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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 below:

Job Title: Public Engagement Assistant
Announcement Number: Lagos-2022-132
Location: Lagos
Appointment Type: Permanent
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-8
Series / Grade: LE – 6510 8

Overview

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

Duties

  • The Emerging Voices (EV) Exchanges and Alumni Coordinator works under the direct supervision of the Emerging Voices (EV) Specialist and has no supervisory responsibilities.
  • Coordinates the Mission’s exchange programs for youth and communities that are not included in traditional U.S. diplomatic engagement, such as civil society groups and underserved communities.
  • Designs, plans and implements a broad range of activities to maintain contact with alumni of all EV activities and initiatives.

Qualifications
Education Requirements:

  • A University Degree in International Relations, Communications, Public Relations, Sociology, Intercultural / Multicultural Studies, or local equivalent is required.
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Experience:

  • A minimum of 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.

Job Knowledge:

  • Detailed knowledge of U.S. foreign policy and American interests as they apply to the host country and especially to the Emerging Voices sector is required.
  • Detailed understanding of the full range of Public Diplomacy tactics and tools designed to engage Emerging Voices audiences, and general knowledge of cross-cultural communications, is required.
  • Detailed understanding of exchange programs is required.

Evaluations:

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

Language:

  • Fluent in speaking/reading/writing of English is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Typing skills with accuracy and use of Microsoft Word and Excel is required.

Qualifications:

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

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.

Salary
NGN9,688,215 (USD43,507) Annually.

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.

Application Closing Date
15th December, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Required Documents

  • To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:

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

Eligible Family Member Applicants:

  • Copy of Sponsor’s 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:

  • 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.

Note

  • NYSC Certificate or Exemption document is required.
  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.

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