United States Embassy Vacancy for Opportunity Grant Technician – Abuja

The mission of the United States Embassy is to advance the interests of the United States and to serve and protect U.S. citizens in Nigeria.Announcement Number:
Abuja-2019-035
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Abuja
Position Title:
Opportunity Grant Technician – All Interested Candidates
Open Period:
06/19/2019 – 06/25/2019Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT+1
Series/Grade:
LE – 6005 7
Salary:
NGN ₦6,239,644 – NGN ₦6,239,644
USD $36,725 – USD $36,725
Work Schedule:
Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential:
LE-7
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Abuja, NI
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
 HR Section
09-461-4000
[email protected]

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM – FS is 07.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources

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

Duties

Basic Function of the Position – The incumbent under the supervision of the Abuja Cultural Affairs Officer and the Educational Advising Supervisor, the Opportunity Grant / Education Advising Technician provides all administrative support in handling Educational and Opportunity Grant programs for graduate and undergraduate students.  The incumbent plans and facilitates outreaches to northern High Schools and Universities; handles e- mail inquiries, draft responses to letters; facilitate education seminars and workshops; provide administrative support for Education U.S.A cohort advising programs like Competitive College Club, United States Achievers Program amongst others; provides effective follow up and works closely with advisors to enrich overall education advising program.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of two (2) years of experience in administrative work, out of which one should be in educational establishment.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: A strong knowledge of Nigerian educational system with a basic understanding of U.S. educational system is required.

Education Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the Social Sciences, Education, Accounting and Business.

 

Evaluations:
This may be tested.

LANGUAGE: Level III (Good working knowledge) Speaking/Reading in English is required. Level III (Good working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading of host country language  is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Good oral and written communication, customer service/organizational skills are required. Basic computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft suite especially Excel and/or Access is required.  knowledge of social media 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.

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

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 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.

Other Information:
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:

    1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
    1. AEFM / USEFM
    1. 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.

How to Apply

How to Apply:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:
Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

    • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
    • Residency and/or Work Permit
    • Degree (not transcript)
    • NYSC Certificate
    • 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.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Abuja, Nigeria.

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Opportunity Grant Technician – Abuja || Position Description