|May 06, 2015|
|Commercial Specialist At The U.S. Consulate In Lagos|
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates
POSITION TITLE: Commercial Specialist, FSN-10/FP-05 Step 05
OPENING DATE: May 4, 2015
CLOSING DATE: May 15, 2015
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week
SALARY: OR – Ordinarily Resident–N6,446,680.00 p.a.
(Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-10
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$57,270
EFM/MOH – US$49,311 (Starting Salary) p.a.
Position Grade: FP-05/5
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 in Lagos is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the position of Commercial Specialist (Full Performance) in the Foreign Commercial Service (FCS).
BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION:
Incumbent is a professional analyst and advisor to the U.S staff in planning, organizing and administering trade promotion programs to facilitate the marketing of U.S. goods and services. In addition to overall knowledge of the country, economy and bilateral trade relationship, this position provides expertise in, and responsibility for specific industry and service sectors. She/he uses this knowledge and expertise to the benefit of U.S companies through: selection, recommendation and delivery of Commercial Service products and services; organization of trade events; counselling of U.S and host country companies; and preparation of research and analysis on market development and trends.
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. A University degree or equivalent in business management, economics, marketing, finance, international trade or any related field is required.
2. Minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in business, government or NGOs in the fields of marketing, trade promotion, international trade, economics or similar field is required.
3. Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required. Language proficiency will be tested.
4. Thorough knowledge of the domestic economy and trade practices, comprehensive understanding of foreign trade policy and issues affecting the domestic economy’s bilateral trade relations with the United States is required.
5. Understanding of USG trade policies and export promotion programs, working knowledge of international trade (terms and procedures) is required.
6. Ability to develop and maintain an extensive range of appropriate mid-and senior-level contacts in the host government and private sector; to plan, organize and execute complex commercial research projects and to prepare precise and accurate factual and analytic reports; and to render advice with detachment and objectivity, employing sound professional judgment 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
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
Or submit to HRNigeria@state.gov
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, anEFM 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:
A. 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
B. 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:
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: 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.
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