United States Mission Nigeria
No. 2011-055 Date: October 17, 2011
REF: A72107
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates
POSITION: Outreach Program Assistant, FSN-07
OPENING DATE: October 18, 2011
CLOSING DATE: October 31, 2011
WORK HOURS: Full-Time; 40 hours/week
SALARY: OR – Ordinarily Resident – N2,506,239.00 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$39,994.00 p.a.
EFM – US$34,324 Starting Salary p.a.
The U.S. Embassy, Abuja is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the position of an Outreach Program Assistant, in the Public Affairs Office.
The incumbent serves as an advisor to the PAO and Information Officer, assisting the Information Section in planning, developing, scheduling and administering a country-wide media program to promote wider exposure to and understanding of U.S. security cooperation and military assistance (to include humanitarian assistance) among key audiences in Nigeria. The Outreach Program has responsibility for monitoring of media content and maintaining relations with media houses in the security cooperation portfolio. The incumbent also supports the public diplomacy social media activities and initiatives of the other PA units and other Mission sections.
To obtain a copy of this announcement please visit our Mission websites at:

NOTE: All applicants are instructed to address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each criterion.
1. A University degree in Social or Political sciences, Mass communication, Journalism, Broadcasting, Public relations, or Marketing is required.
2. Minimum of two years of progressively work experience in Journalism, Public relations, Broadcasting or Information Technology is required.
3. Level IV Fluent (Speaking/Writing) English is required.
4. Working knowledge with the local media community and civil society is required.
5. Demonstrated proficiency in the use of personal computers (e.g.
Microsoft programs) is required.
6. Ability to develop and maintain contacts is required.
When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application. ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA
1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
3. Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not
eligible to apply.
4. Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are neligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
5. Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless
currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the application will not be considered:
1. Application for U.S. Federal Employment (DS-174); or a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information as an DS-174; plus
2. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.
3. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
4. 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 letter.
Human Resources Office, Abuja
ATTENTION: Recruitment
ADDRESS: Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive Central District, Abuja.
EMAIL ADDRESS: HRNigeria@state.gov
TELEPHONE: 09-461-4000 ext 4261
1. U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM) – For purposes of receiving a preference in hiring for a qualified position, an EFM who meets the following criteria: U.S. Citizen; and,
EFM (see above) at least 18 years old; and, Listed on the travel orders of a direct-hire Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service member assigned to or stationed abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and either:
1. Resides at the sponsoring employee’s or uniformed service member’s post of assignment abroad or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or
2. Resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2. 2. EFM: An individual related to a U.S. Government employee in one of the following ways:
Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of self-support. The term shall include, in addition to natural offspring, stepchildren and adopted children and those under legal guardianship of the employee or the spouse when such children are expected to be under such legal guardianship until they reach 21 years of age and when dependent upon and normally residing with the guardian; Parent (including stepparents and legally adoptive parents) of the employee or of the spouse, when such parent is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support; Sister or brother (including stepsisters and stepbrothers, or adoptive sisters or brothers) of the employee, or of the spouse, when such sibling is at least 51
percent dependent on the employee for support, unmarried, and under 21 years of age, or regardless of age, incapable of self-support.
3. Member of Household (MOH) – An individual who accompanies a direct-hire Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed at a U.S. Foreign Service post
or establishment abroad, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan. An MOH is: Not an EFM; and, Not on the travel orders of the sponsoring employee; and, Has been officially declared by the sponsoring USG employee to the COM as part of his/her household.
A MOH is under COM authority and may include a parent, unmarried partner, other relative or adult child who falls outside the Department’s current legal and statutory definition of family
member. A MOH does not have to be a U.S. Citizen.
4. Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who: Is not a citizen of the host country; and,  Does not ordinarily reside (OR, see below) in the host country; and, Is not subject to host country employment and tax laws; and, Has a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN). NOR employees are compensated under a GS or FS salary schedule, not under the LCP.
5. Ordinarily Resident (OR) – A Foreign National or U.S. citizen who: Is locally resident; and, Has legal, permanent resident status within the host country; and, Is subject to host country employment and tax laws. EFMs without U.S. Social Security Numbers are also OR. All OR employees, including U.S. citizens, are compensated in accordance with the LCP. This category may also include Members of Household who are not on the travel orders and who need a work permit to work legally in country.
The U.S. Mission in Nigeria 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.
An Equal Opportunity Employer


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