US Consulate Vacancy – Opportunity Grant Technician

Opening Date: June 19, 2019 Closing Date: June 25, 2019

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New Vacancy at the US Consulate, Abuja and it is open to the general public to apply.

Opening Date: June 19, 2019

Closing Date: June 25, 2019

Announcement Number: Abuja-2019-035

Hiring Agency: Embassy AbujaPosition

Title: Opportunity Grant Technician – All Interested Candidates


NGN ₦6,239,644 – NGN ₦6,239,644

USD $36,725 – USD $36,725


The incumbent under the supervision of the Abuja Cultural Affairs Officer and the Educational Advising Supervisor, the Opportunity Grant / Education Advising Technician provides all administrative support in handling Educational and Opportunity Grant programs for graduate and undergraduate students.

The incumbent plans and facilitates outreaches to northern High Schools and Universities; handles email inquiries, draft responses to letters; facilitate education seminars and workshops; provide administrative support for Education U.S.A cohort advising programs like Competitive College Club, United States Achievers Program amongst others; provides effective follow up and works closely with advisors to enrich overall education advising program.



EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of two (2) years of experience in administrative work, out of which one should be in educational establishment.

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JOB KNOWLEDGE: A strong knowledge of Nigerian educational system with a basic understanding of U.S. educational system is required.

Education Requirements:

      • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the Social Sciences, Education, Accounting and Business.


This may be tested.

LANGUAGE: Level III (Good working knowledge) Speaking/Reading in English is required. Level III (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading of host country language is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Good oral and written communication, customer service/organizational skills are required. Basic computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft suite especially Excel and/or Access is required.  knowledge of social media is required.

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.



Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Abuja, Nigeria may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

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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.

Other Information:

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.


All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.

To apply for this position click HERE.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

      • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
      • Residency and/or Work Permit
      • Degree (not transcript)
      • NYSC Certificate
      • 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 Abuja, Nigeria.




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