Anti-Terrorism Assistant Training Coordinator Job at The U.S. Embassy in Abuja

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified
candidate for the position below in the Regional Security Office (RSO),

Job Title: ATA (Anti-Terrorism Assistant) Training Coordinator, FSN-08/FP-06*
Ref: A56068
Location: Abuja – Regional Security Office (RSO)
Work Hours: Full-time; 40 hours/week
Basic Functions of the Position

  • Incumbent assists the RSO (Regional Security Officer) and ARSO
    (Assistant Regional Security Officer) in liaison with GON (Government of
    Nigeria) officials to identify training needs and how ATA courses can
    meet those needs.
  • S/he participates in the planning and sequencing of training courses and manages the training calendar.

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 Social Sciences is required.
  • Minimum of five (5) years in administration, logistics, training
    coordination, and project implementation and /or coordination with law
    enforcement agencies, military, judicial or international organizations
    is required.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills with
    ability to interact with persons at all level of government and the
    private sector.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required. Must have a valid
  • Nigerian driver’s license.
  • Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required. Language Proficiency will be tested.
  • Ability to develop contact with Nigeria security 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 preference.

Hiring Preference Order:

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

OR – Ordinarily Resident – N6,115,042 p.a (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-08
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$46,093 EFM/MOH – US$39,558 (Full-Starting Salary) p.a. Position Grade: FP-06*

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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  15th September, 2016.

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