US Embassy of Nigeria – A diplomatic mission is a group of people from one state or an international inter-governmental organization (such as the United Nations) present in another state to represent the sending state/organization 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 to fill the latest job opportunities at the US Embassy of Nigeria.
- Full Time
- Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND
- Location: Lagos | Nigeria
- Incumbent is the interlocutor between RSO-SPEAR and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) Quick Response Force (QRF) assigned at the Embassy to sustain administrative functions and all logistical support for 24/7 police-operations.
- Maintains daily contact with NPF QRF Leadership and Officers to ensure smooth RSO-SPEAR operations during routine periods and in extraordinary circumstances.
- Incumbent assists the SPEAR Mentor with all related activities.
- Incumbent will report directly to the SPEAR Assistant Regional Security Officer (ARSO) or, if directed, the SPEAR Mentor.
Qualifications and Requirements:
- University Degree in Sociology, Criminology, Political Science, Business Administration, or Intelligence & Security Studies is required.
- Note: NYSC Certificate or Exemption document is required
- Minimum of five (5) years prior work experience coordinating directly with the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) at field and command levels, managing personnel and project implementation, and using Department of State (DoS) systems to administrate and provide logistical support is required.
- Familiarity with computers to include a working proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Must be Familiar with NPF, Embassy guard force, and US Embassy mission logistic functions.
- This may be tested. Applicant MUST address ALL language proficiency requirement to be considered.
- Fluency written/spoken/reading of English is required. Good working knowledge of written and spoken Hausa is required.
Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact well with persons at all levels of government and the private sector.
- Must be able to successfully manage multiple projects at the same time.
- Must have a valid Nigeria driver’s license.
- Must be able to physically remain in place and on-duty at the place of assigned duty even when Chief of Mission personnel are directed on Ordered Departure from Nigeria.
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.
- All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
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 **
- 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.
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