U.S. Embassy recruitment for a Management Specialist in Abuja

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ suitable and qualified
candidate for the Temporary position below in the Centers for Disease
Control (CDC) Nigeria:

Job Title: Management Specialist, FSN-10/FP-05/5*
Ref: A96121
Location: Abuja – Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Work Hours: Full-time; 40 hours/week
Job type: Temporary Position Not to exceed 24 months
Basic Functions of the Position

  • The incumbent oversees the day-to-day management,
    administrative, financial and program coordination functions in support
    of a broad range of agency-funded Division of Global Health Protection
    (DGHP) program activities that are implemented by specific program
    offices, branches or programmatic teams in support of the Global Health
    Security Agenda (GHSA).
  • The work portfolio includes finance, human resources,
    procurement, cooperative agreement management, information management,
    and logistics.
  • S/he reports to Associate Director for Global Health Security.

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business
    Administration, Management, Finance, Science or Health related field is
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in order to coordinate with
    United States Government (USG) and implementing partners to ensure
    mutual cooperation is required. Ability to coordinate and negotiate
    effectively with Nigeria government and other partner organizations is
  • Proficiency in MS Office, (Word, Spreadsheets and databases) and
    mathematical calculation with exceptional typing and keyboard skills is
  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible
    administrative management experience in a public health field or a
    health – related international development organization is required.
  • Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required. Language Proficiency will be tested.
  • Thorough Knowledge of management and operations, human
    resources, logistics, contracts, cooperative agreements, including
    applicable management operations related to the Government of Nigeria
    and other partner organizations is required.

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

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Additional Selection Criteria

  • Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
  • 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.
  • 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
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OR – Ordinarily Resident – N8,795,684 p.a (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-10
In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.
NOR – Not Ordinarily ResidentAEFM/EFM – US$49,804 (Full-Time Starting Salary) p.a. Position Grade: FP-05/5*

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: HRNigeria@state.gov

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  17th August, 2016.

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