U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria Public Affairs Assistant Jobs

U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria Public Affairs Assistant Jobs


  • Under the general supervision of the EducationUSA Advising Supervisor, incumbent works with all EducationUSA Advisers at American Spaces, Corners and Windows to be able to carry out general advising duties. Incumbent provides accurate, comprehensive, and current advice, and counseling on educational opportunities in the United States for groups and individuals.

  • Incumbent assists to draw up the annual strategic plan and budget for the three EducationUSA Advising Centers in Southern Nigeria. Incumbent serves as an information source on the Nigerian education system and a point of contact for U.S. higher education representatives, Consular officers. Host country government officials, and others engaged in the field of international education.

    Qualifications and Evaluations


  • Experience: Minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in a multinational educational or cultural work environment, with education, communication, marketing and public outreach duties as significant parts of the job.

    Job Knowledge:

  • Good knowledge of U.S. foreign policy and American interests as they apply to the host country and especially to the Public sector. Detailed knowledge of the U.S. higher education system and good knowledge of the U.S. political system, American history, literature, culture and geography.

  • Good understanding of the full range of PD tactics and tools designed to engage Education outreach audiences, strategic objectives, assessment methods and outcomes, as well as knowledge of the multiple Public Diplomacy resource streams and related restrictions.

  • Good knowledge of the structure and standards of the educational system in both Nigeria and the United States.

    Education Requirements:

  • A University degree in Education, Management, International Relations, Language or Marketing is required.

  • Note: NYSC Certificate or Exemption document is required.


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

  • Language: Fluency in speaking/reading/writing of English is required.

    Skills and Abilities:

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills. The position requires the following: good public speaking and communication skills; knowledge of social media marketing;
    ability to draft written reports; basic accounting skills using Microsoft Excel to balance budgets; demonstrated problem-solving skills; ability to multitask and handle multiple priorities quickly and effectively, and good interviewing skills to obtain relevant information. Familiarity with financial planning and willingness to travel is required.

  • Position requires knowledge of various computer software programs, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, and the ability to use agency specific software, databases, and reporting tools; and must be able to use social media and mobile platform, Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs), podcast creation, basic photo and video tools. Must be able to lift moderately heavy items/boxes (books/promotional items) up to 25kg.

    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.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria Public Affairs Assistant Jobs

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