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Protocol Secretary at the U.S. Embassy


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: Protocol Secretary

Announcement Number: Abuja-2022-101
Location: Abuja
Work Schedule: Full-time - 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-6

Overview

  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
    • For USEFM - FP is 08. Actual FP 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

Summary

  • The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 number of 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

  • Position reports directly to the Executive Office Protocol Assistant with oversight from Executive Office Manager; assists with the administrative and operational duties of the Protocol Office.
  • Incumbent processes incoming correspondence and invitations with the supervision and review of the Executive Protocol Assistant, to ensure timely and proper reporting to the Executive Office.
  • Incumbent ensures accurate administrative filing, data entry and record management of Executive Office gifts items, correspondences, representational events, and Diplomatic Contact list.
  • Incumbent assists the Executive Office Protocol Assistant in scheduling appointments for the Ambassador and the Deputy Chief of Mission with senior Government of Nigeria officials and Diplomatic Missions; and also assists with planning and coordinating representational events for the Ambassador and the Deputy Chief of Mission and will learn from the Executive Protocol Assistant the etiquette and expectations of the Executive Office.  

Qualifications and Evaluations
Education Requirements:

  • Two (2) years of university studies is required.

Experience:

  • Two (2) years experience in a professional office environment is required.

Job Knowledge: 

  • Must be knowledgeable about the current political, social and economic scenes and should have contacts within these environments.

Evaluations:

  • This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.

Language:  

  • Fluent in speaking/reading/writing English is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively and succinctly, both orally and in written correspondence is required.
  • Typing and data entry skills is required. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office especially MS Word, MS Excel is required. Ability to use other office software and programs 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:

  • For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

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

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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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.

Marketing Statement:

Salary
NGN N4,834,097 / USD $34,770

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  29th August, 2022.

Important Information

  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.
  • To apply for this position click the “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY” button at the top of the page. Click on the “Submit Application” button to complete your application process.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:

  • To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:

  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • University Transcripts or University Degree

Eligible Family Member Applicants:

  • Copy of Sponsor's Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • Passport copy
  • 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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