Information Specialist Needed At U.S. Embassy
The U.S. Consulate General in Lagos is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the position in the Department of Defense HIV Program, Nigeria (DOD HPN).
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 CHIEF OF MISSION (COM) AUTHORITY DOES HAVE TO
BE ASSIGNED OFFICIALLY TO POST.
The U.S. Consulate General in Lagos is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified
candidate for the position of Information Specialist (Print) in the Public Affairs Section
BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION:
The incumbent serves as principal media advisor/liaison to U.S. Mission Nigeria on the
print media within seventeen states that comprise the consular district of the U.S.
Consulate General Lagos. This position advises Mission management on appropriate
reactions/responses to media stories and is available 24/7 to coordinate urgent press
matters. She/he coordinates placement of U.S. Mission Nigeria and Department of State
media products with print media in the district. Serves as point of contact for and
manager of print media interviews conducted with U.S Mission personnel and social
media training for journalists within the consulate district.
To obtain a copy of this announcement please visit our Mission websites at:
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. University degree in mass communication, political science, liberal arts or broadcast
communication is required.
2. Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the
communications media as a journalist, editor, broadcaster or advertising executive is
3. Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required. Language
proficiency will be tested.
4. Must have thorough knowledge of the bilateral relationships and public diplomacy
5. Knowledge of current development in the media sector, including social networking
and various messaging systems is required.
6. Ability to type, draft, edit, supervise and communicate effectively 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 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. 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.
2. 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.
3. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form
DD-214 with their application.
4. Any other documentation (e.g., certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that
directly addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
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.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:
Embassy of the United States of America
Human Resources Office
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive Central District Area
Abuja. Or submit to: [email protected]
POINT OF CONTACT:
Tel: 09-461-4000 Ext 4261
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;
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
· 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.
CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: October 16, 2014
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
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