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: Cultural Affairs Assistant
Announcement Number: Abuja-2020-025
Location : Abuja
Series/Grade: LE – 6005 8
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-8
Telework Eligible: No
- Hiring Path: Open to the public
- Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
- Appointment Type: Permanent
- Appointment Type Details: Indefinite 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 (40 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.
- Supervisory Position: No
- Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
- Travel Required: Not Required
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
- For USEFM – FP is 06 Actual FP salary determined by Washing D.C.
- All Interested Applicants / All Sources
- 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.
Requirements, Qualifications and Evaluations
- 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.
- 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.
- Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, American Studies, Intercultural / Multicultural Studies or local equivalent is required.
Evaluations – “This may be tested. Please specify in your application your level of proficiency in the Languages listed:
- Language: Fluent in Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. Good working knowledge in speaking 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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”), 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.