Financial Assistant Job at The U.S. Embassy in Abuja

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ suitable and qualified
candidate for the Temporary position below in the Department of Defense
Walter Reed Program Nigeria (DOD-WRPN):

Job Title: Financial Assistant, FSN-07/FP-07*
Ref: DOD016
Location: Abuja – DOD WRPN
Work Hours: Full-time; 40 hours/week
Basic Functions of the Position

  • The incumbent will be responsible for providing accounting and financial support to DODHPN activities in Nigeria.
  • S/he will perform accounting and financial analysis to support
    efficient operations and procurement practices and will assist in the
    implementation of the internal controls and general assessment of
    DOD-WRPN accounting standards.
  • The job holder’s duties include audits of procurement and travel
    vouchers, working with DOD-WRPN technical staff for specific
    programmatic activity budget preparation.
  • Additionally, the incumbent will be expected to perform
    financial administrative duties and will give work guidance to 3-5
    contractors of DOD technical staff.

Position Requirements
NOTE: All applicants MUST address each required qualification listed
below with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so
may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  • University Degree in Account or Business Administration is required.
  • Knowledge of professional accounting, auditing, budget and finance is required.
  • Ability to provide leadership, direction, and technical expertise in financial management of public fund is required.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, (Word and Spreadsheets) and Quick Books is required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years progressive work experience in
    accounting, auditing or financially oriented business management is
  • Level III (Good working knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required. Language Proficiency will be tested.

Hiring Preference Selection Process
When qualified, 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.

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Hiring Preference Order:

  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  • FS on LWOP**

Importation Information

  • Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S.
    Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four
    (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge
    from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility.
  • If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not
    received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy
    announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be
    considered in the application process.
  • Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.
  • This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.

Additional Selection Criteria

  • Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
  • Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not
    eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary
    Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most
    recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to
  • Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA)
    or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to
    apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment,
    unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule
  • The candidate must be able to obtain and hold the local security certification after selection.
  • Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at
    least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be
    considered eligible to apply for this position.

OR – Ordinarily Resident – N4,766,721 p.a (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-07
In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.
NOR – Not Ordinarily Resident -AEFM – US$41,206 EFM/MOH – US$35,364 (Full-Starting Salary) p.a. Position Grade: FP-07*

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How to Apply
Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following, or the application will not be considered:

  • Application for US Federal Employment (DS-174); or a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information as a DS-174; plus,
  • Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.
  • Any other documentation such as degrees or diplomas earned and NYSC Certificates/exemptions or awards.
  • A type-written and signed application letter specifically
    applying for this position, and addressing the minimum
    requirements as advertised. Please reference the job
    title and announcement number on the application
  • Limit all electronic (e-mail) submissions to one entry/e-mail not larger than 5MB.
  • Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats, not pictures.
  • E-mails received without the appropriate subject line and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Submit Application to:

Click here to download the Position Descriptions (PDF)

Click here to download Application Form for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174) (PDF 1.78 MB)

Click here to download the Instructions for Completing DS-174 (PDF 2.40 MB)


  • Mailed (paper/hard copies) applications will NOT be accepted.
  • All not ordinarily resident applicants must have the required
    work and residency permits to be eligible for
    Consideration. A U.S. Citizen EFM does not have to be
    residing in country to be considered, but the
    sponsoring officer under chief of mission (com) authority
    does have to Be assigned officially to post.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered

Application Deadline  18th August, 2016.

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