U. S. Mission Nigeria Vacancy for Education Advising Assistant

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The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the position of Education Advising Assistant in the Public Affairs Section (PAS).

 ASSISTANT Location: ABUJA – PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION Applicability: ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates

POSITION TITLE: Education Advising Assistant, FSN-08/FP-06

OPENING DATE: May 4, 2015

CLOSING DATE: May 15, 2015

WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week

SALARY: OR – Ordinarily Resident– N4,494,054p.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$45,487

EFM/MOH – US$39,166 (Starting Salary) p.a.

Position Grade: FP-06

NOTE: ALL NOT ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FU. S. Mission Nigeria Vacancy for Education Advising AssistantU. S. Mission Nigeria Vacancy for Education Advising AssistantOR CONSIDERATION. A U.S. CITIZEN EFM DOES NOT HAVE TO BE RESIDING IN COUNTRY TO BE CONSIDERED, BUT THE SPONSORING OFFICER UNDER C.O.M AUTHORITY DOES HAVE TO BE OFFICIALLY ASSIGNED TO POST.

 

BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION:

Under the supervision of the Abuja Cultural Affairs Officer (CAO), the Education Advising Assistant directs and manages the Educational Advising Center in Abuja; manages graduate and undergraduate membership, provides current unbiased information and counsel on educational opportunities in the United States, plans and oversees outreach programs, and supervises the junior staff’s work. Additionally, s/he manages independent study centers; and responds to inquiries and request for information from U.S. college and university admission officers, U.S. educators and Regional Educational Advising Coordinators (REACs).

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 Education or related field is required.
  2. A minimum of five years of experience in an educational field or education advising center is required.
  3. Level IV English language ability (Writing/Speaking/Reading) is required. Language proficiency will be tested.
  4. Knowledge of U.S. secondary and post-secondary educational systems e.g. colleges and universities, technical training colleges and other types of educational institutions and programs. Must be knowledgeable about education in the U.S. and in the host country to be able to explain both systems as needed.
  5. Good written and oral communication skills. Interviewing, analytical and research skills to obtain relevant information in sessions with clients and provide information and guidance to students is required.
  6. Computer and Internet search skills is required.

 

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 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.
  5. 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.
  6. E-mails received without the appropriate subject line and incomplete applications will not be considered.

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/ 4280

 

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.
  3. 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.
  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

 

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: MAY 15, 2015

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
Drafted: HR: TAjayi
Cleared: PAS: RKerr
Approval: SHRO: WGooding

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