Community Liaison Office (CLO) LE Administrative Assistant at The U.S. Mission to Nigeria

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The U.S. Mission to Nigeria comprises of the Embassy in Abuja, FCT, and the Consulate General in Lagos. U.S. Consulate General Lagos is the Mission’s representative to the Nigerian people in the southern region.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title:  Community Liaison Office (CLO) LE Administrative Assistant

Announcement Number: Lagos-2022-084
Location:  Lagos
Hiring Agency: Consulate General Lagos
Series / Grade: LE – 0105 7
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-7
Telework Eligible: No


  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
    • For USEFM – FP is 07.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.:
    •  All Interested Applicants / All Sources
  • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period


  • 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 provides administrative support to the Community Liaison Office (CLO). Develops and maintains key contacts and manager information that benefits the morale and welfare of the Consulate.
  • Compiles, writes for, and publishes a monthly newsletter communicating information concerning community and Lagos activities, as well as places of interest in Nigeria.
  • Promote and advise implementation of cross-cultural activities and provides expert advice on Nigerian culture and language to Consulate staff and family members.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Education Requirements:

  • Completion of Secondary School is required.


  • Minimum of two (2) years work experience in an administrative position involving contact with the public or a customer service position is required.

Job Knowledge:

  • In-depth knowledge of the Nigerian and regional geography, history, cultural, custom and an overall knowledge of local resources for shopping, travel and leisure activities.


  • This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.


  • Good working knowledge reading/writing/speaking English is required. Good working knowledge reading/writing/speaking any of the local languages used in Lagos (Nigeria Pidgin, Yoruba, Igbo, Awori, or Hausa) is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to quickly acquire knowledge of pertinent Department of State and the Family Liaison Office (FLO) regulations, programs and policies is required. Must have excellent communication (written and oral) skills; strong interpersonal skills to deal effectively with Mission staff at all levels, family members and vendors, etc., strong organizational, planning and management skills.
  • Must have excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work without oversight; strong research skills, initiative, and independent judgement in performing administrative tasks; ability to develop and maintain effective contact in local business and service communities.
  • Must be proficient in the use of Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and possess skills or the ability to quickly acquire skills in Publisher, SharePoint etc. Must be able to lift up to 25lbs when setting up venues for events such as beach day or the 4th July party.

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.
  • 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:

  • For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following  link .
  • 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 **

* Important

  • 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”), 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:

N6,455,212 (USD38,056) annually.

Application Deadline   27th July, 2022.

Important Information

  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust 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
  • Secondary School Certificate/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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