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Political / Economic Assistant at the U.S. Consulate

U.S. Mission Job Recruitment (8 Positions)
  • Full Time
  • Lagos

the U.S. Consulate


Political / Economic Assistant at the U.S. Consulate

Job Tittle: Political / Economic Assistant at the U.S. Consulate

Employment Type: Full Time? Political / Economic Assistant at the U.S. Consulate? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Hiring Agency: Consulate General Lagos
Series/Grade: FP – 1505 6
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hour per week
Promotion Potential: FP-NA
Telework Eligible: No


  • Hiring Path: Custom Announcement (not open to the public)
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: For USEFM – FS is 06. ?Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
    • U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies
  • Security Clearance Required: Secret/Confidential Clearance
  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Appointment Type Details: Definite not to Exceed (5 years)


  • The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 hours per week)
  • Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
  • Supervisory Position: No
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
  • Travel Required: Not Required


  • The incumbent assist with reporting on southern Nigeria.
  • Incumbent is responsible for monitoring and reporting on environmental and social issues in the 17 states that make up the Lagos consular district.
  • Incumbent analyzes and reports on relevant political, economic, environmental and social developments therein.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Economics, Business, Trade, Finance, or International Relations is required.

Experience:Political / Economic Assistant at the U.S. Consulate

  • Two (2) years of prior professional work experience in research, analysis, and drafting reports containing narrative and data is required.

Job Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of U.S. Embassy operations, structure of the Government of Nigeria, and the role of actors, as well as working knowledge of government protocol is required.


  • This may be tested. Political / Economic Assistant at the U.S. Consulate


  • Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have analytical and drafting skills, particularly the ability to draft letters, memoranda, and more complex reports with minimal editing.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO):

  • The U.S. Mission 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.


  • All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Hiring Preference Selection Process:

  • Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.? Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.

Hiring Preference Order:

  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  • FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **.


  • Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (?Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty?),?Letter from Veterans? Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, equivalent documentation, or certification.
  • A ?certification? is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant.
  • The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.
  • Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.
  • ** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.
  • For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following?link.

Marketing Statement:


  • USD45,290 Annually. Political / Economic Assistant at the U.S. Consulate

Agency Benefits:

  • Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Lagos, Nigeria may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
  • For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.
  • The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Application Closing Date
13th October, 2023.

Application Instructions

  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Secret clearance.
  • To apply for this position, click the ?APPLY TO THIS VACANCY? button at the top of the page. Click on the ?Submit Application? button to complete your application process. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents

  • To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:

  • Residency and/or Work Permit Political / Economic Assistant at the U.S. Consulate
  • High School Diploma

Eligible Family Member Applicants:

  • Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans? Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:

  • Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
  • For further information – the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.
  • Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Lagos, Nigeria.

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