Economic Assistant and Financial Assistant Job Vacancies at US Embassy

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1. Job Title: Economic Assistant

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates
POSITION TITLE: Economic Assistant, FSN-07/FP-07
OPENING DATE: January 31, 2014
CLOSING DATE: February 13, 2014
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week
SALARY: OR – Ordinarily Resident–N2,957,362 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
EFM/MOH – US$34,324 (Starting Salary) p.a.
Position Grade: FP-07

NOTE: 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 COM AUTHORITY DOES HAVE TO BE OFFICIALLY
ASSIGNED TO POST.
The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for
the position of Economic Assistant in the Economic Section.


BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION:
Incumbent assists with the activities of the Economic Section Locally Employed Staff
(LES) Unit. Responsibilities include economic analysis, daily press reviews, building
contacts with Nigerian economic officers, drafting analytical cables, preparation of
standardized economic reports and supporting USG visitors. This position reports
directly to the Deputy Economic Counselor.
To obtain a copy of this announcement please visit our Mission websites at:
http://nigeria.usembassy.gov/hr_office.html


POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
NOTE: All applicants MUST address each selection criterion detailed below with
specific and comprehensive information supporting each criterion or the application will
not be considered.
1. A University degree in Economics or Business Administration.
2. Minimum of one (1) year of relevant experience in economic analysis is required.
3. Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required.
Level III (good working knowledge) Speaking in at least one Nigerian local language
is required.
4. Knowledge of Nigeria’s political, economic, social structure and economic concepts
and methods is required.
5. Demonstrated analytical skills on developing, analyzing and presenting economic
subjects in reporting and briefings, including statistics and interrelated economic
developments is required.
6. Proficiency in Microsoft Office with the ability to draft memoranda, cables, letters
and reports.


SELECTION PROCESS
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 ineligible 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.


HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following, or the application
will not be considered:
1. Application for US Federal Employment (DS-174); or a current resume or
curriculum vitae that provides the same information as a DS-174; plus.
2. Candidates who claim US 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.


SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:
Embassy of the United States of America
Human Resources Office
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive
Central District Area
Abuja.
Or submit to HRNigeria@state.gov
POINT OF CONTACT:
Tel: 09-461-4000 Ext 4261
DEFINITIONS
1. US Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM) – For purposes of receiving a
preference in hiring for a qualified position, an EFM who meets the following criteria:
 US 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 US Government employee in one of the following
ways:
 Spouse;
 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.
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 US 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 US 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 US 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 US Social Security Numbers are also OR. All OR employees, including
US citizens, are compensated in accordance with the LCP.

2. Job Title: Financial Assistant

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates
POSITION TITLE: Financial Assistant – FSN-7/FP – 7
OPENING DATE: January 31, 2014
CLOSING DATE: February 13, 2014
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week
SALARY: OR – Ordinarily Resident–N2, 957,362 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/EFM/MOH - US$34,324
(Starting Salary) p.a.
Position Grade: FP-07


NOTE: 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
COM AUTHORITY DOES HAVE TO BE OFFICIALLY ASSIGNED TO POST
The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ suitable and qualified candidate for the
Financial Assistant position in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Nigeria office in
Abuja.


BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION:
The incumbent, under the supervision of the Financial Analyst, CDC Nigeria, provides
accounting and financial support. In this capacity, the incumbent performs accounting and
financial analysis to support efficient operations meeting U.S. Government accounting and
procurement practices. The incumbent implements systems to manage funds, implements
internal financial controls to ensure the efficient use of financial resources participates in the
formulation of program and administrative operating budgets and conducts general
assessments and financial analyses of CDC Nigeria financial data and reports. Duties also
include preparing financial status reports for Post held and Atlanta based funds, audit of
procurement and travel vouchers and working with the U.S. Embassy Financial Management
Office (FMO) staff to liquidate obligations and close open transactions. Incumbent serves as
a sub-casher with responsibility for petty cash.
To obtain a copy of this announcement please visit our Mission website at:
http://nigeria.usembassy.gov/hr_office.html


POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
NOTE: All applicants MUST address each selection criterion detailed below with specific
and comprehensive information supporting each criterion or the application will not be
considered.
1. Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Accounting, Auditing, or
Finance Accounting, Banking and Finance with professional certification (ICAN,
ACCA) is required.
2. Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible work experience in
accounting, auditing, or financially oriented business management. The incumbent
must have at least 2 years of experience in an international organization in a financial
or accounting setting and at least 2 years as an auditor.
3. Level IV (fluency) Speaking/Writing in English is required.
4. Must have a thorough knowledge of budget development, execution and analysis,
including technical procedures and methods for computing and reporting for financial
programs.
5. Must possess advance personal computer skills with proficiency in word processing
and spreadsheets.
SELECTION PROCESS
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 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.


HOW TO APPLY
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 a 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.


SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:
Embassy of the United States of America
Human Resources Office
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive
Central District Area
Abuja.
Or submit to HRNigeria@state.gov
POINT OF CONTACT:
Tel: 09-461-4000 Ext 4280
Fax: 09-461-4036


DEFINITIONS
1. US Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM) – For purposes of receiving a preference
in hiring for a qualified position, an EFM who meets the following criteria:
 US 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 US Government employee in one of the following ways:
 Spouse;
 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.
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 US 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 US 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 US 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 US Social Security Numbers are also OR. All OR employees, including US
citizens, are compensated in accordance with the LCP.

Location: Abuja
Experience: 5 year(s)
Course of Study: Accounting

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 13, 2014



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