Education Requirements:

  • University degree in International Relations, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, American Studies, Intercultural/Multicultural Studies or local equivalent is required.

Experience:

  • Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in a multilingual, multicultural, or multinational work environment is required, with project management, marketing, public relations, communication, or education duties as a significant part of the job.

Evaluations:

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

Language:

  • Fluent in speaking/reading/writing of English is required. Good working knowledge in speaking/reading/writing Hausa Language is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to plan for and meet the needs of staff for logistical support for cultural events and projects is required. Ability to independently follow up on a variety of administrative details in connection with programming of speakers and thematic programs is required.
  • Ability to maintain working level contacts in governmental, educational, and cultural institutions, as well as the ability to draft correspondence is required. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in writing and orally is required. 

Qualifications

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

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.

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 Reference 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 (pdf)

Marketing Statement:

Salary
USD $42,570 (NGN 8,664,538) Annually.

Other 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

Application Closing Date
22nd June, 2021.

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

Important Information

  • Eligible applicants are required to complete this on-line application process and submit any applicable required documents by 11:59 p.m. GMT on the closing date of this announcement.
  • Please note that all required documents must be received by the closing date online, and that we will determine your eligibility and qualifications based solely on the material received by the closing date.

Required Documents

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

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:

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

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